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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Occupy The Fed???

Whoa!  OK, this looks interesting.  Very Interesting.  Not the Oathkeepers' standard MO, but dang it, they always seem to find that tiny kernel of truth that grabs me by the throat.  (The Wayseers video is, um, over the top, but kinda cool!)  I'm a little leery of my initial "Yesssss!" reaction to this article, but it bears further scrutiny.

Yes, that's "Occupy the Occupation."

"Oath Keepers is not going to stand idly by and watch the Soros socialist/collectivist/Big Government crowd claim these newly-awakening Americans as their own. From Michael Moore to a host of other Big Government statists, the Soros faction is trying now to steal the people’s thunder, just the way the Republican Party tried to steal the Tea Party’s thunder by co-opting the Tea Party.
The Soros/socialist/Big Government message is that those evil Capitalists on Wall Street are the problem which now threatens to destroy America. That is an outright lie, and it is being promoted in the mass media by the way they’re covering the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Despite the fact that the “Monopoly Capitalists” are indeed present on Wall Street, and among them are serious corporate threats to America’s sovereignty, the media fails to distinguish the difference between true free-market capitalism and Monopoly Capitalism. Soros and his followers are attempting to misdirect the movement by claiming that capitalism is the problem. We shall expose that lie."

Bold italics are mine.  I think this is why I call myself a moderate; nothing's ever all one or all the other.  I just have to keep looking, past the slogans, for the real truth.  If "truth" is what I just read, let's have a little more of it.  I wonder what the commercial media is going to make of this.

 If this is totally nuts, please set me straight!


  1. Why would I set you straight? Are you crooked? Are you broken and in need of a cast? I don't think you need anyone to set you straight, Suz.


  2. Something needs to be done about the thieves on Wall Street, but an Oathkeepers-Wayseers alliance is something entirely different. And, from what I saw in the video I do have a problem with the "Unleash Your Inner Id" (in the Freudian sense) message. Don't you think that's set up to appeal to American hedonism? Like we need more of that?

  3. gardenserf: "Don't you think that's set up to appeal to American hedonism?" Yes I do. I was surprised by the alliance. I looked at the Wayseers' questionnaire and laughed - I could answer "yes" to one, maybe two questions. I'm very curious to see where this will go.

  4. The Vietnam protestors were marginalized and trivialized at the time. Was wrong then, and wrong now. Glad some are waking up and remember their history.

  5. The whole thing is a serious case of TL:DR.

    They may be the greatest folks in the world, they may not be. I don't know. I also don't trust people who espouse philosophies that can be expressed in soundbites. But man, there has to be a happy medium!

    I don't know that I completely mistrust them, but they damned sure have to show me they can earn my trust. I'm not there yet.

  6. I'm not there yet either. But I'm watching them. I've been following the Oathkeepers site for a couple of months now. If they are what they say they are, I'm impressed.


    See how far we've come? We see something that appears to be good, real, and honest, and our first reaction is hesitation. We wait for the real story, because we just KNOW it's too good to be true.

  7. Having spent several years as a journalist I can honestly tell you the media is corrupt.

    Nuff said!


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