Over at the Atlantic Blog, the writers strangely compared #OWS to the white power skinheads who marched in Skokie in the 1970’s.

The article:

Cities may impose reasonable time, place, and manner restrictions on mass protests; a one or two month (or even a two week) time limit on a tent city in a small public park in a busy urban area would probably be deemed reasonable even by a court sympathetic to the protests (as I am.) So would a ban on overnight camping. OWS activists and supporters who disagree might stop to wonder if they would extend equal, indefinite appropriation rights to a group of white supremacists who set up protest camp in a mixed race neighborhood. Or they might ask themselves if they would have joined the many liberals who opposed the right of Neo-Nazis merely to march through (not occupy) a community of Holocaust survivors in Skokie, Illinois in the late 1970’s

 

Am I to understand there were no othercomparisons for mass protests? They really had to take the ball and run all the way to Nazism? That seems a little passe.

To be clear: I wouldn’t have let the Nazi’s march in Skokie either, but then again I also see where the government is coming from with regards to #OWS. I don’t think a bunch of people have the right to just start camping on another person’s property. That, and I am in general wary of most mass protests. Anybody remember 2003? That really showed ’em!

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