Looks that way. Despite media claims to the contrary the Occupy movement has never had a coherent message aside from the nebulous desire to “smash capitalism” while making demands that people continue to participate in capitalist enterprise in order to subsidize Occupiers lifestyles through the taxation of activities the Occupiers claim are immoral. Otherwise the movement simply tries to line up against whatever Americans in general believe. This time Occupy Oakland may have went too far for even the most rabid armchair revolutionary as they held a protest targeting a meeting of groups trying to stop human trafficking and child sexual exploitation:
On Wednesday, June 13, members of the Occupy movement protested against a conference dedicated to combatting child sex trafficking — thus, the Occupiers in essence were coming out in favor of one of society’s most loathsome moral crimes.
The protesters mostly were members of Occupy Oakland Patriarchy, a group within the overall Occupy movement tasked with overthrowing our civilization’s “patriarchy.”
The conference which so infuriated them was called HEAT Watch, short for the National Human Exploitation And Trafficking Watch Conference.
If there’s one issue that unites Americans of all political stripes, it’s the sexual enslavement of children. Whatever our opinions on other issues, we all agree that sex trafficking and the prostituting of children is an outrage and a tragedy. Thus, conference attendees included liberal, moderate and conservative politicians; progressive nonprofit organizations; law enforcement groups; religious leaders; and (according to the conference Web site) “social services, medical providers, mental health, education, probation, and community-based organizations.” In short: Everybody.
Everybody, that is, except Occupy Wall Street, who somehow found a way to oppose the abolition of child sexual slavery.
The picture above (courtesy PJ Media) illustrates two points about the protest. The first is that it is rich, White, sheltered suburbanites who make up such asinine protests – the very people who knowingly are accomplices to the sex slave trade through their patronage of sites like Backpage and CraigsList.
The second and more important point is that this woman, who knows that children don’t go willingly into prostitution and that the adults these conferences are talking about are being forced into it as well, is willing to tell a lie that keeps people in sexual servitude to make her political point. In other words these protesters are defending rape for profit operations targeting the most vulnerable because it fits in some nebulous political or cultural agenda they have. These protesters just don’t care about the victims or right and wrong.
Understand these protesters are claiming that we should do nothing when some pimp is selling a child to perverts. We should do nothing when illegals are kidnapped and forced into rape camps (they call them brothels) by gangs. But the rest of us are “exploiters” and greedy?
This isn’t just about politics. Our society is increasingly inundated with voices like this, people who claim child exploitation is no big deal, that children are sexual beings etc. Often these people are involved in groups that promote a pro-pedophile agenda but rarely do we see an example of pro-pedophilia activism as clear and open as this. These people were fighting to stop people from rescuing children from sexual servitude. Is that what our society has become?
Is this a left/right issue? Are we really now choosing sides on issues of rape and slavery? Where is the condemnation from the rest of Occupy? Where’s the press coverage? Where do we stand as a nation when our privileged, spoiled dregs are fighting for the “rights” of pimps and sex slavers to force women and children into prostitution?
But this story still hasn’t made the national news here. Americans on safari in South Africa were present when their hosts, two elderly Afrikaners, were brutally attacked in their sleep by four armed men. From News24.com:
Johannesburg – A 65-year-old woman who was shot three times in a farm attack in which her husband was killed, is fighting for her life in a Polokwane hospital.
Beeld reported that doctors said Gloudien van Rensburg would probably be paralysed if she survived.
She was shot as she lay sleeping next to her husband, Johan van Rensburg, 77, on their game farm Cosmopolite near the Botswana border.
Her husband was shot dead by the four men who cut the electric fence and bent back burglar bars in the bathroom to get into the house.
The couple were attacked early on Wednesday morning. American tourists, who had come to hunt on the farm, were woken up by the shots and raised the alarm.
The Americans were apparently too shocked to talk to reporters.
More likely they were told to keep their mouths shut by the corrupt government that has, since the end of Apartheid, encouraged and participated a genocide of Africans of European, Asian and Indian extraction. White Africans (called Boers) are targeted for especially brutal treatment as many own farms and the government encourages criminals to seize the farms from them as reparations. Rape and murder are common in such seizures.
These crimes have, as I said, been going on for two decades or more. Have you seen any coverage of them? Interesting since Americans were so invested in ending the brutal apartheid system but when a just as brutal system is put in it’s place Americans can hardly be bothered to care. The truth is that Americans are afraid of admitting that for all the brutality of the old South Africa (and Rhodesia etc) the White minority there was right to be afraid of letting go of power. Simply forcing the countries to change did nothing but cost thousands of people their lives and will end in the complete extinction of several cultures. My personal opinion is that we should have simply given out visas to Afrikaners, Indians and Asians from that area and let them settle somewhere where communist insurgencies hadn’t injected genocidal hatred into otherwise just movements. I’m sure Afrikaner farmers would have been an asset to America’s struggling small farm population.
The communist president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, was caught on film singing a song abut exterminating Whites. America said nothing. And we will continue to say nothing until the last minority in South Africa is dead. But at least there’s no more racism!
One of the “unintended” consequences of the legalization movement is the minimization of the horrors of drug abuse. When I was a Libertarian in thee 80s and early 90s the legalization policy we promoted was simple – drug addicts would die on the streets from overdoses and since there would be no free care for them in our libertarian utopia drug addiction was a problem that solved itself. Of course this cavalier attitude toward drug use ignores the damage users do to their children, the people around them and all the other social ills that befall us prior to the addict dropping dead.
Today the legalization crowd promotes the idea that drug use is harmless and if it does harm anyone it’s only the user so no big deal. The assumption is that “smart” people would stay away from hard drugs and “just” smoke pot but as we all know young people in particular aren’t smart. In their inexperience they don’t understand that the argument about drugs being a victimless crime doesn’t include the actual user, thus you have upticks in addiction and the crimes surrounding them.
The children of liberal suburbanites, perhaps due to the affected and artificial ennui their parents have instilled in them as part of their pretentious upbringing, are using heroin and other highly addictive, highly destructive drugs in record numbers. Observe the wails of disbelief from the people who have spent their entire adulthood telling people the desire to get high was something natural and harmless as they find their children are falling prey to their asinine philosophy:
More and more suburban teens are turning to smack to get high, defying conventional wisdom that big, metropolitan cities are the worst harbingers of heroin.
Some say that while there is a lot of outreach for kids in urban areas, suburban kids slip through the cracks and are exposed to drugs their parents thought were miles away.
Around the nation, teen deaths from heroin use have also gone up, from just 198 in 1999 to 510 in 2009, a 157 per cent increase, according to the National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
‘Kids in the city know not to touch it, but the message never got out to the suburbs,’ retired Chicago Police Captain John Roberts said to NBC. ‘We didn’t think it would ever be a problem out here.’
Captain Roberts thought that moving his son out to the suburbs of Chicago would spare him the exposure, let alone introduction to the dangerous opiate.
Billy, a high school athlete, started on prescription painkillers, like many of his friends. Eventually, the teens could no longer afford they expensive habit, so they turned to the cheaper stuff.
Billy was just 19 when he died of a heroin overdose.
‘Part of the problem is they don’t realize how bad it is,’ said Captain Roberts. ‘After Billy used it a few times, he thought he was OK, because he didn’t seem like a junkie.’
Billy isn’t the only young person on the cusp of life that was lost to the drug.
Among 12- to 17-year-olds, introductions to heron have increased 80 per cent since 2002, according to data obtained by NBC. The prevalence of heroin is often connected to prescription pain medication, like Oxycontin, which is legal and easily accessible to some teens.
Heroin offers the same high, only more intense at a cheaper price.
In other words these kids are already addicts who turn to heroin for a cheaper high. And it should be pointed out that they are addicted to drug that is perfectly legal.
Having lived in an “urban area” all my life until recently I can tell you it was always suburban kids who got hooked on heroin and ended up turning tricks in the ghetto to stay close to their suppliers. That’s why in all Black or Hispanic areas there are always a number of White hookers. This isn’t new.
It is however preventable with decent, honest drug education of the kind that doesn’t minimize addiction. Of course if we had that all those immature adults who like to get high would cry when their children were told that people don’t need to get high to relax or manage stress, they get high because of some other problem they have such as psychic pain or pathological immaturity.
By which they mean he molested a 13-year-old student of his. Again we see the local news media going out of their way to minimize an adult sexually abusing a child. The accused here is 25 and authorities are charging that while working as a piano teacher he began molesting a girl when she was 13. By writing up the bland title Deputies: Piano teacher had sex with teen girl they implication is two fold. One is that it’s not a big deal and is not related to child molestation at all. The second implication is that we as a society should lump in molesting a 13-year-old with having sex with a 17-year-old, or a 19-year-old. It’s an attempt to blur the lines between sexual exploitation of young yet legal adults with molesting children. The title also implies that there was some sort of consensual relationship but CHILDREN CANNOT CONSENT TO SEX.
From Fox Carolina:
Greenville County deputies arrested and charged Roman Harkins, 25, of Easley with second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor between 11 and 14 years old on Wednesday.
Harkins was a member of New Life Baptist Church where he provided private piano lessons, deputies said.
According to investigators, the assault took place during a lesson at the church, which is located at 2690 W. Blue Ridge Dr. in Greenville.
Harkins was 23 years old and the girl was 13 years old when the incident occurred, deputies said.
Sounds like a better title would have been Man Accused of Molesting Piano Student. But that would do what the media hates doing – imply we are a country of laws and morals.
Who would have thought meeting the weirdos you know online in real life would be a bad idea? I mean, except crime bloggers, people who read the news, people with common sense, etc.
From Caribbean 360:
The accused, Sherman Webb of Kingshill, Dominica, is charged with the murder of Poleon, a 23-year-old bank teller, between August 31, 2009 and March 18, 2010.
According to information revealed in court last week, (Rohan) Poleon visited Dominica in February of 2009 and again on August 3, 2009 to meet Webb. The two men had allegedly met via the Internet.
Poleon’s family members reported him missing after he failed to return home to Barbados. His mortal remains were later found under the floorboards of a small wooden house in Elmshall, Dominica.
Webb allegedly confessed to the crime to three police officers: Corporal Jeffrey James, Sergeant Matthew Cuffy and Constable Scotland, detailing what had transpired and leading them to the scene of the incident.
Allegedly, Webb took Poleon to the heights of River Claire in Elmshall to a little “wooden shack” where he “chopped him on both sides of his neck” causing him to bleed to death.
Sergeant Cuffy testified that the alleged murder took place in a blue wooden house in Elmshall. Upon entering, the defendant pointed to an area on the floor where he had allegedly buried Poleon.
Police removed the floorboards and dug a hole where skeletal remains of the deceased were recovered along with a greenish rubber wristband bearing his name.
Cuffy said the accused admitted to using a cutlass to injure Poleon on his neck and digging a hole beneath the floor where he removed all his clothes and buried him.
Webb allegedly went on to replace the boards, carry water from a nearby river and wash the blood from the floor, and return to his home in Kingshill where he disposed of the clothing and other items belonging to the deceased.
According to the accused’s statements to the officer, he and Poleon were arguing, “trying to conjure the demon and in the middle of it, he got scared”.
Investigators reportedly found several items of paraphernalia related to some form of satanic ritual at Webb’s home.
Thank goodness he lost his nerve! Making this murder even more despicable because it was completely meaningless.
Stop meeting people you know from the Internet, especially the ones who are interested in summoning demons.