“Occupy” Protester: “The Bourgeosie Won’t Go without Violent Means”

“Gandhi today is a tumor,” says this “occupier” at a protest in Los Angeles, “that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody.”

“The bourgeosie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.”

“Long live revolution! Long live socialism!”

You could say that this is just one lone nut in a non-violent crowd, and to be fair he references another speaker at the protest who had talked of non-violence, but as he’s chanting his call for violent revolution and denouncing non-violent tactics (and even Gandhi) the crowd is cheering him on. And gives him a nice applause at the end.

Which tells me that this talk of violence and revolution wasn’t unwelcome there.

If this had been the tea party, the “party” would be over tomorrow. But it’s the leftist “occupiers,” and so that’s different.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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