Occupy at One Year

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The violent anti-American radicals of Occupy Wall Street plan to celebrate the anniversary of their neo-communist movement today by shutting down the New York Stock Exchange and hitting dozens of corporate targets.

The anniversary comes days after an operative for the Anonymous computer hacker group was arrested for allegedly threatening a federal agent. Barrett Brown, a self-described spokesman for Anonymous, which is allied with the Occupy Wall Street movement, boasts that he carried out cyber-attacks against Visa and MasterCard.

These Bolshevik banditos plan to begin the day with occupying “Wall Street with non-violent civil disobedience and flood[ing] the area around it with a roving carnival of resistance,” according to adbusters.org. The group will “surround access to [the NYSE] with the People’s Wall sit-in” and then conduct “a swirl of mobile occupations of corporate lobbies and intersections.” Operation Latte Thunder will then “Storm Wall Street and demand it stop bankrolling climate change.”

As always the leaders of Occupy Wall Street are lying about non-violence. The violence is the whole point of the demonstrations. When he interviewed OWS protesters in lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park last year Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen discovered that 31 percent of the movement supported using “violence to advance their agenda.”

And as Arnold Ahlert writes there have been at least “6,990 documented arrests in 114 cities across the nation directly associated with the OWS movement.” Apologists for the movement, especially the mainstream media, treat all these antisocial behaviors as freak occurrences, as if the Occupiers themselves were victims of saboteurs and dirty tricksters. “[B]ut thousands of arrests in hundreds of cities, coupled with instances of anti-semitism, sexual assaults (including rape), vandalism, and even murder can hardly be attributed solely to ‘fringe’ or ‘rogue’ elements ‘hijacking’ an otherwise peaceful movement.”

The reason the movement exists “is to disrupt the normal course of everyday life at every opportunity and to turn ‘one percent’ of Americans into literal enemies of the nation,” Ahlert writes.

It is true that the Occupy Wall Street movement has petered out since it was launched on September 17, 2011, amidst photos of defaced ten-dollar bills showing Founding Father Alexander Hamilton with black hair and a Hitler mustache. Its stated goal at the time was to condemn “greed” and “profit over and above all else” and to undermine economic freedom.

That protest was originally promoted as a “US Day of Rage” named after the so-called Days of Rage that took place in Chicago in 1969. That tumultuous year, members of what was later to become known as the Weather Underground, the terrorist organization of Obama pals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, provoked four days of riots and demonstrations against “The System.” Leftists continue to insist that Occupy Wall Street was inspired largely by last year’s Arab Spring, a series of popular uprisings against authoritarian Middle Eastern governments that many mistook for a desire for democratic rule. To provide cover for his radical friends leftist pseudo-intellectual Cornel West refers to OWS as “a democratic awakening,” the same expression he used to describe Hugo Chavez’s brutal communist revolution in Venezuela. Leftists say it’s not true democracy unless they win.

Last year’s US Day of Rage was heavily promoted by the Vancouver, Canada-based Adbusters Media Foundation, the nonprofit behind the “anti-consumerist” magazine. The foundation is funded by organizations associated with George Soros’s Democracy Alliance, a radical billionaires’ club that wants to turn America into Greece. Soros is a convicted criminal who prefers Communist China’s government over America’s and who openly aspires to bring European-style socialism to the United States. He told Newsweek earlier this year that he was delighted with the violence and civil unrest percolating across the fruited plain. “In the crisis period, the impossible becomes possible,” he said, echoing Saul Alinsky’s adage that a good crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Since 2001 Adbusters has received $317,773 from the Soros-funded Tides Foundation and $176,500 from the Glaser Progress Foundation, which was created by Alliance member and RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser.

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  • john butala

    Who are the conservatives who are talking about social justice and inequality? I agree with the gist of the article that the OWSers are general losers with a bankrupt philosophy, but I've never heard any conservative agree with them about anything. No conservative talks about the one percent or social justice except to ridicule those phrases.

  • pierce

    One years old, and they still have their hand out waiting for a handout. Get off your collective asses and go find a job. Most of you have a mommy and a daddy probably subsidizing your every little whim. And, oh, you are also one of the intellects working on your masters or doctorates, and think work is an indignity, below you, for somebody else. Well your are nothing but LAZY. Wake up.

  • Omar

    The American people and the Tea Party movement need to defeat the horrible Occupy Wall Street movement. Why does the media keep on praising the horrible OWS, while falsely deriding the Tea Party movement (the patriotic movement) as a "racist" and "bigoted" movement? The Tea Party believes in tolerance, responsible government and economy and the rule of law, while OWS wants to overthrow America and its democratic and free-market systems. OWS is also intolerant (unlike the Tea Party) because OWS has many instances of anti-Semitism, yet the media doesn't report on that. OWS also has a dangerous influence on the lives of young people. The movement consists of communists/ neo-Nazis, anarchists, notable lunatics like Bill Ayers and Kalle Lasn, left-wing propaganda networks like MSNBC and Media Matters, and misguided people who don't know the Occupy movement's true agenda. We, the American people, united with the Tea Party, need to defeat OWS and its extremist agenda.

  • Glennd1

    First off, the real story is that the Occupy movement failed utterly to capture the hopes and fears of the vast majority of Americans with their class warfare rhetoric. I was pretty worried when OWS started to get a little bit of steam, thinking that it would be the spark that set off the powder-keg of American leftist/radical rage. I suspected that they would get much broader support from "the people" – but they didn't. They are astro-turf, paid for as a vanity accessory by the various NGOs that splatter rich people's and union money around on Democratic causes. It's utterly unlike the Tea Party, with a broad base of support from people actually engaged in American society. Nope, OWS attracted exclusively an irrelevant fringe element of those utterly alienated from society, and hence was seen by most typical Americans as absurd.

    So, I adjusted – I stopped fearing leftist revolution. I considered what this really meant, that the masses the left relies on for political support were not anywhere near angry enough or organized enough or in enough pain to even move towards some kind of overthrow of our govt. What I realized is that 'radical chic' had become a fetish of leftist elites, who dominate the media, so what I got was a magnified view of a "movement" that in the main would be considered on the level of a Lyndon Larouche rally otherwise.

    Sadly, the anarcho communists don't understand that they are just ornamentation for Progressives like Obama who revel in seeing themselves as in the vanguard of a social revolution, but have no real plans for achieving the "justice" they continuously bray about. I mean, seriously, think about it. Obama has absolutely refused to pursue the policies that we know he holds dear, sacrificing principle after principle due to his amateurish grasp and use of the incredible power he holds. But the throws them some comments to let them know he's "with them", just not enough to actually pay any political price for it though…

    Given the above, any "worries" about OWS by those on the right is just silly. They are not even worth writing about anymore.

  • g_jochnowitz

    The current one-year anniversary OWS protests are coinciding with the anti-American protests all over the world of Islam. The Marxist-Islamic Alliance is alive and well. The Left licks Islamic ass.

  • BS77

    Occupy is for losers…they are not the 99%…they are not even the 1%.

  • cynthia curran

    Personality, I don't even like some elements of the Tea Party either. The Tea Party has allowed the Libertarians and paleo-cons to criticized anyone as a Rino hence worst candidates they dislike both John Mccain and Mitt Romeny as Rinos. Mccain is better on defense than George W Bush was and Romeny should be given a chance. No Republican is perfect the Tea Party is so committed to economics that someone of them would support cutting defense a lot, the Grover Norquist and Ron Paul types among the Tea Party. It fact the Tea Party had certain factions that supported Ron Paul since he created them. Paleo-cons and Libetarians are also bad as Leftist. Pat Buchnan, Ron Paul have greater influence in the past 4 years. Greece problem is they wanted a welfare state without paying for it they are known for tax evasion which is similar behavior also by some Libertarian Groups as well.

    • tagalog

      Yeah, but if the cops told the Tea Partiers to go home, they'd pack up and go home. After cleaning up after themselves.

    • BS77

      You need to brush up on your grammar.

  • tagalog

    When the OWS people begin their demonstrations with those street carnivals or whatever they're going to be, I bet the cops will be prepared to put a stop to that crap right away this time.

    • Maxie

      The focus needs to include OWS, Flash Mobs, New Black SEIU thugs, Acorn redux, UAW and whatever other malcontents can be rallied to join a violent anarchy on a given signal.Panthers,

      • Maxie

        Correction: The focus needs to include OWS, Flash Mobs, New Black Panthers, SEIU thugs, Acorn redux, UAW and whatever other malcontents can be rallied to join a violent anarchy on a given signal.Panthers,

    • Omar

      OWS is trying to make Union Square in New York City their new base after getting evicted from their original base in the Financial District. OWS has an extremely dangerous communist agenda. The American people need to save America and defeat the extremist OWS movement.

  • cynthia curran

    The Occupy is a loser movement that's true. They thought that Obama would Legalized millions of illegal Hispanics and they would have a socialists country since Hispanics that come here illegality are the working poor most of their kids are on the free and reduce lunch program. There actions in Anaheim show that socialism would come by legalizing millions of Hispanics, while a lot of the foot soldiers of Occupy were white that they could use Hispanics. In Anaheim they sided with a Hispanic gang member against the police and after the vandalism Occupy Oc is involved in expanding council representation of Hispanics in Anaheim and Anaheim has a high number of residents illegality in the Country. Obama unlike Julian Castro priority was not legalizing Hispanics and wanted to do that in his second term which means Occupy has to wait. Occupy at the conventions was going to have a massed immigrant's right march which fell to draw anyone and most that march were white not Hispanic since a lot of Hispanic radicals stayed home for some reason. Immigration from Mexico has dropped and in the future the issue will be there but the heyday of lots of construction work that paid good for Mexican men that came illegality has dropped.

  • cynthia curran

    What I'm saying is that some Tea Party members are such purists that they would not vote for Romney and vote for Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party or just not vote that bad as well since it helps Obama. Ron Paul has some bad ideas as well a lot of folks in the right usually don't want to think of those. Pat Buchnan while has some valid points on illegal immirgation and on trade is also a lot of bad views. A lot of industries whether they are factories or call centers have operations in several countries these days. Hispanic immigration and some Asian immigration needs to slow down so people can become more Americanized and the more Americanized they are the less the left can use Hispanics and Asians. Pat wants to go back when the US was more white which is hard but the process of changed can be slowed down. Also Pat is so anti-war that the left uses him.

  • cynthia curran

    Well, both Occupy and some of the Tea Party opposed Mitt Romney when he was rising money in Newport Beach two months ago. They both dislike each other and there are good tea party people that are less in the purity stuff and are good on defense. The Occupy is much worst since its into far left politics that will destroy US Sovereignty and there is the anarchy hate the cops but Occupy being leftist admires left wing police states so its a contradiction.

    • Omar

      Well, the Tea Party opposed Romney during the GOP primary race because Santorum was in the race too, and the Tea Party supported Santorum's bid for the presidency. Once Romney won the GOP's nomination for the presidency, the Tea Party endorsed Romney for the presidency. Remember, in any election, once the party's candidate is chosen, the party is unified for the most part.

  • pyeatte

    If you insist on confronting them, make sure it is at a distance, else you will get bedbugs.

  • Fritz

    One bit of good news regarding the Adbusters Media Foundation, and their Tides Foundation benefactors, Tides Canada, Tides America's money laundering branch plant, is now on the radar of the Canada Revenue Agency because of abusing it's falsely obtained charitable status. Likewise with every group that Tides Canada was funneling money to. The tax laws state that a charitable organization cannot devote any more then 10% of it's activities to political causes, nor can they "rent out" or loan out their charitable status to other organizations. Tides Canada not only was engaging in political activities more then 10% of the time it' highly questionable whether they carry out any charitable work at all. A large part of Tides Canada's racket was allowing financial donors to kook groups like Adbusters to donate money to the organization of their choice and receive a charitable tax receipt in exchange for a percentage of the proceeds, this is completely illegal and is in effect indirectly stealing money from legitimate charities and from taxpayers. Greenpeace was stripped of it's charitable status over 20 years ago for much the same reasons, but so was a pro life group, so it's only a matter of time before Tides Canada goes back out to sea.

    • Omar

      Adbusters is a corrupt, anti-Semitic, communist organization whose main goal is the destruction of democracy and free-market capitalism and to replace those systems with communist totalitarianism. We all know that Adbusters controls the OWS movement and its extremist agenda. We need to save our democracy and free-market system, and defeat Adbusters and OWS

  • Ghostwriter

    I'll be honest. OWS was the temper tantrum of a bunch of idiots who have nothing to do but prove to the world that they are idiots.

  • BS77

    Occupy members were interviewed fairly and politely by middle of the road journalists…and it was pretty embarrassing ….the Occupy folks cannot articulate their beliefs. From listening to them, you would have
    a difficult time comprehending their plans, strategies or blueprints for solutions to our
    economic and social problems. They seem to run on anger and little else. No one knows
    what the freak these Occupy trash heap camps are about.

  • Sunbeam

    The problem with the immigration especially from the Middle East countries are that these people were either of lowly educated or not being educated at all in all their lives and when such mingle with the more advance society, the rift is caused. Not that they are concerned, after all they are not there to change or be changed or to assimilate. Thus this is the biggest headache one could ever have. I wonder why America has given such a vast dimension to immigration such as this. It really posed a great danger to your country, you know?