Well, okay, Breitbart wasn’t the only one calling the occupy movement for what it was, yours truly and many of the commenters here and many other places had called them out as well. We all knew this was simply rebranding of the extreme leftist organizations.
Still, Breitbart did more than just call them out. He exposed them.
The Occupy movement was heralded by mainstream media outlets as heroic and altruistic, but right-of-center critics, such as Andrew Breitbart, began to point out the movement was little more than a rebranded gathering of extremist far-left groups.
Breitbart released a series of internal Occupy emails that revealed the “new movement” was months in the making, with professional organizers such as Lisa Fithian behind the coordination. Breitbart also pointed out the similarities between Communist doctrine of the “bourgeoisie vs the proletariat” and the Occupy movement’s “1% vs the 99%” argument. Breitbart’s efforts eventually culminated in one of his final projects before his passing, the Citizens United documentary Occupy Unmasked.
One major thesis of the film was that the Occupy movement was created to move the national discussion off of deficits and debt, and onto the false dichotomy of the “rich vs the poor,” so that the Democratic Party could win in the coming 2012 presidential election and other left-of-center groups could retain power in the US political process.
This would be a good time to remember all of the favorable news which the LSM gave to the occupy lunatics. We should also note the people who openly, and unquestionably supported these people. They knew, just like we knew, that these people were anything but peaceful, altruistic, and heroic. They were obviously scumbags, full of hate, and hopeful and encouraging of violence. Now, to be sure, there were a lot well meaning dupes in the movement. But, even many of them saw the Occupy people for what they were and separated themselves from the Occupy slime.
As a result of Breitbart’s efforts, right-of-center grassroots media began investigating and infiltrating the Occupy movement’s camps and researching their organizers and backers. As rapes, other crimes, terrorist ties, and involvement with hostile foreign nations were discovered by independent grassroots efforts, law enforcement began to take justifiable interest in the self-proclaimed “revolutionary movement.”
And, what did that interest yield?
The Occupiers, Morgan Gliedman, 27, and Aaron Greene, 31, were visited by New York City police due to a warrant for Gliedman’s arrest relating to alleged credit card theft. Once in the couple’s apartment, police claim they found the explosive materials and how-to manuals on terrorism.
According to the New York Post:
A detective discovered a plastic container with seven grams of a white chemical powder called HMTD, which is so powerful, cops evacuated several nearby buildings.
Police also found a flare launcher, which is a commercial replica of a grenade launcher; a modified 12 gauge Mossberg 500 shotgun; ammo; and nine high-capacity rifle magazines, the sources said.
Cops also allegedly uncovered papers about creating homemade booby traps, improvised submachine guns, and various handwritten notebooks containing chemical formulas.
The more things change, the more things stay the same. Small wonder that the left wishes to disarm the American public. The above is what they have in store and in mind for a defenseless public.
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