the G-man wrote:
...in order to truly discuss Miller's post, one must be able to discuss the OWS movement itself: it's goals, its tactics, its membership....
Miller claimed that the Occupy Movement was, in essence, a bunch of criminals. The arrest records would seem to bear this out. There have been many, many, more arrests than one saw at a Tea Party rally, more than three hundred
, in fact.
And that doesn't include the guy who shot at the White House
and the protester who was found with a handgun
in NYC this weekend.
All of which tends to make Miller look at least a bit less crazy than some have alleged.
I suppose one can say "yeah, but...you can't judge an entire movement by 300+ members."
However, the Occupy Movement wants us to think of them as some sort of unified force (hence, the "we are the 99%" rhetoric).
There is also the fact that there weren't 300 arrests of tea partiers.
Finally, it comes back to hypocrisy. There were far too many people, including celebrities and comic book professionals, who wanted to smear the entire "tea party" movement for things that had nothing to do with them (see, eg, the Giffords shooting). But when the "Occupy" clowns are found to have hundreds of thugs in their midst, many on the left suddenly says "oh, no, we can't have anyone generalize them. That wouldn't be civil."
Based on the arrests so far, Miller seems to be more accurate than, say, Janeane Garofalo.