Hanging on one of the tents was the sheet below labeled “Occupy DC Guidelines.” A transcript of the guidelines follows with appropriate comment (italics). Liberals (Democrats, Progressives, Socialists, whatever) rarely understand irony, I hope my readers can.
“These guidelines were consenTed [sic] upon by the General Assembly at Occupy DC-K Street based on proposals by the Safe Occupation Committee and the Guidelines Super Committee” Very American actually as it implies the consent of the governed which is uniquely American and was a truly revolutionary concept in 1776. We’re about to give liberals a lesson in consent of the governed in 2012.
“1. Respect each other, and each other’s stuff and space.” This is a guideline in the middle of a public park that is being illegally occupied and vandalized by a bunch of spoiled children.
“2. Practice nonviolence and respect for all.” Except that is if we don’t get our way. Occupiers don’t “respect” others that might have wanted to use the park and they revere a person who was injured in a violent reaction by occupiers in
to a lawful action by police. Oakland
“3. Be mindful of how individual actions can affect the movement, the group, or other individuals.” Laughable on the face of it, these useful idiots can’t avoid discrediting their movement. That’s been done.
“4. Be mindful of how the consequences of actions can affect individuals differently based on risk factors (such as race, class, gender identification, immigration status, etc.)” Liberals remain the most race, class, gender obsessed population in the Nation.
“5. We consider working class police officers a part of the 99%. However we will not carry out or enforce their orders that jeopardize the safety of other residents of
. We will strive to maintain each other’s safety without relying on the police.” They did accept assistance from DC medical technicians while I was there. The record of drug use, rapes, and other perversions throughout the movement are well documented. I think they would do well to work a little closer with police. McPherson Park
“6. Do not inhibit others from being able to speak.” Except Karl Rove. He is evil and occupiers don’t think he should be able to talk. Oh . . . . George Bush shouldn’t talk either, or Herman Cain, or . . . . .oh hell – no Republicans or conservatives should be able to talk, ever. In particular those TEA folks don’t deserve to talk, but everyone else can talk. Oh . . . you don’t agree with me. Shut up.
“7. Speak in ways that communicate effectively.” Hmmmm . . . All I’ve heard is clichés and bumper-sticker chanting. Better find a teleprompter.
“8. Be aware of your own aggressive tendencies and respectfully check other’s aggressive behavior.” I think that EPA boy broke this rule by impugning the dedication of his fellow travelers because they didn’t want to troop down and picket the EPA. Certainly Occupy
wasn’t following this guideline when they tried to prevent Rove from speaking. Baltimore
“9. Keep this space clean.” You be the judge – I think that is exactly what it looks like, a big bottle of piss.
“10. Don’t assume anyone’s gender. When possible go with gender neutral pronouns and nouns, such as friend/comrade instead of brother/sister.” Come on – this is just goofy. The girls looked like girls (for the most part) and the boys looked like boys (in a feminine sort of way). Should we really go around calling each other “comrade?”
“11. While #OccupyDC is reclaiming public space for the public, we will be respectful of others who live in and use these spaces on a daily basis.” You’ve blanketed more than half the park with tents and you’re churning the place into a sty, do you really think that having a guy sweep up the leaves accomplishes this?
“12. Be considerate of resources, especially for those who need it the most.” That almost sounds Christian in nature. The difference being charity is voluntary while socialism (welfare, food stamps, Medicaid, etc.) is forced.
“13. Be an ally. Take care of yourselves and your friends/siblings/homies in the struggle.” You guys and gals (Oops, just violated #10) should have gone with EPA boy to protest.
“14. People with animals: Please check your animals. Some of us love animals but not everyone does. Be respectful of people’s different comfort levels with animals.” I don’t recall seeing any non-human animals.
“15. Be aware and sensitive to people’s experiences, e.g. traumatic ones. Give a “trigger warning” before you talk about traumatic experiences or describe violence etc.” LOL . . .I don’t even think they know what that means. "Trigger Warning!" I think you all are stupid tools of the left. "End Trigger Warning."
“16. Practice consent—Check before touching or photographing someone (if you shoot something, say something). Just because we’re in a public space doesn’t mean we want to be photographed.” By definition wouldn’t this rule out rape? As for photos – if you make a public spectacle out of yourself, isn’t the entire point of it for someone to notice?
I guess the only thing missing was some sort of consequence in the event someone violated the guidelines.
More to come . . . . .