Union-Backed Occupiers on the March

Matthew Vadum is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of the book, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers."


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The sudden eviction of Occupy Wall Street squatters from lower Manhattan hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of organized labor for their increasingly violent anarchist and neo-communist brethren.

The occupiers now say they plan to shut down Wall Street on Nov. 17 and occupy the New York subway. One Occupy Wall Street supporter was captured on video saying radicals plan to “burn New York City to the ground.” The movement that has spread across America is what ACORN’s neo-communist founder Wade Rathke, a former SEIU boss, calls an “anti-banking jihad.”

After New York police unexpectedly swooped down on the occupants of Zuccotti Park early in the morning of Nov. 15, organized labor leaders formally reaffirmed their support for the Occupy Wall Street movement.

“You can draw a direct line from the Wisconsin protests in the winter to Occupy Wall Street to the overwhelming rejection of an anti-union ballot question in Ohio,” said Teamsters president James P. Hoffa. “Occupy Wall Street is bringing new energy to a fight that labor has been engaged in from the beginning: The fight for an economy that works for everybody, not just the 1 percent.”

The Teamsters union “wholly supports and endorses Occupy Wall Street and opposes any effort to unreasonably restrict, contain or stop this lawful protest,” the union’s general executive board said in an official resolution.

Art handlers who belong to the Teamsters joined with occupiers to protest Sotheby’s in New York a few weeks ago. “The Sotheby’s economy is destroying the lives of too many Americans,” said art handler and Teamsters Local 814 member Sim Jones. The auction house, which the Left now considers to be a playground of the decadent so-called 1 percent, had locked out some of the workers as part of a labor dispute.

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been in the vanguard of the Left’s economic terrorism campaign. SEIU board member Stephen Lerner has been leading an effort to physically intimidate corporate executives in their homes.

Not surprisingly, SEIU is still a gung-ho supporter of the occupiers. After Zuccotti Park was cleared, president Mary Kay Henry regurgitated the Left’s talking points. Henry praised what she called the “brave students, unemployed Americans, families and others” participating in the various occupations that have spread to scores of large U.S. cities.

On Nov. 17 SEIU members plan to march “arm in arm with unemployed workers, community members, allied groups and Occupy protesters in support of a great American idea: our nation and our economy should work for everyone, not just the richest 1%.”

New protests will help promote Big Labor’s agenda. SEIU plans to join “a National Day of Action for the 99% protesting the failure of politicians in Congress to pass a jobs bill that would have put people back to work fixing thousands of bridges, roads and schools.”

Just about all major labor organizations in the country now support Occupy Wall Street.

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  • stanchaz

    You do not need to be religious to understand -and embrace- the idea that "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." But in their blind greed and schemes, the 1% has forgotten and closed its eyes to what the word "society" should really mean. Because of Occupy Wall Street and its offshoots, we are finally talking less about CUTS and more about BLEEDING. Instead of demanding more budget cuts -to be borne by the middle class and poor- we are FINALLY focusing on the shameful bleeding that the poor and middle class has endured for all too long. Instead of talking about even more cuts in the taxes of millionaires…we are now talking about fairness and justice – about an economy and a political system that is run for the rich, and by the rich. Instead of talking about LESS government, we are talking about a government that WORKS FOR ALL OF US, not just a favored few. Thank you OWS, for reminding us that people -ordinary working people- really DO matter, and for helping open our eyes to what’s really going on in this country. Thank you OWS, for standing up for the workers, and for those looking for work, and for those that will graduate or come back from war …and find no work. Thank you OWS, for standing your ground, for enduring illegal beatings and arrests – non-violently. Thank you OWS, from all of us who can’t be there in person, from all of us who are working two and three jobs just to keep up, from all of us struggling to raise our children, or caring for our elderly, or just trying to live with some dignity…..while the rich become richer and more powerful, at our expense. The 1% are running this economy. Indeed, they’re running it right into the ground – with their get rich schemes, their shipping of jobs overseas, their tax evasions, and their cuts in social programs. You inspire and motivate us OWS. You strengthen us, and give us hope. And we’re damn PROUD OF YOU! This land IS our land! AND WE WANT IT BACK! We want our FUTURE back! But it’s much more than mere words…. it’s much more than just politics….. it’s your freakin’ LIFE, and how you want to live it, and how you WILL live it. The time has come to choose….to risk…and to act. If not now…then when? If not you, then….who? You DO have the power my friend. Don’t let your dreams die.

    • davarino

      The article is about unions, not ALL of us

      • Herman Caintonette

        So, why do you love business unions (mergers and acquisitions, which create oligopolies) but not employee unions (which create oligopsonies or monopsonies)? If you want something that approaches a free market, then you either have to allow both sides to organize, or neither.

        And when it comes to labor mobility, why should there be national borders> IIf you can encourage Mexicans to cross the border to put pressure on our wage base, with their attendant social problems, shouldn't Arabs be allowed to migrate into "Israel"? Sure, no one would be alive at the end, but this is the free market, and it must govern over all, right?

        • mrbean

          Once again, Hemaphro Castrati the Italian Eunich spews his anti semitism.

          • Herman Caintonette

            It appears that Jerry Sandusky (Bean) has nothing to hit on these days….

        • Steeloak

          Your ignorance of free markets is breathtaking. Mergers and aquisitions are a natural result of free markets, part of the process of creative destruction Schumpeter talks about.
          Any company that fails to provide goods & services their customers want at prices their customers are willing to pay will soon fail in the market.
          What you are calling Oligopolies are simply the companies most fit in their markets, having been through and survived the competitve process. Any change in technology, arrival of new competitors, or failure to perform to their customers satisfaction will overthrow the domination of the market that they enjoy. Only when government is used to enforce their market position can they survive as an Oligopoly and even then only temporarily.

          Labor Unions are the antithesis of a free market, they seek to artificially restrict an employer's access to labor and to define the work rules for that labor.

          • Steeloak

            While I believe that in general, labor & capital should be free to flow wherever they can be best utilized, the issues of illegal immigration are far too complex to be ascribed to solely a demand for cheap labor.
            Hyper regulation and an antibusiness atmosphere in the USA has driven much of our manufacturing base offshore.
            Socialist ideology in Mexico and Islamic extremism in the West Bank & Gaza have destroyed opportunity for their citizens creating masses of unemployed.

    • Josie

      You are a moron and enemy of this country and should be treated as such.

      • Herman Caintonette

        You are a moron and enemy of this country and should be treated as such.

        • pagegl

          The parrot squawks again.

    • xlent

      So ol stinkchaz is trying to present some sort of a religious element to his/her ..it's argument in favor of godless socialism. How crude and how ignorant of the truth can one get?

    • myohmy

      you are a misguided idiot. These freeloaders are not representative of the 99% of us, they represent the 9% bottom of the barrel of sick, lame and lazy freeloaders who want the fruit of the labor of others. Their rights end where other people's rights begin. They do not have the right to prevent we the people from our life, liberty and persuit of happiness. If they continue to shut down our cities and the cops don't stop them we the real 99% will eventually meet them in the streets and teach then the meaning of the world "democracy". We mainstream middle class working people are the real majority and we will not tolerate these misfits, drug addled destructive America haters to destroy our way of life. If you bastards really want to learn how democracy works just keep it up and you'll find out just what a small percent of the populace you really are. And it won't be long.

  • davarino

    I am right there with you, unions. I will fight to the death your right to take more of my tax money so you can live better than most of us in the middle class. How does this protest have any legs at all?

    • Herman Caintonette

      Because the death of the union has decimated the middle class. People don't want to be wage slaves, and will not support a government that forces that status upon them. If peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable, and we have all seen that tune before.

      • Maxie

        " People don't want to be wage slaves, and will not support a government that forces that status upon them."

        What do you think a totalitarianist State does to the people it dominates? They become slaves to that State. They ones who resist are "eliminated". So far upwards of 94 million have been so eliminated in the various Marxist utopias around the world. Read the Black Book of Communism by Courtois et al and be careful what you wish for. Just for reference Hitler killed six million and he was a Leftist as well.
        Read "Last Exit to Utopia" by Jean-Francois Revel.

    • Herman Caintonette

      How does this movement have any legs? Study this http://www.businessinsider.com/15-charts-about-we… and get back to me. One doesn't need to cannibalize capitalism to restore the America of our youth.

  • StephenD

    Stanchaz, and all others that think spewing Socialist Boilerplate propaganda will work, Listen up. I am a working American. I have been working for the past 40 years. You do not speak for me.

    "we are FINALLY focusing on the shameful bleeding that the poor and middle class has endured for all too long."

    What bleeding are you talking about? Even the definition of "poor" needs to be re-evaluated. To your mind, is poor someone who has only one color TV?

    “we are now talking about fairness and justice”

    What is “Fair and Just” to you? As it is, the “poor” pay NO taxes, the working man pays what most deem fair but the top 1% you lambaste pays 70% of all taxes paid across the board! IS that “fair” to you?

  • StephenD

    Everyone recognizes the need for reforms; the elimination of loop holes and a clear and concise tax code. This requires Congress to act. I’d agree with any petition of them to do so.
    I’m only 2 paychecks from going hungry. Should I demand from someone that has earned more than me and has paid more taxes than me to give me what he has? THAT to you is JUSTICE?!? Maybe I’m just old but to me that was always defined as ROBBERY.
    I don’t think you realize what you’re asking for. Just look at Cuba. This is ultimately where the things you espouse will lead us. I don’t see anyone strapping an old door to 55 gallon drums to float their family there do you?
    Take your head out of your a—and get a clue. You are being used by those that would destroy America. You are only a tool to them. Lenin had a name for such folks in his day. He called you guys “Useful Idiots.”

    • Herman Caintonette

      These are the numbers OWS is looking at: http://www.businessinsider.com/15-charts-about-we… One doesn't need to become Cuba del Norte to achieve the kind of economic equality we enjoyed a generation ago; the oligarchs want us to become Mexico del Norte, which is every bit as objectionable. Take a trip in the countryside next time you visit Cancun, and see what I mean.

    • howdydoody

      Cuba? The U.S. during the decades following WW2, and up until Reagan took over, had a far more fair distribution of wealth via taxes, and it was not anything like Cuba. GYHOOYA Stephen D

      • StephenD

        .But, howdy, we are NOT a redistributionist society. We are a Republic. We take care of those that cannot care for themselves. Everyone else must. You earn your way in this life. Any society based on redistribution ends up…like Cuba. After a few generations, with no incentive, why should I produce more than I need? For you?? this is what happens. Since an individual can no longer raise himself up there is no incentive to try. Don't take my word for it. Look at history. In Communist Poland they had a saying in the State Run Factories: "If I stand up or lay down I get paid the same." Sounds like a great way to raise the standard of living doesn't it? So, inevitably, a Tyrant must step in to FORCE the work out of people. This is the ultimate end result of redistributionism.

  • Herman Caintonette

    Darth Vadum: "On Nov. 17 SEIU members plan to march “arm in arm with unemployed workers, community members, allied groups and Occupy protesters in support of a great American idea: our nation and our economy should work for everyone, not just the richest 1%.”

    As opposed to the feudal society Darth Vadum contemplates….

    • Chris Nichols

      Could you be any more vague. See, the "%1" can't tax you, or regulate you or handout mandates down to what kind of light bulbs you can use, the government does that, kind of like a monarch. So, one again, you have your analogy backward. Define how much "work" I should do for "everyone", further more, how much work are you going to do. Who gets to define what those terms are? Someone get this idiot a copy of Animal Farm.

      • Maxie

        "Someone get this idiot a copy of Animal Farm. "
        Just make sure it has lots of colored pictures.

        • intrcptr2

          They made a pretty cartoon already…

          And the pigs were wearing pink, rather than brown(shirts).

    • Brujo Blanco

      As far as I am concerned if a union engages in organized illegal activity (assault, destruction of private property, infringing on tue rights of others, etc) they are engaging in a criminal enterprise and need to be dealt with accordingly.

    • intrcptr2

      And please tell the jury, just who it was that killed European feudal society at the dawn of the moderna age?

  • Dirty Creature

    The unions don't think of what the OWSers do as criminal for the same reason they don't think of what THEY do as criminal. But both are. They are organized crime, exactly as Capone envisioned it – every time someone buys a loaf of bread, they get a nickel. Every time some guy gets a haircut, they get a dime. Or else people get beaten up.

    It's organized theft, enforced by threat of violence. Plain and simple. One day the law will catch up with it, and that will be a good day for every decent man, woman, and child.

    • Herman Caintonette

      And this ( http://www.businessinsider.com/15-charts-about-we… ) is not criminal? Buying Congressmen to ensure favorable legislation is not bribery? I suppose you need that job as a valet, Jeeves….

      • Dirty Creature

        Heh. If all you know how to do is be a valet, that's on you. What I do pays well enough that I have to pay taxes on it.

        That's why I'm on the side I'm on, and you're not: I'M not the one who's in a situation where I'm so worthless that I need something for free from YOU.

        • BS77

          The OWS have been indoctrinated by their Orwellian professors into thinking they DESERVE everything everyone else has just by virtue of clamoring for it. Whatever public sympathy there was for OWS….is now gone.

      • tagalog

        No crimes there. Social problems, yes. But no crimes.

        • mrbean

          Defecating and unrinating in public is a crime dufus!

          • tagalog

            He (Herman Castanet) was talking about the financial woes we're now living through, not the OWS stuff, and characterizing the so-called "1%" as criminals because there's a big disparity in income between them and the rest of us. What was that term you used toward me, "dufus?" Dufus. It's good to know how to read.

      • Austen Heller

        Reduce the power of government and you reduce the capacity for corruption. The only reason congressmen are worth buying is because they have TOO MUCH power and TOO MUCH of the citizens' hard-earned money to divert to whatever special interests approach them!

        The protests are severely misguided…. but I don't think it's an accident. The purpose is not to reduce corruption; the purpose is to change the fundamental structure of this country, and in ways that are most damaging to very foundations of the Enlightenment philosophy upon which it is built. The danger to us all is profound!

      • falco

        ohh… SEIU mob bossess visiting obama millions of time and getting kick backs and opting out of obamacare is not criminal just like the corrupt congressmen…. tea kettle calling the pot black. I have no respect for union thugs/usefull idiots who cannot discern government, union, private corruption..as one and the same… evil. You guys are just useful idiots…funded by the commies…i won't be surprise if jihadist money is not involve some where… just like during the vietnam protest…commie money were spent wisely…to support drugged out hippies…with flowers.. while we died in the mountain villages fighting the commies…who raped and tortored my people… You are being used again…useful idiot…

    • xlent

      Absolutely right on "Creature" evil is as evil does and the spirit of evil is flowing through all the "occupiers" and their evil subordinants and supporters.

    • intrcptr2

      I appreciate the argument, but do be careful, I'm quite certain that Capone et al knew that prostitution and running rum was illegal.

      Unions have contributed greatly to American society and the economy. The difficult question is what to do when they nudge themselves into questionable or illegal activities, just as much as it is what to do when modern-day robber barons, like Obama and his posse, nudge themselves into immoral/illegal activities (Solyndra being a shining example).

      I quite agree that SEIU et al are little more than mobsters dressed in fancy (expensive) suits, and that we ought to look a good deal closer into all of it. I sommehow doubt we will.

  • tagalog

    Leo Gerard of the United Steelworkers says the Left needs to start a resistance movement? It's been done at least twice in the past 70 or 80 years. Three times (at least) in the past 100 years. It always meets the same sad end. But go for it, by all means. If there's any justice at all in the universe, it will end badly for the unions and university students and entrench wealth all the more securely in the so-called "1%." But that's all right, right?

    • Herman Caintonette

      What sad end? The 1950s and 1960s? If even violent revolution will bring it back, I can endorse it.

      If there is any justice in the universe, you will have to go back to the Phillipines and be a low-end prostitute.

      • tagalog

        Just for the record, I am Anglo-Saxon and Scots of Pictish descent and my family has lived in North America (Massachusetts – we arrived in Massachusetts before it was called Massachusetts -, Vermont – one of my ancestors helped seize Fort Ticonderoga for the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress about 155 years after we got here -, New York, and now my home in the Far West) for the past 400 years. I am as much of a Native American as any aboriginal American. I just happened to have "tagalog" pop into my mind when I was picking a user name.

        You're not making some sort of racist/ethnocentric/sexist/classist remark, are you, Mr. Caintonette? Is that one of those cheese-eating names or am I mistaken?

      • tagalog

        One hundred years ago, the IWW and associated radical resistance, ended in the prosecution of radicals in 1919, when Justice K.M. Landis, the "baseball czar," as John Dos Passos put it, "handed out twenty-year sentences as if they were parking tickets." The moment that put the national police force, the FBI, on the map under J. Edgar Hoover.

        In the 1930s, the farmers who poured their milk out of trucks, who wound up as dispossessed and often disenfranchised "Okies." The UAW radicals of the Flint Strike, and many others, who wound up unemployed in a very bad economic time.

        In the 1960s, the antiwar movement, whose activities ended in the deaths of a significant number of relatively innocent students at Kent State and Jackson State.

        The late 1940s and early 1950s might be seen as a kind of Leftist resistance that resulted in career-damaging and -destroying blacklists, and prison terms for Communist leaders and Hollywood writers as well as the Attorney-General's (Tom Clark's) Subversives List. And of course there was the spying for the USSR by American leftists who assumed the USSR had the moral high ground and the USA was a fascist state.

  • http://apollospaeks.blogtownhall.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    IS OBAMA THROWING OCCUPY WALL STREET LUNATICS UNDER THE BUS?

    Click my name for the answer.

  • tagalog

    I think it's fair to expect that today's festivities among the OWS set and the police will result in some sort of outrage on the part of the OWS folks at the treatment they receive. But we should remember what the New York Post has reported: "“I think we’re certainly going into this with our eyes wide open, but (the march is) to provoke ideas and discussion, not to provoke any violent reactions,” Occupy Wall Street spokesman Ed Needham told Reuters. “I think it is very difficult to do a day of action and not expect some sort of reaction from the [authorities].”

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/city_braces_fo

    Remember, they're going into this with their eyes wide open. Wanna bet on the likelihood that they still say that at the end of the day?

  • BS77

    Go on Youtube and check out Occupy Wall Street IDIOTS…..a laugh riot.

  • Wyatt

    Anarchists, union THUGS, communists, nazis and other assorted LOSERS all supported by the biggest thug of them all, Barack H. Obama and the plastic faced idiot from San Francisco, Nancy Lugosi.

  • Dr K

    Folks, isn't it rather obvious that the Marxist-Alinskyite goings-on here are, for the most part, a kind of practice exercise (to ensure the command and control, orchestration, and tactical integration of the "useful idiots" who are–wittingly or unwittingly–placing themselves in the service of a self-appointed avant garde and their power-grabbing agenda) for next year's campaign season? Stop for a moment and think about it.

    Why have the various Soros-funded organizations (from the Tides Foundation to SIEU) and their well-known (Marxist-socialist) allies in the so-called labor movement, not to mention members of the Socialist Internationale elected to congress (at last count, over 80 with a "D" after their names, plus the prickly former healthcare czar, who was actually its international president), as well as Obama and the rabble-rouser Jones, all supporting this OWS activity? I suggest all of this cannot be a coincidence. Please consider … and stay vigilant as November 2012 approaches. I'm afraid you're going to see much the same again, only with much more intensity and lawlessness.

    • Maxie

      Exactly. The first order of business will be to steal the election a la Al Franken. That's feasible by vote theft in a few key districts in a few key states. ACORN et al are in place to do that using their well-honed methods. If that fails there's post election urban violence on a grande scale to initiate. The Peoples Republic of America awaits.

  • howdydoody

    the REAL thugs are Wall St. The REAL violence is people being removed from their homes, young people being denied a quality and free education, the sick being denied health care, workers being denied a living wage.

    • Steeloak

      HowdyDoody – an appropriate name for a puppet with wood for brains.

  • Wyatt

    What entitles anybody to a free education. Most of us took second mortgages and other loans and surprise we paid it back. This is the problem. The sense of entitlement is unbelievable. Those of you who want everything for nothing are the THUGS. Stick it where the sun don't shine. You want what I have? Come and get it. We will keep the powder dry for you.

  • Spider

    Prez Obama, Al Gore, Michael More, Suzan Sorandon, Jane Fonda and all the other OWS heroes are all 1 Percenters – what have they done for anyone besides endorse Com-munism for the rest of us but not themselves Freedom to be wealthy for me but not for thee…

    • Austen Heller

      They are the pigs in Orwell's Animal Farm…. "All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others."

      Why do all the warnings go unheeded!!!??

  • BS77

    All you liberal sympathizers….open up your wallets and start sharing the wealth with the tent village wack nuts …..feels good, yes? OWS….what a steaming pile.

  • BS77

    I am disappointed….not one member of Congress or our government has come out to criticize the violence, vandalism, filth and excesses of the so called OWS activity. Most Americans are appalled by the anarchistic craziness, the threats to stores and businesses.

    • mlcblog

      It's not PC.

    • Maxie

      As long as the lobbiest's gravy train keeps dumping goodies into their Congressional baskets then what's to worry? Just keep the game going and don't rock the boat.

  • Ahmed

    I completely support this movement. Islam teaches peace, harmony and social justice. This movement represents that, therefore Muslims support it as well.

    • BLJ

      I know another way Muslims can support the economy: buy deodorant. Please,

    • mlcblog

      Are you joking? or just mistaken? Peace, harmony ??? They are destroying property and pooping in the park. This does not speak for or bring peace and harmony. As for social justice, that is a communist phrase from the 1930's with little meaning except to say the MAN is wrong and I am justified in tearing things down.

    • Wyatt

      Islam teaches peace? Tell that to the Coptic Christians in Egypt. What a load of…

    • xlent

      "liar liar pants on fire"

    • HelgaMarie

      Of course Islam teaches peace,harmony and social justice…..in the bizarro world…

  • Ahmed

    American Muslims will do everything to help their beloved homeland of America.

    • pagegl

      As long as they can rape the Constitution, terrorize non-Muslims, and impose Sharia law.

    • mrbean

      Yes in AMerica we wipe ourselves with toilet paper instead of the fingers on our left hand. Left handed Muslims have peoblems eating heh heh heh.

    • tony

      Really Ahmed? Here's a good starting point. How about all American Muslims, such as the gang at CAIR, stating they are unequivocally opposed to the all violence perpetrated in the name of Allah. When your fellow American Muslims do that, then we'll believe you.

  • mlcblog

    "Unlimited avarice" of the labor unions.

    Since I was a girl I have watched with shock and horror how the labor thugs lead their people into anarchy and ruthless destruction of our way of life. GM is a shining example of them insisting on ever-increasing wages and benefits far higher than the rest of us while complaining bitterly that they are misused and abused and not paid well. They disgust me.

  • Austen Heller

    "It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."

    "What’s the most horrible experience you can imagine? To me- it’s being left, unarmed, in a sealed cell with a drooling beast of prey or a maniac who has some disease that’s eaten his brain out. You’d have nothing but your own voice- your voice and your thought. You’d scream to that creature why it should not touch you, you’d have the most eloquent words, the unanswerable words, you’d become the vessel of the absolute truth. And you’d see living eyes watching you and you’d know that the thing can’t hear you, that it can’t be reached, not reached, not in any way, yet it’s breathing and moving there before you with a purpose of its own. That’s horror. Well, that’s what’s hanging over the world, prowling somewhere through mankind, that same thing, something closed, mindless, utterly wanton, but something with an aim and cunning of it’s own."

    ~ The Fountainhead

  • howdydoody

    The right is over, you buried yourselves by believing in markets, by promoting profit over people, by your own greed and warmongering.

    • tagalog

      People have been saying that or something like it since Marx. It was wrong then, it was wrong in the Gilded Age, it was wrong in the Depression, and it's wrong now.

      What is newly revealed to be true is that command economic systems have proved themselves incapable of keeping themselves from going broke throughout history, and current events reveal the new fact that even modified free-market systems with a welfare safety net go broke just like the command systems do. Only free markets in societies that are not welfare states are capable of consistently creating wealth and raising the people in those societies out of poverty.

      You lefties have realized that, and are now in the process of working out just exactly how you can just steal the money without pretending to be acting for the benefit of the needy in some economic system. You now just want the loot without having to try to build and defend an unworkable system that is the mechanism of the theft.

    • tony

      So what's your model for how a society should be modeled?

      • Spider

        Simple – The best model is America before the Welfare State existed

  • LindaRivera

    The Occupation is waging a WAR against Americans. The Occupiers hate people. They hate small businesses. They have trashed some of the businesses in New York City close to their occupation and because people don't want to go to the area now because it's dirty and crime ridden, businesses have had to lay off people. How will these unfortunate people pay their rent and buy food now? The Occupiers DON'T CARE.

    The Occupiers have said they want to occupy New York Subways. The Occupiers DON'T CARE that people need to get to their jobs on time and people need to get to their doctor appointments on time. The Occupiers DON'T CARE. Why do the Occupiers hate people?

  • LindaRivera

    'The movement that has spread across America is what ACORN’s neo-communist founder Wade Rathke​, a former SEIU boss, calls an “anti-banking jihad.” '

    The Occupation is an anti-America, ANTI-PEOPLE, ANTI FREEDOM JIHAD

    Americans cherish FREEDOM! We don't want to live in a communist country controlled by super wealthy, power hungry elites!

    LONG LIVE FREEDOM!

  • Maxie

    The labor unions have long been considered to be the vanguard of Marx's absurd, fanciful concept of a saintly "dictatorship of the proletariat". Lenin, Marx's rabid desciple, realized that no such populous dictatorship was feasible and dumped the idea forthwith. It wouldn't have worked there or anywhere – especially here. But fools persist in their folly to the detriment of all and so we have our SEIU "soviets" ready to implement the Marxist fantasy when the order is given.

    • tagalog

      Well, not exactly; in communist states, unions are severely discouraged as bourgeois capitalist mechanisms for keeping the working class in captivity. In communist states there is no need for unions because the entire state takes care of the working class. Unions as the vanguard of the proletariat are a phenomenon of free market economies.

      • Maxie

        I fail to see where we are in disagreement.

  • Ellman

    The middle class does not support Occupy Wall Street or increasing taxes. The middle class is tired of carrying the ‘poor’ on its back for decades – the poor, who have cars, wide-screen TVs, iPods, cell phones, food stamps, housing subsidies, and a thousand welfare agencies to cater to their ‘entitlements’. The Obama government wants to bring the middle class down to the level of the ‘poor’ (who are not poor) so that no one lives better than anyone else and so that everyone is dependent on the government. Dependency is how the Democrats get votes and get to perpetuate their agenda to destroy this nation. If only more people could think rationally and logically! But that’s asking too much any more, even of ‘college-educated’ morons!

  • howdydoody

    it's such a joke that right wingers feel the need to disparage, insult and belittle it because it's far more popular than the Tea Party ever was.

  • xlent

    a really bad joke.

  • Wyatt

    You have the smarts of a puppet.

  • mrbean

    You are most ugly and you mother dresses you funny and youhave the woody for Hillary Clinton.

  • howdydoody

    grow up, #OWS is young, pissed and has truth on its side.