This is just a quick little post with my thoughts on Occupy Wall Street. I’ve seen some discussion regarding the participants. There is quite a variety of people in this group. It seems to have been started by Adbusters. (And no, George Soros is not involved.) If you go to their “Campaigns” page and scroll down to July 13th, you can read their announcement of OWS. There is a live video feed going on the Home Page as I’m writing this. I don’t know if that is constant or not.
What I read before it ever started is that it was supposed to be world-wide (and it is) and there are Marxists and Socialists in the mix. I read (wish I could find that!) that the intention is to shut Wall Street down; they were calling for a redistribution of wealth. I tend to believe it was probably started by the Marxists because when something goes world-wide they are usually behind it.
On the news I’ve seen one guy stomp on the American flag and say that it represents evil to him. I saw others talk about how some have a lot more of this world’s goods than others and that isn’t fair. I also saw a guy holding up a sign that said “End the FED – Ron Paul 2012” and another guy who just wants a JOB. He is in Boston and just got a college degree and now has $60,000 in student loans and can’t get more than temp or part-time work. This looks like a pretty big mix of people.
I think it’s interesting to watch. I think it was started by Marxists and/or folks with Marxists leanings, but now everybody and their dog is into it. Adbusters compares this to the revolutions in the Middle East. I’d say that so far, it’s like that in that what is started by one group can be taken over by another. Everyone who wants change gets into it, but who comes out on top is the question. And if it was indeed started by Marxists, I hope someone else comes out the winner here.
ADDENDUM: Good grief! I really was in a hurry when I wrote this while ago! I hope the RON PAUL folks come out on top of the heap when this is all over.
ADDENDUM II: I really shouldn’t write in a hurry. I just read something on World Net Daily that said George Soros’ Open Society Institute donates to Tides Center, which donates to Adbusters. That’s pretty round-about to me. Make of it what you will.