That isn't to say that there are plenty of legitimate complaints that can be made about how "Wall Street" benefitted from the TARP money, inappropriately - but the protesters are grossly misguided and being used as tools for a much deeper much more ominous plot.
"Occupy Wall Street" began as a left-wing protest, something about as exceptional as a pigeon in New York. It didn't become a "narrative" until the narrators made it into one. Who are those narrators? They work for companies like Disney, CBS Corp., Comcast Corp. and General Electric Co. (co-owners of NBC), Time Warner, News Corp. (our employer), the New York Times Co., the Washington Post Co., the Tribune Co., Thomson Reuters Corp. and Bloomberg LP.
These corporations make their profits (or attempt to) by pushing narratives--by selling stories. Sometimes their narratives are as preposterous as Jesse LaGreca's. An example is yesterday's New York Times editorial that begins: "As the Occupy Wall Street protests spread from Lower Manhattan to Washington and other cities, the chattering classes keep complaining that the marchers lack a clear message and specific policy prescriptions."
The disdainful reference to "the chattering classes" is just priceless. To which class, pray tell, do New York Times editorialists belong? Though come to think of it, at least the anonymous hack who wrote that editorial got paid for his effort. That makes his claim to working-class status stronger than LaGreca's.
Then reflecting on the bizarre rally held in Atlanta we see this:
The Tea Party, for example, saw nothing like the bizarre scene at Occupy Atlanta, in which a Krugman platoon refuses to let Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights hero, speak.
It's something to watch. A gaunt, bearded middle-aged man conducts the meeting, with audience members repeating everything he says even though, unlike his counterparts in New York, he is speaking through a bull horn.
"I personally would like to acknowledge the invaluable work that Congressman John Lewis has dedicated his life to," says a younger gaunt, bearded man, as the audience repeats his every word in unison and people around him flutter their hands in approval.
"However," the young man continues, "the point of this general assembly is to kick-start a democratic process in which no singular human being is inherently more valuable than any other human being." A confused Lewis nods sadly.
For want of a "consensus," the young gaunt man prevails. Lewis is not allowed to speak, and he droops away.
If these people were stripped of the order imposed by the society they are rebelling against--if they were on a deserted island rather than in a public park in an affluent city with a strong police presence--surely it would not take long to degenerate into "Lord of the Flies." Krugman would be Piggy.
Exposed: Written by an Anarchist, Anti-Capitalism Group "Occupied Wall Street Journal" Is Funded By George Soros, The Tides Foundation, Code Pink and Michael Moore
Isn't it interesting that the failed policies of a Democratic White House and Senate, not to mention a supermajority in both the House and Senate for two years, which has led to a massive financial collapse and quite possibly another great depression - has now turned into a narrative which points the finger at a nebulous "Wall Street" and corporations rather than where the real blame lies?
Food for thought.
Rather than accepting the blame, we see certain politicians who are largely responsible for this nation's financial collapse urging this continuing class warfare and deflecting the blame away from their failed policies onto corporations and "Wall Street".
The nation is in the midst of collapse and politicians continue to play games hoping for their reelection and continued power.
Meanwhile the problems remain unsolved and the chances for resolution grow dimmer by the day.
Some protesters are wild-eyed Marxist and they are a small number. Many Americans are very upset about (fill in the blank), and those numbers are quite large.
A revolution does now require unity among the opposition, look at the Tzars or more recently Mubarak. Revolutions happen when the disgruntled reach a critical mass. Our revolution of 1776 did not include the majority of colonists, it included enough.
God is in control. Pray. It will get worse before it gets worse.
Adbusters is credited with starting this whole movement . . .they are, after all the ones who registered Occupy Wall Street's domain name. Adbusters is a Canadian organization with LOOOONNNGGGGG antisemitism roots:
or how about this beauty:
And while there may be a handful of useful idiots and moonbats without a clue, Occupy (fill in the blank with your city) is nothing more than an extremist leftwing, antisemitic Marxist movement who want nothing more than to bring down America and Israel. There's a REASON this whole thing was timed near the previously scheduled Palestinian State vote in the UN.
And is being funded/supported by:
Jim Wallis and his Sojourners
Arab Spring movement
The Working Families Party
And their purpose (aside from stated goals of their supporters? To reinvigorate young people and unite behind Obama in an effort to maintain Democrat control of Senate and prevent more gains in the House. Faced with another 1994 Republican revolution in next year's election, only drastic measures can save the party from what many predict could be unprecedented gains by Republicans which could take years of elections to recover from.
So I must respectfully disagree, DrWho . . .the "wild-eyed Marxists" aren't a small number. They are the bulk of this movement.
Glen Beck, Shawn, Rush, and others have exposed this for what it really is I believe. As DrWho said above, a few are wild eyed Marxist but most are just wild eyed utopian kids fresh from the education system we gave them and with zilch for understanding about our true history or how our government or economic system is supposed to work.
The true sponsors, supporters, and instigators of this "rally" is the darkness and evil of the multi failed system of "taking from and giving to" crowd with the ultimate aim of migrating control and power to themselves.
Its just about at the point that I won't consider voting for someone unless they have had the responsibility of meeting a pay roll in their past. I wish I could say my criteria also includes having the Holy Spirit residing in them but I'm afraid that in too many elections, it would leave me with only "write in" candidates.
These drones that occupy Wall Street are, and will continue, to diminish the legitimacy of the Democratic party as we near the election. This thing will blow up in their faces.
As I watch the miscreants block people from going to work, as I watch an innocent Christian Iranian pastor await his verdict, as I watch innocent Coptic Christians get run over by militarized vehicles provided by the US, I remind my self
of Romans 8:28:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
It seems like we are seeing the results of our "unchurched generation". I read an interesting article about this and if I can find it later I will post the link. Sundays on soccer fields and not in Sunday school.... we reap what we sow
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. -Galatians 6:7
Ann Marie I think you nailed it...I work with our boys on Wednesday nights and we go head to head with football and soccer to name but a few of the competing interests.
On the positive side we do have about 40 boys from age 4 to 6th grade every Wednesday and that will go up once soccer and football end. But soccer on Sunday morning makes me hate soccer all the more...grrrrr
There's been considerable visible signs of an unchurched generation dating back at least to the 50s (if not before) Just a quick study of the shenanigans of the hippy parents of Occupy (fill in the blank) pulled in the 60s proves that point beyond a shadow of a doubt.
I think what makes this movement different, however, is the outright hate for Jews and a tremendous under stirring of violence that's brewing just under the surface of this. More than at anytime in the history of the world, it's clear these are the times we were warned about in the Bible. Sadly, the more we witness, the more I wonder just how much of this we'll see before His Church is removed. Things are becoming so ugly . . .
It is easy to protest when the weather is nice; but it will be interesting to see what happens when the cold weather starts to set in.
The cold didn't stop the kooks in Wisconsin last January.
I agree with Ann Marie. The effects of years of heading toward a mostly secular society that, in large part, does not know, believe in, or care about God and/or Jesus are being seen more and more clearly in the US.
I agree anon - give them a good ole noreaster and they'll scatter quickly. Robin that is true about Wisconsin, but they were in the building and coming in during the day and leaving. In NYC the camping sleepover party will end with some sleet and cold rain IMO
I sincerely hope you're right, Scott . . .but with Soros handing out free money to willing participants, I just can't help but think they'll be right back at it when the weather improves. NYC isn't all that bad in winter . . .lots of big grates blowing hot air :)
I live just outside Buffalo; and if they are still out there in a lake-effect blizzard, I'll take them a lot more seriously.
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