Let’s hear it for Phil Tagami and the Second Amendment! Mr. Tagami is an Oakland businessman whose company had managed the development and renovation of the Rotunda building in downtown Oakland. The recent renovation project cost his firm $50 million. So Phil Tagami had no intention of sitting by and watching his pride and joy destroyed by a bunch of pseudo-revolutionary layabouts. On Wednesday night, when the Occupy Oakland mob stormed his building with bats and clubs and attempted to force open the entrance doors of the Rotunda, Phil Tagami confronted these Leftwing hoodlums head on, greeting them with the riveting sound of a racking 12-gauge shotgun.
I was standing there and they saw me there, and I lifted it – I didn’t point it – I just held it in my hands and I just racked it, and they ran.
And as the mayor of Oakland, Jean Quan, made excuses for the mob, calling the rampage an isolated incident and hailing the Occupy movement as peaceful and productive, Phil Tagami, a man who lives in the real world of private enterprise and who contributes to our nation’s GNP, had a very different view of the Occupy matter.
It’s basically concealment and cover for anarchists who are doing this to our city. We’re very concerned that a group of people can be allowed to do this type of destruction to our town and to our image without any repercussions. They need to be held accountable. I support a peaceful protest. But it was a siege situation last night, and quite frankly, I’m glad we were here. But I never want to have to do that again. SF Gate
If you visit Mr. Tagami’s website, you will find on his home page a quote from George Bernard Shaw that so aptly sums up the socialistic Occupy movement in America:
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.