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Forum Post: How Right-Wing Libertarians, John Birchers and Conspiracy Freaks Are Trying to Hijack the Occupy Movement

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 31, 2012, 5:20 p.m. EST by GreedKills (1119)
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http://www.alternet.org/occupywallst/153821/how_right-wing_libertarians%2C_john_birchers_and_conspiracy_freaks_are_trying_to_hijack_the_occupy_movement

Shout out to aaphat who's post was mentioned in the article.

On Martin Luther King Day, as the Occupy the Dream marchers were on the move in 13 cities, I Googled “Occupy Federal Reserve,” and the first result was a link to Infowars, a Web site run by Alex Jones, a Texas-based wingnut radio host. Jones, a longtime Ron Paul supporter, believes that the government staged both the World Trade Center attacks and the Oklahoma City bombings; that the Gates Foundation is a eugenics operation; and that the government has been taken over by agents of the New World Order who are planning to release a cancer-causing monkey virus.

Since the Occupy protests began, Jones, whom Rolling Stone has labeled “the most paranoid man in America,” has added a wrinkle to his shtick, ranting and blogging relentlessly on behalf of OWS and the 99 percent, while threading attacks on the 1 percent into his vitriolic rants. He also began to call (loudly) for the Occupy protesters to turn their attention to the Fed. Apparently it has become his chief mission to embrace — and be embraced by — the Occupy movement. His gambit may be working.

While Occupy the Fed appears to be largely a creation of Jones and other right-leaning libertarians, it is having some success weaving itself into the fabric of the movement. The Facebook page “Occupy Federal Reserve” contains status updates from thousands of Friends apparently affiliated with the mainstream Occupy movement. It also contains hundreds of updates posted by radical libertarians and wack-job conspiracy freaks. Days after launching, @OccupyFederalReserve posted a link to the 2007 documentary Zeitgeist, which claims to prove that 9/11 was orchestrated as a pretext for the creation of a police state, that the Fed and the IRS are criminal enterprises and, by the way, that Jesus Christ did not exist.

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[-] 1 points by human6 (88) 2 years ago

The market will corporations, they can't exist in a free society. i know this and i'm a voluntary communist, mainly because i was a ancap for most of my life and want to let ancaps live in peace, as long as you leave me alone i'll leave you alone, if someone is hurting you i will help you, but don't ask to extort money from me (taxes) or to leave my land (emminent domain) just leave me alone on my justly acquired property.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 2 years ago

Uhh yeah thanks for the comment....I think.

[-] 0 points by human6 (88) 2 years ago

Sorry i was half a asleep when i posted that what i meant to say was, a free market will destroy large corporations who need regulation to exist. big government goes hand in hand with big business. I'm a voluntary communist, but i would let anarcho caps live in peace so long as they don't force me to except capitalism and vise verse (i think that's right)

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 2 years ago

Bill Gates: The Mastermind Behind Global Eugencis Program: Infowars Nightly News

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVHkbhqxj7Q&feature=channel_video_title

Beware the new money and Bill Gates!!!!

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 months ago

They never left.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

These bozos have been here since the forum went live.

Not surprised to learn, many of them have roots in various forms of bigotry.

Nor the ties to Duke and Jones.

Not surprised at all, it's felt that way all along.

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[-] 0 points by GreedKills (1119) 2 years ago

http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/ron-paul-set-speak-sovereign-citizen

Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday.

These extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference.

The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard.

Routine encounters with police can turn violent "at the drop of a hat," said Stuart McArthur, deputy assistant director in the FBI's counter-terrorism division.

"We thought it was important to increase the visibility of the threat with state and local law enforcement," he said.

And as it so happens, there's going to be a big gathering of "sovereign citizens" coming up soon in Irvine, California, calling itself the Freedom Law Conference, and devoted to teaching you how to free yourself from the tyranny of the federal government:

This 4-day event includes an in-depth class on Avoiding and Defeating IRS Criminal Charges, two keynote banquet speakers, 14 of the most exciting Freedom speakers in the country, and a seminar on Stopping Mortgage Fraud.

Oh, and look who they have lined up to be their keynote speaker Ron Paul!!!

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

As long as we're on the subject. Look who runs the superPAC that supports Mr. P.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/09/pro-paul-super-pac-operated-by-911-truther/

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 2 years ago

I saw that the other day. It never ends yet he is still in the race...sort of.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It still amazes me that his fans still call him the ONLY honest candidate.

There's little honesty, in the man.

[-] 0 points by OccupyReality66 (16) 2 years ago

Sound's like a bit of a conspiracy theory.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 9 months ago

An accurate post from over a year ago!!

the gun nutter's the anti-voting hacks.

They're all still here and running puppets and bots, just like they always did.

Honesty, like altruism is against their religion.