Naomi Wolf and the Occupiers: paranoia unleashed

The Occupy hysteria has served at least one purpose: Like overturning old log decaying on the forest floor to exposure yucky, disgusting stuff underneath, the Occupy baloney has exposed to daylight the warped, paranoid thinking of so much of the political Left. In this column, Wolf itemizes and "documents" the organized, coordinated and concerted fascist plot to stifle what she considers to be the awakening of America to a new revolution.

The article reportedly was viewed by more than 1 million people, recommended on Facebook 235,000 times, tweeted 7,000 times, and garnered some 1,000 comments. The response was egged on by such of her comments as:

Sadly, Americans this week have come one step closer to being true brothers and sisters of the protesters in Tahrir Square. Like them, our own national leaders, who likely see their own personal wealth under threat from transparency and reform, are now making war upon us.

Oooookay.

More amazing was the number of posters who agreed with her, who thought it was intelligent commentary. See if you can get through it all--the article and the comments.

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  • Unfortunately it seems that too many people aren't bothering to examine facts for themselves and are relying on anyone and everyone to think for them. It happens on both sides of the aisle as when Michele Bachman makes ridiculous medical statements about the HPV vaccine and its side effects.

    "I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter." –Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), on the HPV vaccine, Fox News interview, Sept. 12, 2011

    People need to think for themselves and ask more questions.

  • I am still reeling, reeling I tells you!

    Naomi and other softballs have a very difficult time understanding the nature and the values of work, family, faith and friendship.

    Goofs, well-meaning and not so, tend to group together and low bovine loud and expect nodding assent for people who actually do something for a living - that is the Occupy Movement writ large.

    As to the Poet Bashing, poor old Bob Haas stepped right into Alan Ginzburg's loafers getting all street and eco-literary with the flat-foots; however, Old Al had enough sense to avoid a wood shampoo.

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