Ventura County Democratic Party Adopting Occupy Ventura?

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Ventura County Democratic Party E-mail

Certainly looks like it.

The Conejo Valley Democratic Party sent out this missive earlier today.

So, the questions abound.

Do the Ventura County Democrats subscribe to the principles of Occupy Together’s Collective Statement?

Occupy Ventura website

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

  1.     They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
  2.     They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
  3.     They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  4.     They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
  5.     They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
  6.     They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
  7.     They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
  8.     They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
  9.     They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
  10.     They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
  11.     They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
  12.     They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
  13.     They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
  14.     They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
  15.     They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
  16.     They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
  17.     They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
  18.     They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
  19.     They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
  20.     They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
  21.     They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
  22.     They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
  23.     They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.*

To the people of the world, We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

So, who are they?

  • President Obama?
  • Congress?
  • The Tea Party?
  • Democrats?
  • Republicans?

Or, are the Democrats just co-opting this movement to support their partisan agenda?

Inquiring minds would like to know, as the Democrats hit the bricks in a day or so.

Occupy Wall Street: Who is Behind the Protests?

Posted 18 CommentsPosted in George Soros, Occupy Protests, Occupy Wall Street

Members of the Occupy Wall Street movement take part in a protest march through the financial district of New York, October 12, 2011

Good question and seemingly the answer is obvious – George Soros and the Far LEFT.
Anti-Wall Street protesters say the rich are getting richer while average Americans suffer, but the group that started it all may have benefited indirectly from the largesse of one of the world’s richest men.

There has been much speculation over who is financing the disparate protest, which has spread to cities across America and lasted nearly four weeks. One name that keeps coming up is investor George Soros, who in September debuted in the top 10 list of wealthiest Americans. Conservative critics contend the movement is a Trojan horse for a secret Soros agenda.

Soros and the protesters deny any connection. But Reuters did find indirect financial links between Soros and Adbusters, an anti-capitalist group in Canada which started the protests with an inventive marketing campaign aimed at sparking an Arab Spring type uprising against Wall Street. Moreover, Soros and the protesters share some ideological ground.

“I can understand their sentiment,” Soros told reporters last week at the United Nations about the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, which are expected to spur solidarity marches globally on Saturday.

Pressed further for his views on the movement and the protesters, Soros refused to be drawn in. But conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh summed up the speculation when he told his listeners last week, “George Soros money is behind this.”

Soros, 81, is No. 7 on the Forbes 400 list with a fortune of $22 billion, which has ballooned in recent years as he deftly responded to financial market turmoil. He has pledged to give away all his wealth, half of it while he earns it and the rest when he dies.

No real surprise here. Read all of the piece.

I have noticed local coordination of the local Democratic Party with MoveOn.org here in Thousand Oaks – to Occupy Thousand Oaks. Their goal is to help re-elect Barack Obama – plain and simple.

The local Dems will be out protesting on Thousand Oaks streets on Friday.

Occupy DC Protesters Call for Re-election of Obama and for Government to Use Force to Impose Their Ideas

Posted 1 CommentPosted in Barack Obama, Occupy Wall Street, Saul Alinsky

Gee, I don’t know who are the bigger Wall Street tools here, Obama or these Alinsky-like LEFT protesters.

The ignorance displayed in these interviews knows no bounds. The protesters just don’t get it. They are calling for the government to use force to impose their ideas, all in the name of bringing down corporations who they don’t realize have completely bought off government regulators. Corporations and government enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship – getting one to regulate the other is asinine and only hurts smaller businesses who are legitimately trying to compete in a free market economy that barely exists.

The zeal for totalitarian government amongst some of the “protesters” is shocking. One sign being carried around read, “A government is an entity which holds the monopolistic right to initiate force,” which seems a little ironic when protesters complain about being physically assaulted by police in the same breath.

One woman interviewed by Kokesh also announces her intention to help Obama to capture a second term. How can a self-proclaimed Occupy Wall Street protester simultaneously support the man whose 2008 campaign was bankrolled by Wall Street, whose 2012 campaign is reliant on Wall Street to an even greater extent, and whose cabinet was filled with Wall Street operatives?

Watch the video and weep.

Over educated and unemployed, eh?

I can see why they are unemployed……