Rightbloggers Work on the Nixonization of Occupy Wall Street

tomt200.jpgThe Occupy Wall Street movement has spread nationally and internationally, making it hard for even the American media to belittle it.

This reality seems to have caught up to the rightbloggers who, as we saw a few weeks back, were at first eager to dismiss the phenomenon as a silly hippie effusion that was totally not as serious or important as Republicans marching around dressed like Patrick Henry.

Their response was something we should have anticipated: calling the Occupiers hippies turned out to be just the first step in what we might call the Nixonization of Occupy Wall Street.

Rightbloggers are now talking about the Occupiers pretty much the way their conservative forebears talked about Vietnam protesters -- that is, as soldier-hating pinkos who ought to go get a (mostly non-existent) job.

For example: as in olden times, there were various attempts to re-define the protesters as communists.

"Marxist Occupy Wall Street," snarled Go Lucky Donald. "Occupy Wall Street: The Red Menace Ain't Dead Yet," claimed Libertopia 2011 ("The males [not men] and women that people the protests are consistently collectivists..."). "ACORN: Puppet Master of Occupy Wall Street," said Thoughts of a Conservative Mom, who explained that ACORN's purpose is to "pave the way for a Communist revolution in America."

"Communists Lead 'Occupy Los Angeles' Movement - Nationwide Takeover Planned," claimed Trevor Loudon. His proof: some alleged commie "is active in the Occupy Los Angeles protests and has acted as a moderator for the organization's nightly core group meetings"; another is a "city liaison." Thin end of the wedge, indeed! Prepare for the dictatorship of the proletariat, comrades, just as soon as we can pass out enough Little Red Books.

"THOUSANDS Of Obama-Endorsed 'Occupy Chicago' Protesters CHEER the Communists," cried Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft. The accompanying video showed a brief cheer for a communist speaker by what was clearly far, far fewer than thousands of people, but so what? Tricky Dick took out Helen Gahagan with less.

Even communists and Nazis saying nice things about the Occupiers, without any reciprocity, was offered as proof of redness and black-shirtiness of the movement. "But of Course... Communist Party USA 'Solidarity with #OccupyWallStreet,'" said Ironic Surrealism. "American Nazi Party & the Communist Party USA Just LUV the Occupy Wall Street Movements," said Okie On The Lam.

At Renew America, Alan Caruba called the Occupiers "communism's clueless foot soldiers." Among his proof points: "The Occupy Wall Street protesters are the result of government schools whose purpose is to create a docile work force that, along with various government 'entitlement' programs provides for a cradle-to-grave submissive workforce." Just like Russia!

Caruba acknowledged that the Occupiers "hardly seem submission," but countered that "the protesters are being embraced by the Democratic Party and unions," which are communist themselves. Also the protesters are "spoiled brats befouling the walkways, streets, and alleys of New York and other cities," as explicitly mandated in Marx's 18 Brumaire.

If that doesn't work for you, would you believe they're all anti-Semites? Someone at libertarian site Reason found a protester blaming banksterism on "Zionist Jews"; word was duly spread that the Occupy movement was anti-Semitic.

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Richard Nixon has dealt with your kind before.
"Israelis Shocked By Anti-Semitic Flavor of Occupy Wall Street Protests," wrote Weasel Zippers. "And the same anti-Semitic protests have the full support of the Obama administration." "It isn't just a few crackpots engaging in anti-Semitism incidents at the Occupy Wall Street protests," claimed Alana Goodman at Commentary. "Apparently, the main organizer behind the movement - Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn - has a history of anti-Jewish writing." Wow, another movement leader no one at the protests has heard of! We wonder if George Soros knows they all hate Jews.

"At the Occupy protests, [anti-semites] are, at best, allowed to push their hateful messages," wrote William Teach. "At worst, the Occupyers agree with the messages." And at very worst, they're all space invaders plotting to colonize our planet. Use your imagination!

But the mother lode of their this-guy-is-you-guys schtick came from a report that somebody had spit on a Coast Guard servicemember in Boston -- a neat revival of ancient stories about Vietnam protesters spitting on returning vets.


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Shayne O'Neill
Shayne O'Neill

Lol, ACORN ARE BEHIND IT.... er... acorns been dead as a doornail non-existant for a while now. But hey, why let truth get in the way of a good right wing scare story.

David Hendrickson
David Hendrickson

Another Typo Alert -- assuming you are going with the Bob Hope/Joey Heatherton theme in the Simpsons' photo caption, the woman's name was Martha "Raye", not "Rae".

Synykyl
Synykyl

... "it is every conservative's God-given right to (rhetorically) punch hippies, and far be it from me to tell anybody to stop."   ...

It is Daniel Foster's God-given right to (literally) go fuck himself.

Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes

Oly Olafson's 53 percent refers to body fat.

kelkat
kelkat

And, even your own affiliates!http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

Was extremely disappointed to see this in the Phoenix New Times. Generally think that the New Times is the one gleaming sense of reason in this

glenn
glenn

I'm fascinated at the right-wing's use of hygenicand scatological terminology to mock OWS.  there's someone commenting at the LA times who finds the term "Flea Party" just a real laff riot, and others who go all over the top with adjectives like "maggot-ridden" and "stinking."

I got this during the '60s when the hippies were the sartorial opposites of the typical man-on-the-street. But nowadays? Everybody looks and dresses pretty much the same. The Teabaggers are wearing the same T-shirts and Man-pris or jeans as the OWS folks. And both long hair and shaved heads are pan-political these days.

So I am fascinated at the symbolic use of rhetoric from the right that evokes shit, filth, bugs, etc.

Let me also point out that if there are hygeine issues for OWS, it's because they are actually occupying the park round the clock for two weeks. Tea Partiers ride the charter bus or drive the SUV to their protests, which last a couple hours, and break up in time for them to hit the early-bird senior special at Applebees.

Merl Allen
Merl Allen

My father and 2 of my brothers-in-law were Vietnam vets, so were my friend's fathers, I served with Vietnam vets in the Navy. Not one of them were spit on and they didn't know of anyone being spit on. That is a lie that will never die.

Substance McGravitas
Substance McGravitas

[...]then bade readers compare these wastrels to Our Fighting Men, who had just "marked the 10th anniversary of war on battlefields where their next step could make them triple amputees."

And have you ever seen a bankster lose a limb to the photocopier?  IT IS A HORRIBLE HORRIBLE SIGHT!  He banks for freedom!

Substance McGravitas
Substance McGravitas

"So I guess this is mythological, too, eh?"

"So the following is what they condone, eh?"

Obviously these would-be super-patriots are Canadian agents.

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

Look - let's be honest.  People who carry signs (and there were more than a few of them) laying the blame for our predicament at the footsteps of "CAPITALISM" are probably not far right, or even mainstream liberals.  They are MARXISTS.  Admittedly there are also a lot of ordinary people out there who (unlike Obama's Secretary of Education) do not find Mao "inspirational."  And there are even some RON PAUL supporters who understand that we're in this mess because an International Globalist Banking Cartel is *ripping the financial guts out of America* with the aid of corrupt political tools on both the fake "left" and the fake "right."  They understand that the Central Bank is, and always has been, the now proverbial vampire squid on America's face, it's blood funnel jammed down America's throat, sucking the life out of us...  But the thing is, MARXISTS (say it with me - we aren't doing our egalitarian ideals any service by pretending they're not involved here) follow the "Communist Manifesto," written by MARX, which specifically advocates the power-centralizing institution of a CENTRAL BANK.  That's why the people carrying signs that say "Capitalism is over," etc., and the formerly funny filmaker Michael Moore will tell you "the Fed is not the problem" or "Don't listen to those Ron Paul people."  They (the hard core Marxists, who have been driven as bat shit crazy as any snakehandler, Islamist or Scientologist by their apocalyptic doctrine - and are just as good at hiding it when around normal people) understand that the interests of the Global Corporate Kleptocracy and the radical (that would be MARXIST) left ultimately converge: there is, after all, not much difference between a despotic people-farm run by a monolithic global corporate cartel, and a despotic people-farm run by a single corporation (state socialism).  Same flame - different moths.  Now consider the conundrum of why all these "progressives" who *still* support Warlord Obama were so "anti-war" under Bush, and why Obama feels he can hop like bunny in front of people's revolution.  Take your time....  We need to get the god-damned bankers - "the money" - out of politics.  And we should acknowledge that, yes, there are more than a few bank-loving - and now that Obama's involved, war-loving - "anti-capitalists" and "progressives" who are directly challenging this.  They want the banks, and war machine and the global system - intact.  They were "International" before we were.   

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

ACORN has rapidly become the new Illuminati.  "Oh, SURE it disbanded.  That's just what They WANT you to think!"

Al Swearengen
Al Swearengen

Yes, this is another irresistible chance for rightwingers to play sock puppet with MLK's corpse.  They are certainly good at it, they practice enough with Free Market Jesus.

Dear asshole rightwingers, the 60s were 50 years ago.  Get the fuck over it.

nickie
nickie

Ok then you actually need to research this. I invite you to google the question and hear the testimony.  My brother was spit on in 1970 when he came back.

The author of this article should also have done his homework, and not just on the spitting point.  There is a lot of news not getting out there, including the truth of the protesters spitting on the Coast Guard  woman.  The Coast Guard has confirmed the incident.  Why do you not include that in your article?  Also not only that, that she was harassed and that the Coast Guard has now advised their people to be careful in proceeding past that area.  BTW they also spit on a chief of police in Boston as well.

What I see is many falling into typical left/right stereotype responses rather than honestly looking at what is going on at the various protests and who is behind them.  Of course there are many well meaning folks involved who want change.  But the organizers involved are professional activists whose specific purpose in their own words is to "destabilize" the system. Just start googling some of the names of the people involved like Vlad Teichberg or Lisa Fithian.  

   

 

Matt Thompson
Matt Thompson

 Serious question. Why is "Marx" and all variations thereof in all caps? I understand the need for emphasis, but we're all educated people here and we've all heard of the guy. Also, why capitalize "Ron Paul"? Is he a closet Marxist? I bet he is. That'd explain so much.

glenn
glenn

"Obama feels he can hop like bunny in front of people's revolution"

Couldn't have said it better myself. What?

Jason C
Jason C

I'd like to jam my blood funnel down your throat.

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

I'm of the opinion Marx accurately diagnosed the problems with capitalism, it's just that his solution has been tried and proven to be useless.  

Commies Commies Commies Commies Commies Commies Commies Commies Commies.

edroso
edroso

Look - let's be honest.  Okay. You can start anytime. 

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

Emphasis and clarity.  We are talking about a decision between SLAVERY and LIBERTY.   

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

You've clearly never watched "The Bullwinkle and Rocky Show." 

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

In the ten points of Marx's "Communist Manifesto," we find 1. Income Tax and 2. The establishment of a central bank.  How's that working out for you?

GeoX
GeoX

To paraphrase Terry Eagleton, blaming Marx for Stalin and Mao is like blaming Jesus for the Inquisition.  Communism was never meant to be forcibly inserted into impoverished societies that had only barely gotten beyond serfdom.

Leeds man
Leeds man

it's just that his solution has been tried and proven to be useless.

Tried, in the same sense that Christianity has been tried.

Roy
Roy

As an aging boomer, I have spent my whole life hearing about commies, Marx, Mao, and beatniks-become-hippies. When Ronnie sank the evil empire, I at least thought we would be able to move on to other boogeymen and crises. Islam. Gays. Whatever.But, no, here we are back at home. What's next? Duck and cover drills?

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

15 people like the color of the monkey-turd you flung at me.  If you, or any other of the tribe actually want to argue - or even generate human language - regarding the topic of my comment, you are welcome to.  It - honestly - believe it is worthy of consideration.  In a nutshell, it is this: Marx likes central banking.  Central bankers funded the Bolsheviks (and some say Marx).  Obama is serving the interests of banks.  He's also socializing the finance and auto industries, going after media, and promoting "wealth redistribution" (wealth confiscation, from the productive end of the equation).  Could it possibly be, that the media and political gatekeepers of the left AND the right are the ones who haven't been entirely "honest" with us?   

McSalmon
McSalmon

Betcha he doesn't. Go on, make me a wager. I'll give you... 100 to one odds that he will stay alive just out of spite.

McSalmon
McSalmon

So, We should get the banks out of politics, and bring down the central bank and abolish income taxes (but not in a Marxist way). Also, I think I can infer that you would like to bring down Wall Street and the markets, without drifting to Marxism again... somehow. Probably eliminate the 2 party system in favor of.... something. And the state is bad, so.... mumble mumble but not like a Marxist.

And we should stop Soros from fomenting protests that express anger at Wall Street, because he totally is. But people should rise up and protest Wall Street anyway, but get rid of all the Marxists. And Wall Street should stop financing Hitler and the Soviet Union. And if you don't read Antony C. Sutton, who was an insider into something, and not just a historian at a university who proved that an elite cabal of bankers are behind everything everywhere except Antony C. Sutton, then you're a dick.

I probably missed something vital here. There isn't a lizard/human hybrid involved anywhere, is there? I'm just asking.

edroso
edroso

There is more to the picture than meets the eye - it's a very well managed picture, from both ends.

It's been 15 hours since we've heard from you, Dabthompson1m. HAVE THEY GOTTEN TO YOU TOO?????

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

I, too, am saddened, my brother.  Because you think you are *thinking,* when you're only rearranging the colored blocks you've been given to play with.

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

You are the one muddying the waters, Mr. Stylist.  Address the issue.  Maybe you want to address the matter I brought up - the glaring contradiction here.  Marxists love banks!  (exclamation point - easier on your delicate sensibilities?).  Central banks and income taxation are in the "Communist Manifesto."  OWS is a Soros-funded operation.  Why do megacapitalists want the - inevitable - uprising to be state socialist?  Well, let me answer that question for you (because style is more your thing): Wall Street funded German National Socialism.  Wall Street funded the Bolsheviks - they allowed them to steal the revolution from the democratically-elected Kerensky.  Wall Street (the Anglo-american banking establishment) has covered this ground before.  The "right" thinks Obama is a "socialist;" the "left" thinks he's a tool of the bankers.  What if they're both right?  If you decide to diverge into *substance* at any point, you might try reading the works of insider Antony C. Sutton, "Wall Street and the Bolsheviks" and "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler."  There is more to the picture than meets the eye - it's a very well managed picture, from both ends.

Matt Thompson
Matt Thompson

 I said I understand the need for emphasis, but you write it like we might not have never heard of this Marx fellow before your fire-breathing denunciation. As for clarity, well, I hate to be the one to break this to you, but the repeated use of all caps in correspondence, even for emphasis, generally is taken by those with class to be an indication that the author's philosophy has the transparency of a river slough.

adellutri
adellutri

The saddest part is that you're probably serious.

Synykyl
Synykyl

It's working out fairly well. When we begin requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes and regulating private banking and financial institutions more carefully, it will work out even better.

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

Hitler was funded by Wall Street - the Anglo-american banking establishment - and we would all be speaking German right now if Hitler hadn't kicked out the bankers and started issuing his own fiat currency - which is why Germany became an economic powerhouse almost overnight.  The "cold war" was complete bullshit.  The Nazi anti-communist intelligence apparatus, who were among the 20,000 Nazis brought into the US military/scientific/intelligence community under "Operation Paperclip," were responsible for the skewed intel that fueled that farce.  And again, Anglo-american bankers were happily sitting down at the table with Lenin, Statlin, Kruschev - all of them, start to finish.  Read "Wall Street and the Bolsheviks" by insider Antony C. Sutton.  Without Wall Street, there would have been no USSR!  There would have been a Republic under Kerensky.  An income tax IS radical, because it saps the wealth of the nation, as does a Central Bank; it was an emergency war-time fund-raising measure, that after the war it was too sweet a plum for the bankers to let drop.  Just like a central banking system, it's a funnel to their globalist pockets.  They just took 20% of our nation's wealth in the latest "bailout"!  Are you ready for (their) Pope's "global governance with teeth"?  I hope so - you paid for it!  No, not very "radical."   If you think any social or economic justice will result from a stage-managed "revolution," you're living in a dream.

ktheintz
ktheintz

We wouldn't have defeated Hitler or won the Cold War without them, so it's actually working out pretty damn well from where I sit. Thanks for showing everyone that Marx's specific political program wasn't especially radical, though.

Synykyl
Synykyl

I know I'll regret asking, but what do you propose as an alternative to some sort of state?

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

Stuck on your phoney left/right paradigm.  It's called "playing both sides against the middle."  Learn the game, and you will no longer be played.

GeoX
GeoX

>>each of these psycho systems claimed descent and inspiration from Marx

Indeed.  And today's republicans claim descent from Jesus.  Funny how that works, isn't it?

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

I'm not about blamingMarx.  But each of these psycho systems claimed descent and inspiration from Marx.  It's about choosing not to be enslaved to the state, and calling people on their bullshit when they act like Marxism has no blood trail behind it, or that it isn't slavery and robbery on its face.  You are sick, partially-formed individuals if you have a desire not only to pour yourself out into a group consciousness, but also force everyone else to fit into your group hug  - at gunpoint.  Because that's what the state is: violence and the threat of violence.  Once you let it get big and powerful enough it's very hard to control.  Look out the window.  

Consumer Unit 5012
Consumer Unit 5012

I was going to say that both Communism and Libertarianism have the exact same flaw (namely, the first unwritten step of their Master Plan For Paradise on Earth is "0: Create a better human being"), but now it occurs to me that the same applies to Christianity.

:(

GeoX
GeoX

I have no idea what "not just 'read' them," means, but I'm interested to know that you have them "right here."  I'm not sure why they'd want to hang out with an unpleasant and semi-coherent-at-best person like yourself, but by all means, say hi to them for me!

GeoX
GeoX

What is there to "put up?"  Are you lying, or are you just incapable of understanding what you read?  How am I supposed to know?  I mean, I suppose I'd say the former if I had to guess, but I will readily admit that I could be wrong about that.

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

Not just "read" them either.  And I have them right here.  So substantiate your stupid accusation or put down your handful of faeces, little monkey.  

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

I've read Marx - and Engles, and Marcuse, and Gramsci, and Benjamin.  Put up or shut up.

 

GeoX
GeoX

Man...who'd have thought that reflexive anti-communists would have no idea what Marxism is?  Why, I'm so shocked my monocle nearly popped out!

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

Exactly.  And no one should be burned at the stake (or shot in the head) for choosing not to accept Jesus as their personal savior OR for refusing to work at their assigned job for their assigned ration.  If you want to make Marxism work, go do it.  Gather together, found a community - take over one of the 50 states and vote it into practice if you want.  But I think your universal-equality-through-universal-slavery scheme is intellectually and morally bankrupt, and you'll soon tire of standing in line all day for a roll of toilet paper only to be told to come back - maybe next week, comrade. 

Roy T.
Roy T.

Sorry about the name. I forgot to add my T. I am not THE Roy, though I merely worship him.

Danthompson1m
Danthompson1m

I add to the comment (which will appear below), the *globalism* of both the bankers and the socialist/communists.  Both religions - of Mammon and of Marx - have an international hunger, to put the whole world in their mouths.  My suggestion is that they are the two-pronged attack of a force that is beyond ideology.  They are the crook and the flail of the Pharaoh, the twin pillars of the temple, the opposing forces of the Arch of that temple.  It is a temple in which you serve, and toil, and never see the illumination of understanding that lies beyond it's base foundation - which is dualistic consciousness.  

 

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