Thursday, February 16, 2012

Apparently, I don't "make a difference."

Rick Santelli On Difference Between Tea Party And Occupy: ‘Don’t Break Windows’
CNBC personality Rick “No, Not The Google Guy” Santelli may not be a household name, but he is well-known to Tea Party supporters and detractors alike as the guy who launched the movement onto the national radar by ranting, to the approving jeers of a crowd of stockbrokers, about how the real villain in the financial meltdown was your loser neighbor and his extra bathroom. On Tuesday, he offered advice to the “vandals” of the Occupy movement: “if you want to make a difference, don’t go break windows.”
Santelli began by praising the Tea Party. “While the vandals are on the street corners,” he said, “the Tea Party conservatives, they’re working the statehouses, the governorships, the mayorships, the Senate, the House. See, they understand, they’ve read the Constitution.”
“If you want to make a difference, don’t go break windows. Okay? Break some phony arguments that things like austerity are going to put you in a hole.”
Finally, something that Rick Santelli and I can agree on. You shouldn’t break windows if you want to make a difference. And you especially shouldn’t encourage others in your movement to break windows as an explicit form of political expression. You know, like this guy did.
Of course, I am "this guy." Go to the link to read the whole thing.

3 comments:

WarriorClass III said...

Fuck the windows - time to break some necks.

WarriorClass
III

Son of Sam Adams said...

I don't see that your window shtik made a difference. Your Gunwalker reporting has made a difference. Tea Party organizing, to the extent that it's been principle-driven, has made a difference... because guys lose their jobs. They can't make the connection between losing their windows and losing their heads, and they can just replace the windows with more looted money. But losing love, power, and position...that's persuasive.

Anonymous said...

Not only is BHO a self-proclaimed "mutt" his attack dogs (as exemplified by Tommy Christopher) are equally mixed up.

Compare and contrast:

You shouldn’t break windows if you want to make a difference. And you especially shouldn’t encourage others in your movement to break windows as an explicit form of political expression.--Tommy Christopher

A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless ONE of the duties of a good citizen, but it is not THE HIGHEST. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation. To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law, would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus absurdly sacrificing the end to the means."
-- Thomas Jefferson, letter to John B. Colvin, 20 Sep 1810

The country is fast approaching open rebellion. While the political Right insists that the civil government obey the law, the political Left is equally insistent that the people meekly submit to illegal statutes.

I know the difference between the two. Praise the Lord and pass the bricks.

MALTHUS