The PJ Tatler
While there have been intense arguments in the media recently about hints of anti-Semitism which have erupted at New York’s Occupy Wall Street protest, very little attention has been paid to similar problems cropping up at other “Occupy” events around the country.
Below you will find some photographs and a video taken at the Occupy Los Angeles encampment which reveal how there is a growing encroachment of anti-Semitic “Jewish bankers” conspiracy theories becoming more and more evident at these events. Obviously not everyone at the “Occupy” protests is an anti-Semite, but the fact that these statements and views fit so neatly into the whole anti-banker milieu, and often go completely unchallenged by fellow protesters, should give everyone cause for concern about where this whole movement is heading.
The first four pictures show the signs close up. The second four pictures show the same signs in context as they appeared at the Occupy Los Angeles protest, to prove beyond any doubt that these are authentic. Below them is a video of an Occupy Los Angeles speaker spinning more conspiracy theories.
All Los Angeles photos and video here were taken by Ringo, and will appear in future reports at Ringo’s Pictures. This is the first time any of them have been shown online.
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My response to both the Occupy Movement and the Tea Party has been the same; not to join in–yet, but just to watch on the sidelines and see where the movement goes. Then maybe join later if the movement proves itself to me. This is a sign that my caution is well placed, at least where the Occupy Movement is concerned.
I’m sure most of the people in the Occupy Movement aren’t anti-Semitic. But anti-Semites like to infiltrate respectable movements and exploit them for not-so-respectable purposes. Pretty soon, what was a decent and legitimate movement, starts stinking like 5 day old fish left in the summer sun by the outhouse. Anti-Semites have a way of contaminating and defiling whatever they touch. Those people doing the Occupy Movement need to take a stand against anti-Semitism, fast. They need to silence the anti-Semites in their midst. Failing that, they must marginalize them within the movement. Then everybody will know the Occupy Movement doesn’t stand for anti-Semitism, and won’t allow itself to be exploited for anti-Semitic purposes. That’s the only hope that the Occupy Movement has. Otherwise it will go down in history as a bad news movement, instead of the legitimate reform movement they want to be.
The next step in that parade is that the good people in the movement see where it’s going, and that it’s turning bad. Then they start dropping out in droves. All that’s left then are the dredges (like the anti-Semites). Then the downward spiral escalates. At that point the movement either dies out (better at this point), or it turns into something really dangerous and vicious.