The ignorance of the masses – Soviet flag at #OccupyPhiladelphia

William A. Jacobson
Legal Insurrection
10/10/2011

We’ve seen this before, at the celebration of Obama’s victory in 2008, where students unfurled the Soviet flag in celebration. I chalked that up to profound historical ignorance, much like the chic wearing of Che Guevara and Mao t-shirts.

The carrying of the Soviet flag at the Occupy Philadelphia protest, by contrast, more likely was knowing, but still ignorant.

It was an insult to the tens of millions who perished under Stalin and who suffered under communist rule; carrying the flag in Philadelphia, the birthplace of liberty, was particularly ironic.

Watch the video at Legal Insurrection.

Related: In September NY Working Families Party advertised on Craig’s List for “Occupy Wall Street” participants, offering $350-$650 per week.

Update: At least Woodstock was in the middle of nowhere. Today’s headlines from London’s The Daily Mail:

  • Sex and drugs on tap, who says it’s not a political partaaay? Occupy Wall Street protesters make love as well as class war
  • Camp infiltrated by party goers and homeless looking for sex, drugs & food
  • Photo of protester defecating on police car goes viral as political row grows
  • NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg: ‘Protesters are taking jobs away from the city’
  • Herman Cain calls demonstrators ‘anti-American’ as GOP backlash increases
  • Right-wing editor ‘pepper-sprayed’ after secretly joining protesters
  • Al Sharpton speaking in Zucotti Park today & children encouraged to join in

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