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"Originally Posted by washunut
All kidding aside I have not yet grasped what this is really all about. In my mind, if these folks are against what has been going on in Washington and are not partisans in disguise, then the message here would be somewhat similar to the fiscal points of the tea party. If not, why not?"
Does the location of the occupation being on Wall Street do anything for you? It's not on Main Street in Podunk. What is Wall Street synonomous with. Wealth, greed, arrogance, bank bailouts, gov't interference, etc. Perhaps the subliminal message in the location of the protest is too subtle for you.. I realize that all manner of organizations will attempt to hijack the occupation with their own messages and agendas, but so far that has not worked.. It is a protest of business per usual on Wall Street to the detriment of the citizens of the country. Demonstrate your strength in numbers and perhaps violence will not be necessary. I don't think Wall Street will pay any attention due to arrogance, but "hope springs eternal."
Daily Kos: Conservative Magazine Brags of its Agent Provocateur's Role in Provoking Police Action in D.C. (NEW)
The Spectator removed Howleys article out of embarrassment, but there's a pic of Howley at the eventThe American Spectator admits to being involved in the precipitation of violence at the Air and Space Museum as a means of discrediting the Occupy Movement.
It has been openly reporting about its "plants" among the protesters and their actions to get certain things to occur. Included in this, today, was the presence of - and central role played by - Patrick Howley, its Assistant Editor, in sparking the police reaction and violence.
At 0:30 thru 0:40 you can see the protesters walking only on the walkway, while cars pass by unobstructed on the roadway.
From 0:40 thru about 1:00 you can see the cops lead the protesters onto the roadway
But of course, you will deny what is clearly visible