Thursday, May 24, 2012

The US Government is Running a Massive Spying Campaign on Occupy Wall Street

Link to article

Spying on peaceful protesters?!?  How original, DC!

Love them or hate them, this statement is true:

"This surveillance campaign against Occupy is bad news for American democracy. Occupy represents an authentic, utterly home-grown, grassroots movement. Taken as a whole, it is neither terrorist nor conspiratorial. Indeed, it is hard to think of another movement so cumbersomely public in its deliberations and processes. Occupy is noisy, disorderly, insubordinate, and often inconvenient for all concerned—statements that could equally well apply to democracy in general. But it should never be targeted as a threat to the well-being of the country—quite the contrary."

One disclaimer - I do not know how 'utterly home-grown' this movement was from the start.  However, if there was a financial or political group behind it, they have completely lost control.  How do I know?  Just look at how the vast majority of our public figures in government and business have reacted to it.  Left or right, they have all dismissed this as a group of hooligans just causing trouble.

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