Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 12, 2012, 9:25 p.m. EST by riethc
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I wanted to bring something up that I'm not sure if a lot of occupiers are fully recognizing: There are many mentally ill people involved in Occupy.
At the end of a recent meeting I went to, a few stragglers and I were encountered by someone who I had met earlier at OWS. He had a few things to say about our working group, essentially being how he wanted our working group out of OWS. One of us decided to give him a few curt words back, but upon recognizing this person I immediately attempted to diffuse the situation, not so much to be a pacifist, but because the last time I spoke with this guy, he tried to get me to believe that "inter-dimensional shape-shifting reptilians" run the world.
Now turning on my computer and linking to a YouTube video of a CNN piece about the history of eugenics in America, I find another character who has firsthand video uploads on their channel of the Las Vegas Occupation. This is what he has to say about eugenics:
"This needs to be done!!! For the betterment of the human race! Developmentally disabled, criminally insane, or being unfit for parenthood qualifies one, in my eyes. The poorest people in the world are having 2-3-4 kids they can't provide for, this is what drives illegal immigration! Reduce the population asap!" (If you want to see the video, I'll have it posted below.*)
And thinking back, I remember one of our first marches on Wall Street. There was a young guy carrying a sign that spoke of his single demand: END CIVILIZATION
Now there are many other anecdotes that I can think of, and I'd be willing to list them, but my point is this movement has been attracting an inordinate amount of crazy people. Some of these people seem normal on the surface and can function at Occupys. They can organize actions, take the lead in discussions, facilitate, etc. Nevertheless, these people do not form a reasonable opinion about important subjects like the Financial System, Government, and generally how things work.
This, like the NDAA, needs to be recognized. People should be vigilante from keeping mental illness from taking hold of the movement.
*Depopulation and Eugenics in America With Forced Sterilization: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM5f01RaUTw