“We Don’t Want To Be The Democratic Tea Party Or Liberal Tea Party. We Want To Be Our Own Movement Separate of Any Political Affiliation”

Wall Street Protests are Non-Partisan

Everyone’s trying to cash in on the courage and conviction of the Wall Street protesters.

People are trying to associate Occupy Wall Street with their pet projects, in the same way that advertisers try to associate the goodwill of the Super Bowl, NBA playoffs, World Series or Olympics with their product.

But I hear from OWS organizers that the protesters come from totally diverse political affiliations. Many protesters support Ron Paul, many like Obama, others are for other parties or candidates or don’t vote at all.

The protesters themselves are having none of it, tweeting today:

We don’t want to be the democratic tea party or liberal tea party. We want to be our own movement separate of any political affiliation.

Update: Another tweet from the protesters:

We don’t represent liberal interests nor are we the liberal tea party. We represent the interest of the 99%

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  • Bev

    Well, how can you tell which of the tea partiers are still being funded by the GOP and the Kochs, both misdirecting people’s limited time, energy to make sure the middle class is not rebuilt, and that it stays business as usual?

    Dennis Kucinich’s NEED Act truly is non-partisan as it would really help everyone.

    1. Put the Federal Reserve System into the U.S. Treasury.

    2. Stop the banking system creating any part of the money supply.

    3. Create new money as needed by spending it on public infrastructure, including human infrastructure, e.g. education and health care.

These 3 elements must all be done together, and are all in draft legislative form as the proposed American Monetary Act (read it here: http://www.monetary.org/amacolorpamphlet.pdf).

  • Bev

    Yeah, so why didn’t the tea partiers say they did not want to be the gop tea party or republican tea party or koch tea party. The tea party was co-opted. Beware.

  • Ben Wolf

    “The most decisive factor in the disastrous financial predicament we are experiencing today is the tsunami of Wall Street greed and avarice that was unleashed upon the nation starting in 1971 with Nixon closing the gold window and allowing the Federal Reserve to “manage” the currency with no hindrances like gold to keep them from going too far.”

    This is empirically false. There is no evidence nations on the gold standard were more stable financially. Quite the opposite in fact: the United States suffered repeated depressions during the 19th century while on the gold standard and without a central bank. Furthermore the assertion gold prevents damaging currency manipulation is untrue. Nations routinely altered the value of gold by confiscation, defacing coinage or outright debasement when no one was looking. All money is fiat, whether some like to acknowledge that or not. There is no non-fiat currency and never has been. Nor will you find examples of economically vibrant nations which base their currency value on metal.