We’ve been reading through some of this all morning, and there’s a lot to go through. But an e-mail archive from the organizers of the Occupy Wall Street movement obtained by Andrew Breitbart at Big Government indicates that (and this is anything but a surprise) contrary to the mainstream media’s portrayal of the Occupy screwballs as some organic protest of a bunch of kids who have a point about crony capitalism, these are dangerous affairs being ginned up by the Hard Left.
We’re in this for the long haul. There are no “solutions” that can be presented quickly to make us go away. And so there will be moments where our presence is no longer an uncomfortable and unknown variable, but rather is normalized and integrated. It’s in those moments that we have to push the envelop [sic], pry open the space of possibility even farther. We go as far as we can to destabalize [sic], but maintain momentum. And when that’s the new “normal” then we go farther. That’s how change happens, how we shift the terrain and the terms of the game.
– Email in “Occupy” archive, “Re: Can OWS be turned into a Democratic Party Movement?”; Wednesday, October 12, 2011
There are lots and lots of these.
The majority of the kids in Zuccotti Park, who were supposed to depart this morning so that the private owners of the place could do something about the filth they’ve been generating there but didn’t (and the owners and the mayor subsequently wimped out and didn’t disperse them), couldn’t give you a list of demands if their lives depended on it. And the organizers won’t distribute anything concrete.
There’s a reason – what they want is a revolution. Their demands can’t be met.
This appears fairly clear from reading these e-mails.
A few links from Big Government…
The e-mail archive itself, in .csv format.