I agree that the protests aren't getting enough attention, but for different reasons. I'm concerned with the lack of attention given to the apparent violent nature of these protests. In reports I've read, 30% of suveyed protestors have advocated the use of violence against police.
There are numerous accounts of anti-semitic rants and signs at OWS
They have been given support by not only the Communist party of America but also the American Nazi party and anarchist groups.
In videos of the Oakland riots images of police officers being surounded and compacted by hundreds of screaming and angry people identify the protesters as the victims.
There have also been demands of compleatly distroying the system we have with no clear plan what comes after that.
All these factors together combine to create a very bleak future.
All of these allegations are obviously beyond false as they lack precise evidence.
A lot of "antisemitic" behavior are not from the actual 99% protesters but from opportunists trying to make names for themselves only.
Sorry but most of what you've presented are just rumors from the far-right (or some Libertarian website but this is even less likely) so that they could paint the protesters as "jobless hippies" in attempt to deflect criticism of the wealthy 1%, while ignoring the fact that a military veteran was shot in the forehead with a tear gas cannister.
I'm sorry, but I'm still new to commenting and I've never actually posted links before and I don't know how .
As for the opportunists, in the videos I've seen they are quite vocal in their opinions and are not confronted nor told off by any other protesters. If I am mistaken please show me something to asuage my fears.
Also I think you may have been a bit quick to throw away everything I said. You don't deny the presence of people making anti-jewish tirades, nor have you shown they are in anyway an oranized or peaceful movement. So far all you have done is said that I'm wrong and referenced a single tragic accident to support the protesters and demonize the police. I still would give the benifit of the doubt to the police that they didn't intend to hurt him, only to make the crowd disperce.
That aso brings up another point. These occupy protests have been very violent in their actions as time goes on. One can certianly be upset and angry at all the wrongs in the world but that does NOT give one the justification for acting violently to your fellow man, be he rich or poor. Even if the violence is caused by a minority of participants it is still occuring. In contrast look at the Tea Party. They were labled for the most part racists, bigots, and just want to see the system distroyed. Nancy Pelosi said she feared the violence that could come from them(violence that never came mind you) but to the rioting Occupyers she has given her full support. To be fair I believe she gave her support before most of the violence started so I would like to know if this has changed her stance.
Look the point I'm trying to make is that alot of things are not being reported. If they are false then at least have clames invstigated to disprove their legitimacy. These are dark times we're entering so I think any potentially distabilizing force should be treated seriously.
It's only hard to "confront" them because you don't see them.
The intention of the police is irrelevant. They still did something they shouldn't have done.
The Tea Party ARE racists and bigots no matter what anyone says about them, whether they were violent or not is irrelevant, although they brought guns and OWS was completely unarmed. They are racist because of their actions. The Tea Party only aims to keep the same system that got us into the recession.
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