6 Reasons the ‘Occupy’ Revolution Will Be Difficult to Co-Opt or Defeat
Monday, October 3, 2011
It started off as a small band of committed campers determined to occupy Wall Street. The protest began by opposing the blatant looting of Main Street and to show solidarity for economically oppressed people around the globe. In just two short weeks, the occupation has exploded in size and is now spreading to other parts of the country.
Notably, the only time the establishment media covered the swelling “occupation” was to discuss its lack of a cohesive message, as if to immediately discredit it, plant the seed of divide-and-conquer and move on. After ignoring the protest completely for the first few days, they were forced to cover the infamous pepper spray attack of harmless and contained women in what amounted to a mini-Kent State incident.
Sympathy for peaceful protesters immediately surged from this shameless act of police brutality. Well-known liberal activists like Michael Moore, Russell Simmons, Susan Sarandon and others waded into the Manhattan encampment. Almost instantly, Bill O’Reilly labeled the demonstrators as anti-capitalist. So it seems everyone in the establishment is falling into their left-right roles quite neatly when defining the revolution.