This country and its people have gone completely mad. The after math of the Occupy Malhuer refuge and the aftermath of the occupy wall street are very, very different but yet the same in many ways. Just depends on what side you are on. If you are on the rich wealthy cushy side of things the attitude is very elite. If you are on the poor side of things the attitude is indignant. If you are in between and you see the big picture and all facets of the issue you are then a patriot and a combatant to the state, a domestic terrorist, someone who incites violence.
Lets look at a few interesting parallels. This……..
was applauded as a wonderful, marvelous, spectacular protest. Main stream media followed the protest and blowin” in the wind of ratings. One day it was good. One day it was bad for the country. One day it was appropriate for the world to see.
was vilified as a terroristic act against the american people. As a matter of fact all of the main protestors are in jail and will probably never see the light of day if the FBI has anything to say about it.
The main issues raised by Occupy Wall Street were social and economic inequality, greed, corruption and the perceived undue influence of corporations on government—particularly from the financial services sector.
The Occupation of the Malheur Refuge wants the Hammonds to be released and for the federal government to relinquish control of the Malheur National Forest. On January 3, Ammon Bundy said the ultimate goal of the militants was to “get the economics here in the county revived” for logging and outdoor recreation.
The Occupy Wall street bunch were a bunch of young ideological young people who have no work prospects and have huge school loans and have no way to pay for them. The Occupy Wall street received donations from George Soros. They brought their tents and occupied a park in New York city. A privately owned public open space. The occupation took 59 days. Bankrupted businesses disrupted civil families living in the immediate area. The owners of this park had the absolute legal right to arrest every protestor in the movement who chose to pillage and plunder this park. It is well-known that after the occupation the cleanup cost the tax payers many, many thousands of dollars to clean up the park from litter to feces. The occupiers were lying around doing drugs, drinking into inebriation, raping women in the tents, urinating in doorways of private businesses, sh*tting on the sidewalks and other areas in the park. Condoms found in the litter everywhere, used drug needles and other drug paraphernalia. Playing music and disrupting people living and doing business in the region of the park. Three people were brought to court, yet all three cases were thrown out of court. There was no real goal set forth or demanded by the occupiers. The ultimate message that was sent is the young are disenfranchised people. Cleanup was not an evidence gathering endeavor. People were not arrested for domestic terrorism. No one was killed by a federal agent.
The Occupy Malhuer refuge were a bunch of well-mannered family oriented people. They were a bunch of people who believe in the constitution and the rights that are given to us by our bill of rights. They chose a building that was abandoned for the winter. The land was owned by “the people” of the united States of America. They funded themselves, yes asking for donations to support them. They ate in local restaurants raising the income of the locals. Burns Oregon business owners prospered financially from the occupation (during an otherwise lean time for these businesses). The occupiers spent their days cleaning and straightening up the buildings of the refuge. They also spent their time discussing with officials and the locals what their goal was. The message that was loud and clear for a 42 day occupation were 2 messages one; the government land grab and two; excessive prosecution of the Hammonds a local rancher who would not give their land to the BLM. The constitutional right has been violated by a Corporation running the country. The aftermath has become an evidence gathering not a cleanup. A person was outright killed by the federal government. The occupiers have been arrested and jailed and may never see the light of day.
The following link lays out a very good description as to why we the people should be supporting the Hammonds;