In front of the Oakland Public Library, about three dozen parents brought toddlers and school-age children for a stroller march in a "children's brigade." Demonstrators handed out signs written as if in a children's crayon that read "Generation 99% Occupying Our Future." People attached the signs to their baby backpacks and their strollers.
- "Protesters Target Downtown Oakland Bank Branches," by Lisa Leff, Terence Chea, Terry Collins, Associated Press, 2 November 2011.
And before the "children's brigade," the library was directly involved in organizing (on its Oakland Public Library Facebook wall on 2 November) an event that attracted the members of the "children's brigade":
We will be holding a teach-in for youth and students wanting to learn more about the 99%/Occupy movement at the Main Library auditorium from 3 to 4:30. If you are a community member or teacher looking for a safe space to to [sic] send youth today to engage and discuss the general strike, send them to us.
|OPL "teach-in for youth" announcement for "engaging" the "general strike."|
the degenerate cop-car-crapping rapist anti-semite anti-American #OWS protest." And BigGovernment keeps an updated list of the "Occupy" protests crimes, and they are many and serious:
- "*UPDATED* #OccupyWallStreet: The Rap Sheet, So Far," by John Nolte, Breitbart's Big Government, 28 October 2011.
Further, it appears some librarians support the "Occupy" effort to overthrow the American government through violent means. Example, in text and comments:
- "Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries; There are Lessons For All Of Us In Those Cardboard Boxes," by Barbara Fister, Library Journal, 27 October 2011: "But these spontaneous libraries say otherwise. People want to share. It's a democratic impulse. It's one we need to preserve and encourage."
|"Occupy Oakland Death to Capitalism Banner" http://bit.ly/uMKRQ9|
The business "Men's Wearhouse" is losing business for supporting "Occupy Oakland." See:
- "Men’s Wearhouse Supporting Occupy Oakland?," by Sooper Mexican, SooperMexican, 2 November 2011.
Is this anything any public library should support in any way, let alone by using children, as the Oakland Public Library appears to have done? Has the library not propagandized the children to become useful idiots for "Occupy Oakland"? Isn't it a matter of time before people stop supporting public libraries for, like Men's Wearhouse, supporting "Occupy" activity?
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NOTE ADDED 3 NOVEMBER 2011:
The last thing 32-year-old Mandy Henk expected from volunteering at the Occupy Wall Street library was an invitation to speak at the American Library Association's 2012 Midwinter Conference in Dallas, Texas. That speaking engagement will help raise her profile among the 10,000 other librarians there to network and share new ideas, she said.
Henk, a certified librarian who handles circulation, reserves and interlibrary loans at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., joined the movement in late September and rediscovered the role she cares most about -- connecting people with information. Since then, she has commuted back and forth between Greencastle and Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan with a focus on developing new models for libraries at a time when many are facing budget shortfalls.
"I'm a faculty librarian, so being professionally active is something that my peers at my home institution judge me on," she said. "Having the opportunity to refine my skills working with such a diverse population is really valuable in that regard."
- "The Career Road of Occupy Wall Street," by Damian Ghigliotty, The Wall Street Journal, 31 October 2011.
What's really galling is that while the ALA invites the "occupy" librarian, it blocks people it opposes, like Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch. The ALA censors Robert Spencer, but the "occupy" librarian is invited to speak. And this is the American Library Association that gets 501(c)(3) tax exempt status and is viewed as authoritative?
NOTE ADDED 4 NOVEMBER 2011:
The library participated in propagandizing children to join a "children's brigade" as part of "Occupy Oakland." What is the result? THE LIBRARY WILL LOSE FUNDING AND LOSE OPEN HOURS! Has the library committed suicide? H/T Verum Serum:
- "Video: Cafe Near OWS Says Business Down 40% Since Occupation Began," by John, Verum Serum, 4 November 2011: "[T]hat takes any services from the community...." "[L]ess hours of libraries...."