A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a Right to Life rally and threw condoms on Catholic school girls inside the Rhode Island state capitol building.
Barth Bracy, executive director of Rhode Island Right to Life, said their rally had to be cut short after the Occupiers began screaming and refused to allow a Catholic priest to deliver a prayer.
“This is their idea of civil speech but we believe it’s an outrage,” Bracy told Fox News & Commentary “They started heckling, chanting and blowing whistles. They shouted down a priest.”
The modern condom was an invention of Julius Fromm, a Jew who lived in Germany. His invention was seized by the Nazis: you can read about it in the illuminating book, The Great Rubber Robbery: How Julius Fromm’s Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis.
There is nothing new under the sun: Nazis have once more seized condoms, this time to use as missiles aimed at Catholics trying to prevent the murdering of unborn babies.
The Occupy mob has come to the conclusion that the shade of George Bush has possessed Barack Obama and made him, on rare occasions, act like a U.S. president even though he continues to talk like a dopey liberal who never left the campaign trail.
Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. “Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said. “War crimes must be stopped, no matter who does them,” read another, beside head shots of President George W. Bush and President Obama.
One man, wearing a mask of the president’s face and holding a cigar, carried a sign that read, “I sold out!”
Hate speech definition:
Speech not protected by the First Amendment, because it is intended to foster hatred against individuals or groups based on race, religion, gender, sexual preference, place of national origin, or other improper classification.
So, for example, to hold up a sign suggesting that we should kill and eat homosexuals would be hate speech because it fosters hatred towards a definable group – homosexuals.
As the occupy protesters are keen to remind us, the wealthy are also a definable group, but it is just fine to foster hatred against them because…. well, I have no idea, but it is.
Of course, everyone knows that the wealthy won’t complain because most have succumbed to the prevailing dogma that being wealthy is Bad, so they secretly feel guilty about their opulence. Unless they are socialists or democrats and then they just lie about it.
An Anglican clergyman says something sensible about how Christianity might be applied to the financial mess and the St. Paul’s occupation.
Read it all here:
The best thing the Church seemed to be able to come up with was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s support for a new ‘Robin Hood’ tax — in other words, another financial instrument to add to the pile. But what might have been a better response, given the complexity of the issues involved?
The first answer in any realm of public responsibility lies in the model Jesus Christ set before his followers, as the Lord of all who nevertheless came “not to be served, but to serve”.
I remember a lecturer many years ago who argued that this ought to be the guiding principle of Christians in the arts. The first goal of the artist, he said, should not be self-expression but service of others. The answer to the question, “What should I paint or sculpt or design?” should be, “What could I paint or sculpt or design that would be of benefit to someone else?”
Yet this can apply to financiers as much as to artists. The guiding principle here should be not “How much money can we make?” but, “How can I best be of service?” In every occupation and relationship, those who claim to follow Christ should follow his example of being “the servant of all”.
An Occupy Wall Street protestor was arrested early Friday after a violent rampage at a McDonald’s that refused to offer him free food.
The NYPD says it happened at about 2:45 a.m. at a McDonald’s near the make-shift tent city in Zuccotti Park.
The man, who had not been identified, went into the world’s largest restaurant chain and demanded free food, apparently craving a burger over the gourmet food being served in the park.
The people behind the counter, who are working instead of protesting, were not about to offer the man free food.
The protester then turned violent, even breaking a machine inside of the store before police arrived and arrested the 27-year-old.
As we all know, McDonald’s is a place where the unspoken anxieties of society can often find a voice; it is a stage on which to conduct by proxy the arguments that society itself does not know how to handle. The urgent larger issues raised by those demanding free hamburgers remain very much on the table and we need – as fast food consumers and as society as a whole – to work to make sure that they are properly addressed.
The eviction of one hamburger-crazed anti-capitalist activist has constituted violence in the name of the purveyors of grease-laden unhealthy food the world over.
But at least it has triggered awareness of the need to advance the moral agenda of redistributing artery clogging fat to those who aren’t getting their fair share.