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Occupy Wall Street: The new Populists?
Los Angeles Times ^ | October 6, 2011 | By Christopher Ketcham

Posted on 10/06/2011 5:20:04 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 10/06/2011 5:24:22 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

They call themselves the 99 Percenters. "We are occupying Wall Street," they say, encamped by the hundreds in a park dubbed Liberty Square in Lower Manhattan's financial district.

US history teaches us that the politics of peaceful disruption has been an effective way to prod the establishment toward greater social and economic justice.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communism; failure; liberal; noway2reply; socialism
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To: melsec
Didn't ZERO say something about the Arab Spring and how he thought it was needed here? Somewhere I seem to recall something like that?

This is ZERO's aka SORO's doing, they no longer have Acorn to do their dirty work.

21 posted on 10/06/2011 7:14:33 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: blam

With support from union leaders and the democrap party - this will become the ultimate Rent-A-Mob-Astroturf crowd.

22 posted on 10/06/2011 7:35:29 AM PDT by OrioleFan
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To: Buckeye McFrog
"This could become really, really serious. "

If SHTF, Could You and Would You Shoot Someone?

23 posted on 10/06/2011 7:38:55 AM PDT by blam ((Deliberate Cruelty Is The Worst Of Human Offenses - Kenko))
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To: Howie66

Agreed...these are LEECHES....I often complain that the media (even Fox) don’t ask the following questions:

1. Where did they get the money for these idiotic signs?
2. Where did they get the money to GET to NY, buy food, etc?
3. What percentage of these parasites are getting my tax dollars in one form or another?
4. Since this was planned for MONTHS by “Progressive” organizations, how can the LA Times call it “populist”?

24 posted on 10/06/2011 7:39:24 AM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Freeman Dyson, Heretical Thoughts

...To conclude this piece I come to my third and last heresy. My third heresy says that the United States has less than a century left of its turn as top nation. Since the modern nation-state was invented around the year 1500, a succession of countries have taken turns at being top nation, first Spain, then France, Britain, America. Each turn lasted about 150 years. Ours began in 1920, so it should end about 2070. The reason why each top nation’s turn comes to an end is that the top nation becomes over-extended, militarily, economically and politically. Greater and greater efforts are required to maintain the number one position. Finally the over-extension becomes so extreme that the structure collapses. Already we can see in the American posture today some clear symptoms of over-extension. Who will be the next top nation? China is the obvious candidate. After that it might be India or Brazil. We should be asking ourselves, not how to live in an America-dominated world, but how to prepare for a world that is not America-dominated. That may be the most important problem for the next generation of Americans to solve. How does a people that thinks of itself as number one yield gracefully to become number two?

25 posted on 10/06/2011 7:40:24 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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