“Occupy Wall Street was not a spontaneous eruption but rather an action carefully planned by committed activists”

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 at 7:48 am
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Imagine our surprise to discover the so-called “spontaneous” Occupy Wall Street protests were a carefully orchestrated series of temper tantrums conceived and executed by far-left agitators. Well, now that the designed purpose of getting Obama re-elected has been achieved the truth can be told. These more or les swere a bunch of spoiled, angry trustafarians lashing out.

Stunner.

It seems those Occupy Wall Streeters were a lot closer to the 1 percent than they would like to admit.

A new study of the OWS movement in New York found that many of the protesters were highly educated and not nearly as down on their luck as they portrayed.

A third of protesters in the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York lived in households earning more than $100,000 and more than two- thirds were employed professionals, according to the study from CUNY’s Joseph A. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies.

The study also showed the movement was mostly organized by experienced political operatives and nearly all of those involved — 76 percent — were college educated.

Of those, half had graduate degrees and among those with bachelor’s degrees, and 28 percent had attended elite universities.

“Occupy Wall Street was not a spontaneous eruption but rather an action carefully planned by committed activists,” the study concluded.

Additionally, the study found that the protesters were also disproportionately men — 55 percent — and many were white.

A bunch of angry white men, unlike the more diverse Tea Party. Funny how nobody actually has done a study on the Tea Party since that would demolish the media narrative.

They actually churned out a 51-page study, clearly demonstrating these folks have way too much free time on their hands.

13 Responses to ““Occupy Wall Street was not a spontaneous eruption but rather an action carefully planned by committed activists””

  1. Polly on 29/29/13 at 2:36 pm

    I have to admit I’m somewhat relieved. As long as there was ANY possibility that OWS was a spontaneous uprising, I worried for my country. This, however, was apparently just standard operating procedure for The Left. The actual citizenry hasn’t changed as much as we were led to believe. Whew!!

  2. Palooka on 30/30/13 at 9:56 am

    Huh.

    I didn’t know that being educated and having a job meant that you could not be outraged at Wall Street robbing us blind.

    Learn something every day.

  3. bitterclinger on 30/30/13 at 10:02 am

    Beck gave all the funding/organizational links to OWS from Day One, but the MSM and even so-called “conservative” politicians STILL speak of the “occupiers” as if they were a legitimate group with relevant concerns to this day!

    Subscribe to TheBlaze TV!

  4. Dave the Science Knave on 30/30/13 at 10:57 am

    @Palooka

    It does, however, make the statistical fact that they were the 99% a little more ironic. It would have been nice to see the 100K+ earners with signs with an asterisk saying “I’m part of the 84%, so if we are keeping score by percentile, which in itself is sort of questionable, I’m closer to the 1% than to the 50%. But rhetorically, that sounds a bit stilted.”

    Why movements of ‘the people’ have to have expert organizers, and those of racist crazy redneck gun-nut hicks don’t, deserves some ‘splaining, too.

  5. Alberta Oil Peon on 30/30/13 at 11:28 am

    Look up Kalle Lasn, the publisher of Adbusters Magazine, and funded (indirectly, of course) by some old Hungarian billionaire. He is the guy who astroturfed the whole Occupy movement.

  6. Palooka on 30/30/13 at 11:53 am

    Read the PDF.

    Article is a wash. Correlating the presence of a handful of political agitators among a protest that consisted of over a hundred thousand participants is not conclusive.

    The charge that the Tea Party was not organic, grass roots, nor spontaneous is due to the Tea Party and it’s various movements being sponsored by Koch Industries and other big business and is a false comparison when applied to OWS.

    Article is contradictory in it’s assessment compared to it’s findings. It claims that OWS was organized and directed by a cadre of professionals but goes on to detail how OWS was non hierarchical, deeply distrustful of the economic organization (which was the catalyst of the movement to begin with), was able to attract new members and organically grow on ideological basis alone, and began with the organization of a public, open door, general assembly.

    Article seems to be of the POV that Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, etc’s popular protests had no organizational structure to it, which is false. Tunisia saw country wide collaboration between various groups in the form of strikes and protests, Libyan protesting was drawn along tribal groups in the beginning, and Egypt had various political parties managing the people (Muslim Brotherhood is one of the more popular).

  7. Palooka on 30/30/13 at 12:03 pm

    “Why movements of ‘the people’ have to have expert organizers, and those of racist crazy redneck gun-nut hicks don’t, deserves some ‘splaining, too.”

    The Tea Party, IMO, should have been involved in OWS as much as anyone. The problem with the Tea Party is their false consciousness and classism, but that’s specifically because it’s been co-opted by Big Business.

    My criticism of this article isn’t an endorsement of OWS and there’s nothing wrong with the Tea Party having organizational skills. The Tea Party’s “mistake” was aligning itself with politicians from the get go. Ron Paul specifically in the beginning, as well as big money like Koch Industries/AFP. This is similar to the OWS’ mistake in aligning themselves with Democratic principles, the members still supporting Obama, etc.

  8. Palooka on 30/30/13 at 12:05 pm

    Both organizations are ultimately a failure as both ended in reliance on the current political players, political system, and participation in the system that is causing the problem to begin with.

  9. Anonycon on 30/30/13 at 12:42 pm

    Correlating the presence of a handful of political agitators among a protest that consisted of over a hundred thousand participants is not conclusive.

    If the researchers used valid statistical sampling techniques common in, you know, research, then their claims are said to be statistically valid. Their alpha was probably .05, as is the case in most research. That being said, I will take the liberty of fixing your erroneous statement. At 100,000 protesters, a sample size of at least 30 or so will yield meaningful results. Just because the results were in favor of the alternative hypothesis and your personal beliefs were in favor of the null hypothesis does not invalidate the inference.

    Nice try, but your grasp of statistics is sadly no better than the weak grasp of Marxist thought you attempt to express later in your triple-post. One day, grasshopper, if you study hard and practice, you may successfully adopt the discourse.

  10. JWF Fan on 30/30/13 at 12:49 pm

    I remember an article showing how these OWS organizers paid people minimum wage then bussed them in for their “grassroots” protests. They had ads on craigslist long before the “spontaneous” uprisings, lol. Many “protesters” couldn’t speak english and had no clue what it was about.

    This should have all been known, well known, from the very beginning. The problem is the LSM is part of the lefty radicals pushing their agenda. I remember articles somewhere that unwound some of the entangled webs of who was actually pulling the OWS strings. I think it was at breitbart, and there might even be a movie. The website discoverthenetworks dot com does a lot of great work exposing the neverending lefty webs too.

    These tangled webs of various groups are a huge problem in this country. Glenn Beck was good at untangling the webs on his old program at fox. I looked into it/them a while back and it is frightening because they are EVERYWHERE and in to EVERYTHING, and they have so much power and control, and “partner” with our gov’t and suck grants/loans, again everywhere, and for everything. I live in the middle of nowhere, and was flabbergasted to find out how much/many there are even here. There are just thousands upon thousands of them, all entangle into interlocking webs which entangle into larger interlocking webs, etc. They also always lead to the same few people, and if you follow the chain to the top it also always eventually to Soro’s $. No matter how small a town and/or how local a group. Same. Every. Single. One. Every. Single. Time.

  11. Jill on 31/31/13 at 7:53 am

    @Palooka-Given that the aims and the motivations of the two groups are starkly and dramatically different, I would submit that suggesting that the two join would be laughable. You’ve also noted the “Big Money” behind the Tea Party whilst completely leaving out the SEIU, Adbusters, Soros, Tides Foundation, Center for American Progress active crafting and funding of OWS. Was that an error or did you ignore those groups purposely?