Some demonstrators favor giving government power to enforce socialist system of wealth redistribution at gunpoint
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Research conducted by polling firm PSB reveals that almost one third of the Occupy Wall Street protesters support using violence to enforce their ideas, which is somewhat disconcerting given the fact that many of the demonstrators also support concentrating that force into the hands of government to oversee a program of radical wealth redistribution at gunpoint.
“On Oct. 10 and 11, Arielle Alter Confino, a senior researcher at my polling firm, interviewed nearly 200 protesters in New York’s Zuccotti Park. Our findings probably represent the first systematic random sample of Occupy Wall Street opinion,” writes pollster Douglas Schoen in the Wall Street Journal today.
The interviews with the demonstrators revealed that “nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda.”
In their hit song “Revolution,” which is being trumpeted by the Obama-supporting, George Soros-funded MoveOn.org group as an anthem for the demonstrators, the Beatles sung about the need for people to come together to change the world, but they made it very clear that violence and Communist rhetoric, which has unfortunately been adopted by many ‘Occupy’ adherents, was not the way to do it.
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However, as we have witnessed, this violence would not be used to bring in some ‘glorious’ grass roots revolution, the revolt of the “99 percent,” as the demonstrators have characterized themselves, it would in all likelihood be entrusted to government who would then abuse such power to use even more heavy-handed force than they already do.
In the interview below, Adam Kokesh follows the “solution” many ‘Occupy’ protesters are advocating to its logical conclusion, the government being empowered to use violence against the American people to enforce “the public good”.
The “public good” in this example, supported by the ‘Occupy’ protester interviewed, is an IRS agent putting a gun to the head of a citizen to enforce payment of taxes.
The tone of this interview is very similar to Kokesh’s earlier videos which betrayed the fact that many of the OWS protesters would support giving the government totalitarian power to use force against those who disagree with using top-down socialism to redistribute wealth. PSB’s figures show that almost half of the ‘Occupy’ demonstrators will vote for Obama in 2012.
Given the fact that these tyrannical, statist and overwhelmingly hypocritical “solutions,” which are embraced by a sizeable chunk of the ‘Occupy’ demonstrators, are now coming to dominate the sentiment of the protesters with increasing regularity, it’s unsurprising that the likes of Wall Street-puppet Barack Obama, Ben Bernanke, and now the government of North Korea, which enjoys putting dissidents in concentration camps, have thrown their weight behind the ‘Occupy’ movement.
While there are undoubtedly many thousands of protesters who do not share these beliefs, the obvious subversion of the ‘Occupy’ movement to the point where it has now become a rallying cry to end capitalism completely and replace it with something much worse – top down, violently enforced socialism – is a frightening prospect given that it has now elicited the support of the President of the United States along with numerous prominent members of his administration.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.