Opinions anyone? The more I hear about it the more I appreciate it. Yeah, sure it's like the tea partiers, except these people seem to be more invested and willing to stay to make a point. It's all Rush and Beck can whine about lately, and despite the few advocating anarchy and communism, the main message seems to be about releasing this country from the strangle hold that business and corporations have on government. It's been a long time coming...

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Iran Calls Wall Street Protests 'American Spring'


Published October 09, 2011

| FoxNews.com

An Iranian military leader says the protests spreading from New York's Wall Street to other U.S. cities are the beginning of an "American Spring," likening them to the uprisings that toppled Arab autocrats in the Middle East.

Gen. Masoud Jazayeri of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says the protests against corporate greed and the gap between rich and poor are a revolution in the making that will topple what he called the Western capitalist system.

The Occupy Wall Street movement started in New York City last month and is spreading to other parts of the country. The loosely affiliated movement is peacefully protesting the power of the financial and political sectors.

Jazayeri says President Barack Obama's election promises of change have reached a dead end.

The official IRNA news agency quoted Jazayeri as saying Obama's failure to resolve the Wall Street crisis "will turn this economic movement into a political and social movement protesting the very structure of the U.S. government."

Protesters Sunday paraded with an effigy of the Golden Calf in New York's Zuccotti Square.

"It's a false idol, just as much as the Wall Street bull has been a false idol for so many of us for so long," Ed Needham, a protester, told the New York Daily News.

Church groups joined the protest near Wall Street to talk about corporate greed, jobs and the need to provide for those who are disenfranchised, MyFoxNY.com reported.

The nearly four-week-old protest that began in a lower Manhattan park has taken on a semblance of organization and a coherent message has largely emerged: That "the 99 percent" who struggle daily as the economy shudders, employment stagnates and medical costs rise are suffering as the 1 percent who control the vast majority of the economy's wealth continues to prosper.

Labor unions and students joined the protest on Wednesday, swelling the ranks for a day into the thousands, and lending the occupation a surge of political clout and legitimacy. President Barack Obama said Thursday that the protesters were "giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works;" some Republicans have been seeking to cast Occupy Wall Street as class warfare.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

So you respond to the obviously tongue-in-cheek comment, but what a surprise no response to the substance. Anyone who disagrees with your version of America is anti-American, and in your America nobody is allowed to say anything bad about your imaginary country. Your worldview is simplistic, childish, and naive. I happen to think that it is one of the duties of citizenry to point out the country's flaws and to do what we can to help address and solve our very real problems. So typical of the childish mind to think in terms of black and white. You either think our shit doesn't stink, or we ought to be destroyed, no middle ground, no room for critical assessment. You couldn't reason your way out of a wet paper bag.
Like I said, too much Fox News.  If he actually understood the constitution he would know that the founders would want something like this to happen.
Far from the truth buddy. You can be critical, but don't spit at freedom and don't support anarchist movements who want to completely disintegrate our nation (as these anarchist kids who consist of communists, 9/11 truthers, isolationists, NWO conspiracists, etc.)
Is there a comment in here worth responding to? All I hear is quack quack quack.
The sad and funny part is that these protesters actually hurt Obama with independents. And at this point, I want Obama to be reelected.
Only if those Independents have brains that function on your level.
Governor Rendell:

Probably a good analogy, Laura, is 1968, when someone finally channeled college kids’ energies into electoral politics. And they went up to New Hampshire and they put on ties and jackets and they went door to door and they talked about the war and Gene McCarthy got 43 percent of the vote and brought down Lyndon Johnson. So yeah, I think that’s Rich Trumka is trying to do.

And again, look, I don’t agree with their message. I mean the guys in Philadelphia said they’re going to be here all winter. Well, that’s silly. You’ve made your point, you’ve gotten about all the publicity you’re going to get. Now get on with your lives and if you really care about this stuff, organize at the ballot box. You know, we can yell and, our side, we can yell and scream about the Tea Party, but the Tea Party folks understood how to make change in 2010. They got out and voted.


I guess now we know his definition of "American".  We can bitch and moan, but don't dare actually try to get the system changed, even if it is constitutionally.  Going against the government is bad.
if you had your way, slave labor would be the norm in America.
uh no
No, it was not in reference to you. Thank you for your service. It is very much appreciated!



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