I was invited to attend a rally by Mr. Robert Kern, Esq. ( http://www.kernlawoffices.com/about/ ) that was being held on December 19, 2011, noon. After I arrived at the rally, and realized Mr. Kern was an organizer with Occupy Las Vegas, which is affiliated with Occupy Wall Street, I was angry. Mr. Kern did not disclose in his email that he was an organizer for OLV, and in it he'd also stated that "several organizations are getting together" to unite in this protest. I found out upon arrival that the "other organizations" Mr. Kern had refered to are the local 911 "truthers" organization, mostly led by Mr. Bob Stansel, and the Ron Paul campaign representative, Mr. Robert Walker. Political activists in Las Vegas have been fighting for rights for a long time, and we all know each other fairly well. At least well enough to recognize each other at rallies. Both Mr. Walker and I agreed that had we known this was an "occupy" rally, we would not have come. Mr. Stansel will attend anything that creates a gathering, he has little regard for the purpose of others, and will use anybody and anything to further his own agenda...much like our politicians.
After my initial anger, I decided it was a perfect opportunity to see up close, for myself, what Occupy is all about, and ask it's members directly. What I discovered, is that these people have no idea what "occupy" is about, or why they are there. They don't know its history, origins, or the principles of the movement with which they are aligning themselves. Even Mr. Kerns, whom I really expected to be a bit more educated due to his status as a trained attorney, was ignorant of many of the facts surrounding "occupy" and even the founding principles of American politics.
As is often the case, people are ignorant of facts, and blindly follow and adopt new "fads" they have been told are beneficial. That is what I find with the "occupy" movement. Most of these people align themselves with this movement because they hate the Tea Party, and they hate the Tea Party because they have been told it's a "republican" or "conservative" organization. They know nothing about what the Tea Party really is, or what "occupy" really is. At this time, it's impossible to state the origins of the "occupy" movement, because the "official" statements on the Occupy Wall Street websites have evovled and changed with the movement. Now, basically, it is what they say it is, at any given moment. The Tea Party has remained unchanged from the start.
The "occupy" development is not a "movement" in the socio-political sense...it is a disruptive, anti-capitalist, anti-republican, anti-American, socialist scheme hatched by Stephen Lerner, and a handful of others, who are bent on causing mayhem, and they have preyed upon the naive, ignorant, young dis-enfranchised feeling, entitlement seekers to help them do it.
I will, however, make one point...I was the only Tea Party member who showed up to this rally to protest the NDAA. Say what you will about "Occupy", but they showed up, and stood up.
Enough with the dissertation. Below are the interviews. Decide for yourself.