This “movement’ is supposed to be an organic representation of the people who have had enough – pretty much The Tea Party 2.0 – but only better. Suffice it to say – It is not. The tactics they use tells you a lot about them. Their actions speak volumes. Their high-powered and celebrity endorsements paint a disturbing picture.
The official website of the Occupy Wall Street movement refers to the NYC General Assembly. Personally, I find it interesting that the leaders of this movement would refer to themselves using terms that generally refer to a law-making body. Then, right there on the front page, they implore you to read their Declaration of the Occupation of New York City.
So, what is one to gather from this?
Are they considering themselves a separate nation? Do they want to overthrow the government?
The short answer is yes. In an interview with the “spokesman” for the Occupy DC group, he is looking forward to seceding from the country. That’s right I said “secede.” (Anyone remember how much liberals mocked Perry for saying the same thing about Texas – my, my, my…the times have changed.)
Do they want to create such a social upheaval as to create a new America according to their beliefs?
Again, the short answer is yes. There have been repeated incidents of protestors resorting to violence to get what they want. Here is a small sampling:
- At least 1,000 people arrested at Occupy Wall Street
- Riots at Occupy Oakland
- Arrests at Occupy Denver
- Arrests all across the country
- Numerous rapes or reports of rapes at multiple locations (Note: Multiple links for this one.)
There have been numerous instances of people calling for violence to achieve their goals. Here are just a few:
- Occupy Los Angeles:”Violence will be necessary to achieve our Socialist goals”
- Bill Maher: “It might be time to get violent.”
- From lunacy central in NY: Alex Callinicos, a self-avowed Marxist, proclaimed that violence would be avoided if the “1 percent accept the decisions of the 99 percent,’’ which he predicted would never happen.
As one Occupy Wall Street organizer said – “It’s revolution, not reform.”
UPDATE: And so it begins and it looks like Oakland is going to lead the way…
The confrontation began after protesters started a large bonfire in the middle of a downtown street. Dozens of police in riot gear moved in on hundreds of protesters as the flames leapt more than 15 feet in the air from several large metal and plastic trash bins that had been pushed together.
Also, we have another group of protestors — who if they continue — will put even more people out of work at one of the nation’s busiest shipping ports.
The crowd disrupted port operations by overwhelming the area with people and blocking exits with chain-link fencing and illegally parked vehicles. The demonstrators also erected fences to block main streets to the port. No trucks were allowed into or out of the area.
Port spokesman Isaac Kos-Read said evening operations had been “effectively shut down.”
So, as part of their general strike, they are endangering the welfare, safety, and economic stability of the people they claim to be helping.
But once again, they aren’t interested in “fixing problems.” — “Viva La Revolucion!!”