Last night, Candi and I were sitting here reading about former White House advisor Van Jones telling the left to "steal" TEA Party strategy. It confused me why he would suggest such a thing when he obviously thinks very little of the TEA party people. Why would an admitted socialist suggest stealing the strategy of his enemy? Hmmm....I know I'm just a dog, but really! This made no sense to me.
"Shasta, the reason Mr. Jones would suggest such a thing to his followers is because the TEA Party has had a major effect on politics today. It terrifies "progressives" like him that our influence is NOT waning, but growing."
I thought about that for a moment and still it didn't make any sense. So I asked, "Well then why does he applaud the Wall Street occupiers and their silly demonstrations? We've already seen that those people have no cohesive goal or even realize exactly what it is that they're protesting."
"Van Jones realizes that, unlike those protesters, we are NOT trying to bite the hand that feeds us. We come together very calmly and peacefully to make a statement. The people on Wall Street are protesting the very things that they voted for when they voted for progressives."
"Well that's kind of silly, don't you think? I mean, it would be foolish of me to growl or bite at you when you are the one I am dependent upon. That's what those protesters are doing, isn't it? And that's why Van Jones is saying the things he is. He wants these people to settle down instead of nipping at them. Right?"
"Yes, Shasta. On one hand, he advocates violent outbursts and rioting, but at the same time Mr. Jones is afraid of them. It will ruin everything his socialist agenda is about. The progressives are losing control of the very "dogs" they're trying to train to be dependent upon government. You can't have socialism or communism without having complete control of the people."
"I see," I said. "I think I get it now. What he was really telling people was, you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds you. You should settle down and follow like the well trained puppies we expect you to be. He wants them to be violent against us, but to follow them blindly. Am I right?"
"You know Shasta, I think you're a very smart dog," Candi said as she patted my head and scratched me behind the ears.