#occupywallstreet

From the always-eloquent Erick Erickson of RedState:

Occupy Wall Street

Should I be fearful of Occupy Wall Street? Maybe, maybe not.

Still, the anti-Semitic and socialist fever of the Occupy Wall Street movement fills me with sense of dread. I hate to invoke Godwin’s Law already, but isn’t this how Nazi Germany started?

Think about it. First you have an economic crisis (Great Depression/Great Recession), then you find and demonize a scapegoat (Jews/Rich People), and finally then you bring down the current system with violent means (Reichstagsbrand/Occupy Wall Street?*). The American Nazi Party declared its full support for Occupy Wall Street. They must see something we don’t. So while we could easily dismissed Occupy Wall Street as a movement, we really shouldn’t. Nor should we be sympathetic with them at any level.

I hope I am wrong. I hope Occupy Wall Street fizzles out this winter. Still, I personally regret that I cannot afford a gun right now. They are not that far away from me and thus I am not beyond being effected. I do not wish to go out and kill anyone, but only to protect myself and those around me.

I’m actually surprised it took this long to get to the thinly-veiled threats of violence.

From an Email apparently going around:

“As you all may have seen over the last number of years and particularly the last number of weeks. The seditious left is attempting to strike at the heart of Capitalism itself - Wall Street!
"We can no longer stand idly by, while these Leftist radicals attempt to collapse our free market system.
"Using the left’s own playbook - Rules For Radicals, we will "Infiltrate and Humiliate" the Marxist hoards. We will NOT reveal ourselves, We will NOT have a website, We will not have any visible leaders. Our goal is to humiliate and embarrass. We will sow the seeds of paranoia and doubt among the left. We will expose them for the fools they are.
"Our plan is simple : Infiltrate and Humiliate.
"If you are with us, please respond.
"For God and The Republic”

Reeks of astroturfing, really. Here is some information on “protest warrior,” a group dedicated to distrupting peaceful protests on behalf of war mongers and oligarchs.
Here is their Wordpress blogand here is their backup

From an Email apparently going around:

As you all may have seen over the last number of years and particularly the last number of weeks. The seditious left is attempting to strike at the heart of Capitalism itself - Wall Street!

"We can no longer stand idly by, while these Leftist radicals attempt to collapse our free market system.

"Using the left’s own playbook - Rules For Radicals, we will "Infiltrate and Humiliate" the Marxist hoards. We will NOT reveal ourselves, We will NOT have a website, We will not have any visible leaders. Our goal is to humiliate and embarrass. We will sow the seeds of paranoia and doubt among the left. We will expose them for the fools they are.

"Our plan is simple : Infiltrate and Humiliate.

"If you are with us, please respond.

"For God and The Republic

Reeks of astroturfing, really. Here is some information on “protest warrior,” a group dedicated to distrupting peaceful protests on behalf of war mongers and oligarchs.

Here is their Wordpress blog
and here is their backup