It's amazing sometimes how little real reporting the lamestream press is doing on Wisconsin. Althouse has had the most comprehensive coverage by far --- and she's fair too, being a good person and all. Progressives are not good, of course, and they continue to hold protests in Madison, defacing and destroying public property, and costing taxpayers tens of thousands (if not millions) of dollars. Tea partiers are planning a big clean-up tomorrow, and hopefully Gov. Walker will get a budget passed and progressives can clear the hell out. They'd stay longer if they could, since their ideological program is an end to property rights and private morality. This clip from the MacIver Institute really captures what anarcho-communists are all about.
"Inevitably, the time will come when we will have to leave this space. But if that wasn't so, would you ever leave?"RELATED: At New York Times, "Wisconsin’s Legacy of Labor Battles":
The protesters who camped out in the Wisconsin Capitol building in Madison for nearly three weeks hung a handwritten placard over the marble bust of Robert La Follette, the state’s titan of progressivism.What would La Follette do? Interesting. Discover the Networks has this:
“What Would Bob Do?” it begged, a plaintive appeal to recall the state’s history on the forefront for workers’ rights as the protesters try to fend off Scott Walker, the new Republican governor, who insists that he will not compromise in his bid to all but eliminate collective bargaining for public unions.
Many who today call themselves "progressives" sincerely trace their political roots to the Progressive Parties of Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Wallace or Robert La Follette, Sr. But many others on the left nowadays call themselves "progressives" as a deceptive euphemism for more precise, less popular words that describe their real political objectives and ideology --- words such as "socialist," "Marxist," or "Communist."And "anarcho-communist."