Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Riots on the Left’s Agenda?
Most of what I have read today, whether from the Right or the Left, regarding the vote in Wisconsin yesterday, has utilized some form of violent descriptive as color commentary on the results. Harold Meyerson, writing for The American Prospect, is no different, describing yesterday’s voting results as a “body blow” in a piece titled A Wisconsin Domino Effect?
Meyerson also muses on what the future may hold in regards to elections in Wisconsin and throughout the United States, and refers to this as “political civil war.” There’s a variation on a theme heard before.
But what I found most interesting in regards to Meyerson’s musings was this closing paragraph.
Of course, as historian Fred Siegel, a leading opponent of public-sector unions, remarked to me many years ago (when he was still on the left), before unions, the common form of protest for workers seeking a better life was rioting. That may eventually prove to be the common form of protest after unions, too.
Don’t think for a minute that riots are not on the Left’s table to be considered as a possible course of action.
Via a Goldberg Corner post titled Is It Time To Riot?