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Where are the Occupy protesters now?
.theguardian.com ^ | June 17, 2014 | Todd Gitlin

Posted on 06/26/2014 12:02:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Social media makes it easier and cheaper to build movements quickly – but bypassing the business of creating decision-making infrastructure means they can disappear just as fast.

Where have all the chanters gone; the gospel-minded Christians and the denouncers of ‘banksters’ and tyrants; the homeless and the indebted and unemployed who filled our urban squares in 2011-12, crying out such slogans as "We are the 99 percent" and "The people want the end of the regime"? Where are the leaderless revolutionaries who turned cities around the world upside down?

The simple answer is: they were dispersed. When the sometimes public parks were swept clear of troublemakers, many dispersed into a scatter of left-wing campaigns. Other activists now escort visitors around bare, fenced-off Zuccotti Park near Wall Street. In London, free bus tours with guides in top hats carry the curious around the City and Canary Wharf (“Make your very own ‘credit default swap’ and find out how to create money out of thin air!”).

One Occupy London stalwart, a sermon-on-the-mount Christian who negotiated with the Bishop of London at St Paul’s in 2011, emails me to say: “Many of us from Occupy London have ended up going all over the world. Our decisions to travel to the far-reaches were probably inspired by Occupy in many cases, although not all of us are working as activists in other countries. We remain in touch with each other, and support the hardcore group that are fighting fracking in the UK now … B returned to the USA, C is in Pakistan, D in Spain, E in Tunisia, F in Greece, others are in India, Africa, Thailand … I am currently living in Kuwait, teaching the young to be critical thinkers.”(continued)

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 12:02:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the Guardian doesn’t want the readers to understand just how tiny OWS really was.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 12:06:26 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They changed the definition of 1%er from hardcore Motorcycle Gangster to Richest 1%.

That is pretty much what they accomplished.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 12:06:42 AM PDT by Reaganez
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To: GeronL

You know what’s really hilarious? On the music production boards I read, filled with libs and a few occuidiots (admitted ones, I occasionally see discussing buying new/selling/collecting old synths and gear. Some of it could literally feed a homeless guy or three for a couple years.

But they are no capitalists!

I had one with RACKS of gear that all draws respectable amounts of power to feed tell me some time back that I was evil for using a battery powered wireless mouse.

It’s a whole different reality between their ears.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 12:13:02 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Very true.

They are all hypocrites and they don’t care.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 12:20:03 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol. as if actual Christians were involved in this movement that actively chanted death to Christians.

Some of them are now being trained by FEMA as an Obama ‘civil police force’. Got a mom & pop shop? these f&&& will be there to smash it and redistribute your wealth. However in the event they try it on a fellow Freeper i am willing to come down there and ‘handle’ them, and im sure many will join me.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 12:22:19 AM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: GeronL

Its amazing to watch since I am totally non political there for the most part. they just talk like no one is watching when it comes to all that evil material goods/energy stuff for the most part. And boy do they love love love expensive toys and plugging them in.

Just a total disconnect from reality.

OH!! and the lava lamps and christmas lights. Every ‘studio’ needs them for sheer looks and cool factor.

Earth day I make it a point to hit every music board I can. It’s like winning the entertainment lottery reading the ‘evil denier’ posts and such. I highly recommend it.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 12:25:34 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

lol

I would probably explode.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 12:26:40 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

It’s a riot! Not a one of them thinks ‘their’ energy use is bad. Not one. Just the evil right wing deniers.

Theirs is being used for ‘good’ you see...


9 posted on 06/26/2014 12:28:19 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I explode at libertarians on this forum (which is also a waste of time I know), the whole screen would become a bloody red mess if I tried to pound sense into a leftist forum.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 12:30:00 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Exactly. The head of Greenpeace flies all over the world in a private jet but that is fine, it’s only bad when productive people do it.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 12:33:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

I wouldn’t even try there. Just watch and laugh. Just a quick one.

The main object of lust for any techie musico is a full size mixing desk. the big studio desk that cost 200K new kinda thing. Like a 72 channel SSL 4000G plus. Just picture BIG and hungry.

TWO 220V rack mount power supplies hungry requiring their own HVAC to cool them.

And these earth conscious guardians of Gaia would rape an oak tree to have one.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 12:35:06 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

lol *snort*

“It’s okay when we do it” is sort of the 3 laws of leftism.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:00 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They disappeared because THEY WERE NOTHING BUT ASTROTURF ALL ALONG. When the Democrat/media complex realized that the general sociopathy exhibited at Occupy camps was hurting more than helping, they began ignoring the Occupiers.

The whole movement was based (as with all things leftist) on emotion rather than intellect, so it crumbled rather easily.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 12:37:18 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And once again, you have to go to a foreign news source to even find the question being asked.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 12:38:41 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The whole thing was orchestrated and paid for. A propaganda venture.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 12:42:23 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am currently living in Kuwait, teaching the young to be critical thinkers.

It's no surprise that proponents of so-called "critical thinking"--essentially a point of view that blames every bad thing in the universe on Christianity and the West--have found their way to the Muslim world.

I guarantee there's no "critical" examination of Islam and the Koran in his little "critical thinking" class. That's for 100% certain.

17 posted on 06/26/2014 12:45:23 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: denydenydeny

Remember when critical thinking meant objective analysis?

Just another PC word hijack on full display.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 12:48:48 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure a few have made it to Hong Kong with its “Occupy Central” protests. Central, for those who don’t know is generally the business and financial center of Hong Kong. Occupy Central is against big business, some government programs and China.


19 posted on 06/26/2014 1:08:23 AM PDT by teacherwoes (Alethephobia-fear of hearing the truth)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They ran out of other people’s money and had to get a real job, to pay the very real rent and buy some authentic food...

They gave in to the man...


20 posted on 06/26/2014 1:25:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They’re working for the EPA.

EPA Told Employees To Stop Pooping In The Hallway http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3172481/posts


21 posted on 06/26/2014 1:28:33 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where are the Occupy protesters now?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Hired by ACORN.


22 posted on 06/26/2014 1:44:30 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: GeronL

That particular avatar gif, with the cartoon figure beating himself bloody, I have always found quite disturbing and saddening. Somebody who comments on The Blaze also uses this avatar gif. Different strokes for different folks, right? I’m sure somebody somewhere bursts out laughing when they see the same ‘bloody’ drawing.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 1:48:28 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Back in mom’s basement.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 2:02:51 AM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They voted in Mississippi


25 posted on 06/26/2014 2:17:45 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://occupyhilo.com/

they live forever on UTube


26 posted on 06/26/2014 2:18:15 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Some of the Occupy trustafarians might be hanging out over here now →     Rich Kids of Instagram
27 posted on 06/26/2014 2:21:41 AM PDT by greedo (.. The Philosophers Have Arrived .. http://youtu.be/lEuRJHMu8O0 ..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and this is one of the morphs of Occupy .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yWLPwWqzsg

and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu8_z4CMmnw


28 posted on 06/26/2014 2:28:26 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Candor7

Are they gathering to protest at Hillary’s 1 percenter house?


29 posted on 06/26/2014 3:58:58 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IF they should ever involuntarily begin to grow out of their liberalism, they’ll think they’re going insane. That’s how deeply into their psyches it has gone.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 4:00:47 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: denydenydeny

“They disappeared because THEY WERE NOTHING BUT ASTROTURF ALL ALONG. When the Democrat/media complex realized that the general sociopathy exhibited at Occupy camps was hurting more than helping, they began ignoring the Occupiers. The whole movement was based (as with all things leftist) on emotion rather than intellect, so it crumbled rather easily.”

Living a dozen miles to the west, and knowing a couple of people working in the financial sector at the time, I must say that the original Occupy Wall Street was misunderstood all around. At first it was a group of laid-off white workers (probably left of center, due to the area) who had watched their jobs go overseas; it was taken over by leftist whackos of every stripe, and was relegated to pure theater. I remember when they used to get news coverage, and I remember when it stopped: Live interviews started showing “normal” people ranting against Obama. After that, the plug was pulled by the mainstream media.

As for where they are now, I’m sure many of them have joined the white exodus out of the NYC area - there isn’t much future here for people looking for decent-paying work.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 4:03:46 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where are they?

Poopin’ in the halls at the EPA.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 4:07:27 AM PDT by dforest
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To: denydenydeny
Thank you. It is well known that the "media tent" in the middle of Zucotti Park - the one with the power generator guarded by armed security that was off limits to the other protesters - was a headquarters funded and staffed by SEIU and UNITE-HERE union thugs.

All donations were routed to accounts held in a bank they own.

33 posted on 06/26/2014 4:33:38 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: kearnyirish2

I worked not 12 miles but three blocks to the east at the time. It did not begin with or ever include “laid-off white workers” - it began with professional protesters from Day 1.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 4:35:56 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

That is your take on it; I remember the clean-cut Anglos standing outside the buildings from which they’d been laid off.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 4:38:46 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

You are simply not telling the truth. Sorry, no way to sugarcoat that.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 4:39:41 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: kearnyirish2

The ‘Occupy’ movement was funded - by that I mean protestors were paid from $300 to $500 per week - by:

The Communist Party US
The SEIU
American Socialist Party

Communist, socialists and (some) SEIU folks look just like ‘clean-cut Anglos’ - - - John Kerry, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bill Ayres are all socialists.

The Occupy movement has no use currently, it will be used against the next capitalist Republican president.

It’s a game the left plays...


37 posted on 06/26/2014 5:20:25 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where are the Occuturds?

A couple of them recently shot two police officers in Las Vegas. And a conceal carry citizen in a WalMart store in that city.

When it was revealed that the shooters were occupy types, that’s when the media lost interest in the story.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 5:33:05 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How odd, since I just left the:


EPA Told Employees To Stop Pooping In The Hallway
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3172481/posts

and the occupy bunch was pooping on PD cars.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 5:56:01 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: GeronL

Or that it was largely Astroturf. The same issues exist today and perhaps for many they’ve worsened, yet the protestors are like so much smoke.


40 posted on 06/26/2014 6:21:10 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The ones that weren’t given political appointments by liberals went back to holding cardboard signs on street corners.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 6:24:35 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Norm Lenhart
“You know what’s really hilarious? On the music production boards I read, filled with libs and a few occuidiots (admitted ones, I occasionally see discussing buying new/selling/collecting old synths and gear. Some of it could literally feed a homeless guy or three for a couple years.

But they are no capitalists!”

I don't know about London Occupy bozos. Over here a very large % appear to the be same violent protesters in other liberal protests. Many appear to be the unemployed college grads with instant Unemployment Degrees. They got their worthless degrees and protested the lack of jobs for those without skills or an education that prepared them for jobs.

Another large % out here on the lost coast, appeared to be the usual anarchists. who live in their moms’s basements or attic. They come out to destroy people's property and freedom and feel good about it. They never want to work. They just want our money to do drugs and commit violence.

42 posted on 06/26/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo, the Sunni Won-Doer, will not divert $'s from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Because their art is righteous, and because they want to make a difference, and because they want to change the world. For everyone else.

With vintage gear.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 7:34:44 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Norm Lenhart

“It’s a whole different reality between their ears.”
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I agree but I would add that there is ALMOST NO reality between their ears. They only agree with the sort of reality that cannot actually be challenged such as if you stick your head underwater you will very soon remove it or you will drown. Any kind of reality that is not of that stark a nature is open to their absurd interpretation. They can spout absolute nonsense of the kind that any sane person would laugh at and then with a straight face tell you that you are too stupid to recognize their brilliance.

One thing that I admit to never being able to quite grasp is how the ranks of liberals are split between the most highly “educated” and successful and those at the bottom of the scale. Most of those in the middle who struggle for a living but want to be able to hold their head up and say they are at least making it on their own at some level don’t swallow the liberal garbage but there are some who are actually in the high triple digit range and hold degrees who watch MSNBC and profess to be getting the truth that Fox News is withholding from them. Some of those people don’t have a clue how to make it in the world on their own even WITH their relatively high IQ and their degrees. There is nothing more pathetic than someone going on forty with a really high IQ score, a computer science degree and the income of a church mouse, depending on others to feed him and spouting off as if HE is the smartest man in any room he enters. This world is full of fools with degrees who have had every opportunity but cannot come close to matching the accomplishments of my late father who was an eighth grade dropout and an alcoholic. He believed in big government himself but he always had sense enough to know that the government does not help those who are as he was, hard working taxpayers. Yes, contrary to what some think not all alcoholics are bums, in my youth there were many who worked very, very hard but could not take a drink without taking another and another and another. Some would even refer to themselves as “weekend alcoholics”.


44 posted on 06/26/2014 10:31:01 AM PDT by RipSawyer (May the force be with you against the farce.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Can you post some links please?


45 posted on 06/26/2014 10:32:45 AM PDT by RipSawyer (May the force be with you against the farce.)
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To: GeronL

You need to destress a little, I don’t know how long you can survive doing that over and over.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 10:34:07 AM PDT by RipSawyer (May the force be with you against the farce.)
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To: denydenydeny

It was amazing that some very conservative people seemed to think the occupy bunch were something like the Tea Party. The two resemble each other about as much as the ants at a picnic resemble the people who baked the cake the ants are eating.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 10:37:24 AM PDT by RipSawyer (May the force be with you against the farce.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The murders and rapes have discouraged them.


48 posted on 06/26/2014 10:47:40 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: RipSawyer

The big one is www.gearslutz.com. Look in the “Moan Zone’/general chat section around the time of any major event like Earth Day or some big ruling on eco issues for best results.

But any music board will get you similar results really.


49 posted on 06/26/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ecomcon

Well they DESERVE a couple Pultecs and a Fairchild! Only they can truly appreciate such things afterall.

The Guitar libs are even worse than the techie libs. $50,000 Strats.

For people so unconcerned with material things, they sure do like the finest and most expensive of material things.


50 posted on 06/26/2014 11:43:26 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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