Evidence That Occupy Wall Street Is A Communist Movement
October 18, 2011
The American Dream
Is Occupy Wall Street a communist movement? Is it being run by socialists who wish to bring down the free enterprise system? As you will see in this article, the answer to both questions is yes. Of course many of the people participating in these protests want nothing to do with either socialism or communism.
Many of the protesters are simply angry at the big banks or they just want something to be done about the economy. But the truth is that when you take a close look at the “organizers”, the literature and the stated goals of this movement, you see socialism and communism everywhere. As our economic system crumbles, an increasing number of Americans are coming out of the woodwork and are proudly declaring that they are socialists or communists. An increasing number of Americans truly believe that the free enterprise system needs to be brought down and that the answer to our problems is to fully embrace socialism and/or communism. Sadly, this puts Occupy Wall Street in direct opposition to what our founding fathers intended.
If you want to know what these protests are all about, just go down and visit one of them. The following is what Charles Gasparino of the New York Post found when he recently took a trip down to Zuccotti Park….
It’s not an overstatement to describe Zuccotti Park as New York’s Marxist epicenter. Flags with the iconic face of the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara are everywhere; the only American flag I saw was hanging upside down. The “occupiers” openly refer to each other as “comrade,” and just about every piece of literature on offer (free or for sale) advocated socialism in the Marxist tradition as a cure-all for the inequalities of the American economic system.
Yes, there are millions upon millions of Americans that are upset with the big banks and with the rampant corruption down on Wall Street.
But is “socialism in the Marxist tradition” the answer to all of our problems?
Of course not.
During his visit, Gasparino also picked up some very interesting literature….
Maybe the worse-spent dollar I have ever spent in my life was on a propaganda broadsheet titled “Justice,” which advocates “Struggle, Solidarity, Socialism.” On the front page of the newspaper-like document, beneath the headline “Capitalism: System Failure,” was a tease for a story on the economy and how “influential business economist Nouriel Roubini” recently said how “Karl Marx had it right. At some point, capitalism can destroy itself.”
But it is not just in New York where you find this sort of thing.
For example, a stunning report from a visitor to Occupy Charlotte was recently posted on the Economic Policy Journal blog….
An organizer began reading a script in the way that a minister reads wedding vows, with pauses for the audience to repeat each phrase. The first order of business was an agreement that organizing committee names would be drawn from a hat. The inner circle were known to each other in advance. I could not see the hat, or the people drawing the names, so I can’t say exactly what happened, but I can conjecture.
In any case, organizers were selected from the hat. The very next order of business, I kid you not, was “All socialists will huddle at such-and-such area.”
Silence. The rest of us are wondering, OK, are they going to suggest any other groups? Next announcement: organize in small groups any way you want.
The self-identified socialists huddle. By some miraculous coincidence, the anointed leaders are all socialists.
This is what you will find in city after city. Most of the “leaders” somehow happen to be socialists of one sort or another.
It should be no surprise that Communist Party USA has officially endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests.
In fact, communist leaders have been speaking at many of the protests. For example, a spokesperson for the national board of Communist Party USA spoke to Occupy Chicago the other day. As you can see from the video posted below, his remarks were greeted with tremendous enthusiasm….