...After that the mob headed over to the Port of Oakland
, the nation's fifth busiest, to shut down commerce. They did so by erecting burning barricades, blocking trucks, and effectively holding drivers hostage. CBS reported that they then hurled chunks of concrete, metal pipes, Roman candles and Molotov cocktails at police.
The aim? To "shut down the means of production," they said, and "stop the flow of goods," which they did for at least one shift at the busy Oakland port, affecting thousands of workers' jobs...
The event was heavily populated by well-paid government employees, with some 18% of Oakland's city workers and 5% of its teachers taking holidays to go rioting against their own city and taxpayers.
And Oakland Mayor Jean Quan actually encouraged them to go. This, just one week after pleading with the federal government for more port funds. She sent her merry protesters to shut the commerce at the port with a taxpayer-provided police escort.
This is OWS' dirty little secret. They're not the poor or downtrodden. The Daily Caller and New York Post investigated the backgrounds of the 700 people arrested last month for shutting down the Brooklyn Bridge and found nearly all of them to be trust-fund idlers from well-off homes...
In short, it was the elites on a rampage, declaring war for the first time on those who work and create. But one thing now is clear: It's the takers against the makers.