Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Poll: 31 Percent of Occupiers Support Violence

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The Occupy Wall Street Movement’s list of crimes grows daily. Since this writer last reported on the leftist OWS, citing John Nolte’s blog at Big Journalism, the list of crimes has increased more than 30 percent.

Violent Leftists

Nolte has observed that the media is hiding the full scope of OWS criminality, even though it reports individual crimes, so that public support for the movement does not wane. He also noted something even more frightening, citing Democrat pollster Douglas Schoen’s findings published in the Wall Street Journal: Nearly one-third of occupiers support violence.

As with their forbears in the latter half of the 1960s, “the Occupy Wall Street movement reflects values that are dangerously out of touch with the broad mass of the American people — and particularly with swing voters who are largely independent and have been trending away from the president since the debate over health-care reform,” Shoen wrote. He added, "The protesters have a distinct ideology and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies."

Schoen, a Democrat, reported that his polling represents the first unbiased sampling of the group. And what that polling demonstrated is disturbing. “Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn't represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse,” he wrote, adding,

Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda.

More OWS “activists” are in jail. More of them are defecating publicly. And more are committing crimes that include everything from burglary to rape to shooting heroin. They have also added giving alcohol to minors to their list of infamies.

The Latest

Barely a day goes by when an OWS event somewhere does not end with police called to the scene.

Police arrested 56 occupiers during the weekend — eight in Phoenix, Arizona, and 48 in Albany, New York — while occupiers in Columbia, S.C., continue to disobey curfew laws. Homosexual pornographers are using the Occupy Oakland site to produce their wares, while occupiers in London defecated inside historic St. Paul’s Cathedral.

London’s Daily Mail described the sacrilegious mayhem of the leftists across the pond. “The camp has become littered with human waste and graffiti,” the paper noted, citing a report about the occupation, “while alcohol and drug use are rife.”

Parts of the dossier come from registrar of St Paul’s, Nicholas Cottam, who wrote to a Corporation official outlining the disruptions faced by the cathedral.

Mr Cottam wrote: ‘Desecration: — graffiti have been scratched and painted on to the great west doors of the cathedral, the chapter house door and most notably a sacrilegious message painted on the restored pillars of the west portico.

‘Human defecation has occurred in the west portico entrance and inside the cathedral on several occasions.’

He also made reference to noisy interruptions during services, foul language directed at staff and the use of alcohol and "other stimulants" that appeared to "fuel the noise levels day and night."

Such is the environment these “protesters” have created that grade schools have canceled field trips to the hallowed Christian church, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. “Mr Cottam revealed more than half of schools scheduled to visit the cathedral had canceled since the occupation began,” the Mail reported.

He wrote: "The reason for the cancellations is directly as a result of their own risk assessments ... that entry and exit to the cathedral is in their opinion too difficult due to the camp's presence."

Children just nine years old are living in the squalid filth of the Occupy camp outside St. Paul's.

Rape and Drunkenness

Aside from a suspected heroin overdose at the Occupy camp in Eugene, Oregon, a woman claims she was raped at the Occupy Baltimore site just a week or so after protest leaders there told women not to report rapes to police. Occupy Baltimore apparently has a “security committee” with a leader named “Koala” who handles crime control.

That, obviously, isn’t working. The woman in Baltimore claimed no one helped her after she was drugged and raped during the Halloween weekend. The rapist robbed her as well, and she feared returning home because he had stolen her identification. Occupy Baltimore authorities refused to help her, she said.

The idea that Occupy Baltimore is a “good organization” is a “crock,” she declared.

A rape at Occupy Baltimore is no surprise. As The New American reported two weeks ago, the group’s leaders issued a communiqué to warn potential victims that “we do not encourage the involvement of police in our community.” Occupy Baltimore leaders are extremely concerned about false reports, the communiqué said.

Apparently, the dogged gumshoes of the Occupy Baltimore “security committee” have not apprehended the rapist, and the progressive heroes who claim they are the “99 percent” don’t much care about the woman.

Rapes have also occurred in Cleveland and New York, while a woman in Glasgow, Scotland, was gang raped. And today, the Associated Press reported that federal agents arrested an occupier in Washington, D.C., for sexual assault.

A 27-year-old occupier in Missoula, Montana, was arrested for giving alcohol to an 11-year-old boy, who was then found drunk at the Occupy camp.

Top Democrats Approve

Yet even with all the mayhem, top Democrat leaders approve, as Big Journalism’s Nolte notes.

Claiming OWS was similar to the Tea Party, President Obama told ABC News that Democrats fully back OWS. “In some ways, they’re not that different from some of the protests that we saw coming from the Tea Party,” he said, ABC reported. The President continued,

The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side, and that we want to set up a system in which hard work, responsibility, doing what you’re supposed to do, is rewarded. And that people who are irresponsible, who are reckless, who don’t feel a sense of obligation to their communities and their companies and their workers, that those folks aren’t rewarded.

Apparently, Obama did not explain where not reporting rape at OWS camps fits into his notion of what OWS wants, and neither have top Democrats, who are fully supporting the leftist protesters.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is seeking 100,000 signatures for a petition supporting OWS with this remark from former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.): “The message of the American people is that no longer will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause massive joblessness on Main Street.”

Before that message surfaced, Pelosi told ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour that she backs “the message to the establishment, whether it's Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest, that change has to happen. We cannot continue in a way this is not relevant to their lives."

This is the same woman who told a gathering of supporters on Capitol Hill that New York’s Congressman Charles Rangel is a man of the Gospel, even though the House she led censured Rangel for bringing dishonor upon Congress.

Another top Democrat who backs the protesters is Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York, who asserted, “It’s time for all Americans to pay their fair share. And I’m so proud to see the Occupy Wall Street movement standing up to this rampant corporate greed and peacefully [sic] participating in our democracy [sic].” Slaughter is the ranking minority member of the House Rules Committee.


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