Occupy and the liberty movement: two sides to one coinSubmitted by FallenTabris on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 16:08
It's worth noting that while Obama paid lip service the '99%' rhetoric, he of course never even acknowledged the Occupy movement.. and on top of that, it's now known that DHS, FBI and local police forces all cooperated with banks to target activists, going so far as to matter-of-factly discuss assassinating protestors with rooftop sniper fire. http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130102/09481421547/fbi-wo...
Hell, tea party protests started as anti-war efforts in 2007. Once the movement became anchored to Ron Paul, the media colluded (I'm not even exaggerating) to defame him as a racist, fundamentalist loon. Fox, MSNBC CNN alike were complicit in this; Fox only had to convince its audience that he's a lib, and though MSNBC ironically gave his campaign the kindest treatment of any of them, it was all bound within the narrative of election year GOP infighting. Now that he's no longer a threat to the GOP establishment, MSNBC reckons him... a racist loon.
All western media cooperated to trash the liberty movement as racists, occupy as conspiracy theories, and Ron Paul as a loon.
Now that the election's over, military contractor-owned MSNBC is trashing Ron and his kid as racists, a tactic that is employed by once-legitimate Southern Poverty Law Center, which is now little more than an Obama admin mouthpiece, going as far as to trash my main man Judge Napolitano.
Occupy and the Tea Party were two sides of the same populist coin: a threat that existing institutions needed to quell.