I have to give credit to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa this morning. He finally acted like he was the Mayor of Los Angeles. It only took him two months to do it, too.
My mind was spinning over the new, stunning hypocrisy from Villaraigosa. Thirty years ago, he would have been one of the troublemakers. Now, he was the one ordering them arrested.
LAPD moved in with massive force. Over 1,400 officers in riot gear swept the City Hall lawn and removed all the dirty hippies. There was a firestorm on social media, as Facebook and Twitter lit up with millions of users here in Los Angeles who were interested in the event.
Somebody mentioned to me that the Conservatives I know were being a little mean-spirited about it. I told this person that these dirty hippies had wasted millions of taxpayer dollars to no useful purpose. Their assembly was illegal because that City Hall park is closed from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for reasons of safety and sanitation.
Their pathetic excuses about "free speech" were all bullshit. This was a Socialist/Communist beehive of activity and no other viewpoints were allowed to participate! Community activist Zuma Dogg went down there and tried to sing the Bee Gees hit song "You Should Be Dancing" and he had people physically attacking him within 60 seconds because he was not in charge of the mob and did not have their permission to speak freely to the crowd.
The facts are evident. This rally had nothing to do with freedom or the First Amendment.
If these hippies really wanted to change the direction of society, maybe a few of them should have shown up for the 2009 Mayoral election. If they had acted in great numbers, they could have elected their fellow Socialist agitator Carlos Alvarez as Mayor.
He would have let them camp out there forever.
Hell, he would have let them run the City.