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    They are narrowing the targets for intimidation

    They are narrowing the targets for intimidation

    The anti-1% street agitation is the fulfillment of a process we have seen unfold since Obama’s 2008 campaign, a process by which a group of various definitions of wealth is isolated and targeted for demagoguery.

    It was the Top 5%, then the Top 2%, now it’s down to the Top 1%.

    It is a narrowing of the campaign messaging, unfolding in the streets.

    And it is getting ugly, with NY legislators from both parties getting death threats if they do not support renewal of a NY State surcharge on high income earners:

    Several influential New York state lawmakers have received threatening mails  saying it is “time to kill the wealthy” if they don’t renew the state’s tax  surcharge on millionaires, according to reports.

    “It’s time to tax the millionaires!” reads the email, according to WTEN in Albany. “If you don’t, I’m going to pay  a visit with my carbine to one of those tech companies you are so proud of and  shoot every spoiled Ivy League [expletive] I can find.” …

    The email, with the threatening subject line of, “time to kill the wealthy,” was detailed and disturbing.

    “How hard is it for us to stake out one of the obvious access roads to some  tech company, tail an employee home and toss a liquor bottle full of flaming  gasoline through their nice picture window into their cute house,” wrote the  author of the email.

    They are narrowing the targets for intimidation.  It’s now an Obama pattern, but he cannot control what he starts:

    Can’t Obama just find someone to publicly flog and be done with it already?


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    Midwest Rhino (not RINO) | October 6, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Chicago got maybe 100 to protest. Chicago metro area is about 10 million, making these occupiers a mere 0.001%, claiming to represent the 99%.

    But why not target corruption of all and any, instead of just targeting the rich for being rich? If you are in a union making $60,000 with nice bennies, and can retire at 55, is it somehow OK for you to burn down a person’s house because they are more successful?

    As Mike Royko showed 40 years ago, their is deep corruption in Chicagoland for sure. Perhaps we should look at that continuing Chicago political corruption, that opened a door for Raines or Gorelick to make their millions by scamming Americans with tranches of garbage loans disguised as AAA bonds. Rahm got his piece of the action, and Obama is continuing the “Chicago Way”.

    Does Ayers or some Marxist that wrote that “manifesto” really speak for the mob? It seems like an opportunistic afterthought, which perhaps they can get the chanters to chant along with. But it seems like this “solidarity gang” want to mix their Marxist crap in with people that should actually demand investigation of Raines, Gorelick and Frank;, along with the Goldman Sachs crew that revolves through the White House administration.

    BannedbytheGuardian | October 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Get back to me when they have deposed the Czar & Czarina . When NY elite are on the Transcontinental train passing burnt out villages heading for the snow swept boondocks.

    Oh & check the Czarina & girls for undervests. It makes for a truly awful mass murder scene when so many bullets are needed to dislodge the jewels.

    I think the Russians have got the Academy Award for Revolution drama.

    This thing is just pathetic & piffy.

    Milwaukee | October 6, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Whatever happened to the Pinkerton Detective Agency, and their “detectives”? Since the police aren’t going to do much about this, can’t some privately hired detective provide some protection? I can, for example, think of a cargo facility on the West Coast which really needed some detectives around a few weeks ago.

    Unfortunately, the police are part of unions, and so their loyalty is not with the people they are supposed to protect. When Governor Walker excluded the police and fire from losing their collective bargaining rights it wasn’t because some had donated to his cause. It was because he feared the police and fire departments going on strike and abandoning the general public.

    Orwell had it right, only underestimated. The Two-Minute Hate against Emmanual Goldstein has turned into the Three-Year Hate against Big Businesses Who Have Not Donated Properly To The Democrats.

    Let me see if I can find my “Question Authority” bumper sticker. It’s about the only way I can fight back before Nov. of next year.

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