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Brian Doherty: "Occupy Ron Paul": The Libertarian Roots of the Occupy Movement

by Brian Doherty

Michael Tracey writes in American Conservative on the links between Ron Paul-ism and the Occupy Wall Street movement, past and prospective:

One might say Ron Paul people played a more integral role to the inception of Occupy than conventional Democrats or liberals, many of whom scorned the inscrutable demonstration in its first weeks. The journalist Arun Gupta, who co-founded the Occupied Wall Street Journal in New York City and later embarked on a tour of Occupy sites across America, told me he’d see clusters of Ron Paul supporters and various libertarians virtually everywhere he went. Such folks “tended to be better represented and integrated in red states,” Gupta said–Cheyenne, Boise, Tulsa, Little Rock, Louisville, Charleston, etc.–while in “blue states” they typically formed enclaves that were “tolerated” by the wider group.

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BUMP

Thanks for posting, great article. BUMP

If I remember ...

If I remember correctly, the initial three issues of Occupy were:
1) Audit the Fed,
2) End the overseas interventionism and
3) No bailouts.

It was only later that the socialists chimed in with their demands for free stuff.

Mark

This is front page material

The trolls had a different idea down-voting it.

I saw Brian Doherty's posts here on the front page.
Brian Doherty's book about Ron Paul was front paged here by the owner of this website Michael Nystrom.

And now?

Michael you allow several trolls to win?

Brian Doherty's article great article is now to be undermined by a few down-voting trolls?

If so...than I will cut my ties with your site Michael.
You hand your site to trolls -- I'm out of here.

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+1

For you leaving.

Blessings )o(

Daily Paul deserves to be the shining light educating many

--over my dead cold body.

I will leave the DP once devil takes over it.

So far he did not.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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You are already here

so I guess the devil has taken over the site. You are dismissed now
Ancient Evil One.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Pollman and Maeve

Wish you had these flame wars of yours against neo-cons on other websites.

I think this website deserves to be free of your "contributions."

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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And I think it should be free

And I think it should be free of yours as well, so let's make a deal. I'll stop contributing when you do.

Blessings )o(

But you promised! Thought you

But you promised! Thought you might actually follow through for a change.

Blessings )o(

In your dreams

General a Soldier of Liberty never lives the battle before the war is won.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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General Pulaski is that you?

http://www.dailypaul.com/246869/huge-ron-paul-banner-greetin...

Thanks Big E
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 09:17. Permalink

I tell you a secret - I might be Cazimir(Kazimierz) Pulaski reincarnated.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Well then, that means you

Well then, that means you admittedly talk crap, or you don't follow through on what you say. Which is it? Disingenous or no integrity?

Blessings )o(

Occupy supporter almost throws up on camera

At 18 seconds. Must have been hungover as usual.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH5k7ZeyTxE

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

I knew you were never a Ron Paul supporter

You insult a great man:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Doherty_(journalist)

We had a chat here yesterday and I asked you to have with me a CHRISTMAS TRUCE!
I upvoted and commented on your recent posts as a sign of good will to you -- and this is what I get back from you as feedback.

I have never ever seen such a dark heart on this Daily Paul website -- EVER!

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

No you didn't try to have a truce you tried to bribe me with

you didn't try to have a truce you tried to bribe me with upvotes you criminal.

LL
hi pollman
Thanks for invite
can we have christmas truce?
10:50 AM
are you still there?

Pollman
10:50 AM
Thanks for downvoting my new post....
Never will be a truce between us no matter what you say you falsely accused me of being DHS and I rarely forgive people when they do stuff like that...you are insincere...a manipulator...a liar...a thief...and just generally an obnoxious ass.
Douchfreude was submitted by me to urbandictionary in your honor because it fits you too a T...

LL
10:52 AM
I could upvote it is you reverse your down-votes on my tow new posts posted today. I did not accuse you of being DHS I also asked you if you were -- that is a an ocean of difference.
if you reverse toyr two donw-votes I will upvote your stuff.
anger is not productive.
10:54 AM

Pollman
http://www.dailypaul.com/264797/senate-votes-to-tighten-sanc...

LL
10:54 AM
I have a lot of reasons to be Very angry with you the last two months or so.

Pollman
10:54 AM
Name one...
And I'll bury you with my response...

LL
10:55 AM
just upvoted your senate post
you accused me of being a drunk a lyer which I never accuded you of
sorry for spelling errors

10:57 AM
Pollman
Whens the last beer you had?

LL
10:57 AM
have to go now....will be back later and we can talk -- anyways I will rate + your new post so you see my peace offering is no BS
ok?
10:57 AM
Ciao

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

See folks

This guy recorded our private chat.

Talking about DHS.

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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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.

You lie about me being DHS. I tell the truth thats what gets your panties all bunched up because I expose you.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Mods deleted 5 of your comments this morning

And you are still going strong here.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

...

You just love anything Occupy since it's roots are old school Marxist dont you? Seeing right through you and you ain't fooling everyone here. You are the one that has accused more people than all the rest on this site put together of being a Troll,CIA,Racist,Shill,DHS,Neo-Con,Nazi,Romney Supporter ect and that points the finger right at you because you squeak the loudest.

All your behavior says you are the plant here that has suckered everyone into thinking you fight for liberty when in fact all you do is make this site look bad and drive good people away with you bs because that is the only reason you are here because noone in their right mind would pull the shit you pull here consistently.You are a destroyer.

I bet at least have of the lost traffic here is because of you.
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dailypaul.com#

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

I don't care for traffic to my webiste

I some time ago removed the link to my site from my DP signature.

Don't be a snake -- just tell people here why you do what you do here?

Why do you attack folks like me and fireant and others in vicious ways?

Why?

What do you gain from this activity?

Last question is for the mods here:
If you remove his abusive comments why do you let him to post more of them?

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

3 people just down-voted this great article

Can you explain why you just down-voted a great article by a well known writer and Ron Paul supporter who actually wrote a book about Ron Paul?

Are you coming for the left or the neo-con side?
State the reasons for your down-votes.

Please explain.

LL on Twitter: http://twitter.com/LibertyPoet
sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
http://www.dailypaul.com/203008/south-carolina-battle-of-cow...
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15