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Occupy revolutionary scholar begins to openly discuss the use of violence

Occupy revolutionary scholar begins to openly discuss the use of violence

From Big Government

A prominent scholar supporting the Occupy movement is now openly dialoguing about the morality of whether or not violence should be embraced as a political tool.

Kevin Carson, an American scholar of political theory and economy, recently published his latest work Should Occupy Use Violence in a far left-of-center newsletter named counterpunch. Carson stops short of directly calling for violence, however, his essay furthers the pro-violence argument by claiming moral-equivalency between the sanctioned use of force by law enforcement and anarchistic, far-Left violence. While comparing the Occupy movement with South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, Carson states:

Back in the mid-1980s, when the African National  Congress was still fighting the South Africa’s apartheid regime, I  recall Secretary of State George Schultz testifying before some Senate  committee. He clutched his pearls at the appearance that “some members  of this body are speaking in favor of violence.”

Even then, when I wasn’t an anarchist or anything approaching it, I  laughed myself silly. Just what, exactly, did he imagine those American  troops were doing in Grenada? “We’re here from the Western Hemisphere  Ladies Auxiliary, and here’s a fruit basket with some coupons for  discounts at local merchants?” For that matter, what did he think those  guys with the flintlocks were doing on Lexington Green?

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2 Responses to Occupy revolutionary scholar begins to openly discuss the use of violence

  1. SE Thomas February 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Is just a matter of time tIl those who think they are entitled to whatever they want without putting any effort (working) toward it will start using violence. I’m ready. If they think this is going to be another European Socialist Utopia, they are sadly mistaken.

  2. Jeffersonian March 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    Ha-ha. They do realize that people are going to shoot back, don’t they?

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