By Dark Politricks
One of the things that keeps cropping up in online discussions is how divided the current anti-government protest movements are.
Conservatives and Tea Party followers attack the Occupy Wall St protesters as left wing hippies, socialists, communists, anit-capitalists and they are backed up by their right wing media shows like the FOX Channel which derides the OWS protesters at every opportunity.
Don’t the Tea Party protestors remember how the left wing media in the US attacked them in the same way as they are now doing to the Occupy Wall St protest?
How the nightly MSNBC talking heads or Daily Show clips laughed at their Tea Bagging quips and showed Tea Partiers turning up to Town Hall meeting with guns, the odd protester with a racist sign or old grannies equating Obama with Hitler and Stalin? We all know that a few bad apples don’t define a movement and the same should be said for OWS.
This is a classic example of divide and conquer and if only the two groups could see that they are both coming at the same issues albeit from different political perspectives then surely there is massive scope for getting a huge movement going that could make some lasting changes.
Obviously for many Tea Partiers it is too late as the original Tea Party movement started by people like Ron Paul and Karl Denniger has now been co-opted by the Republican party and as Karl Denniger himself says:
“Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bob Barr, and douchebag groups such as the Tea Party Patriots” are to blame for the bastardization of a movement that now seems focused on “Guns, gays, God,” instead of the Tea Party’s original mission: to castigate the federal government for supporting the “rampant theft” of taxpayer dollars that went toward “propping up FAILED private businesses.”
“In short, The Tea Party was and is about the the corruption of American Politics and the blatant and outrageous theft from all Americans that has resulted. It is about personal responsibility and enforcement of the law against those who have robbed, financially ****d and pillaged the nation.”
Ron Paul and Karl want to End the FED, one of the main groups responsible for the massive financial bubbles that have caused the recent crisis and the rampant inflation that is increasing day by day through their excessive use of the printing press. There is a reason Chinese financiers are already declaring that the US has defaulted on their debts.
They want to see the Banksters who caused this huge mess that threatens to engulf the world tried and put in jail NOT bailed out with tax payers money and given cushy jobs in the government or the FED for their troubles.
They want to see a return to capitalism and abolish the crony corporatism that is the financial modus operandi of the current America financial system.
Ron Paul wants to end the wars and bring the troops home. Not only would this save billions if not trillions of dollars that could be used for the people of the USA it would help bring the dubious war on terror to an end.
That stupid war on a word that means the TSA gets to either see you naked or grope you every time you fly somewhere. You never know if your unlucky like ex Governor Jesse Ventura you might be considered an enemy of the state for wanting to uphold your rights as a free citizen and not be treated as a criminal without probable cause. Oh the land of the free…
If the terrorists did 9.11 because they hated our freedoms then we have done their job for them rather well. Bin Laden must be rolling in his watery grave.
Not only has the US been run under a form of martial law since 9.11, the Homeland Security department has risen to become a modern day Gestapo.
Security letters that prevent your from even discussing whatever you are supposed to have done and midnight kidnaps and free trips to overseas prisons where torture has been legitimised awaits those who may disagree with US foreign policy and attempt to do something about it and the rise of the Police State does not rest there.
In supportive countries like the UK we have restricted our own liberties, enabled everyone from the council to the environment agency to spy on us and we have no problem misusing terrorist laws to implement financial terrorism on countries threatening to default or on people daring to protest at Labour party meetings.
The MIAC report that means you are probably on some list just for visiting this site or owning a gun, supporting Ron Paul or Bob Barr or even for just displaying certain signs on your car or home schooling your kids – basically anything that draws you to Big Sis’s attention ensures a big black mark is put against your name for later use as a potential trouble maker.
If the original Tea Party was about liberty, bailouts and high deficits then surely there is a lot to be compared with current Occupy Wall Street protests who also want to end the crony capitalism that has made thousands of people homeless whilst bankers feast on their huge bonuses paid for by you and me as well as ending the wars and the loss of liberty that has occurred since 9.11.
Someone said to me the other day that the “enemy of my enemy is not my friend” but in this case I believe the people of the USA have a lot more to gain by forgetting the divisive two party system that is basically two sides of the same corrupt coin and come together to form a critical mass of protest that cannot be ignored.
The right supposedly respects the troops and wants a strong national defence. How do they feel about the wasted trillions in dollars building multi-billion dollar embassies in Kabul and Baghdad in their name and the wars that bypass the constitution that can be started at a stoke of the Presidents pen? Does the constitution mean nothing to them?
How do they feel when they see the service men they admire so much being beaten, shot at and arrested for standing up for all the liberty and freedom to protest that those terrorists supposedly hate us for?
Didn’t we fight the 2nd world war and many others so that we could enjoy freedom at home ?
Doesn’t that freedom include the right to protest? Or do we only support protest in countries across the ocean with massive oil reserves or geo-political goals to be gained.
Just because many groups those on the right might detest groups such as Communists and Unions who claim to support the Occupy Wall Street protests should not put them off joining in. The whole point of the protest is that we are the 99% being controlled by the 1% and the 99% is obviously going to include groups of people that not everyone agrees with or even likes.
Take 99% of your town, your street, your work place. Do you agree with everything all that those people say or do? Of course not.
Therefore don’t expect the whole of the Occupy Wall St protesters to meet your own standards of who and what you agree with as if they did then they wouldn’t be the 99% in the first place.
Times are a changing and the whole idea behind Occupy Wall Street was to camp out in major towns and cities in a similar way to those Eygptians in Tahrir square who managed to repel attacks by government goons and changed the status quo and hopefully their future.
You only have to watch a few videos on YouTube to see examples of our own goons in blue attacking the protesters and trampling over their constitutional rights.
Tea Party supporters, please just see past Sarah Palin and the other GOP stars who just want your money and votes at the next election and join in the Occupy Wall Street protests.
If you don’t agree with some of their demands then challenge them on their beliefs and debate with them to find common ground. Just don’t write them off by believing the MSM bull shit that FOX and Fools spoon feed their audiences.
You obviously wanted change when you supported the Tea Party, the Occupy Wall St protesters want change as well, lets come together to make that happen.