Well, Europe had "Vichy France" during the Nazi Occupation (a collaboration government that fought against the Allies and hunted down Jews to curry favor with their new, brutal masters), and in our days of "Occupy Wall Street", we have....Los Angeles:
[Attorney] Jim Lafferty said city officials have offered protesters a $1-a-year lease on a 10,000-square-foot office space near City Hall. He said officials also promised land elsewhere for protesters who wish to farm, as well as additional housing for the contingent of homeless people who joined the camp.
A spokesman for the mayor would not comment on the proposal, saying only: "We are in negotiations with organizers of Occupy L.A."
Los Angeles has been one of the most accommodating cities in the nation for its Occupy encampment...
Wonder how this cash-strapped city in this cash-starved state feel about the government giving away valuable resources to people who contribute absolutely nothing to society whatsoever? Furthermore, whose land and office space was this to begin with? And finally, why is Los Angeles rewarding the horrific behavior of the "Occupation" with land, homes, and a beach head at City Hall?
Ask French Field Marshall Philippe Pétain - you know, their onetime war hero who created the collaborationist Vichy government. He might explain why he did it - and we might understand why he was convicted, postwar, of treason, and died in a lonely cell....
And as an addendum, without further comment:
President Obama was heckled on Tuesday during an appearance at a New Hampshire high school.
Just as the president started his speech, protesters, apparently from the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, used the “human mic” technique to amplify their voices.
“I appreciate you guys making your point; let me go ahead and make mine,” Obama said before continuing his speech. “I'll listen to you, you listen to me, OK?”
A few minutes later, Obama acknowledged the Occupy protest movement again, saying: “You are the reason I ran for office.”
Appears as if we have a Philippe Pétain to call our own...