Maniacal brethren of the Occupy Wall Street miscreants ravaged Rome today in disgusting displays that bring to mind the rampaging Vandals and Visigoths centuries ago. These frenzied mobs, whether in Rome, New York or London, are dangerous anarchists, drunk on Marxism, and it's time leaders in the West confront them as such.
Drawing heavily from its Jacobin roots, contemporary liberalism feeds off of chaos, rage, societal agitation, class warfare and envy, and these protests prove this point marvelously. It is not at all surprising that Democrats, true blue sons of Rousseau, are cozying up to these demonstrators. The media's fawning fascination with this bunch is a sad example of how far journalistic standards have fallen.
From the Telegraph:
Inspired by the Occupy Wall St movement and Spain's "Indignants", demonstrators from Asia to Europe took to the streets.
Riot police in Rome charged hundreds of protesters and fired water cannons, while a group of activists set alight a defence ministry annex nearby.
Since when did we start calling criminals and thugs 'activists'?
This is how the AP desperately tries to defend the Occupy Wall Street movement by depicting the mob as unwelcome invaders of the peaceful protests!
ROME (AP) — Italian riot police fired tear gas and water cannons Saturday in Rome as violent protesters hijacked a peaceful demonstration against corporate greed, smashing bank windows, torching cars and hurling bottles.
Elsewhere, hundreds of thousands nicknamed "the indignant" marched without incident in cities across Europe, as the "Occupy Wall Street" protests linked up with long-running demonstrations against European governments' austerity measures.
Of course, not all of the protestors are violent criminals, but it would be jejune to think that the two groups don't share common goals, albeit with different means.
From Occupy Wall Street, New York, Reuters photograph
And more from Rome