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Forum Post: The Machine continues to create its own version of the Occupy movement

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 11, 2011, 6:57 p.m. EST by bkjrk (0)
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Occupy Wall Street wanted the corporate owned mainstream media to cover the protest and its members rightfully cried foul in the beginning stages when they were all but ignored. In the past two weeks, the cable news and mainstream press vultures have descended. Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media has politicized the national Occupy movement and has pegged it as a left-leaning version of the Tea Party, with its members labeled as Obama-supporting democrats. As if from the party's strategic playbook, democrats in office have now begun to take to the airwaves to pledge their support for Occupy movement. The Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee is now asking that Democrats sign an online petition to stand in solidarity with OWS "against Republican economic policies that hurt the middle class and working families while protecting loopholes for multi-millionaires and Big Oil companies." http://www.dccc.org/pages/occupy. This just continues the us versus them, blue state versus red state rhetoric that has become frustrating and tiresome in its extremely effective ability to stir up people's emotions. Those manufactured, highly charged emotions are then turned into votes that further the agenda of the Plutocracy in Washington, enabled by Republicans and Democrats alike. I already see the genuine spirit of the Occupy movement being manipulated and exploited for political and financial purposes. The Machine's process of mind control via the media, framing any movement or news as they see fit to give it a particular political slant, is highly effective, sophisticated, and powerful. The Occupy movement in its infancy was labeled as being formed by a bunch of hippies and hacker thugs. Then it gained considerable traction and now it is in danger of becoming a caricature of itself. There is an effort underway to conveniently place it in a corner and shamefully labeling it as being made up of the middle class base of the Democratic Party.



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[-] 1 points by bhogue (7) 12 years ago

I totally agree, I would like to think that OWS was not associated with any group because it will limit itself and define itself when it does. It will exclude many like minded people. It worked for us in the 60s. We excluded no one in our stand on Civil Rights and people from every mindset were marching and protesting together for one cause. A cause we all believed in whether we were young or old, black or white, with no regard for party preference. It worked.

[-] 1 points by justhefacts (1275) 12 years ago

Now maybe you can understand how the original Tea Partiers felt. And maybe you'll start to question everything you see in the main stream media like those former Tea Partiers have learned to.

"Those with the money, control the message". Be vigilant in finding out whose money wants to control your message.