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‘Occupy Wall Street’ is Littered with Anti-Semitism

Occupy Los Angeles protester followed by two Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Occupy L.A. October 8, 2011, specifically naming Jews, and Freemasons as the evil villains of history.

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‘Typical’ anti-Israel / pro-Palestinian stuff.

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“Humanity vs. the Rothschlds” [he means Rothschilds.]

In earlier centuries up through WWII, anti-Semitic “Jewish banker” conspiracy theories frequently focused on the Rothschilds, a prominent European Jewish family which owned many financial institutions.

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Occupy L.A. speaker: “How many people know that the wars, in WWII, both sides, were funded by the Rothschilds? Those are the bankers. So banking and war is very intertwined.”

“End the Fed. Turn off the spigot!!!”, with an illustration showing Stars of David (containing the word “Zion”), missiles, and dollar signs, implying either that Jewish influence in the Federal government is what causes war funding, or that Jews pressure the government to send military aid to Israel, or both (Occupy Los Angeles).

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Occupy Los Angeles “Global Day of Action” march, October 15, 2011.

This picture looks innocent enough — until you zoom in on the ties of Lieberman and Obama (see below).

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Lieberman’s ‘Photoshopped’ tie.

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Obama’s ‘Photoshopped’ tie of Star of David.

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A little girl holding up a classic ‘American flag with Stars of David’ sign, a design seen several times at earlier anti-Israel rallies. The not-so-subtle message is “The Jews control America”.

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Who Are the Real ‘Occupy Wall Street’ People?

New York Magazine, no right-wing rag by any stretch, on October 2, 2011 published a poll of one hundred ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters it considers as ones who ‘are in it for the long haul’.  Here’s what they had to say about themselves and their ideas:

  • 37% of them said capitalism is inherently immoral.
  • They think the best countries in the world are Canada and Denmark.
  • They would fix Wall Street by burning it down, making Elizabeth Warren President and by passing a maximum-wage law.
  • 34% of them are convinced the U.S. government is no better than Al Qaeda.

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The sympathetic New York Magazine, in yet another poll of 50 ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protesters published on October 18, 2011, tried to find out how much do the protesters actually know about the economic system that they’re fighting to change, Wall Street, taxes, and government?

  • 72% of them did not know what the S.E.C. (Securities and Exchange Commission) is.
  • 90% of them did not know that the top marginal income tax rate is (currently 35%).
  • 84% of them did not know what is the Dodd–Frank Act (a financial regulations law passed and signed last summer).
  • To the question: What does the government spend more on? Health care and pensions, education, or the military? 94% of them said government spends more the military. Wrong!  The correct answer is ‘health care and pensions’, which accounted for 43 percent of government outlays in 2010. Defense accounted for 20 percent.
  • Given that current capital gains tax rate stands at 15 percent, protesters were asked what would they want the capital gains tax rate to be. 6% of them want to see a 100 percent capital gains tax rate. 58% of them want the capital gains tax rate to be between 25-80 percent.