reply to post by eboyd
I am not saying that Occupy are either 100% organic, or
100% astroturf, eboyd. It's not as simple as that. I'm saying that I think there is
a fairly high degree of both. I also do think that, for better or worse, Occupy are no longer bipartisan. While they originally seemed to be
unaffiliated with any particular group, they have now been almost completely co-opted by socialists.
I remember reading a little about the Tea Party before it was hijacked by the Republican Party, as well. Yes they were conservative, or at least in
the older sense of the word; but they weren't necessarily like Rush Limbaugh, etc.
The system is doing this to both sides. That is the point. Both originally started out as relatively innocent, politically agnostic movements, (if
having a *little* gravity towards each side) but then the system moved in. Hell, if you want an analogy from your own side of the political fence,
look at it as being similar to what was done to the Russians by the Bolsheviks. The people want their own thing, and then the psychopaths move in and
hijack it, and force feed the people the opposite of what they actually wanted to begin with.
The Tea Party was hijacked. Anonymous and Occupy are largely being hijacked as well. I understand that we're trained to view conservatives as baby
eating demoniacs, but I honestly don't believe all
of them are; or that just because someone calls themselves a Socialist, that that
automatically means they're a saint. A big part of the reason why I started using this site more regularly, was because I realised that there was
enough that I didn't like about the Left, that was causing me to want to become less hostile towards the Right.
There are idiots like Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly, sure; but the Left has people like Ellen Degeneres or Mike Adams as its' own
media morons. Neither are purely innocent, but neither are exclusively evil, either. I come across a lot of conservatives online who have intentions
which are just as positive as anyone who self-identifies with the Left; they just can be mentally screwed up (in my own opinion) as to how to turn
said positive intentions into meaningful reality.