Ed Driscoll

'Meta, Meta, Meta!'

Accuracy in Media has a little Alinksy-inspired video fun with their local Occu-gang, asking them how they feel to be included in Time magazine’s collective (and collectivist) Man of the Year story, “The Protestor:”

As Tina Korbe notes at Hot Air, only one of the Occupiers who made AIM’s final cut gets Time magazine’s intent, catching the irony that “Time magazine is itself a part of a media conglomerate (a.k.a. a corporation, the 1 percent, the Man, the Machine). To be honored by them, then, the lone protester said, is actually a ‘slap in the face.'”

The rest apparently are merely happy to be seen in dentists’ offices and supermarket checkout lines. Although the overenthusiastic young woman who shouts “meta! meta! meta!” upon seeing the Time cover, along with her belief that the Arab world created everything before…well, before something happened to stem an earlier inventiveness may actually be on to something.

Time’s favorite protesters both here and abroad have several unsavory connections. A headline up yesterday at Ace of Spades noted:

Demonic convergence for Christmas: Iranian regime will sponsor a cartoon contest in support of #OWS. No wonder: #OWS DC flying Hamas and Hezbollah flags.

As Mackubin Thomas Owens wrote in September of 2002, “9/11 revealed an emerging geopolitical reality: that the world’s most important fault line is not between the rich and the poor, but between those who accept modernity and those who reject it.”

Speaking of which, it’s too bad AIM didn’t show their interviewees our suggestion for the cover Time should have run with