The Occupy movement took an alarming turn this week. As it trends toward terrorism, protestors are raging perilously close to their No. 1 fan, the President of the United States, as a union-choreographed occupation of Washington targets the Capitol and nearby K Street.
An ocean away authorities in Germany announced Wednesday that they discovered a letter bomb addressed to Deutsche Bank CEO Josef Ackermann that made it to the mailroom of the bank’s Frankfurt headquarters. The finding triggered an immediate security alert for banks in New York, including Deutsche Bank and its Wall Street address. Senior executives undoubtedly will find themselves living in an ever more protected bubble.
Even if the Frankfurt letter is not proven to have direct ties to the Occupiers, it is obviously an act intended to signal a likeminded hatred of the financial sector, which is the core target of Occupy Wall Street and its network of urban encampments.
Across the U.S., the Occupy mobs continue to proliferate and are more emboldened than ever despite losing ground to law enforcement efforts to disperse them. The Occupy San Francisco camp was cleared out Wednesday, resulting in 70 arrests, two on assault charges after a police officer was struck by a folding chair. In New Orleans, police took similar action and forcibly cleared an encampment before dawn.
The San Francisco mobs told reporters they would disrupt traffic in retaliation for their displacement from their filthy tent village. Traffic disruption also was the focus of protests along K Street. The Washington Post reports thusly:
The demonstrators were among those who had been bused in from cities across the country to join the Occupiers as part of a week-long protest called “Take Back the Capitol,” sponsored by the Service Employees International Union, one of the biggest labor unions in the country.
With each passing week, the organic nature of the Occupy protests yield to well funded, orchestrated demonstrations and occupations. In Brooklyn, N.Y., a group led a homeless family on a “march” to a vacated home that is in foreclosure. The home’s front door was mysteriously “unlocked” and occupied by the family and anti-foreclosure protestors.
Clearly, this was a case of trespassing and property invasion. The refusal of the President to denounce the Occupy movement’s law breaking, street violence and class warfare rhetoric means that Barack Obama would rather court potential voters than protect the well being of the citizenry at large. By turning his back on the rule of law, Obama is charting the most reckless course of his, or any, presidency.
When the first bomb is detonated on Wall Street, when the first bank executive is murdered, when local law enforcement can no longer contain the surges of rage in our cities, only one man will be responsible for a new era of domestic terrorism in America.
That man is the 44th President of the United States. It is unclear if he will regret the consequences of his silence, or silently rejoice.