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A History of Occupy Wall St. by One of the Founders: I am not Soros!

This is it, for anyone who really wants to know, an article by one of the actual founders of Occupy, journalist David DeGraw, who wrote a book called "The Economic Elite Vs. The People of the United States of America."

The book's blurb reads:

"David DeGraw's "groundbreaking, game-changing" investigation exposes the Economic Elite's war to eliminate the US middle class. Using shocking statistical evidence, DeGraw lays out a thoroughly researched case in convincing fashion. Naming names and connecting the dots, he explains how it all works and what we can do to fight back."

The whole book can be read for free here:
http://ampedstatus.org/full-report-the-economic-elite-vs-the...

Below is an article by DeGraw lamenting all the "Soros" stuff going around, he entitles it tongue-in-cheek:

EXPOSED: David DeGraw Works For A Soros CIA-Obama-Socialist Front Group That Is Secretly Controlling the #OWS 99% Movement

And here is a video interview of DeGrew on RT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99JbqxTXVYc

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EXPOSED: David DeGraw Works For A Soros CIA-Obama-Socialist Front Group That Is Secretly Controlling the #OWS 99% Movement

by David DeGraw

That is my Onion-esque satirical headline to make light of what has become a very frustrating and infuriating experience. There are all sorts of wild conspiracy theories being spun about the #OWS 99% Movement and I have come under personal attack. I have repeatedly been confronted by irate people that accuse me of working for or with people like George Soros, Lyndon LaRouche, the FBI, CIA, US State Department and/or the Democratic Party and the Obama Administration. Let me be 100% clear here, all of these accusations are F.A.L.S.E.

First of all, the #OWS 99% Movement is a genuine leaderless
decentralized grassroots movement. In my opinion, it is built upon the hard work of hundreds of thousands of people who have taken it upon themselves to fight back against their own financial oppression and in defense of their family and country. As someone who has spent countless hours, days, weeks at Liberty Park, it is evident that people here come from all different walks of life and have all different political viewpoints. The uniting factor is that most of the people here realize that America has been taken over and is currently occupied by global financial interests. They have seized control of our government, economy and tax system, and have rigged our political process against hardworking Americans. People at Liberty Park, the 99%ers, are here to defend the United States against a global financial oligarchy. They are not here because they are the puppets of anyone. They are fighting back against economic tyranny PERIOD.

It is highly insulting when people make accusations that we are essentially puppets of other interests. Just come to Liberty Park and try telling someone who has been pepper-sprayed, beaten with police sticks and arrested that they are puppets of people like Soros and Obama. See how they respond to that. The people making these accusations and spinning these conspiracy theories haven’t even had enough respect to come to Liberty Park to talk directly with us.

To clear up any questions or misguided theories about my role and background within the movement, I have already written a long report, which I will repost below, that people making accusations against me have repeatedly ignored and have refused to reference. When people make unfounded accusations and blatantly ignore this history, I get the feeling that they are divide and conquer pawns.
....MORE, FULL ARTICLE IS HERE

Interview of DeGrew on RT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99JbqxTXVYc



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occupy bums already took a shit in the rp tent

occupy is a failure

OWS is CRIMINAL!

Your OWS socialist movement is today setting out to intentionally disrupt other people's lives as they try to go to work, to stores and home. True civil disobedience is simply disobeying unjust laws. You guys are not engaging civil disobedience but crime. You're violating other people's right travel.

OWS is despicable. Stop promoting it on a pro-liberty site.

You've been ZAMPED!!!!!!!

Have I been "zamped!" ??

ouch!

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

My 2 cents

I trace my political heritage straight through to Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. I'm not a tea partier, as it stands today, I'm not a libertarian either. I am a Constitutional fundamentalist! I am an anti-central banker/counterfeiter. I am anti-undeclared/un-voted on war(ior). I am anti corporatism. I am anti corporate welfare and anti monopolistic government protectionism. I am pro charity, pro freedom, pro liberty. I am for religious freedom, economic freedom, and educational freedom. I am anti- government spying, torture and assassination. I am anti-bailouts. I am anti-federal bureaucracy. I am anti-foreign "aid". I am anti-military industrial complex. I am anti CIA. I am anti DEA. I am pro individuals rights. I am pro states rights to decide local matters. I am anti federal police intervening in local police matters. I am anti-protectionism. I am anti- federal subsidization of industry. I am anti-ultra national organizations. I am anti-nation building. I am anti-World Bank and IMF. I am anti-corporate campaign finance. I am anti-corporate controlled media. I am anti-mandatory participation in "social programs" that rob me of my income. I am pro-non profit organizations. I am pro consumer groups and watchdog organizations. I am pro wikileaks. I am pro electronic freedom. I am pro choice and pro life. I am pro-capitalism. I am pro profit. I am pro small business. I am anti-fiat currency. I am anti-government controlled currency monopolies. I am anti-war propaganda. I am anti-sanctions and anti-offensive war. I am the 99% and I am for Ron Paul as president. To shock the powers that be and give our government back to the people and restore peace and prosperity at home and abroad.

NO MORE LIES. Ron Paul 2012.

"I am pro choice and pro life."

I am totally down with that list but don't understand this part. But my recommendation is to stress to independents/swing voters who may be pro-choice that Ron Paul has priorities, and, as I said before, arguing social issues when the fiscal house is such a mess and the middle class under attack, is like shuffling chairs on the deck of the Titanic.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

need to cut it to two paragraphs

And then link it.. its just so Nystrom doesn't get heat for it. Thank you very much for posting this. Sharing immediately.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

I am 100% sure DeGrew is good with the

extended treatment with attribution, he wants to put this in neon on a mountaintop. But I'll email him and ampedstatus to confirm. Ron Paul has a nice big ad on the indy media website. We are friends!

update, I just emailed ampedstatus. This is just so important I thought it merited extended excerpt.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

they said it's ok

(and said they love dailypaul!)

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

Thank you for posting this

I would love it if Ron Paul showed up on WEDNESDAY in NYC to speak at OWS during the Black THIS Out moneybomb. The media honestly wouldn't know what to do.

RP needs to keep his contacts with OWS

clear and open. I'll be one. I kind of know how the contacts work. Not easy when there are "no leaders" (one of their policies, cool but hell on bloggers.)

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali

That would be AMAZING!

The media would have a calf.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-- Muhammad Ali