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Time: (OWS) Protesters Person Of The Year

From the erstwhile news magazine, Time:

Person of the Year – Introduction

By Rick Stengel Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

History often emerges only in retrospect. Events become significant only when looked back on. No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square in a town barely on a map, he would spark protests that would bring down dictators in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya and rattle regimes in Syria, Yemen and Bahrain…

So far the only dictators that have been brought down are ‘liberal’ Western leaning, American-friendly dictators. And they are being replaced by Sharia-installing American-hating,  radical Muslim dictators. Which is not quite how democracy is supposed to work.

Or that that spirit of dissent would spur Mexicans to rise up against the terror of drug cartels,

What uprising is this? And if there is any uprising, are we really supposed to believe that it was inspired by the Arab Spring? And that they only just started since the Arab Uprisings?

Greeks to march against unaccountable leaders,

And never mind that Greeks were protesting the government’s threatened austerity measures a long time before anyone ever heard of the Arab Spring.

Americans to occupy public spaces to protest income inequality,

The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another union/DNC front. The unions have been protesting down on Wall Street for years with the same exact signs that the protesters are now carrying. (Which makes sense, given that they are supplying the OWS protesters with the signs and much else besides.)

and Russians to marshal themselves against a corrupt autocracy

Really? Even the Russians were inspired by the Arab Spring? And we are supposed to believe any of this?

In reality, Time is just citing all of these other protests as cover for their real goal here. They really want to celebrate and promote their real heroes, the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

In fact, Time really missed the boat here. If they had any guts they would have put that iconic photo of the Occupy Wall Street protester defecating expressing himself on a police car on their cover. Because that is what their article is really all about.

But looking back "in retrospect," why can’t all of these protests around the world be said to have been inspired by the Tea Party uprisings?

After all, the Tea Party is a real grassroots movement, which brought about one of the largest political shifts in history, where more than 700 legislative seats went from the Democrat Party to Republican Party in the last elections. We have never seen anything like it. And it was all done without violence or even littering.

And yet this same Tea Party did not even warrant a single mention in Time’s Person Of The Year considerations last year. But instead of being celebrated, they were called racist and homophobic by the same people who said they were too white and mocked them as ‘Tea Baggers.’

In fact, the Tea Party is only mentioned twice in Time’s entire 10 page, 102 paragraph, 7,425 word encomium to ‘protesters.’ Here is the first:

In each place, discontent that had been simmering for years got turned up to a boil. There were foreshadowings. In the U.S., the Obama campaign was in part a feel-good protest movement that galvanized young people, and then its shocking success and the Wall Street bailout produced an angry and shockingly successful populist protest movement in the Tea Party, which has far outlasted its expected shelf life.

You see if anything inspired all of this it was the "feel-good protest movement" that was the Obama campaign. And it was that "feel good" movement that "produced" the "angry" Tea Party. That and the Wall Street bailout. Which is something we admit we had not known. And we suspect the Tea Party doesn’t know it either.

Here is Time’s only other mention of the Tea Party:

The wisest Occupiers understand that these are very early days. But as long as government in Washington — like government in Europe — remains paralyzed, I don’t see the Occupiers… giving up or losing traction or protest ceasing to be the defining political mode. After all, the Tea Party protests subsided only after Tea Partyers achieved real power in 2010 by becoming the tail wagging the Republican Party dog. When radical populist movements achieve big-time momentum and attention, they don’t tend to stand down until they get some satisfaction.

You see, the Tea Party is over. But the Occupy Protesters have only just begun. And never mind that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are in all reality just the foot soldiers of the Obama campaign. They are the face of the Democrat Party.

In fact, it’s hard to even see how they are protesters qua protesters. The goals of the Occupiers are exactly the same as the goals of the current regime. They are being organized and funded by the regime and their union buddies.

How is that anyway like the Arab Uprisings? (At least the Muslim Brotherhood was out of power.)

Anyway, it used to be said that journalism was the first draft of history. But this article from Time just proves once again that journalism is really just the first draft of fiction.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Time: (OWS) Protesters Person Of The Year”

  1. tranquil.night says:

    Pigs can fly and the Earth is flat too. -sagenod-

  2. P. Aaron says:

    The TEA Party will again be relevant in Nov-2012…expect drive-by media to link Obama’s defeat to racism within the TEA Party.

  3. JohnMG says:

    ….” it used to be said that journalism was the first draft of history….”

    Was that first draft……..or first “daft”. Coming from ‘Time’, one has to wonder……..

  4. wirenut says:

    To borrow a line from “Triumph The Insult Dog”, this is like poop telling vomit it stinks. Only these morons celebrate the smell of both! One more thing. I’ve never worn a mask to any public meeting of which I was seeking change.

  5. Mithrandir says:

    PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER, HATE GOVERNMENT! That is the crux of the whole uprising, protests, marching, regime changes, occupy wall street, Tea Party 700-seat over-throw is all about!

    BIG GOVERNMENT is taking a shellacking in 2011, and people are sick of being mismanaged by their inferiors.

    The liberal media and democrats think they have the upper hand on all this, it is quite the opposite. How is the Arab Baksheesh system, any different than socialist European Baksheesh system, or the democrat Baksheesh system in America? Everyone is sick of the pay-to-play politics, and the crony-Capitalism politics. The people in power are in big trouble no matter where they are, and who are the people in power in America right now? –That’s right, the fever will boil over into 2012 as well.

  6. beautyofreason says:

    Picture looks like the spawn of an Islamist and a New York liberal. Chunky wool hat meets niqab (face veil).

  7. A_Nonny_Mouse says:


    Yeah, I share your reluctance to celebrate folks like the *Occupy anarchists who feel they have to hide their faces in public — usually because they’re engaging in the sorts of “free speech” endeavors which involve crowbars applied to plate-glass windows, or Molotov cocktails tossed toward police cars.

    Fine role models for Western Civ, sure they are…

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