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Kincaid: A Marxist Takeover of D.C.ís Freedom Plaza
GOPUSA ^ | October 14, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid

Posted on 10/14/2011 10:49:29 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The “October 2011” movement organizer Dennis Trainor tells me that he believes capitalism is “homicidal” and that the U.S. needs a revolution. “This is not a reform movement,” he said. He is part of the illegal occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. The “October 2011” movement is not part of, but endorses the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began several weeks ago.

Although he describes himself as new to professional agitation, Trainor runs the “No Cure For That” website and served as a writer/media consultant for Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. Kucinich is the Cleveland Democrat perhaps best known for proposing a “Department of Peace” for the U.S. Government.

Trainor was calm during my interview. But he was yelling and screaming “Occupy” during one of his early speeches to the crowd at Freedom Plaza, which is U.S. National Park Service property. “I am here until it is done,” he proclaimed. He has produced a video insisting that President Obama, like Libya’s deposed ruler Moammar Gaddafi, is “unfit to lead” and “disconnected from reality.”

Perhaps Obama should rethink his praise of these protesters. Or perhaps the President’s plan is to use them for his own purposes.

The protesters have made a mess of Freedom Plaza and their tents make it almost impossible for tourists and families to enjoy the area of inlaid stone that is usually used for festivals and other civic gatherings. It is against the law for protesters in this area to erect tents, live there and prepare food.

The law states, “Temporary structures may not be used outside designated camping areas for living accommodation activities such as sleeping, or making preparations to sleep (including the laying down of bedding for the purpose of sleeping), or storing personal belongings, or making any fire, or doing any digging or earth breaking or carrying on cooking activities.”

Trainor admits in my video that the tents “are not permitted.” But they have not been removed.

What’s more, in violation of the law, Trainor says the U.S. National Park Service has given them a permit to remain there for the next four months.

Trainor told me that the anti-Wall Street protesters believe they will bring down the government and create a new system based on higher taxes for the rich, free health care for all, an end to wars, etc. It is tempting to laugh at them, except for the fact that veterans of the 1960s protests as well as Soros-funded groups like Think Progress are putting their weight behind these determined Marxists, misfits and crazies.

Pat Garofalo, Economic Policy Editor for at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, has appeared on the Vladimir Putin-funded Thom Hartmann Russia Today propaganda program, as well as on foreign-funded Al-Jazeera. Garofalo is defending the protests against charges that demonstrators are freaks. The “Occupy Wall Street” protest that began in New York City “has sparked an entire movement, based on the principle that the economy should work for everyone, not simply the richest one percent,” he gushes.

It is significant that the protests have support from a Moscow-funded channel eager to depict America as a capitalist economy under siege by its own citizens. The protests make for good global anti-American propaganda.

You may recall that Hartmann, another mouthpiece for the protesters, is the progressive media star who grabbed my camera in disgust when I questioned him about how much money he was getting paid by Moscow.

While Hartmann made a fool of himself, the so-called mainstream media in the U.S. are more sophisticated and not so blatant or stupid about revealing their own agenda of making these protests into something they’re not. Simple research reveals that the protest movement is anything but a spontaneous uprising.

The organizers are long-time activists from the far-left fringes. The Freedom Plaza encampment, with about two dozen tents, has one devoted to media and another concerned with legal help. The old communist-front National Lawyers Guild is supplying the lawyers.

Trainor told me he is a married father of two kids involved in “new media,” that he came down from Massachusetts and is doing a documentary about the protests. He was candid enough to admit that more “seasoned” activists are really in charge.

One name that surfaces in connection with the October 2011 movement is Devra Morice, a member of the “organizing committee” for the Movement for a Democratic Society. If you think the name of this group sounds strikingly like the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) from the 1960s, you would be correct. The Movement for a Democratic Society is the grouping of SDS veterans like Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn who are trying to organize another SDS on the college campuses. Ayers and Dohrn, of course, went on to become communist terrorists who bombed U.S. government buildings and police stations.

In October 2008, Morice signed a letter “to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.”

Another name from the past involved in organizing the October 2011 movement is Ellen Davidson, whose “30-plus years of activism” includes working with Covert Action Information Bulletin. This is the old anti-CIA publication associated with CIA defector Philip Agee, who became a paid agent of Cuba and died in Havana.

The website of the October 2011 group is quite helpful in determining who is really behind the protests. Financial contributions go to something called the “Alliance for Global Justice,” located at 1247 E Street SE in Washington, D.C. This has been a headquarters for all kinds of leftist groups in the nation’s capital for years. These have included Code Pink, the Nicaragua Network, the Venezuela Solidarity Network, and ANSWER—the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism group. The website of October 2011 specifically asks that supplies be sent to Code Pink at the above address.

Code Pink is, of course, the hard-left organization that includes luminaries such as Medea Benjamin and Jodie Evans, a fundraiser for Obama. When they are not protesting U.S. foreign policy, they are working to undermine Israel.

The Venezuela Solidarity Network, organized to provide support for Marxist Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, has a “steering committee” that includes the U.S. Peace Council, the old Communist Party USA front.

In other words, we are dealing with front groups on top of front groups. It is classic deception and propaganda, designed to rope in the unsuspecting. This is a Marxist movement that is promising confrontation.

Those who think that international communism died with the collapse of the old Soviet Union should take a hard look at who is behind these protests. For the most part, we have the same old names and the same old faces. The younger ones are mostly dupes.

Meantime, ordinary Americans are starting to have their fill and are demanding that the police clear out the protesters.

In Boston, where police officers reported being spit on by some protesters, Police Superintendent William Evans gave the “Occupy Boston” crowd two minutes to disperse from a public park and began arresting them when they did not comply. The police noted that the demonstrators had created public safety hazards and engaged in disorderly conduct.

In D.C., they have disrupted the National Air and Space Museum and the Hart Senate Office Building. One of the protesters that was arrested and hauled away by police was the aforementioned Dennis Trainor. However, he was quickly back to Freedom Plaza in the special media tent.

Despite the four-month deal with the Park Police to remain at Freedom Plaza, the demonstrators have announced, “Freedom Plaza Is Now Ours. And we’re never giving it back.”

A posting on their website says, “We have not said that when the four months are over and the American Spring is here we will leave. In fact, we intend to make it possible for anyone to visit D.C. with free accommodations. Just bring a sleeping bag and agree to work with us to pressure Congress, the White House, K Street, the Pentagon, and all the lobbyists and profiteers for peace and justice. We have free food, we have free drink, we have free trainings and seminars, we have tents, we have peace keepers, we have a big victory under our belts, and we welcome all peace makers for they shall inherit Freedom Plaza. We own it. It is ours. It shall remain ours world without end.”

It is apparent that the U.S. National Park Service officials, who answer to federal authorities, including Obama, have made a calculated decision to let these protests build in Washington, D.C. They have been given special rights over the rights of ordinary law-abiding citizens to enjoy their national parks and monuments.

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1 posted on 10/14/2011 10:49:35 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...

They’re heeeeeeere!


2 posted on 10/14/2011 10:51:05 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We need to take Freedom Plaza back.

3 posted on 10/14/2011 10:57:52 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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This is the insurrection. Since our government will not follow through on its obligation to do something to stop it, we must stop it ourselves.

Occupy Wherever is part of a Bottom Up, Top Down strategy. It’s Cloward and Piven.

4 posted on 10/14/2011 10:59:56 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I walked past their little camp on Thursday. Midday after some light rain, so things were moving slow. Mostly old hippies shuffling around. A woman returned from a nearby Starbucks (no joke) with a couple of fresh breweds for her comrades. All in all, very tame.

5 posted on 10/14/2011 11:00:51 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (PERRY ! - Special Needs for Special Times)
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To: Dagnabitt

Somebody did a Starbucks run????? Okay.......................

Well, so much for high principle about evil big corporations such as Starbucks...........................

6 posted on 10/14/2011 11:05:53 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is obamacare for his commie base. We knew they were coming. They’re not protesting Obama’s destruction of the capitalist economy. They are protesting capitalism, period. This is the communist in chief’s base. He told us he would create an army of communists from his days as a communist organizer.

I gotta give this commie credit. He has flamboozled millions of pathetic weak minds from the commie institution of public education. The communist’s social engineering has worked even beyond their wildest dreams. Just like Kruschev said, America will fall from within. His words, now more than ever, ring true. They are trying to kill us off.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 11:08:25 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Constitutional Conservatism is Americanism.)
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To: Dagnabitt
Party on Starbucks Rabble


8 posted on 10/15/2011 12:56:35 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“They have been given special rights over the rights of ordinary, law-abiding citizens to enjoy their national parks and monuments.”

It is only right and just, comrades, that those of us who are superior in intellect and genetic inheritance should have special rights over the bible-thumping, gun-loving,
knuckle-dragging morons who make up the general population of the masses.

Long live the revolution!


9 posted on 10/15/2011 4:59:29 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
These people are tiresome. I have no quarrel with folks who want to build a new world. They should go do it, or make the attempt. That means, first and foremost, figuring out how to make a reasonable living in a sustainable/communal//communitarian/socialist/whatever kind of way. No one is stopping them. Just go do it.

Plenty of people give this a try. They open hippie businesses run on HR and pay principles that they find congenial. Fine with me. I respect all who make the attempt, and some of them succeed. Others venture into larger collective or communal housing and work arrangements, and some of these go on for years. Here and there, one can find alternative communities that have met the test of time. I'm not sure that the Salt Lake City Mormons any longer qualify -- too mainstreamed by now -- but from their pioneering era well into the 20th century, they provided a classic example. One could point to the Amish and Hutterites today, and there are many smaller alternative communities, most well out of the public eye. As long as they pay their own bills and don't disrupt the neighborhood, more power to them.

The basic problem with the politicized socialists in OWS (and the political left generally) is that they don't themselves intend to ever perform any actual work. That's why they perceive a political path to be essential: they want to seize control of the existing wealth and productive capacity of the society, install themselves as part of the managerial class, and impose their vision on everyone else. They need to be tossed out of their tents and told to go open a socialist bookstore or bakery, and build their new world on the basis of their own labor, not theft and compulsion. They of course won't do this, because they are lazy and because they are driven more by resentment than by idealism.

Alternative community types who actually go out and build something have my respect. They also quickly learn something about the weaknesses and limits of their vision, and quickly settle for more humble aspirations -- i.e. living a quiter life in a more fulfilling way, which probably won't appeal to most other people, and that's fine. At the end of the day, you have the leftish small businessperson who may talk radical but is probably a pretty good neighbor.

I grew up in Southern Indiana and learned early about the Rappite and Owenite communities in New Harmony. They are wonderful examples. Both communities failed (the Rappites because, as a celebate community, they died out, after returning to New York). But one can learn valuable lessons from the failures, not the least of which is that people of a radical disposition are perfectly free to give it a try, if they will step back from their political addiction, roll up their sleeves, and actually do some productive work.

10 posted on 10/15/2011 5:38:14 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx
"..people of a radical disposition are perfectly free to give it a try, if they will step back from their political addiction, roll up their sleeves, and actually do some productive work. "

Great post. Some of these S0r0$ funded media strange attractors should go Che, learn Spanish and move to Cuba.

11 posted on 10/15/2011 7:35:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: sphinx

What a great post. Do you mind if I copy it and spread it around my own little circle of friends?

12 posted on 10/15/2011 9:00:35 AM PDT by wizardoz
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To: wizardoz

Sure. Be sure to check and correct the spelling. I posted in a hurry on a cellphone where haste and big fingers and tiny keys make for errors.

13 posted on 10/15/2011 9:04:09 AM PDT by sphinx
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