“Caitlin: yes, that is our position; it’s been vetted with our Administrator and Michael Robertson, our chief of staff, and we have communicated with the WH [White House], which has afforded us the discretion to fashion our approach to Occupy issues…The arrests last week were carried out despite our request that the protesters be allowed to remain and to camp overnight…”
Justification for vandalism. I kid you not:
“Smashing a window is not violence, it’s targeted vandalism. There is a difference—unless you think of people as the moral equivalent of property.”
And this doozy:
“Why would anyone use targeted vandalism as a means of political expression? It’s a very, very old tactic, dating back to Jesus smashing up the moneylenders’ kiosks in the temple. And it is still popular among some, but totally anathema to most, today.”
“The rationale breaks down into three basic frames: one practical, one theoretical, and one a mix of practical and theoretical. Any given act of targeted property destruction usually involves a little of all three.”
Ladies and gentlemen, if there is no capitalism YOU HAVE NO UNIONS! FOR WHOM WILL THEY WORK?!