Meet the “Occupiers” of a City Near You

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Launched a month ago in Lower Manhattan, the “Occupy Wall Street” (OWS) movement has since spread to more than 140 cities nationwide while winning the hearts of leftists everywhere, most significantly in the Democratic Party‘s mainstream. By now, many Americans have seen some of the photos and film footage of OWS demonstrators spewing anti-Semitic diatribes; shutting down traffic in busy urban areas; engaging in public nudity, copulation, defecation, and illegal drug use; and defacing their environs with colossal mounds of trash that are utterly incongruous with the protesters’ professed concern for responsible environmental stewardship. But beyond their penchant for the bizarre and the odious, what exactly animates the OWSers in New York, Los Angeles, and everywhere in between?

While they have been widely described as a motley crew without a unifying agenda, the OWSers are in fact bound together by a strongly anti-capitalist worldview that characterizes America as a “ruthless,” materialistic society where the chief objective is to “always minimize costs and maximize profits”; where “lives are commodities to be bought and sold on the open market”; and where “the economic transaction has become the dominant way of relating to the culture and artifacts of human civilization.” The “deep spiritual sickness” that necessarily results from this repugnant philosophy of perpetual economic “growth for the sake of growth,” says OWS, has caused “vast deprivation, oppression and despoliation … to cover the world.” OWS’s prescribed remedy is to replace the foregoing arrangement “with a society of cooperation and community” – i.e., a socialist economy. Thus it is not at all surprising that the Communist Party USA, the International Socialist Organization, the Peace and Freedom Party, and the Democratic Socialists of America have all embraced OWS and its objectives.

OWSers, casting themselves as the victimized “99%” of the population who “will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the [wealthiest] 1%,” advocate the imposition of a “Robin Hood Tax” on most goods and services, with the aim of using its generated revenues (taken mostly from “the rich”) to fund social-welfare programs for “the poor.” Among those joining the “one-percenters” in denouncing America’s purportedly contemptible “millionaires and billionaires” are filmmaker Michael Moore, actress Susan Sarandon, actor Alec Baldwin, film star Jane Fonda, activist Yoko Ono, hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, Marxist professor Cornel West, New York councilman Charles Barron, socialist radical Frances Fox Piven, TV personality Keith Olbermann, congressman John Lewis, congressman Charles Rangel, financier George Soros, labor leader Richard Trumka, former U.S. senator Russ Feingold, entertainer Roseanne Barr, left-wing preacher Jim Wallis, congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee director Robby Mook, and revolutionary communist Van Jones. Notably, most of these self-proclaimed champions-of-the-oppressed are themselves millionaires and billionaires. And yet another very wealthy man – President Obama – has likewise praised the OWS protesters for “giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works.”

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  • Cuban Refugee

    Ann Coulter hit the nail on the head with the title of her latest book, as "Demonic" is the perfect adjective to describe not only the demonstrators, but also the organizers behind the scenes — the instigators who would be loathe to mix with the malodorous hoi polloi, but who provide the financial support to keep the rabble in smoked salmon and cream cheese. There is big money behind the clueless dupes who, as all useful idiots through the ages who follow instructions blindly, will become the first bloody casualties in the ill-conceived take-down of our republic. The gates of hell have been opened on our nation by the empty promises of communist redistribution's hope and change …

  • Flipside

    Weren’t the previous occupiers PRIVATELY spewing anti-Semitic diatribes; shutting down traffic in busy urban areas; engaging in public wearing of polyester, copulating with underage gay hookers, defecation, and illegal cocaine use; and defacing their environs with colossal mounds of trash that are utterly incongruous with economic growth?

  • StephenD

    True Alinskyits running this thing isolate JPMorgan & Chase as their go to bad guy. They narrow it further to name the CEO Jamie Dimon. A few facts folks should know going in. Obama's right hand man, his Chief of Staff WAS Jamie Dimonds right hand man. JP Morgan & Chase were made to take the stimulus loan against their protests. They have long since paid it back. But because Dimond first protested he becomes fair game for the hounds. Thus he is personally targeted by the likes of Lerner and company to be their poster child of corporate greed. Because as everyone knows, if he has a salary of $20M, it affects my paycheck…somehow. Yeah, that's it. Because "The Rich" have more money than me, they have diminished my life in someway. Besides the rich it is American Imperialism, Colonialism, Corporate Greed, no jobs, corruption of Washington (NOT Obama though), and, and…Bush!!

  • FBastiat


    Phony "radicals" — phony everything.

  • steven l

    The best answer to socialism is: Moderate capitalism.
    Rich people should not forget that their wealth originates from the masses!
    Do not destroy the hand that feeds you goes the say. Do not destroy the middle class.
    That is exactly what is happening in this country.

  • tagalog

    The middle class is not being destroyed by corporate greed. The middle class is being destroyed by misguided government policies aimed at giving credit to those who are not creditworthy, giving mortgages to those who cannot pay them, and extending taxpayer loans to and otherwise subsidizing failed businesses that ought to be allowed to file bankruptcy, go into Chapter 11, reorganize, and help the economy recover from recession without dragging the government (and taxpayer money) into private concerns. A business that is "too big to fail" is, in its essential aspects, a monopoly, and should be prosecuted or forced into bankruptcy or divestment or dissolution.

    Nearly every aspect of the recession that we have been suffering under for the past decade is due to government intrusion into the economy. Very little of it can be laid at the door of the corporations.

    This is, or should be, obvious to people who are college-educated. The fact that their protest is against such amorphosities as "corporate greed" is proof that their tuition fees were utterly wasted. And these are the students who -arguably- are interested in politics.

    • I Spy

      Government had very little to do with "giving mortgages to people who can't afford them." Any builder will tell you about all the kids just out of college buying $300,000houses just because access to credit was easy. The sheer numbers of people who couldn't afford mortgages who got them bear this out: some 80% of the bad loans came from independent PRIVATE brokers taking advantage of lax regulation. As the gravy train rolled who was going to stop it? And it's the same with Wall Street.Deregulation + no will to enforce regulation + revolving door between SEC and Wall Street. Guess one person's "liberty" is another person's "corporate greed."

      • I Spy

        By the way, you can't blame "corporations" for wanting to maximize profit; it's what they're supposed to do. But you can blame their reps in government for rigging the game in their favor. You can blame their reps in government for deregulating (and favorably regulating). You can blame their reps in government for not having the will to enforce regulation. THAT COLLUSION–NOT "evil capitalism"–is PRECISELY the problem. It should be what the TEA party is against; it IS what OWS is against.

        • tagalog

          You say, some 80% of the bad loans came from independent PRIVATE brokers taking advantage of lax regulation."

          So where, pray tell, did the lax regulation come from? And how about Congressional implication in making mortgage loans to the unqualified? Surely the mortgage lenders weren't making mortgage loans on $300,000 house to college kids because they liked the kind of risk such practices called for, were they?

  • SchlomoBagelbaum

    What's so wrong with defecating in public? It's very liberating, let me tell you, and it helps keep the grass healthy and shiny. I defecate on church grounds at least twice a month. Honest! Would I lie to you?

    • Liny

      You are one sick individual. You'll pay dearly someday for making that stupid comment.

      • SchlomoBagelbaum

        Oy vey, tell me about it! I have unending diarrhea, miss–it's awful, just awful. Such sickness I wouldn't wish upon ANYONE–not even the goyim!

    • BS77

      You are sick. You need help. You are not funny….or relevant.

    • Reese

      You're an anti-Jew racist and you are of a depraved mind, as the Bible says. I pray you hear God's Word from His Judeo-Christian Bible and that you see your sin, repent, are forgiven, and that you turn from your Sodom and Gomorrah ways. Romans 1:25 "And they traded the truth of God for lies, and they revered and served created things more than their Creator, to whom belong praises and blessings to the eternity of eternities, Amen."

  • LindaRivera

    The correct place to protest is the White House! It is White House policies that are DESTROYING the American economy! Will we ever be able to recover from the massive Fascist/Left assault on our people and country?

    An inferior health care plan that no one wants and CANNOT afford to pay. The threat to jail and/or fine those who don't purchase the government enforced plan.

    Massive spending as if there is no tomorrow. Fighting wars we have no money for. Massive borrowing.

    The Massive giving away of Billions of dollars every year to other countries, including the oil-wealthy Middle East, Hamas-controlled Gaza and the Palestinian Authority organization who fill their war chests, build mansions and laugh all the way to the bank with free infidel money. Whilst in America, homeless shelters are filled to capacity; tent cities have sprung up all over the U.S. filled with desperate, jobless, homeless, neglected Americans.

    Massive debt. The massive printing of paper money out of thin air to DELIBERATELY create out-of-control inflation. There is no question that the total DESTRUCTION of America's economy is planned. The results will be horrifying. In the once wealthy and great nation of America, millions of Americans will become destitute, hungry and homeless with no money or resources to help them.

  • LindaRivera

    Because of the terrible economic destruction that has been wrought against our nation, it is urgent that organic, non-gmo avocado, fruit and nut trees and berries are planted in all of our nation’s cities’ and towns’ parks to help the many millions of Americans who will soon be in a desperate struggle to survive. There have been many food riots in other countries. Stop planting corn for biofuel and plant corn for food!

    Watch it. And weep for our great nation and people:

    FALL Of The Republic – The Presidency Of Barack H Obama – The Full Movie HQ

  • LindaRivera


    Is this REALLY our AMERICA??????

    Know the TRUTH about the Government Health Care Bill H.R.3200 – Key Points

  • LindaRivera

    Of course, mega wealthy, Fascist/Left millionaires and billionaires, including billionaire, George Soros, are behind the "Occupation". Not content with their enormous wealth, they lust after ABSOLUTE POWER and CONTROL OVER the PEOPLE.

  • tanstaafl

    Let's see – privileged white folks camp out in a park so they can make a mess and pretend to be underprivileged and "oppressed".

    Must be something in the bottled water.

  • kafirman

    "the OWSers are in fact bound together by a strongly anti-capitalist worldview that characterizes America as a “ruthless,” materialistic society where the chief objective is to “always minimize costs and maximize profits”; where “lives are commodities to be bought and sold on the open market"
    But as George Gilder has taught, "profit is a measure of altruism." Profit is the difference between the capitalist's service to others and his ingenuity and self-sacrifice.

  • BS77

    Watch as the OWS mob vanish as the cold weather comes in….for the leftists and libs everything is someone else's fault. It's Wall Street, it's the Republicans, it's the schools, it's the job market, it's the banks blah blah blah…..they NEVER take personal responsibility for their vacant lives, for doing poorly in school, for their bad habits, for their own lack of success…..thus the marches and demonstrations for more entitlements, "free" housing, "free" services, "free" socialist programs….The libs want an end to standards, testing and objective criteria for performance at work….they don't like grades in schools…everyone has to be coddled and spoon fed for self esteem and special favors……..these people need an attitude adjustment.

  • BS77

    Watch as the OWS mobs fizzle and fade as cold weather sets in.

  • Polymath

    One of the two reported websites, or groups,instigating this 'protest' is Adbusters.It is a Canadian company supported by Tides foundation, which is definitely, part of Wall Street and the 1%.This is John Kerry's wife's foundation among others. Soros' surrogate groups is the other instigator behind this
    and he is the prime example of what they are protesting. It is he that sells short and makes, or breaks, currencies, betting against the US . That is how he makes his money.What they are protesting was set-up by Clinton's Administration and Obama's, and AIG, Fannie and Freddie,and their Board officers who were never made accountable for what they did, are not being mentioned.
    What these people don't understand, either, is their union pensions are at these banking institutions.That means police, teachers, auto workers, firefighters, etc. are directly involved in all of this.if those banks, which did pay back their money, although the massive amounts that went to foreign financial institutions I don't believe were, all of these individuals in pension funds would have lost everything. However, the corporations did raid pension funds, and people were never paid back. CEO's made out. true.When Obama took over GM, the prime bondholders, who by law should have been reimbursed first, weren't.Instead the Union received most, or all, of the money first.The Union memberships should demand accountability from their officers, retired and current, to see where millions of their dues went, such a Gettlefinger's million dollar home in Mexico. If they are arguing that those they voted into the Obama administration and the Dems in Congress, no longer listen to the bulk of the constituents, and either bypassed Congress and instituted policies anyway, took money from lobbyists, and large campaign donors,who determined legislation- and even wrote much of it related to their corporations- or were imposed by Federal agencies under the control of the Executive branch of government to impose draconian regulations, which they don't want, or shouldn't if they knew about them and their effects on jobs,makes them feel impotent and disconnected from what is supposed to be a government by the People, then, they are right.This is Obama- not Wall Street. There is a complete disregard by this administration for the Constitutional premises. One more little fact, within the first ten days, or so, of Obama being in office he insisted on an additional $500B be added to the already appropriated $400B for his Presidential Discretionary Fund.He increased one government agency after another and added almost 50 czars with staffs to the Federal government. how much does that run? This is all taxpayer monies.So, there is no doubt that the $500B needed for the military now fighting g-d knows how many wars, and the lack in Medicare Funds anticipated , which is $500B over ten years, went into Obama's pocket, with very little, if any oversight as to where it went. you all want to protest? Now, you have a clearer picture as to how you were being manipulated before the protests and, now, during the protests and by whom. See DiscovertheNetworks for further detail as to whom is behind this.

  • Polymath

    One, or two, more little facts. Obama insisted on taking over all Student Loans, usurping the banks.
    Obama set an across the board interest rate of 8%. Blame Obama for the oppressive loan burden, and demand universities and colleges restructure their administrations' and professors' salaries and retirement packages. At the University of Michigan, a tenured professor receives the same amount per year in retirement received while actively on staff. The universities should be almost guaranteeing a job placement after graduation, or, at least, do its best in job placements of its graduates. They should, also, be sharing some of their patent rights and residuals with state governments that have been appropriating
    funds to them with taxpayers' money for decades.
    If you don't like the Stimulus, Recovery Bill,that gave to corporations of donors to their campaigns, and set-up the panel and funding for it to control your healthcare and ration it,
    call and demand the bill, or certain provisions, be repealed.That is your right. That stimulus bill did more than is mentioned. Read it. That is what the democrats did.
    Tell Congress that GE should not receive $80B to set-up a National computer system for healthcare electronic medical records that strips you of your privacy with your doctor.Tell Congress, you want GE to come back to the US and produce lightbulbs, again, that you can afford and use without fear of it harming your eyesight and requiring a Hasmat emergency if it breaks.GE got the money from Congress to subsidize making lightbulbs in its factory , and proceeded to close the factory after decades, lay-off hundreds of people and go overseas. That is called Corporate Welfare. Jobs, also, left when the federal government all but insisted large, medium, and small established businesses close up here in the US and go overseas. The Commerce Department was the main conduit in this for decades and supplied each company with the funds, your taxes, to do this. See if that is still going on. Tell Congress, we don't need tens of thousands of new IRS agents to come collect taxes to pay for the Obamacare's obligatory health insurance
    it is demanding of you- job, or no job.

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