Worldnutdaily Invents Violent Protest Fantasy


The Worldnutdaily has one of its famous paranoid smear jobs about this weekend’s protests aimed at Wall Street. The headline asks, “Is revolution hitting U.S. streets tomorrow?” The subhed declares that the protesters are “training to incite violence, resist arrest, disrupt the legal system.” But the article contains not the tiniest iota of evidence. In fact, the only quotes they use from the organizers of those protest say the exact opposite.

Fight “market dictatorship”

“People of the world rise up!”

“We are legion.”

“Take to the streets.”

These and other battle cries were posted on the recent Twitter feed of a group calling itself Take The Square. The organization is one of the social media planners behind the “Day of Rage” protest slated to target Wall Street on Saturday.


Yes, and? None of those things even suggests violence.

Activists are advertising on social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter for a “Day of Rage” on Sept. 17 to begin with the “occupation” of Wall Street and continue with protests across the nation.

Planners have their own website – USDayofRage.org – which tells protesters to “bring your own tent.”

The website is not specific about the purpose of the “Day of Rage” other than calling for “integrity” to be “restored to our elections.”

The site accuses corporations of using “money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce.”

Advertisements claim the protests at Wall Street and nationwide will be “non-violent.” However, the official website provides resources, including videos and detailed written instructions, for protesters to engage in “civil disobedience.”

Why is that “however” even in the sentence? There is nothing at all inconsistent between non-violence and civil disobedience. Did they miss the entire civil rights movement, which was based almost entirely on non-violent civil disobedience? For crying out loud, they even cite this directly:

This week, the ‘Day of Rage’ twitter feed posted links to what it called “nonviolent civil disobedience training talks.”

They don’t present a shred of evidence to support their slanderous headline, of course. This isn’t journalism, it’s just a smear job.

Comments

  1. says

    There is nothing at all inconsistent between non-violence and civil disobedience. Did they miss the entire civil rights movement, which was based almost entirely on non-violent civil disobedience?

    Yes. Yes, they did.

  2. dogmeat says

    I couldn’t find much mention of the “Day of Rage,”I hadn’t really heard about it prior to the event. There were a few minor mentions here and there since the 17th. According to some as many as 50,000 attended though others argue only a couple thousand showed up.

  3. says

    “We are legion” is an obvious reference to Mark v 9 –watch out for herds of swine running violently down steep places.
    (Even an atheist can get SOMETHING out of the Newt Estament)

  4. Hercules Grytpype-Thynne says

    The website is not specific about the purpose of the “Day of Rage” other than calling for “integrity” to be “restored to our elections.”

    The site accuses corporations of using “money to act as the voices of millions, while individual citizens, the legitimate voters, are silenced and demoralized by the farce.”

    I see. A populist gathering of angry individuals who want to denounce the disproportionate influence on our politics of the moneyed elite. So if the protesters had called themselves “Tea Party” WND would have had no problem with it.

  5. fastlane says

    Planners have their own website – USDayofRage.org – which tells protesters to “bring your own tent.”

    And when they say tent, they mean assault rifle. You know, like people were encouraged to bring to dem’s speeches after Obama was elected….

  6. says

    “Did they miss the entire civil rights movement, which was based almost entirely on non-violent civil disobedience?”

    Miss it? Shit no, man, they were IN CHARGE of it. Don’t you remember them pitchers of the brave people in Little Rock confrontin’ the federal Sturmabteilung that was forcin’ allathem nig–, um, black youths into schools they din’t want to attend? Sheesh, typical liebral revisionism.

    FuckTheNew’sCorpse sez “Only about 300 protesters, mostly college kids and aging hippies, showed up near the Stock Exchange for yesterday’s anti-Wall Street rally — far fewer than the 20,000 that organizers of the so-called global “Day of Rage” had predicted.”.

    And who do you suppose rebutted that bit of Nefarinewsiness? Yup, none other than, tada! Pravda on the Hudson, Russia Today. I can’t find a link to the original video, but you can view it here: http://mikeb302000.blogspot.com/

  7. synkron says

    As this blog has clearly documented, civil disobedience does indeed incite violence… by the authorities against the disobedient.

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