Sen. Joseph McCarthy Rep. Allen West decided to donate his two cents on the Occupy movement this week, and here's what we learned: He doesn't know exactly what he's talking about.
He managed to identify the Occupy protesters as "communists," "Marxist," "Stalinist," and "socialist" in the same sentence and added that they're just a bunch of "gangs."
West also believes Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are wrong about their father's beliefs.
West was asked about a sign from a protest that read "Karl Marx was right" and what that said about the entire movement. Here's his thought on that:
I think it says that they are once again... this progressive movement is really what communists were called back at the turn of the century, so we're starting to really see the face of who liberal progressives are, be it Marxist, Stalinist policies, going back to socialist type of policies, nationalizing production, creating the incredible entitlement class, instead of producing a production class.
So is the movement like the Tea Party? Nope -- gangs.
When you talk to somebody with the tea party, they can tell you what they want -- limited government that's constitutionally mandated, fiscal responsibility, they also want to see our free market and free enterprise systems adhered to, as well as our national security. But when you talk to these Occupy Wall Street gangs, they're all over the place. It's like a shotgun as opposed to a precision-guided munition.
He apparently hasn't been paying attention, which became apparent after he decided to correct Martin Luther King Jr.'s children on whether their father would join in on the movement.
Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters. He had a focus, a message. He was divinely inspired. I don't know what the inspiration is for these individuals.
That's not exactly what Bernice King said earlier this week:
Then there's theopinion
of Martin Luther King III:
We have bailed out the auto industry, and we should have. We bailed out Wall Street. Now it's time to bail out working Americans. That's what this is about. I believe that if my father was alive, he would be right here with all of us involved in this demonstration today.
Here's a link to donate to West's campaign, in case he needs a little extra cash for his ticket back to reality.
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