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LOL-ccupants are least popular, least interesting to lowest income groups - the lowest income group polled - those making under $30,000 - had the least favorable view of the movement, at 26 percent, while those making over $100,000 gave the highest favorability rating to the movement, at 36 percent. - with the media trying to portray this as a populist movement, it's worth noting than two-thirds of those earning under $30,000 either haven't heard of the movement or have an unfavorable view of it. - http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/poll-ows-least-popular-among-lower-income-groups

The breakup of the OWS old fighters begins. Original OWS protesters leaving due to strife, dissent and violence. Two people who have been at Zuccotti Park from day one discuss how the internal order hasn’t worked for them. Sage: I’m leaving today, because this is no longer safe. Like, I had somebody– Q: I’m still recording. Sage: Sure. I had somebody in our sanitation team take a swing at me. And then I had like three really calm, friendly individuals telling me that they–that they didn’t just take a swing at me. It was, like, I was just ... Channing: Yeah. I had beef with sanitation ’cause they took my s*** down. They took my, like tent thing down that I made. Sage: Oh, sure, sure, I was just saying that. Q: But yeah, yeah, all I– Channing: Yeah, no–they took my stuff. They–I had like a little tarp tent at the end of the park. Their whole thing was they were trying to clean out some of the people that were doing, like, drugs and stuff. But they started with– Q: Drugs? Channing: Yeah. Oh, my God. But they started with my tent. And, like, they threw away my toiletries, my food, and, like, a bunch of papers I had, that were really important from the hospital. And then, like, I tried to get them to help me, like, rebuild the tent or something, and they’re like, “We didn’t do it, it wasn’t us,” and I’m like, “I saw you doing it.” Like, I got called from direct action because they doing it. Q: But I’ve got– Sage: Yeah, so– Q: –let me get you to just finish that, because– Sage: I’m just gonna say the same thing. I don’t call it corruption anymore, ’cause corruption is when a good thing goes bad. And what I think this is–people go, “Oh, they’re so stupid.” No, they’re not. They’re smart, for their purposes, which are not for this camp to function as a community. Q: Who’s “they”? You say, “they.” What do you mean–who’s “they”? Sage: Well, once you start pointing fingers, you get–you’re already co-opted. Q: Well, I mean, just general–I don’t know who you mean. I don’t know who you mean. Sage: It’s an entire–it’s an entire attitude and community of apathy, and focusing on problems. And focusing on–and I’m a part of it, and that’s why I’m leaving, ’cause I can’t get out of it. Like, just by being here, I’ve started focusing on good things, and then all of a sudden I get integrated. Q: How long have you been here? Sage: My name is Sage. I’ve been on the ground since Day One. Q: Since the 17th [of September]. Sage: Yeah. - http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/11/03/unhappy-campers-at-occupywallstreet-im-leaving-today-because-this-is-no-longer-safe/ H/t Nh Tea Party

A pamphlet from a group calling itself the “Oakland Liberation Front” has surfaced that mocks any pacifists in the Occupy Oakland movement and calls for violence to achieve the “complete annihilation of capitalism.” - click to read quite a bit moreCollapse )

Occupy Anarchists ‘Bent On Creating Problems’ - http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/11/02/general-strike-protesters-shut-down-port-of-oakland/

For those who thought Occupy might be libertarian: Occupy comes out with their One Demand: they want an international Tobin tax: http://biggovernment.com/laborunionreport/2011/11/03/unions-occupywallstreet-reveal-their-hidden-agenda-a-worldwide-financial-tax/ c/o Nh Tea Party [My comment: Idiots. Trade needs to be smoother, not less efficient and bumpier. Fake paper money made money run around too much.]

10/31: HOMELESS MAN DIES IN TENT at Occupy OKC (Video) - http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/homeless-drug-addict-found-dead-in-tent-at-occupy-okc/

Communism and Fascism

I posted this in my LJ a while back, but I thought I'd share it.


In school, we are taught that communism and fascism are exact opposites:  communism is extreme left-wing, and fascism is extreme right-wing.  But they're almost the exact same thing!  Anyone who thinks about it logically for any length of time should be able to figure that out.

In both systems, income is taken from the people and redistributed.  In communism the reason is "for the good of fellow man."  In fascism the reason is "for the good of the state."  That's essentially the only difference.  In theory, communism is supposed to be voluntary, and every person is equal to the next.  But the idea is Utopian and can never really work.  In reality, communism turns into a ruler or ruling body forcibly taking the money and they deciding how much is necessary for people to have.  What communism turns into is pretty much fascism.  In practice, there's really no difference.

Also, another point that says there's no way they could be total opposites is this:  In communism, government holds complete power over the people.  The opposite of complete government control is NO government control.  The last time I checked, the people living under Nazi (fascist) control were not free.  The opposite of communism is anarchy, not fascism.

ah, the irony

The "shut up and deal with it" attitude that has become recently prevalent among the democrats is ironic considering they've done nothing but bash Bush for the last eight years.  They pissed and moaned and bitched and took every little thing out of context just to degrade him.  But when republicans don't like the new democratic president because he's basically a communist and will take us even further away from the original American ideals. . . then we just have to get over it.  This girl told me "to be loyal to my country and accept him."  I think being loyal to my country means rejecting socialism and reverting back towards freedom and small government.  Stupid liberals.

Something that caught my attention

I was looking over Obama's tax plan (found on his website), and I noticed this:  "Obama will ask the wealthiest 2% of families to give back a portion of the taxes they have received over the past eight years to ensure we are restoring fairness and returning to fiscal responsibility."

As if it's not bad enough that he even plans to do this, he's also lying about how he'll take the money.  He's not going to "ask" anyone to do anything; "to ask" implies that there's a choice.  He'll get Congress to pass the legislation, and then steal their money.  The wealthy will be "forced"/"demanded"/"required" to give up money that they've earned.

And for what cause?  To support the non-producers.  Yeah, this is gonna work out great.

I was browsing flair on facebook when I came across one that said that anyone who hates socialism must not know what it means.  I, of course, beg to differ; I know very well what socialism is and what it entails, and I still hate it.

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I have come to this conclusion:  the only way anyone can believe that socialism is a good idea is by lying to him/herself.  They have to lie to themselves because if they were honest with themselves and truly thought it through, they’d see that socialism is actually a terrible idea.

First post!

It'll probably be a while before people find this community, but I hope you do!  I have a severe disdain for socialism and liberalism and a love for capitalism and freedom.  I would love to hear others' views and experiences; it reminds me that I'm not alone.  Also, feel free to discuss the recent election and what you expect/fear will happen once Obama takes office.