Not that this is advertised that well in the OWS movement, so I really don't like people condemning Jews who sympathize with the OWS movement. Having sympathy for a movement portrayed as being a working class movement should not be condemned as working for the Gestapo.
Last edited by Lanie; 01-25-2012 at 04:45 PM.
Thing is you do have the kooks in the crowd. From the OP:
Now, the two paragraphs above have nothing to do with Israel.Nor was the hostility a matter of undertones only. The tone, very early on, was set in part by signs and messages that were overtly anti-Semitic. “Google: (1) Wall St. Jews, (2) Jewish Billionaires, (3) Jews & FedRsrvBank,” read one sign. Another: “Nazi Bankers Wall Street.” The man holding up a sign that read “Hitler’s Bankers,” upon being pressed by passersby to explain himself, replied “Jews control Wall Street.” He was then asked whether the Fox News Channel had asked him to hold up the sign, presumably to make Occupy Wall Street look bad, and he responded, “F— Fox News. That’s bulls—t. F—ing Jew made that up.” Another protester, upon being interrogated by a skeptical elderly passerby sporting a yarmulke, brushed him away saying, “You’re a bum, Jew.”
An Occupier who had traveled from Georgia explained his anti-Jewish animus to a reporter from the New York Post by stating that “Jews are the smartest people in the world,” that “they control the media,” and that nobody is willing to point out this simple truth because “the media doesn’t want to commit suicide by losing the Jewish advertisers.” Still another Occupier expostulated in a widely circulated video: “The smallest group in America controls the money, media, and all other things. The fingerprints belong to the Jewish bankers who control Wall Street. I am against Jews who rob America. They are one percent who control America. President Obama is a Jewish puppet. The entire economy is Jewish. Every federal judge [on] the East Coast is Jewish.”
It has more, but you can read it for yourself. I think what happened is that some people in Manhattan had legitimate grievances and protested. It encouraged others in the country to protest. When some of the fringe activist groups saw that it was catching on, they hijacked the movement. I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like.
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