The protests were organized by the Long Beach ANSWER cadres, who I profiled in my earlier report, "'We Need to Take 'Em Down' - ANSWER/PSL: Stop the War at Home and Abroad!"
One of the things that you learn about the communists is that they don't really care about gay marriage or student fee hikes. They care about revolution and they'll glom on to anything even tangentially related if it helps with the program of overthrowing the capitalist oppressors.
So, it's no surprise that ANSWER organizers would be recruiting students to the barricades up at U.C. Berkeley, but Roman Zhuk's column at the Daily Californian illustrates perfectly not just the BIG LIE behind all the ANSWER activism, but the stupidty of the tools who sign up for the campaigns:
A UC Berkeley poli sci class ought to be a favorable arena for leftists to promote their views. But what transpired in one encapsulates how the movement against fee hikes, run by the far-left, is an exercise in organizing incompetence.RELATED: "Mobilizing Conference’ for Public Schools Revives ’60s-Era Campus Radicalism."
Two girls come into my class, invited by the professor to give a presentation. One of the girls wears a T-shirt reading "Socialist Organizer." Error No. 1: If you're trying to convince people to join you, you might not want to make such blatant sartorial attacks on the basis of the society they live in.
I thought I'd be alone in challenging the demonstrably wrong information they spewed. Instead, this happened to be a well-informed class where numerous other students jumped in to question their claims. What is their response? Start talking about everything but the issue at hand--the fee hikes. Mentioned were illegal immigrant students, prison policy, health care, the war and the market economy. By the end of the rant, it seemed as if there was not a single student who was not alienated in some way. Error No. 2.
Exasperated, our comrade says, in a condescending tone, something to the effect of "I know you guys are into making money and the stock market and stuff, but I believe education should be free." Because if you're not a greedy careerist, you must join her cause. Insulting your audience -- Error No. 3. Strikeout.
Compare this all to how the most left-wing candidate in living memory was elected to the White House in a relative landslide just a year ago -- a campaign marked by remarkable discipline and unity of message. Change. Hope. Obama. All Americans needed to know, and it worked. Thank goodness that was an aberration, rather than the left learning how to talk to people.