Friday, November 04, 2011

OccupyOakland Riot Wasn't An Accident, As Obama Advisor Called For "More Militancy"

Nothing happens in a vaccum, and what happened in Oakland CA should not be a surprise, nor was it just the work of a few anarchists.

ConservativeByte.com has the details.

Three days before an Occupy Oakland protest turned violent, United Steelworkers international president Leo Gerard, an adviser to President Obama, called for “more militancy” in Occupy movements across the U.S.

Gerard serves on the board of a number of groups funded by billionaire George Soros, including organizations that reportedly helped to craft Obama’s “stimulus” and health-care laws.

In an interview with progressive radio host Ed Schultz on Monday, Gerard stated, “I think what we need is, we need more militancy.”

Newsbusters has the transcript and audio:

GERARD: You're damn right Wall Street occupiers speak for us. They do in Pittsburgh, they do in Chicago, they do in Oakland, they do in San Francisco, they do all across the country. And I think what we need is, we need more militancy.
 


SCHULTZ: What does that mean, more militancy?


GERARD: I think we've got to start a resistance movement. If Wall Street occupation doesn't get the message, I think we've got to start blocking bridges and doing that kind of stuff. This doesn't have to be this way. The economy doesn't have to be this way. It's being put this way because the Wall Streeters are getting their way.



Gerard upped the ante minutes later, suggesting that unions go beyond "blocking bridges" (audio) --

Then we lost the House 'cause the House got blamed for what the Senate didn't do and now we got a bunch of right-wing nutjobs running the House of Representatives. And in the last period of time, what do we got now, almost two years, a year and a half, that the only thing they've done is bring forward social bills, they haven't brought forward one jobs bill, not one jobs bill, Ed, not one jobs bill and that's what they ran on.


And no wonder people are occupying. We oughta be doing more than occupying parks. We oughta start occupying bridges. We start oughta occupying the banks places themselves. I mean, I just think that this is nuts.


Gerard is linked to Obama, who appointed him to the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.

These are Obama's footsoldiers, and they're linked with the Union thugs. It's going to get worse from here, I'm afraid.

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