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Occupy's Communist Problem
Forbes ^ | May 1, 2012 | Josh Barro

Posted on 05/01/2012 9:16:07 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Last night’s vandalism in the Mission District of San Francisco has drawn some criticism from Occupy activists—for its violent tactics and also for its direction against local businesses. But while many Occupiers would like to limit their focus to big banks and other entities they perceive as getting unwarranted special treatment in the economy, others are just opposed to capitalism altogether. For these protesters, small businesses are fair game.

Though last night’s vandalism was in San Francisco, the event that sparked it was organized by Occupy Oakland. And OO describes today’s general strike as an “anti-capitalist” action that also sees small business as the enemy:

Our hatred of banks, while informed by their participation in the national lending crisis, is moreso a result of the immediate effects that their transactions have brought upon us—home foreclosures faced by our friends or family members. While we understand the alienation of work, we take to the streets on May Day because we seek a better way of living collectively. While we will oppose the presence of corporate stores in Oakland, we also understand that local businesses are equally exploitative and that in the end, work under a corporate boss or a small family business is still work...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; 99percentlie; anarchists; california; communism; communists; corruption; democrats; economy; fraud; killcommunism; liberalfascism; obama; occupy; occupyisalie; occupywallstreet; occuscam; occuscum; ows; socialistdemocrats
Raise your hand if you're surprised.
1 posted on 05/01/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
has drawn some criticism from Occupy activists—for its violent tactics and also for its direction against local businesses.
Gave themselves a dose of their own "medicine" and don't like the taste of it. LOL ...
TFB. I can't wait for this to heat up and we finally get the National Guard involved.
2 posted on 05/01/2012 9:27:09 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven; neverdem; 2ndDivisionVet; narses

Ooopsie.

I thought your title was “Obama’s Communist problem.” My bad.

But then again, he doesn’t see Communism as a problem, but as solution “Forward” ....


3 posted on 05/01/2012 9:38:15 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: oh8eleven

The filthy hippies of OWS have hundreds of lawyers of the ACLU and Lawyer’s Guild behind them, while the law enforcement officers and National Guardsmen will be thrown under the bus at the first sign of trouble.


4 posted on 05/01/2012 9:40:13 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
criticism from Occupy activists—for its violent tactics

I'm surprised. Usually they don't consider fire bombing any business to be "violent". Now, if was done to their own homes or an abortion clinic, that would be violent.

5 posted on 05/01/2012 9:40:59 AM PDT by techcor (I hope Obama succeeds, in being a one term president.)
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To: techcor

Suggestion for getting around this:

Start a rumor that someone in the crowd was taken to the hospital with Ebola. Show a picture of someone who died from Ebola. Make it gruesome.

Everyone will run back to the burbs in a heartbeat.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 10:01:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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