Jones would like everyone to believe that the OWS protests, which started in early October, were a huge success. The reality is they've been an unmitigated disaster in terms of turnout, public relations, crime, and effectiveness. Jones is now referring to what America has had to endure over the last two months as 'phase 1' instead of '1 big phailure.' Again, it's important to point out what Jones said on September 29th with Lawrence O'Donnell at MSNBC:
"...I think everybody should hold on to your seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back. You can see it coming."Now that mayors all across the country seem to be simultaneously shutting down the protests halfway through November, Jones is faced with the prospect of admitting defeat or doubling down. He's obviously choosing to go 'all in.' Take note also that he continues to compare OWS to the Tea Party. The truth is that the former doesn't come close to measuring up to the latter. The contrast between the two movements is out there for all to see and what Jones is advocating here could only further unmask OWS for what it truly is.
Keep in mind that Jones gets much of his marching orders from the Center for American Progress (CAP), a George Soros outfit. If George Soros endorses this, so does Barack Obama. If Barack Obama endorses it - which he has made clear that he does - Saul Alinsky's tactics are being applied. In this particular case, Rule #7 is at work:
Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.I think it's safe to say that 'Phase 1' has become a bit of a drag and people are turning to other issues. This is an attempt by Soros-Obama-Jones to make sure those other issues contribute to the cause.
The smell of desperation is in the air.
Here is the interview between O'Donnell and Jones on September 29th:
h/t The Blaze