January 24, 2014

Gail Simone still doesn't get it

As we posted back here, some fans of Simone's comic The Movement were miffed that the TV show Arrow (based on the DC character Green Arrow) utilized a group by the same name who were a bunch of terrorists. We wrote "Isn't that pretty much the case?" and posted several images from various Occupy Wall Street demonstrations exhibiting violence, clashes with law enforcement, and holding up placards advocating violence and anti-Semitism. It seems The Movement aficionados are still miffed:


So, Simone believes the feds view Occupy Wall Streeters as "terrorists?" Hmmm, well the head of "the feds" is a guy named Barack Obama, and here's his view on the Occupiers:

President Obama on Thursday called the "Occupy Wall Street" protests a reflection of a "broad-based frustration about how our financial system works" and pledged to continue fighting to protect American consumers.

"I think it (Occupy Wall Street) expresses the frustrations that the American people feel. I think people are frustrated."

Does that sound like the feds view "The Movement" as "terrorists?" Quite the contrary, actually. On the other hand, again, look at how comics treated that other protest movement known as the Tea Party:

“A grassroots anti-government army”

“I don’t exactly see a black man from harlem fitting in with a bunch of angry white folks…”

And our president's view on them? Well, let's see: The IRS targeted the Tea Party and similar groups for years. Powerful Obama allies even actively advocate this action. Obama thinks race plays a "key component" in Tea Party protests. And -- wait for it! -- the White House itself used the term "terrorists" for Republicans and groups that agree with them ... because they want federal spending cuts. Numerous Democrats have repeatedly used the term "terrorist" to describe Tea Party Republicans. And lastly -- are you ready for this? -- Obama supporters view the Tea Party as a bigger terror threat than ... radical Islamists!

All this, and the Tea Party has never engaged in the sorts of actions that the Occupy Movement has. Violence. Rape. Depravity. Property damage. Anti-Semitism.

But ... Gail Simone thinks our government views the Occupy Wall Street Movement as the "terrorists." Still yet another example of a "progressive" living in "the bubble" where The NarrativeTM never changes.


Wait a second -- you once voted for a Republican???

UPDATE: It's entirely possible Simone, in her tweet above, is referring to the feds of Arrow and how they view The [fictitious] Movement. But considering how the comicbook version is based on OWS, one would have grant us some leeway if we mis (or over) interpreted Simone's remarks.

Posted by Hube at January 24, 2014 10:39 AM | TrackBack

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Either way, Simone is severely out of touch with reality if she thinks that the Occupy movement- real or fictitious- was good. They were a bunch of self-entitled, whiny, depraved lunatics. The feds in real life had a favorable view of these thugs whereas they demonized the Tea Party.

Not surprising that Obama's idiot supporters view the Tea Party as a bigger threat to American than Islamists. They don't like opposing views, so they view anyone who thinks differently as an "enemy."

Posted by: Carl at January 24, 2014 01:59 PM