No assholes, OWS was a collection of rich, homeless, druggie, rapist losers that finally got bored.
Sun Aug 25, 2013, 01:29 PM
Do you understand why Occupy was infiltrated and broken up?
Everyone on this site has long known that Occupy was infiltrated by the FBI. We have had opinions that it was the PTB that were doing the bidding of the bankers etc.
It wasn't. It was the realization that the Politicians are also the 1%. The argument is that the 1% holds the money, and the power over the 99%. The 1% includes the Koch Brothers and all the other mega rich. But it also includes those who hold the power, which is the Politicians, and the privilege, which is again, the Politicians.
If you work for a company, and you tell me that your company is about to announce a huge Government Contract, and I buy stock in that company based upon that knowledge, I have just committed a felony. That is insider trading. If I am a Congressman, and I decide to award your company the contract, and buy stock in that company before the contract is announced, I have not committed a crime. That ladies and gentlemen is privilege. That is power, and privilege all abused at once. So what can we do? Nothing so long as the Congressman reports the stocks on his financial disclosure form. Even if he doesn't, and amends it a couple years later, no harm no foul right?
This is why Occupy could not be allowed to continue. This is why Occupy was a threat. The Bankers felt the glare of the spotlight, and the political powers that be felt the glare coming towards them.
Ask yourself why Congress doesn't have to follow the EEOC regulations? A Lily white Senator can have a staff full of Lily white sycophants, and it's not illegal. If I did it, it would be proof that I am using race to exclude qualified candidates from the positions within my company.
This is why Occupy was broken up. This is why they will never be allowed to gain traction. If it looks like they will, then those in power are threatened. The ones with the most power are the ones we elect. The ones with the most money, help them get elected. The bankers didn't need to tell Washington to do something, Washington was threatened too.
They were only a "threat" to roaches.