I have seen three surveys so far. The results were 51%, 57% and 43% support for the Occupy Movement. All together, that’s 50%. Not bad at all. Obama probably ought to get behind this more than he has, but his best friend Rahm Emanuel in Chicago called out the cops. I believe that the Tea Party movement only has about 20% support. Support for Occupy was at 54%, but apparently due to relentless attacks, it is dropped down to 50% in the last poll. The Wall Street Journal says that Occupy only has 30% support, but that is probably not accurate.
The right wing, especially Fox News, is really pulling out all the stops to take down this movement.
The US labor movement really needs to get behind Occupy in a big way. I would also love to see the major US women’s organizations like NOW and the big Black and Hispanic movements like the NAACP and La Raza get behind it too. I understand there is a group of US Marines called Occupy Marines. Great! Spread it to the armed forces.
And I believe that there is an Occupy movement in the New York City police. At the very least, they have been refusing orders to take down the occupation. Great! This is what we need to see. Cops siding with the working and middle classes against the rich and the bosses. That’s when a real movement starts.
Right now, the movement is dominated by the hard Left. That needs to broaden out, as it’s turning a lot of more moderate folks off.
One thing that the Occupy movement has done is to change the national conversation. It was all about the deficit and how we need to destroy what’s left of government to deal with our debt. The Left was on the defensive every day from the relentless deficit hawks. That’s pretty much gone now. Now it’s the Occupy movement that it’s in the press.
And the Right, for once in ages, is on the defensive, instead of us! Great! The national conversation is now about how the banks, the rich and the corporations screwed the working and middle classes and the nation itself. Do you agree or disagree? Great question! This is forcing working and middle class people to either side with the class or go over and line up with their rich class enemies as they’ve been doing for decades now.
And for the first time in 30 years, we are starting to see some serious cracks in the mass movement of working and middle class people, mostly Whites, who have been siding with their rich class enemies.
It just goes to show that Americans are not immune to the laws of history as laid down by us Marxists. Nor is history over. History’s never over, that’s just a utopian rich man’s dream. The rich can only screw their class enemies so much and for so long. All societies have a breaking point, and given enough attacks for long enough, sooner or later, working and middle class people will wake up from their slumber and defend their class interests as history predicts they will.
This is a radical movement with modest aims, but it never should have gotten off the ground. It’s hated by our entire elite class, and the whole of the business community, especially the corporations, and the corporations own the politicians. The enitrety of the US corporate media is dead set against it, and a relentless campaign has been going on for a while to kill the Occupy movement.
But for the first time in what seems like forever, the American sheep are no longer listening. They are disobeying their media, elite, corporate and political masters. They are seizing their own destiny and refusing to listen to the brainwash. They are thinking for themselves, connecting the dots. They are starting to get it.
The Occupy movement really has next to no one on its side. All it has is a message, and even the pitifully brainwashed American sheeple can see that it makes sense.
There is hope after all. That’s all we can say so far, but at least it’s something.