Let’s all us conservatives run down to the “Planned Parenthood” clinic on Ford Parkway in Saint Paul, and block the door.
And when anyone tries to come out of the building – for any reason – we’ll shove them back inside, and not let them get out. No matter what. Got your kids with you and need to get home? F*** you, you’re not leaving. Done with work at the end of the day? F*** you, you’re not leaving. . And if the media asks us any questions, we’ll shout/chant them down, and walk away howling like testosterone-sotted dogs. And if someone gets antsy and starts shoving? We’ll shove them back, chanting and screaming!
Would that be “non-violent?”
I mean, if I did it, which no mainstream conservative has done, or intended to do, naturally. Other than that?
“Occupy?” That’s a different kettle of organic quinoa.
Megan McArdle notes:
What’s more disturbing, however, is that my reading, and private conversations, have uncovered a number of people who think this is all right–and who consider the real outrage to be the rumor (now squashed, I believe) that an old lady was knocked down by Occupy DC protesters*.
I am shocked that anyone would make this argument. This is outrageous. I don’t know any people on the left who would think that this behavior were “non-violent” if it were, say, aimed at abortion clinics. It’s bad enough that many of the occupiers seem to put as little thought as possible into the space they share with many fellow citizens. A sizeable number of them now seem to have decided that physical intimidation is a legitimate tactic with which to express their rage and frustration.
I have no doubt that support for these tactics is a minority sentiment on the left. But where are the condemnations that our left-wing commentariat were so eagerly demanding from the right a year ago every time Michelle Bachmann or another tea party figure said something stupid?
No “Tea Party” rally ever did this to anyone, ever.
Not once. Nothing close.
“Occupy” is a movement that believes its ends justifies its means. I don’t think we’re done with this.
 It’s a wonderful day for a “Goodfellas” reference.