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01 May 2012

Occupiers: Socialism Today, Socialism Tomorrow, Socialism Forever....And, None Of That Pansy-Assed Democratic-Socialism Either









Transmission third world war third round
Decade of the weapon of sound above ground
No shelter if you're looking for shade
I lick shots at the brutal charade
As the polls close like a casket on truth devoured
Silent play in the shadow of power a spectacle monopolized
The camera's eyes on choice disguised

Was it cast for the mass who burn and toil?

Or for the vultures who thirst for blood and oil?
Yes a spectacle monopolized
They hold the reins, stole your eyes
All the fistagons the bullets and bombs
Who stuff the banks and staff the party ranks?
More for Gore or the son of a drug lord
None of the above fuck it cut the cord

Lights out guerilla radio

Turn that shit up

All hell can't stop us now, all hell can't stop us now








A new poll out this weekend confirms that Occupy 2.0 is just as anti-capitalist as ever and, according to pollster Doug Schoen, has only become more radical since protests shut down in December. More importantly, a significant percentage of Occupiers admit to having used violence in their past protests and remain open to doing so again.


Doug Schoen posted the results of his poll on Saturday, which shows that 63 percent of the 200 people surveyed at Zuccotti Park have engaged in civil disobedience and 13 percent admit to getting violent "in support of their goals." What are those goals, exactly? That's a question which the mainstream media largely bypassed in the fall. But according to Schoen, the goals of the Occupiers go far beyond pushing the national debate to the left end of the spectrum:

They seek nothing less than a fundamental overhaul of American society, going well beyond the policy prescriptions of many European and Scandinavian social democratic societies.

A majority, 53 percent, oppose "American-style capitalism." Seventy-one percent would like to see "massive redistribution of wealth."






What they want, in short, is a socialist society. Nearly 80 percent believe healthcare, education and retirement should all be guaranteed by the government "no matter what the cost." 


Schoen notes that this is up 14 points from last fall when he asked the same question and only 65 percent wanted this cradle-to-grave welfare society.  He also reports some of the statements his team collected from the Occupiers while conducting the survey.





 
One twenty-something grad student said the goal this year was to "fundamentally revolutionise American society [and transform it] into a cooperative—run by and for the ‘We the 99 percent.'"


Last fall, the mainstream media largely side-stepped the issue of what it was the Occupiers wanted. In part, this was because the Occupiers themselves didn't seem all that clear. But after the movement shut down major ports, blockaded banks, and even launched a protest of the Christmas shopping season, their anti-capitalist bent became obvious. European papers routinely labeled the movement "anti-capitalist" but not here. Our media seemingly decided that was too blunt.

 




"A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom."

Milton Friedman, Nobel Laureate


When Occupy 2.0 kicks off tomorrow with an attempt at a general strike designed to shut down as much of America as possible, the press needs to stop framing the movement as the left's answer to the Tea Party.



 


Occupy is much more radical than that. The majority of these people are socialist revolutionaries. It's time to start identifying them as such.




In New York City, an Occupier touts the virtues of Communist China..."The greatest force for good," May Day, 2012



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And, Now, The Communist Party of the USA Joins, Too:  First Brown, Then Red


  
  
  
Occupy Mental Ward: Day 33

Report: Police investigate gang rape at Occupy Glasgow (Updated: Video Statement)
  
  
Wall Street Occupiers Continue To Desecrate The American Flag, San Diego Protesters Sic Dog On Old Glory




"Fuck your flag, dog.  Fuck your flag.  Fuck the Army.  Fuck the military.  Fuck your flag.  Fuck the police."

- #Occupy Dayton protestor





Guerilla Radio lyrics - Rage Against The Machine

Songwriters: Commerford, Timothy; Morello, Tom; De La Rocha, Zach; Wilk, Brad;

Transmission third world war third round
Decade of the weapon of sound above ground
No shelter if you're looking for shade
I lick shots at the brutal charade
As the polls close like a casket on truth devoured
Silent play in the shadow of power a spectacle monopolized
The camera's eyes on choice disguised

Was it cast for the mass who burn and toil?
Or for the vultures who thirst for blood and oil?
Yes a spectacle monopolized
They hold the reins, stole your eyes
All the fistagons the bullets and bombs
Who stuff the banks and staff the party ranks?
More for Gore or the son of a drug lord
None of the above fuck it cut the cord

Lights out guerilla radio
Turn that shit up
Lights out guerilla radio
Turn that shit up
Lights out guerilla radio
Turn that shit up
Lights out guerilla radio

Contact I hijacked the frequencies blockin' the beltway
Move on DC way past the days of bombin' MCs
Sound off Mumia guan be free
Who gott 'em yo check the federal file
All you pendejos know the trial was vile
Army of pigs try to silence my style
Off 'em all out that box it's my radio dial

Lights out guerilla radio
Turn that shit up
Lights out guerilla radio
Turn that shit up
Lights out guerilla radio
Turn that shit up
Lights out guerilla radio

It has to start somewhere, it had to start sometime
What better place than here, what better time than now

All hell can't stop us now, all hell can't stop us now
All hell can't stop us now, all hell can't stop us now
All hell can't stop us now, all hell can't stop us now

1 comment:

JTGA said...