Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Protest in Pictures (video)

Amber Dorrian, Seven, Ryan (Wisdom Quarterly), , TheAtlantic.com/In Focus
The CONSERVATIVE "Carnival of Crazy" on TV and Tea Party phoniness on the ground are called normal. But diverse, grassroots organizations occupying the US are a plot.

Wall Street occupiers agree the rich (1%) are getting richer on the backs of average citizen (99%) who are being impoverished feed Wall Street (stock exchange) greed.

Did protesters benefit indirectly from the largesse of one of the world's richest men? There has been speculation over who is financing the disparate protests (the "American Fall"?) now spreading across the country and the world in just four weeks.

Jesus Christ (Saint Issa) demonstrator takes part in the Occupy London Stock Exchange demonstration in England, on Oct. 15, 2011 (AP/Elizabeth Dalziel).

One name that has come up is investor "leftist" strawman [phony target] George Soros, 81, who in September debuted on the Top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a sinister Soros agenda.

This "99% is too big to fail!" Occupy LA protesters march in the Protest Against Corporate Greed on the Int'l Day of Action, Oct. 15, 2011 (Reuters/David McNew).

Soros and protesters deny any connection. But Reuters found indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada that started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring-type uprising against Wall Street.

[That is some indirect link. By that standard, Republicans are guilty of "Nazi" involvement because George Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush and other Republicans' relatives were there during the atrocities.]

And Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground. [They both love FOX TV but loathe FOX News.] "I can understand their sentiment," Soros told reporters last week at the United Nations about the peaceful Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. They are expected to spur solidarity marches globally.

People sign banner at "Occupy DC" anti-corporate Stop the Machine co-protest, Freedom Plaza, Oct. 10, 2011, reclaiming American politics for the people (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images).

Pressed further for his views on the movement and the protesters, Soros refused to be drawn in. But rabid conservative radio host [and super-duper journalist] Rush Limbaugh summed up the speculation when he told his listeners last week, "George Soros money is behind this."

Soros is No. 7 on the Forbes 400 list with a fortune of $22 billion, which has ballooned in recent years as he deftly responded to financial market turmoil. He has pledged to give away all his wealth -- half of it while he earns it and the rest when he dies.

Don't think of it as a Police State; think of it as a "Secure Homeland" or "Tax dollar Torture."

Like the protesters, Soros is no fan of the 2008 bank bailouts and subsequent government purchase of the toxic sub-prime mortgage assets they amassed in the property bubble as people were foreclosed.

George W. Bush and B.S. Obama's cousin Dick Cheney rest on their laurels.

The protesters say the Wall Street bank bailouts in 2008 left bankers enjoying huge profits while laborers Americans suffered under high unemployment and job insecurity with little help from Washington.

Brown Univ. Socialists host US economist Prof. Wolff*