Below is just one such sampling of OWS twisting history. In the video, you'll see a spokesman for the Communist Party voice his organization's support of and solidarity with the OWS protests. The speaker (remember, he's a communist) compares this movement to the colonies rebellion against King George and the abolishing of slavery. I find that quite interesting, knowing that communist ideology and regimes have enslaved and slaughtered more humans in world history than any other. Watch below.
Now, let's compare this to the Tea Party. Admittedly, they made some gaffes, but, as historian Gordon S. Wood has noted, the TP is more accurate than many are willing to admit. But this current movement doesn't even compare. Yet where is the criticism from academic historians and history bloggers who criticized the Tea Party? They claimed their criticism was based solely on the TP's history twisting, though they found it quite difficult to mask their real distaste for the politics of the TP. The silence is quite troubling. Also, some food for thought, with no editorializing:
Who supports Occupy Wall Street:
- The Communist Party
- The American Nazi Party
- A majority of readers at History News Network
- President Obama
- Communist China
- Hugo Chavez
I find all this quite disturbing, to say the least. I realize that guilt by association is poor analyzing of facts, but I must admit, the pattern here bothers me. I also realize that some of the individuals involved in these protests come from various political ideologies. I even saw a video online of a speech from a Ron Paul supporter. But there's no denying that most are socialist/Marxist/anarchist in their ideology.
The support noted above is public information and admitted by the various parties.It has been posted on a number of news websites, including the Drudge Report, which is where I saw it, so I did not go "trolling" for it. It's well known. Where's the outrage?
*Update: Andrew Breitbart ID'd some of the communists marching in the video above. One of them is a professor at the University of Memphis and another is a member of the Young Communist League as well as a member of Organizing for America. The masks have come off and Obama's supporters in academia remain silent. Evidently no concern whatsoever over being in bed with self-proclaimed communists. Amazing.