Friday, November 4, 2011

Oakland Violence: A Predictor of Things to Come?

Image appearing on Seattle PI website.
With his hot-selling Suicide of a Superpower making the National Best Sellers list for the second week in a row, we can ask, Is Patrick J. Buchanan a predictor of things to come?

Last weekend, Buchanan correctly predicted that Occupy Wall Street would turn violent. The Daily Caller reported Sunday:
During this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” host John McLaughlin asked his panel about what would happen to Occupy Wall Street as its novelty wears off and the weather gets colder. Amid mixed reactions, conservative MSNBC contributor Pat Buchanan described a scenario where freezing temperatures bring out the movement’s violent side. “It’s going to end very, very badly with these folks in the winter,” Buchanan said, “and they’re not going to be getting publicity and they’re going to be acting up and acting badly like the worst of the demonstrators in the 60s … not just overnight camping: They’re going to start fighting with the cops.”
Yesterday, the Associated Press reported:
A protest that shut down the Port of Oakland to show the broadening reach of the Occupy Wall Street movement ended in violence when police in riot gear arrested dozens of protesters overnight who broke into a vacant building, shattered downtown windows, sprayed graffiti and set blazes along the way. At least four protesters were hospitalized Thursday with various injuries, including one needing stitches after fighting with an officer, police said. Several officers were also injured but didn't need hospitalization.
In his  national best selling book, A Republic, Not an Empire, published in 1999, two years before 9/11, Buchanan predicted a terrorist attack by Al Qaeda on U.S. soil. His scenario laid out a "dirty bomb" explosion in Seattle.

In Suicide of a Superpower, Buchanan lays out what is disturbing and destroying "domestic tranquility" and a plan on how to preserve the Republic.

Americans are listening, reading, and then wondering, Is Buchanan right, again?

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