ForexTV NewsDesk | October 1 2011 11:09 EDT
ForexTV.com (New York) by Timothy Kelly
The Occupy Wall Street “movement” has a short and confusing life so far. The gatherings of disparate people don’t seem to agree on the general purpose of why they have come together there. Last night, the groups staged a protest march to police headquarters in Downtown Manhattan, but never made it there because they got lost. They were trying to “protest” the police reaction to an earlier “protest” before they got lost. Are you still with me?
The Occupy Wall Street web site says the group is a “…leaderless resistance group….opposed to greed” No kidding? Ranking this resistance “movement” I would say that it would best be described as the Romper-Room Resistance, a reference to a late 1970’s children’s Television program designed to give mom’s a thirty minute break while the show’s host engaged the kid’s in a random series of physical activities.
Also on Friday before the “march to nowhere,” there was a hoax spread around the Internet that a popular English rock group would be performing in support of the “movement.” The band never agreed to play, they were too busy with two sold-out shows uptown at the Roseland Ballroom…hey someone has to work. The “movement” is comprised mainly of people in their late teens or early twenties, most of them there because of the “promise” of a free concert. Is it really a movement when you lure impressionable adolescents with pop culture then try to indoctrinate them? History of the Third Reich tells us this is propaganda.
The organizers have proclaimed a decentralized management structure; they don’t want to limit the issues of their “movement,” to just a few themes (they want room to grow) and expand if need be. The timing and the structure of this group strongly suggest that it is a movement is a political party plant designed to counter the Tea Party with its conservative agenda on fiscal responsibility.
There is strong evidence to suggest that the Occupy Wall Street Movement is a Democratic Party ploy ahead of the 2012 elections at a time when the Democratic Administration has an abysmal record of performance in just about every measure. While the evidence seems fairly strong to link democrats with the Occupy Wall Street movement, was the farcical nature of the “movement” part of the plan?
And what democratic youth rally would be complete without Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore? This made-for-quickie-documentary “movement” is one of the most amateurish and ill-conceived social statements I have ever witnessed. The organizers of this event blindly chose Wall Street because it was the most obvious target that would raise the ire and scorn of a disenfranchised group. The opposite of greed is envy…and getting poor people to demonstrate on the evils of wealth is just too easy for them to resist.
The truth of the matter is that Wall Street employs most middle-class workers who earn wages of $40,000 to $50,000 a year. This is the wrong message at the wrong time, aimed at the wrong people. Protest for the sake of protesting is not a noble pursuit.
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