Occupy Wall Street Jumps the Shark

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It hasn’t taken long for the socialist-organized “occupation” of Wall Street to jump the shark.

In a surreal news conference at the United Nations, anti-American radical and rogue financier George Soros (net worth: $22 billion) threw in his lot with the thousands of Communists, anarchists, eco-feminists, malingerers, and professional protesters who have been baiting and taunting police in lower Manhattan as part of a mass demonstration that began September 17.

Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) also jumped on the anti-Wall Street bandwagon. In a move that ought to permanently disqualify him as a GOP presidential candidate, Paul gave aid and comfort to the radicals who want to destroy America. “If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!” Paul said.

When told that a New York police officer pepper-sprayed protesters, Paul reflexively took the side of the radicals. “I didn’t read the stories about it. But that means government doesn’t like to be receiving any criticism at all. And my argument is, government should be in the open — the people’s privacy ought to be protected. So I don’t like it.”

The protests, which have spread to other large cities, are part of what ACORN’s neo-communist founder Wade Rathke calls an “anti-banking jihad.” Not surprisingly, the remnants of the ACORN network are deeply involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement. New York ACORN’s new front group, New York Communities for Change (NYCC), led by veteran ACORN enforcer Jon Kest, is one of the major protest groups leading the effort to turn America into one big socialist armpit.

Kest explained why NYCC is involved by using what has become the standard Marxist boilerplate about the financial collapse. “When the big banks tanked our economy they took away millions of people’s shot at achieving the American Dream,” he blogged. “It’s about time all these people come together and hold Wall Street accountable for what they’ve done to our futures and the future of this country.” Of course Kest didn’t bother to mention the role that ACORN played in creating the mortgage bubble by strong-arming Fannie Mae, pushing the financial affirmative action scheme known as the Community Reinvestment Act, and blackmailing banks that didn’t want to lend money to people who wouldn’t be able to pay it back.

SEIU board member Stephen Lerner has vowed to do his part to drive a stake through the heart of capitalism and drag the populace into economic misery. Lerner says he wants to “bring down the stock market” through a campaign of disruption. Last year George Goehl, executive director of Chicago-based National People’s Action, said that “the banking crisis” was “the next big thing,” and “the way to build a big economic justice movement in this country.”

Soros said he sympathizes with the rabble. “Actually I can understand [the protesters’] sentiment, frankly,” said the preeminent funder of the American activist Left in remarks to reporters.

But anyone who has followed Soros’s life wouldn’t dare to describe him as a working class hero.

Remember that this corrupt investment banker fired his butler for complaining after his cook used Château Lafite in a stew. The butler won a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against Soros. Soros was also convicted of insider trading. A French court fined him millions of dollars.

Soros’s hedge fund invested almost $1 billion in shares of Petrobras, the Brazilian oil concern, coincidentally just before the Export-Import Bank of the United States announced it was lending $2 billion to the company.

Soros closed a hedge fund to outside investors rather than submit to the new Dodd-Frank financial regulations – regulations he helped to enact by giving money to groups that lobbied for them. Soros shed a few crocodile tears for small business owners whose credit lines got squeezed after the 2008 financial collapse. “An awful lot of them actually were put out of business,” he said.

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  • mrbean

    Ahhhh… the Lumphen Proloteriat indoctrinates of the indoctrinates of the Four Horseman of The Frankfurt School pour into the streets demanding that the old order be trashed and funded by America's internal enemies.

  • Mike Boze

    I would have appreciated the irony if instead of “drive a stake through the heart of capitalism”, you had written “drive a steak through the heart of capitalism”.

    • http://matthewvadum.blogspot.com/ Matthew Vadum

      Are you a steakholder?

      • http://www.nightmist.us/study/NL/UNITEDSTATES/ Axe

        In that, you might be mis-steaken.

        • http://matthewvadum.com Matthew Vadum

          Would you steak your reputation on that?

          • Toa

            That Boze needs to wake up…he doesn't realize what's at steak here…

            Boy, all these steak quips sure put me in the mood for an Outback Melbourne Porterhouse… :-P

  • first admen

    Disqualify Ron Paul in GOP race for voicing an opinion? You're entitled to your hit piece..but just remember that the Constitution that he fights for grants you the freedom of speech–it is under attack.
    Aid and comfort Mike? Really?? Did he feed and shelter the needy occupiers in his basement? Did he buy all of them a cup of hot cocoa and get them out of the pepper-sprayed streets? People are sick of money-hungry wallstreet. A good leader and statesman would listen close to the needs of the people; what do you think they're protesting? Wait Mike I have the headline for your next smearing hit piece…"Ron Paul: aiding and abetting terrorists." What is destroying America is a tyrannical government led by Obama. What is your bias against the good Doctor? Why are you scared?

    • http://republicbroadcasting.org oceantoad

      You Are Spot-on My Brother.

      • Youryamacaisshowing

        I think I have figured out your bias against Dr. Ron Paul, Mr. Vadum; His non-interventionist foreign policy would leave the Israel government without any aid…ah I get you. I am going to go ahead and say that Israel should no longer get any foreign aid from U.S.

        • http://matthewvadum.com Matthew Vadum

          I like Ron Paul’s stances on many domestic issues but he shouldn’t be singing Kumbaya with these anti-American radicals. I’m a libertarian-leaning conservative but I’m not a kooky anarchist like many Paul supporters, for the record.

        • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

          Egypt gets massive foreign aid, you are just a NAZI LEFTIST-go join the radical Commies over at the Street who are totally Jew hating.

          Its always fakestine with you bums, MOVE THERE. There is a HUGE mall, market places are FILLED with food, hotels, and the men there are OBESE.
          MOVE TO GAZA.
          Gimme your paypal acct, I will send you there–TODAY.

    • Rifleman

      Ronpaul is free to make a fool of himself and the GOP is free to decide who is qualified to be on their party's ticket. Ronpaul isn't scary, he's disgusting.

      • Youryamacaisshowing

        What part of the constitution disgusts you?

        • Rifleman

          I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong suit.

      • Youryamacaisshowing

        What part of the Constitution do you find disgusting?

        • Rifleman

          Neither, apparently, is short term memory.

    • http://www.themadjewess.wordpress.com MAD JEWESS

      Ron Paul showed that he is WITH radical, anti American, leftists. Makes him in alignment with OBAMA, just like YOU.

    • TexExpatriate

      It's clear to me that the commenter meant the Republican Party should disqualify him by not selecting him as a nominee—because too many of his opinions are nutty. Paul, a firm Libertarian, is conservative on many things, but simply crazy on many other of his views. There's no question that Libertarians have to find a home in the Republican Party, the same as us Conservatives, and while a Conservative many get nominated (as Reagen did) no Libertarian like Paul will ever be nominated.

      You say, "People are sick of money-hungry wallstreet." If you mean, accurately, that you are sick of Wall Street, I'll buy it, but "people" are not. Most Americans know that the trading that occurs on Wall Street fosters capitalism and economic growth in the nation. Sadly, evidently you don't know that.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    I can't believe you, YOU accused Russell Simmons of creepily standing next to a woman at a photo op.

  • proxywar

    This actually sounds libertarian not socialist: "The fact is our problem, at least our number one problem, is the corporations and the other special interest groups that are more important to our politicians than the people. The lobbyists and the money gotta get the f*** out of Washington." Just sayin.

    I don't understand how Ron Paul was aiding and abetting these protestors. He's not Al-awlaki for f**** sake. He just gave an off the cuff opinion without understand the full context. He didn't even endorse them if you read your own quote. He's just saying they have a right to assemble (though I think what they are even doing that improperly), but he thinks their protest is misguided.

  • Jones

    I did not accuse Richard Simmons of anything! Heck I'd even support him for president…

  • Chucky

    Hey… you forgot to list a few of the 99% that are going to be at the rally in DC…
    "Evil" Roy Slade…. KKK…. Kim Jong-il….Lex Luther…Dr. Dimentia….the Taliban ….
    the Tele- Tubbies & Killer Clowns from Outer Space! BTW…….where do you fit in the scope of that upper 1%?

  • http://www.dailydoofus.com Peter

    I don't get it. If you don't like billionaire investment bankers that fire their butlers for dumb reasons, WHY do you also not like the people who protest them?

    You obviously see the problem if you find that guy's actions reprehensible. But somehow the people in Manhattan, and everywhere else, are also reprehensible for protesting it?

    Talk about compartmentalization.

    • davarino

      Right, the protestors have lumped Soros in with all the other rich people they hate, along with Simmons, Barr, Sarandon, Moore. Talk about compartmentalization. I would think that Simmons would be pissed at Barr cause he is worth more than the 100 million.

      And by the way, our beef with Soros is much deeper than him firing his butler. He is like Darth Vader and if he were to get his way we would all be in big trouble.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        He’s like Darth Vadum.

        • http://matthewvadum.com Matthew Vadum

          Watch what you say about my Uncle Darth, dude. He’s got a temper.

  • davarino

    I do agree with a small portion of their protest. I do believe the favors have to stop (lobbyists, tax breaks….etc.). All corporations have to pay taxes, ie. GE and the like. But that is where we part ways. This is still the greatest system in the world and I do not believe in bringing down the system because of a few blemishes. The blemishes need to be fixed then we will bury the socialist system around the world and be great once more. We are in bad shape because we have been trying to mimic something other than what worked in the past. The experiment has been fun but NO MORE.

  • StephenD

    Apart from the jokes (because EVERYONE knows this is a fools parade), what exactly do they want? "To make Wall Street pay" doesn't cut it. How? Hang an investment banker? What specifically do they want? Blocking off the Brooklyn Bridge (preventing working people from getting to their jobs) doesn't "punish" Wall Street. If folks have a legitimate beef they ought to be able to seek redress. But to create anarchy you should have an ultimate goal that is worth the risk. What is it? Most of these “Useful Idiots” have no clue I bet. They are being used by the folks behind the scenes like so much cannon fodder. The people behind this seem to seek the destruction of the American way of life and again, to what end? What do they want to replace it with? Here my simple mind says if I am unhappy with the way things are I should try to make them better. To first seek to destroy what is in place with no clear vision of what you'd have replace it is foolish to the nth degree. So again I ask, what do they want?

    • truckwork

      Hope and Change of course!

  • http://republicbroadcasting.org oceantoad

    19 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Is At The Heart Of Our Economic Problems

    http://republicbroadcasting.org/?p=14471

    • truckwork

      This article provides some interesting points, but it fails to stress the point that our Federal Government is SPENDING TOO MUCH! Is the Federal Reserve system a part of that problem? Yes, but even if we were to eliminate the Federal Reserve, it wouldn't stop our Congress from spending more than it takes in, nor make sure that the objects of the spending are Constitutional.

  • http://republicbroadcasting.org oceantoad

    Ron Paul: Federal Reserve is why Americans are protesting on Wall St.

    http://thehill.com/video/campaign/185715-ron-paul-sees-why-people-are-occupying-wall-street

  • tagalog

    I suggest that the test of legitimacy for the protestors is to demand of them a precis of what system they would endorse to replace the system they're protesting. If they're unable to come up with some coherent, workable vision, their protest is illegitimate and, while they have at least a claim to be within their rights to demonstrate, their demonstration is not worth the attention it's getting.

    I for one agree with Ron Paul that it's questionable for the police to put down the protesters without some good reason, but if they're a threat to the peace, by all means Taser, pepper spray, tear gas, and arrest as necessary.

    • Rob_Crawford

      They won't ever say. I ran into this mindset earlier this year: "We have to tear down the system!" "Why?" "It's no good!" "What will you replace it with?" "I dunno, it's not my place to say!"

      It's pure BS, of course. They want fascism, because they assume they'll be holding the whips.

  • Richdard.Haydn

    Ron Paul supports big brother government, confiscation of firearms, open borders, etc – what are you smoking? Of course this type of smear has been predicted by those of us who support Ron Paul. The neo-cons will defend wars and the status quo by any means necessary. Perry and company will take all the money they can get from Wall Street but of course there is no quid pro quo. Mr Vadum, you are either incredibly mis-informed or simply a hack.

    • mike

      THE GUY IS BLACKED OUT ON MEDIA BUT PEOPLE AT THESE PROTESTS AND EVERYWHERE WANT HIM IN. LOOK HIM UP. HE WANTS TO END FED RESERVE, CIA, NRA, TSA, BRINGING BACK THE GOLD STANDARD. BRINGING HOME TROOPS ASAP. ENDING LARGE GOVERNEMENT, GIVING PEOPLE BACK THE POWER AND ENDING THE WAR ON DRUGS FOR THE STATES TO DEAL WITH. HE IS THE PEOPLES VOICE AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA KEEPS BLACKING THIS GUY OUT. GET THE WORD OUT

      RON PAUL 2012

      Cap locks are stuck :P

  • tagalog

    I just was struck by a fantasy, triggered by a report on Drudge that the British are putting a huge amount of money into the economy to stave off some bad effect of the recession.

    What if the industrialists, financiers, and capitalists of the world have done an Atlas Shrugged and are withholding private funds (of which we hear there are a lot) until all government collapses, then they will come forward to rebuild and finance the world's governments according to their wishes?

    It can't be true. It's just a silly fantasy. If I thought it through, I'd see that.

  • Martel64

    Yes,"Eat The Rich"……..THE LEFTIST RICH,however awful they will taste.

    • tagalog

      with fava beans and a nice Chianti…

    • http://www.nightmist.us/study/ Axe

      “Alas, Allah forbids it.”

  • Quinn

    You obviously have not been on the streets talking to OWS protesters, sounds like you’ve been getting your sound bites from fox news and as far as your misrepresentation of Ron Paul ~ you should be ashamed of yourself. Sorros and the other corrupt wall street and federal reserve agents are trying to hi jack the movement, that is true, but the majority of the 99% know the FED is to blame along with wall street crooks. I couldn’t finish your propaganda peice, I usually give a writer 3 lies or mistakes before I know they are part of a disinfo campaign used to manipulate and deceive it’s readers. You are a liar or worse you are a worshiper of the corrupt system in place. Give us the US constitution and follow those laws, put the power back in states hands.

    • Youryamacaisshowing

      Vadum..the redundant pundit. Investigative idiocy at its best. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x8sZ64lx7s&fe

      • http://matthewvadum.com Matthew Vadum

        Ah, youth.

    • mike

      Well spoken Quinn, fox news is garbage and will tell you lies. example. this lie to ron paul aired on fox
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ1alAbMrMM

    • Youryamacaisshowing

      QUINN oh but he has been on the streets, just not in the investigative manner. By the way this got taken down the first time. Mr. Vadum partying it up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x8sZ64lx7s&fe

    • mlcblog

      sorry. Ron Paul is a nut job.

      • You’re a spinner

        It seems you can’t articulate why he’s a “nut job”. If you get your news from the MSM, I would then have to question your intellect in forming this opinion about a man you have never met. It seems like the only nut job is someone who supersedes the Republic and bombs a foreign country in the pursuit of a secret assassination hit on US citizen. You should read more.

  • Joe Hargrave

    I don't think Ron Paul has had the time to fully read up on this thing. He said "if" they're talking about ending the Fed – which only a handful of them really are – then it's great. I think if he knew their bent was socialist, he would oppose them.

    As for the pepper spray, it IS wrong. This isn't a fascist dictatorship… yet, I guess. There is still a 1st amendment.
    http://libertytrad.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/ron-p

  • Pathena

    Steve Jobs, who just died, contributed an enormous amount to us with his inventions and got rich doing so. The "Occupy Protesters" contribute nothing since they do no useful work and would deprive Steve Jobs and others like him of his work and his well-deserved wealth.

    • mlcblog

      Precisely!

    • trickyblain

      Please don't invoke Steve Jobs to attempt to justify your ideology. He disagreed with it. Like most of his fellow visionaries, he was very much a social progressive. He endorsed Democrats, advised the Kerry campaign and sat on an Obama advisory board on education and technology.

  • alexander

    That's how Lenin did it in 1917 – for the world, it was: "give money to masses, create workers paradise, etc", but real reason was "they have it, you don't; take it!" – and naive saps
    are doing it today in USA.
    Stupidity is bottomless.

  • Chezwick_mac
    • mlcblog

      Fabulous and enjoyable. We need to laugh. Informative, too. Who? Soros again!!

  • Rifleman

    LMAO! I saw the number of comments for this article on the homepage, and when I started reading it I knew why from the first mention of St. ronpaul. If thoust speaketh truthfully about what a tool he is, his cult of faithful worshipers will be on your ankles like a pack of yapping teacup Chihuahuas.

    • UCSPanther

      They are a textbook case of a cult of personality if I ever saw one.

  • mlcblog

    I think I'll celebrate Guy Fawkes Day this year. Happy that the dissidents themselves were turned into the powder bin of history, having had no effect whatsoever in their avowed goal of dissolving Parliament. How droll.

    • dablog

      What an idiot! Guy Fawkes Day was a well-known false flag…a hoax! LOL!! Learn some history, you "useful idiot"!

      • mlcblog

        You TOTALLY missed my humor.

  • S. Petersen

    I wrote suggesting caution in considering this topic. This is complex and Israel is too smart (or should be) to turn away who may be a friend. Here's another presentation of that view (from Mike Kreiger on Zero Hedge) (I just heard I have to put this in two parts, part 2, the meat, begins "Most of the time you hear the term "useful idiots"):

    • mlcblog

      Thank you. Where do we find this?? oops. Just a little googling and I got it. Looks like an interesting read.

      On swift perusal, just beginning to read it, it seems like wishful thinking on the author's part, but….time will tell.

  • S. Petersen

    Most of the time you hear the term “useful idiots” it is used in a totally pejorative sense. I think this is wrong. A “useful idiot” is actually not really an idiot, rather it is someone who is ignorant and therefore can be manipulated by those that are not ignorant to do as they desire. I mean who reading this was not a “useful idiot” at some point? I know I was. For most of my career on Wall Street that is exactly what I was. I worked in finance but had no idea how the system actually worked. As a result of my ignorance I was very susceptible to much of the propaganda that was blasted in my ear overtly and subliminally for much of my life. While I have always been cynical and never fell for the garbage either political party spewed, I was ignorant about how the world works and as such I could have been a danger to myself and others. Fortunately, I finally did dig further into the matrix, took the red pill and started writing about what I learned. Eventually I decided to leave Wall Street and pursue a different path.

  • S. Petersen

    Ok, so is there a point to all this rambling? Of course. The point is that just because there are a lot of “useful idiots” at the Occupy Wall Street protests (just as there were at the Tea Party Protests) that doesn’t mean we should dismiss what is happening or belittle their frustrations. They are merely ships without anchors floating around aimlessly in a sea of ignorance. Rather that mock them right into the hands of bad guys that want to recreate feudalism like Michael Moore, George Soros and Warren Buffett we should educate them.

  • Ghostwriter

    Recently,Ron Paul said that he would have no problem with Iran with nuclear weapons. Most sane people would think he's out of his mind! It's current president has repeatedly said that it wants to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. I don't know about you,but that statement alone should disqualify Ron Paul from even running for the presidency.

    • You’re a spinner

      North Korea has nuclear weapons, Kim Jung Il has also repeatedly said he wants to kill America. Pakistan has nuclear weapons. Israel is neither comfirming nor denying they have nuclear weapons (but more than likely do) Yes, Iran’s leader is an ideologic bad man but you don’t understand what Ron Paul’s position is. You’re over simplifying it for your own misguided agenda.

      • http://www.nightmist.us/study/ Axe

        Iran is openly genocidal. That makes Iran special, doesn't it?

  • trickyblain

    I agree about Jobs.

    On the other hand, you never heard him whine about taxes, or talk about a "tyrannical gov't." He championed progressive causes. Unlike the FPM/Beck boogeyman Soros, he actually worked directly for the hated Obama and Kerry.

    And who are you to say that the next Steve Jobs isn't protesting out there? Who are you to say that "they" are not accomplishing anything?

    They are — at the very least — accomplishing the same thing as you do by writing silly articles for a hack propaganda outlet. We can all express our views in our own ways, right?

    Talking about "whiners" on this website — where the central theme hysterically portrays conservatives, whites, Jews and Christians as hapless victims of gov't, the media, the University, Hollywood and even science. Priceless.

    • Joseph Klein

      Blocking traffic and leaving mounds of garbage are not the acts of constructive adults.

      "There isn't a coherent message," said one of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who aparently did not know why he was there. Another protester, a 23 year old from Virginia Beach, said "We don't look serious! We look like a bunch of dirty kids hanging out.!"

      At least these two were being honest about the juvenile protest.

      There's also the video of the nasty, foul-mouthed kid saying to an elderly Jewish fellow who was asking him why he was protesting," You're a bum,Jew."

      And there were 9/11 truthers, the anarchists, etc. as well as someone marching around with a sign announcing that he was the "Fart Smeller."

      Like you said, "We can all express our views in our own ways, right?" It's just that many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters are making fools of themselves.

  • umustbkidding

    Ron Paul showed that he didn't check his facts before he spoke up. It could be costly for him. Democrats will never figure out who these protesters are, Republicans on the other hand already use alternative information from the Democrat party advertising team (i.e. NBC, CNN and such). So it will hit Ron rather hard.

  • maturin20

    It's never easy to protest the reigning ideology. These good Americans are brave people.

    • Taxpayer1234

      It's about time the Tea Party got some credit for standing up against government excess…Oh, wait…

      • http://1389blog.com 1389AD

        Actually…our fellow law-abiding and hard-working taxpayers in the Tea Party are making ourselves heard. See: [LINK]

        • maturin20

          With some luck, the Tea Party may be as remembered and honored as Free Soilers and the state of Franklin.

          • http://1389blog.com 1389AD

            "With some luck…"

            Are you implying that you want us to be irrelevant and forgotten?

            Or are you merely saying that you won't put in any effort to make the Tea Party count?

          • maturin20

            I don't want anything.

  • http://www.mydesignskylights.com/ Skylight

    Occupy just seems like a good excuse for homeless people to get free food and protection from the police is they follow the rules.

  • mike

    no, this is not a stunt, it's reality. Ron Paul has been preaching about this for 30+years. if im wrong, then look up the facts and you'll see your mistaken!

    2001 Ron Paul was on the news speaking about the big recession. Everyone laughed until it happened. He was later asked on CNN how he knew 5 years prior to that. He warned MANY times prior to 2001. So now that people are seeing this, thiey're waking up to reality and you should too!

  • trickyblain

    We were in a recession in 2001.