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|Occupy Wall Street: Lawlessness & Communist Revolution||| Print ||
|Written by William F. Jasper|
|Friday, 18 November 2011 14:15|
Predictably, the eviction of hundreds of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) squatters from their squalid “tent city” in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, November 15, brought howls of protest from the ACLU and liberal-left commentators in the major media.
New York City Police arrested dozens of OWS activists who refused to leave Zuccotti, and on November 16 and 17 arrested hundreds more who tried to reoccupy the park or who attempted to disrupt business at the nearby New York Stock Exchange. Dozens more protesters were arrested on the 17th when they attempted to block traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge. OWS activists in Chicago, Seattle, and other cities also attempted to block or close down bridges as part of a “Day of Disruption” strategy.
The main problem with the Cohn-Judis claim above is that there is no proof the alleged Tea Party spitting incident ever took place, and much reason to believe that the entire incident is fictitious. Nevertheless, it has been repeated so many times by the anti-Tea Party media mavens that the myth has become fact in the minds of many on the Left. However, even if that incident had occurred as claimed by those who seem to believe it, it would constitute one minor act of incivility by a small group of individuals out of millions who have participated in numerous Tea Party events. As such, it would hardly justify the accusations and levels of attack aimed at the entire Tea Party movement.
This is where the Occupy Wall Street mobs stand in stark contrast to the Tea Party. Tea Party events, although much larger, were devoid of the crime (rape, theft, assaults, vandalism) that have marred the OWS venues. The Tea Party organizers paid for permits, police, security, and porta-potties, and cleaned up after themselves; they did not stick the taxpayers with the tab. They did not camp out for days, weeks, and months on end, making nuisances of themselves; they responsibly exercised their rights to assemble and express themselves without violating the rights of others to use the same public spaces.
Cohn and Judis show where their hearts really are. Along with “the continuing protest against autocratic government in Ohio and Wisconsin,” they say, the OWS demonstrations “represent a genuine spark of grassroots political action — a chance, finally, to redeem the promise of Obama’s 2008 campaign.” “We have to make sure we don’t squander it,” say the TNR duo.
The “protests” in Ohio and Wisconsin, need we remind, are similarly violent, lawless, criminal occupations that have resulted in massive vandalism, disruption of traffic and government services and violation of the rights of other citizens who do not share the protesters' aims. The OWS abuses that Cohn and Judis admit to are not rare exceptions, but are indeed “emblematic of the movement as a whole.”
Also emblematic are the extreme fringe beliefs of the OWS “99 percenters.” The liberal-left media choir searched largely in vain to find extreme elements among the Tea Party throngs and shrieked in mock horror whenever they thought they had discovered an intemperate or insensitive sign hypercritical of President Obama. This was evidence, they insisted, of Tea Party racism and neo-Nazi sympathies.
But when it comes to Occupy Wall Street, there is no need to speculate. The leading activists openly display their Communist, Marxist, Socialist, Anarchist affiliations and orientations. One would have to be willfully blind and totally dishonest not to notice this. In this writer’s visits to Ziccotti Park, it was impossible to take more than a few steps without seeing publications of the Communist Party, Revolutionary Communist Party, Communist Workers Party, Socialist Party, Socialist Workers Party, Working Families Party, etc., as well as prominent posters with the communist hammer and sickle or the communist clenched fist symbol. In fact, the "official" OccupyWallSt.org website has adopted the communist clenched fist as the symbol for its homepage — as have many of the derivative websites.
The Brecht Kasama Project — "a communist effort to re-imagine and regroup for revolution in the U.S.”
One of the critical connections to the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that has been studiously ignored by the major media concerns the steady infusion of intellectual direction, organization, and inspiration provided by a long list of professional revolutionaries operating out of New York City’s colleges and universities and its publicly funded think tanks and centers of counter-culture activism. Foremost among these is the Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School. Named for communist playwright Bertolt Brecht, the Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School has been for years an activist hub for communist-socialist-anarchist organizers. Located just a short three-mile jaunt up West Street from Zuccotti Park, it also serves as a key activist hub for organizing the OWS actions.
The Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School “faculty” includes a rotating lineup of 1960s celebrity activists from the SDS, the terrorist Weather Underground, the Communist Party USA, Socialist Workers Party, Democratic Socialists of America, the Black Panther Party, and the like: Angela Davis, Cornell West, Bill Ayers, Todd Gitlin, Francis Fox Piven, Van Jones, and Stanley Aronowitz, to name a few who have been providing intellectual direction to the OWS agitators.
The Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School web page for November 21 provides this important tidbit on the recent activities of three of its veteran activists in what it calls the “Kasama Project — a communist effort to re-imagine and regroup for revolution in the U.S.”:
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