I laughed out loud at this comment. It was written after a post very early on during OWS after a police officer pepper sprayed a peaceful protester in NYC. There was a comparison to the treatment received by the Tea Party demonstrators who received a free pass for their demonstrations, even the ones calling for 2nd Amendment remedies to the action of the police in NYC.
The comment was, “Why did the Tea Party, many members referencing guns and “taking back the country” and churning up hate, not treated the way those early, peaceful protesters were? Someone quickly answered, “Because you can’t mace old ladies, dude!”
I laughed because I got the joke. It was so outrageous to think of police pepper spraying our grandmas.
Jokes on me.
Kate O’hehir wrote an excellent blog on this today.
This has turned the corner.
There is a reason Mayor Bloomberg blocked press coverage of the night raid on the protesters in NYC. A photo can galvanize the public like nothing else. Can anyone forget the image of Kim Phuc, the girl fleeing her village naked and horribly burned after a napalm attack?
The photo on Ms. O’hehir’s blog puts so much of what is wrong with society right now in crystal clear focus.