Occupy Oakland burns flag, liberal sympathy
Flag burning is right up there with sexting and tort reform as things we are told are totally destroying America. Obviously that’s not true (our nation’s teens now lead the world in contorted sexy self-photographing!), but it is a cudgle with which conservatives like to bash liberals.
That’s why I think we should all be pretty appalled that some idiots in the crowd at Occupy Oakland burned an American Flag last night. Don’t get me wrong, the act ought to remain perfectly legal, but it’s like, why confirm everything that conservatives think about this movement? They might as well have invited Fox News cameras to watch them shoot up and worship Satan.
I don’t want to say that everyone at Occupy Oakland is this breathtakingly short-sighted and ignorant, but this protest is definitely a growing stain on the movement. Frankly, I blame Oakland’s lack of cold weather for not letting the movement have a nice and useful break to regroup. I mean, sure it’s 60 degrees today on the East Coast, but the ILLUSION of winter seems to have given Occupy Wall Street time to focus on how to act like a decent organization.