Is it possible to have a revolution and a counter-revolution at the same time?
That’s what seems to be happening state-by-state across the country as unions organize protests in sympathy with their Wisconsin counterparts — and the Tea Party brazenly comes out to confront them.
(Though it begs the question: which side are the revolutionaries and which are the counter-revolutionaries?)
Case in point: The latest unions-vs.-Tea-Party showdown has just spread to Denver, where citizen journalist “El Marco” documents Tuesday’s clash, with his uncanny ability to capture indelible images:
Union protestors seemed to have taken to heart President Obama’s admonition to “get in people’s faces”. Thankfully, they did not act on Rep. Michael Capuano’s (D-Mass.) words to union members today, when he told them “Every once and a while you need to get out on the streets and get a little bloody when necessary.” If not for the presence of state troopers who controlled the howling union goons, this protest could have had a violent outcome. …
…Hundreds of state union supporters now descended the steps to just above where the tea party protesters were assembled, their advance only stopped by the police. …
The tea partiers chanted in response to chanting from the union supporters.
Unions: Stuck on Stupid! Stuck on Stupid!
While the tea partiers chanted in response: More basic math! More basic math!
When the unions shouted: We are the people! We are the people!
The tea partiers responded: You are the robots! You are the robots!
Visit El Marco’s “Looking at the Left” site for the full story and dozens more photos.
From 2003 to 2008 the Left controlled the streets. Then from 2009 to 2010 it was the Tea Party. Now in 2011, both sides are out in force in the public square — and there’s only room for one mass movement per social class.
Which side will emerge dominant?
2012 is shaping up to be a doozy.