Monday, April 11, 2016

"Democracy Spring" Has Sprung

by JASmius

"They're heeeeeeeeeeeere":

“More than four hundred individuals have been arrested for unlawful demonstration activity, and are being processed using mass arrest procedures,” the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement early Monday evening. Those taken into custody will be charged with “crowding, obstructing and incommoding.”

Beginning on April 2nd in Philadelphia, participants in the “Democracy Spring” campaign marched nearly 150 miles south to Washington, where the Change Campaign Committee Progressive (CCCP) said on Monday that rallies and events have been scheduled through the weekend in an effort to “draw attention to our corrupt campaign finance system and rigged voting laws.”

"Corrupt campaign finance system" because Republicans are allowed to fund-raise, and "rigged voting laws" because Democrats aren't mandated by law to win every election.

I thought this Tweet was most deliciously appropo in its intentionally grotesque irony:

Actually, that pic is evidence that "our democracy," which used to be a republic, still has a thready pulse.

Standard leftwingnut street theater or the embryonic beginning of an actual, overt violence communist revolutionary overthrow of the United States government in concert with a Barack Obama coup de tat?  I report, you decide.

But CCCP certainly seems to be happy with round one:

This week we began the process of taking back our democracy, with hundreds arrested in our first mass sit-in at the Capitol on Monday April 11th. Now day after day through Saturday April 16th we will continue to reclaim the Capitol in a show of hope and for the truly representative democracy we see in our hearts.

How hundreds of arrests will "take back" something that's this country is not supposed to be, or from whom, or what the contents of their hearts truly are, are questions none of which are worth bothering with attempting to answer.  Just take away from the story that nowhere in the length and breadth of this tiresome grandstanding is there even the ghostly hint of an implication of anything remotely resembling the United States Constitution and the original intent of the Founding Fathers.  That's really all we need to know.

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