The Occupy Movement – A Few Links Worth Sharing

…because ultimately these folks give word to the issues better then I could. Links and more of my thoughts after the jump.

Newsbusters on Paul Krugman trying to compare occupy movement to the tea party

In a nutshell, tea party protests have been known for being lawful and civilized, occupy movement has been confrontational with police and starting to become known for vandalism.

Adam Kokesh from Russia Today interviews various protesters

It’s worth nothing that Adam Kokesh is currently at risk of losing his job at RT over his views.

Occupy Wall Street Journal, the Occupy’s official newspaper funded by George Soros sponsored groups

Part of the growing evidence that there is big money from organized movements keeping the protesters afloat, raising legitimate questions about the proposed grass roots nature of the protesters.

Rosanne Barr Calls for revival of the guillotine

Speaks for itself.

Another Paul Krugman critique that raises many fair questions about the behavior of the occupy movement

“So the “actual goals” — presumably, something along the lines of a better world for everyone — should divert us from noticing the actual effects people are actually causing? Imagine that as a general principle: We should to back off from criticizing people who have good intentions, even when they adopt means that cause collateral damage, even when those means aren’t likely to get us to the pretty goalsthey have in mind.” Ann Althouse quote from the piece.

TheDougem’s Opinion

My comments? Any movement seeking national attention like this needs to be ready to face the gauntlet of media and citizen speculation. Lord knows the tea party has – remember all the trumped up pictures of misspelled signs and blasting of people with obama = hitler signs? (oh wait, that was a leftist group. OOPS.) In the age of the internet, transparency is king, and when this movement claims to be spontaneous and grass roots and at the same time is amazingly well coordinated and uniform in it’s people’s assemblies structure and in its ability to feed and water hundreds of people in several cities, they have some questions to answer. That kind of round the clock support of people is hardly cheap.

It’s so expensive in fact, a major backer of the movement early on was offering to pay people to protest, with their website now scrubbed of the evidence. One could argue there is nothing wrong with this, it could just be a reality of modern protesting – but my major beef is that these sorts of questions and concerns are being ignored or side stepped by the protesters. Instead of addressing these questions, they counter with attacks of their own or use cut and run debate tactics. Not exactly the mark of a movement that is pure and supposedly has nothing to hide.

Bonus Link!

Time for some research of your own kiddos! Remember how I mentioned a large presence of Occupy Everything signs at Occupy San Diego? (If you doubt me, see my photodump. They’re there)  Go look at their website. Go on, take a good hard look, and kindly share your thoughts! I don’t filter my comments, folks. If you want to try to defend these people, go for it. All I ask is that you be polite.

About TheDougem

A budding writer and amateur podcaster, TheDougem has been an active presence on the internet for roughly four years in various mediums including livestreaming, youtube, blogtalkradio, and others. An avid fan of strategy games, discussing current events and conservative philosophy, as well as a bit of storytelling on the side.

3 Responses to “The Occupy Movement – A Few Links Worth Sharing”

  1. This isn’t a leftist movement as one might think. If any thing we need more right wing folk into the movement than anything before. Please reconsider your current perspective and take into advisement, the libertarians and capitalists like myself who are in the movement who want to end corporatism, and end the federal reserve, and end fractional reserve lending.

  2. I remember you talked about a large documentation of the crimes occupy members have commited. Can you please send me the link?

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