No Lech Walesa for Occupy Wall Street
Oh my how the supporters of Occupy Wall Street cheered when Lech Walesa, hero of the fight against communism in Poland, announced that he would fly to New York to support the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Brent Budowsky at The Hill was ecstatic:
Great news for the real America. One of history’s great leaders for jobs, workers and freedom is now supporting the Occupy Wall Street protest. Lech Walesa has now weighed in, big time, for the good guys.
Just two days ago Budowsky wrote at HuffPo that Walesa’s participation was a sign that OWS was on the verge of becoming a mass movement, 50 Million Will March:
The Occupy Wall Street movement is the authentic heir to John Hancock and Sam Adams, and to historic movements from suffragettes championing the rights of women to Solidarity and Lech Walesa, who supports Occupy Wall Street, championing the rights of workers.
At the Obama-adoring Esquire, Charles Pierce had a thrill run up his leg:
The fact that Lech Walesa apparently is planning to come to New York to visit the Occupy site is just about the coolest thing that’s happened since the movement’s reach began to spread.
And I could go on an on.
Admittedly, I could not understand how Walesa would march in support of a movement which openly touted the virtues of socialism and communism, and tolerated anti-Semitic signs and rhetoric even if the movement itself was not anti-Semitic.
Turns out Walesa didn’t really know about Occupy Wall Street, and now that he does, he’s not going to be marching with them:
When Walesa’s comments hit the AP wire last week, my team immediately reached out to our Polish contacts. We made the point that the political themes of Occupy Wall Street may have started out with some of the principles that we share, but OWS themes were rapidly being morphed into anti-freedom and anti-liberty messages. At the core is the want for a big, powerful central government to dominate the lives of individual citizens.
Using biggovernment.com plus other news sources, rapidly we painted an accurate picture of the groups training, leading, and organizing the “movement.” The movement is organized by anarchists, Code Pink, the American Communist movement, jihadists, anti-Israel, socialist, and anti- free enterprise interests. OWS folks are politically to the left of President Barack Obama.
At the Lech Walesa Institute Foundation in Warsaw, they were thankful to receive this information.
Based on our discussion and intervention, President Walesa is not going to get involved with the OWS. He is not comfortable with the “organizations” behind the movement. It was not a difficult discussion.
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What a disappointment for the Communist Party USA. For a brief moment in time, they thought Lech Walensa was about to call them “comrades.”
biggovernment.com is one of the best sites now for actual reporting, investigative reporting.
They of course don’t hide their anti-leftist, anti-Marxist, anti-progressive bias, so that somehow makes them anathema, “illegitimate” – as opposed to the “objective” NYT, “objective” WaPo, etc. etc. What a crock!
Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. I am so glad you came over to the Conservative side!! 😀
I too am thankful for Breitbart’s new media BigGovernment.com. Just imagine if Lech Walesa had to rely upon reports from Charles Krauthammer’s and Jennifier Rubin’s collegues at the Washington Post?
A Commie fighter bamboozled by Liberal Fascists, nothing could survive that!
Anywhere but New York City, Boston or California, I’m willing to bet that the local TEA Party could marshal a group larger than the #OWS protests for a march with less than 1 weeks notice.
And then the Press would completely ignore it, except to say that “violence erupted when the two groups clashed” when the #OWS protesters attack, because that’s their standard misrepresentation lie against Conservative movements.
The kids in OWS are going to be really disappointed – as soon as someone explains to them who Walesa is.
Major bummers for the drummers.
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Mr. Walesa remains a hero to those who support liberty.
Mr. Obama, not so much, eh?
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I’m happy to stand with Walesa and others who have been oppressed by communists, socialists, fascists, etc.
You can live under a left-wing regime; but, the likelihood of progressive corruption increases proportionate to the reduction of competing interests (especially marginalization of individual dignity).
The root of our crisis is the failed substitution of totalitarian policies for moral knowledge. As secular institutions compete to overtake traditional institutions, they have failed in their principal responsibility to convey moral knowledge. Unfortunately, Americans continue to live with the assumption of liberty moderated through moral knowledge.
Then there are individuals and groups with dreams of instant gratification, which when pursued through involuntary redistributive change promotes progressive corruption of individuals and society.
If Americans want liberty, then we must be capable of self-moderating behavior. The application of totalitarian policies should be accorded to individuals who choose to fail or otherwise submit to corruption.
Unless the “occupy” movement intends to usurp power for itself, it should be focused on corruption of authoritarian interests. Corruption in the exception should be dealt with through the rule of law.
The timing of this movement is also suspicious. It happens to coincide with investigation of malfeasance in the administration, misappropriation of billions (and maybe trillions) of taxpayer dollars, and accessory to murder of American citizens, Mexicans, and others. If anything, it serves to deflect focus from the administration, and government generally, to the private sector, which happens to coincide with Obama’s effort. I believe Nixon was impeached and removed for less.
Maybe we can invest in a truck full of Kleenex for those people, after such a disappointment…
“I believe Nixon was impeached and removed for less.”
Nixon was neither impeached nor removed. He resigned after emplacing as VP a liberal Republican caretaker amenable to Sam Ervin and other democrats.
There is no peace possible between progressives/communists and jihadis on the one hand and the balance of USA residents on the other. One of those groups has to win and the other lose. It’s a civil war from which neither side will back down and during the course of which one side has to be defeated. Pity, but that’s the fact. The ballot box is unable to decide the issue because it is controlled by one side, progressives/communists/jihadis.
Lech Walesa knows and sees hard line radical leftist Socialist-Marxists, when he sees one.. And these OWS useful idiots, are the same radical hard line leftist Socialist-Marxists, that controlled and ran the Soviet Union, and all of Eastern Europe, for 45 years.. until he, the Polish People, and the rest of the Eastern European people, who decided with the help of President Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s, have had enough of the oppressive tyrannical regimes.
Why do you think all the Russians, and the rest Eastern Europeans immigrating to America, are all registered Republicans, and not Democrats.. because they know and see the very same Tyrannical and oppressive Socialist-Marxists, they escaped from, when they see it. !!