We've seen a lot of really low blows over the last decade by Republicans and conservatives against Democrats, Progressives and Liberals. We've Been Called Marxists, Fascists, Gun Thieves, Traitors, Lazy Dirty F***ing Hippies, Out of Touch Hollywood Liberals, Baby Killers, Marriage Destroyers, and generally anything that denotes Evil. But this statement by Former Reagan Under Secretary of Education, Former Political Candidate and Outspoken Christian Gary Bauer that Jared Lee Loughner, the man who "put a cap" through Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords' head in an attempt to assassinate her and who did murder six other people "would fit right in with Occupy Wall Street."
As it turns out, the assassin, Jared Loughner, was an apolitical radical who would fit in well with the Occupy Wall Street movement,” Bauer wrote. “A friend told ABC that Loughner was heavily influenced by a movie called ‘Zeitgeist.’ One left-wing reviewer described the movie as containing three central points: ‘Religion in general, and Christianity in particular, are systems of social control. 9/11 was an inside job… And, finally, International Bankers … control our money and our future…’”
Bauer knows that the OWS movement has been non-violent and peaceful. He also knows that the people primarily committing the violence have committed that violence against the OWS protesters. The violence has been committed by law enforcement officials. He knows this, and yet he is so enamored of Wall Street Criminals that he has been busy painting OWS as composed of anti-semites that he was willing to smear the thousands of people attending and supporting the Occupy Movement protests to methods, grievances and demands of a deranged mass murderer who targeted a Democratic Congresswoman and her supporters.
By the way, for those of you who have not visited the the OWS website here is what they say themselves about their movement:
Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement that began on September 17, 2011 in Liberty Square in Manhattan’s Financial District, and has spread to over 100 cities in the United States and actions in over 1,500 cities globally. #OWS is fighting back against the corrosive power of major banks and multinational corporations over the democratic process, and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement is inspired by popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, and aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is foreclosing on our future.
Occupy Wall Street is a horizontally organized resistance movement employing the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to restore democracy in America. We use a tool known as a "people's assembly" to facilitate collective decision making in an open, participatory and non-binding manner. We call ours the NYC General Assembly and we welcome people from all colors, genders and beliefs to attend our daily assemblies. To learn more about how you can start a people's assembly to organize your local community to fight back against social injustice, please read this quick guide on group dynamics in people's assemblies.
You've seen the videos. No OWS protesters have been walking around with semiautomatic weapons strapped to their backs or worn in holsters strapped to their bodies like this gentlemen who was protesting the appearance of President Obama:
Nor do any of the various OWS videos show violence by OWS protesters against those who do not share their political views, such as this guy stomping the head of a liberal activist at a Rand Paul Rally last year:
No. The Occupy Movement has preached non-violent resistance. As a result they have been unlawfully arrested, beaten by batons and pepper sprayed in their eyes for peacefully exercising their rights to free speech and to peaceably assemble under the First Amendment.
Mr. Bauer is -- how shall I put this? -- pond scum. He knows it, too. But desperate to stop the Occupy Movement at any cost, he brought up the name of a mentally disturbed man, a mass murderer and an attempted assassin and claimed this is a man representative of all the people involved in the Occupy Movement that is spreading across the United States and around the world. Mr. Bauer, if you want to know who represents the Occupy Movement, go to this website. People like this woman:
Take a look at the messages they are leaving for all to see. They have nothing in common with the actions or motives Jared lee Loughner and for you to dare to claim that they do is a slander against all of them. Against all of us.
Mr. Bauer, you claim to be a Christian. Lying and bearing false witness is a violation of the ten commandments. Maybe you forgot that part of the Bible in your zeal to protect the people who ruined the global economy, received Trillions of dollars in bailouts from our government, who are making obscene profits at a time of extreme misery and suffering for millions of people who lost their jobs, their homes, their health care and their savings as a result of the actions of these amoral con artists, people and who continue to go unpunished for their crimes.
Mr. Bauer, you can go to Hell. I think you and Satan would get along famously.