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Occupy DC: If We’re Talking About Revolution, We’re Going to Have to Win Over Some Military
Verum Serum ^ | November 13, 2011 at 7:45 am | Morgen

Posted on 11/13/2011 4:33:52 PM PST by Greystoke

We all know there is a large contingent of radical socialists, even communist die-hards, among the Occupy crowd, but it’s still pretty jarring to see this sort of discussion being conducted in the light of day, probably no more then a mile or two from our nation’s capitol.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: communism; corruption; democrats; districtofcolumbia; hippies; occunazis; occupy; occupydc; occupywallstreet; ows; owsisajoke; revolution
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To: Eaker

Dang...meant to ping you to #50! ;-)


51 posted on 11/13/2011 8:02:07 PM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: FightThePower!
It will take a revolution to re instate the constitution.

Stolen.

52 posted on 11/13/2011 8:36:03 PM PST by ExGeeEye (It will take a revolution to reinstate the constitution. (HT FtP))
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To: Allegra; FreedomPoster; TheMom; wazoo1031
Yes, but the guy on the left really was at Zuccotti Park last month...

If ya ain't got pictures, ya ain't got proof!

53 posted on 11/13/2011 8:37:38 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: Travis McGee

Give three guesses which FReepers those are.


54 posted on 11/13/2011 8:38:42 PM PST by Eaker (Nothing even remotely praising Romney should be posted because one should stick to the truth.)
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To: noprogs

My Step-Dad says that a lot. Only he says on the second part: “overload your Hummingbird butt”! (laugh)I laugh to myself every time I hear him say it!


55 posted on 11/13/2011 8:44:11 PM PST by dsutah
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To: wastedyears

Remember the Bonus Army disaster, and how Patton is a hero to many.


You need a lot of perspective. Patton is a hero and that one incident isn’t going to dent that fact.


56 posted on 11/13/2011 9:13:10 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Greystoke

There’s got to be a young John Kerry out amongst this rabble.


57 posted on 11/13/2011 9:32:31 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: donna
FBI reports gang ‘infiltration’ of U.S. military

Gangs can be handled. Moral rot and terminal political correctness cannot.

58 posted on 11/13/2011 9:38:14 PM PST by Gritty (When a Liberal speaks, between the lines the rhetoric is a map back to the Dark Ages-Hermann Cain)
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To: Paladin2
Good Luck on trying to Occupy The Range.

Oh, I'm pretty sure the military wouldn't mind them "Occupying the Range", as long as it was:

A. Upwind...

and

B. "Down Range"...

the infowarrior

59 posted on 11/13/2011 9:47:10 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: Greystoke

It would be civil war , not revolution.

I occupy too.

I don’t use polypropylene.

I use lead.


60 posted on 11/13/2011 10:11:20 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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To: Greystoke

Yep , I hope the military gets involved ...in opening fire on these assholes .


61 posted on 11/13/2011 10:12:49 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: Greystoke
Sad to say, but given the amount of whiny butt, cry-babies that are “conscientious objectors” I imagine they actually will get a few of the military to be on their side.
62 posted on 11/13/2011 11:13:01 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: unkus

It was his own brothers in arms. It’s not like it was an occupy movement. The government promised them a bonus and they wanted it due to hard times, and the government forced them out by burning them out. You don’t think that’s a terrible thing to do?

The gist of my post anyway was that the military will follow orders, citizens be damned.


63 posted on 11/14/2011 3:30:47 AM PST by wastedyears (11/11/11 is National Metal Day.)
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To: Greystoke; wastedyears

MacArthur was a general and the Army Chief of Staff who commanded both Patton and Eisenhower (who were majors at that time) in the operation to evict the Bonus “Army” encamped in Washington in 1931.


64 posted on 11/14/2011 3:43:33 AM PST by drpix
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To: Greystoke

CORRECTION: in 1932


65 posted on 11/14/2011 3:58:27 AM PST by drpix
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To: Allegra

“Paging Henry Bowman. Please pickup the nearest red phone.”


66 posted on 11/14/2011 4:06:37 AM PST by vortec94
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To: Greystoke
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Revolting in order to impose absolute Despotism (Socialism) was not exactly what the Founders had in mind, nor would it be anything the US military would endorse or support.

67 posted on 11/14/2011 5:24:33 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Greystoke

The military doesn’t associate with lazy, undisciplined freaks. Sorry losers.


68 posted on 11/14/2011 6:04:10 AM PST by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Brilliant
Then you might as well go home. Ain’t gonna happen. The Ft. Hood shooter was your last hope.

I'd like to think that were the case... but the military has changed over the years, and has been infiltrated by subhuman elements from gang members to those a jihadi mindset. There are others.

69 posted on 11/14/2011 6:15:27 AM PST by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: Travis McGee

I enjoyed Occupying for all the RIGHT reasons and with the RIGHT people...

Our demands were clear, and to the point...

Then we all went home without annoying anyone, or overstaying our welcome...

Funny how that all worked out...


70 posted on 11/14/2011 6:29:53 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: bill1952
I believe a few troops of the Pennsylvania Boy Scouts could end this entire problem if they were unfettered...

Perhaps a new merit badge with clusters:

Eradication of Socialist Occupations

71 posted on 11/14/2011 7:52:06 AM PST by QT3.14 (Life is not a dress rehearsal - It is Showtime!!)
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To: Greystoke

They’d have to get the Marines on their side, and no way in hell is that happening. Majority of them are conservative leaning and would gladly slap around some silly little hippie such as they without batting an eye if they suggested giving full absolute power to Obama.


72 posted on 11/14/2011 8:47:31 AM PST by Soothesayer9
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To: Deagle
Don’t think that Marxism or Socialism is going to move the military...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

We have an occupant of the Red House who has posted crudely made forgeries, has multiple social security numbers, was never seen on the campus of Columbia University, and has refused very polite requests from officers to prove his natural born citizenship, refuses to release his passport records, refuses to state the nationality he claimed as a student, and claims to have a foreigner for a father and therefore had claim to more than one citizenship at birth.

Have the highest military sought clarification from congress or the courts about this? Or?...Have they been more than willing to allow the brave and honorable men and women serving under them to salute a likely usurper and die under his Rules of Engagement?

73 posted on 11/14/2011 8:59:46 AM PST by wintertime (I am a Constitutional Restorationist!!! Yes!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

That crosses into Treason territory. So, why are they still free?


74 posted on 11/14/2011 9:36:38 AM PST by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: Allegra

I’m speechless. Just when I thought that maybe the stupidity of these people was being exaggerated. SNL could not caricature these people.

And the “professors” holding forth. They get paid for venting this at their classes?

Anyone remember the boss’s son character in the seventies classic “Car Wash”? Wandering around all day, Little Red Book in hand, trying to proselytize the workers? They eventually run HIM through the wash. That’s these people, only here they have an eager audience trying to outdo each other in spouting the jargon.


75 posted on 11/14/2011 12:14:21 PM PST by sinanju
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76 posted on 11/14/2011 12:38:20 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: wastedyears
Remember the Bonus Army disaster, and how Patton is a hero to many.

Eisenhower was there too. Both he and Patton were under the command of then Army Chief of Staff Douglas MacArthur.

Indeed, it's been suggested that one reason MacArthur never ran for the presidency was because of the possibility of Bonus Army veterans turning up at every campaign whistlestop in America, in those days before the electronic broadcast media determined who the candidates would be.


77 posted on 11/14/2011 7:34:29 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: crosshairs
The military doesn’t associate with lazy, undisciplined freaks. Sorry losers.

You happen to notice who theit present commander-in-chief is?

78 posted on 11/14/2011 7:37:00 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: my small voice
That crosses into Treason territory. So, why are they still free?

Not to worry. WE remember history.

Just wait until they raise the Red lantern,


79 posted on 11/14/2011 7:42:34 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: wintertime

Just goes to show the state of today’s media and the rule of law! If you are in power...well, laws are for the little people ya know....


80 posted on 11/18/2011 6:19:30 PM PST by Deagle
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