"Occupy Philadelphia": The Pictures They Won't Show On Prime Time

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Submitted by Jmaurone on Sat, 2011-10-08 23:13

Long-time SOLO readers may remember the SOLO 2003 convention in Philadelphia's historic district, home of the Liberty Bell, but much has been forgotten at the Birthplace of Liberty. The crack in the bell was especially symbolic, today...I took these pictures as the"Occupy Wall Street" movement marched from the Liberty Bell to City Hall.

This is the image you'll likely see in the media coverage of "Occupy Wall Street," Philadelphia-style:

How adorable. 

But it's bullshit. 

Here is what saw, in person. When Roseanne Barr says she wants a mix of capitalism and socialism ("people-ism"), you may think she's thinking of those kids. But look at these pictures, and remember that she said that bankers should be "beheaded." 

As has been said, "All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war."

The complete set of pics can be seen here.

Here it is

atlascott's picture

The Left is willing to burn it all the fuck down if they do not get their way.

Those with more rational minds better understand that.

We have Lefties in very high and very numerous positions of power now.

Radical, Progressive, dangerous, racist people whose heroes include those for whom violence was their means to rising to power and holding onto it. Che. Mao. These sort.

Scary times.

(No subject)

Richard Wiig's picture


Leonid's picture

I've heard rumors that in Israel George Soros was behind left-wing tent-dwellers. He has a reputation of "red" billionaire. According to Reuters "lots of the 1% have, like Soros, expressed sympathy with OWS, including Bill Clinton, Ben Bernanke, and at least one member of the Buffett family. "


Well, nothing new about this. As V.I. Lenin once observed:-capitalists will sell to us the rope to hang them.


Richard Goode's picture

It may me think that we are dealing with well organized and well paid process. I just want to know who is in charge and who is paying for this pandemic orgy of "free speech" ?

I can't say for sure, but I think it's the same people who are behind the orchestrated smear campaign against Ron Paul.

This is happening all over

Leonid's picture

This is happening all over the world, from Indonesia to Israel and the pattern of the events is astonishingly similar. It may me think that we are dealing with well organized and well paid process. I just want to know who is in charge and who is paying for this pandemic orgy of "free speech" ?

Free Speech=$$$

Jmaurone's picture

Leonid: "I just wonder who is a capitalist which pays for this international outbreak of socialist madness?"

Now, c'mon, Leonid...free speech is free, don't you know? It's in the name! You can't put a price on democracy... Um, yeah...(I wish I was making this up...)

Tea Party Opposing Occupy Philly

Fox 29's Chris O'Connell reports that while there's frustration among the protestors, there is growing frustration over the protest itself and how much it's costing taxpayers.

Occupy Philadelphia now has active opposition in the form of Liberate Philadelphia, a new coalition of Tea Party groups joining together on Facebook.

"We don't have the money for this as taxpayers, a lot of people are out of work. A lot of people out of work and to have this huge bill hoisted upon taxpayers is outrageous," said John Sullivan of Liberate Philadelphia.

The bill to city taxpayers in the first week alone for Occupy Philly was $230,000 and it is growing by the hour, with $33,000 a day just in police overtime.

To casual observers that's just too much.

Some who have been here for more than a week say this could be just the beginning.

"You really can't put a price on democracy or free speech in the city that invented it. As far as the other events, police have to have expenditures for events almost every day in this city," said Chris Goldstein Of Occupy Philadelphia.

I just wonder who is a

Leonid's picture

I just wonder who is a capitalist which pays for this international outbreak of socialist madness?

Portland Occupiers

gregster's picture



"And you'd see living eyes watching you and you'd know that the thing can't hear you, that it can't be reached, not reached, not in any way, yet it's breathing and moving there before you with a purpose of its own. That's horror. Well, that's what's hanging over the world, prowling somewhere through mankind, that same thing, something closed, mindless, utterly wanton, but something with an aim and a cunning of its own."


gregster's picture

Kyle Bennett on Billy Beck's site

"The first wave of kids to be raised wearing bicycle helmets with their training wheels, use hand sanitizer obsessively, and be sent to the principal's office for drawing a picture of a gun is now in college.

A society reaps what it sows."


Brant Gaede's picture

These people are doing us a public service, Gregster, by revealing so much.


Long Live Socialism!

gregster's picture

An impossibility of a statement.

Jefferson spinning in his grave...

Jmaurone's picture

Ed, I may have seen one "End the Fed" sign, not sure; I did, however, see this, at the rally in front of the Liberty Bell site, which sickened me, in this context:

As for the streets, they probably would have been a mess, anyway (it ain't called "Philthadelphia" for nothin'). But at least we had beautiful weather for your day here.

The ignorant and malicious vs. Philadelphia freedom

Ed Hudgins's picture

I was driving through downtown Philadelphia today after speaking at a Students for Liberty event, on my way to Independence Hall for a photo op with the kids, when I encountered packs of the ignorant and malicious at city hall and environs. Streets were a mess. Needless to say, I didn't see any signs saying "Abolish the Fed," "Laissez-faire!" or "Cut all government." A disgrace to the achievement of Jefferson, Franklin, et al a few blocks away. (Similar packs also led to the shut down the Air and Space Museum in DC.)

By the way, we got a nice photo op. Although Sophia was tired and Allegra, the one with the espresso personality, had exhausted herself and slept through it, we did expose them to Philadelphia freedom!



Jmaurone's picture

Thanks, Greg. Dirty job...(literally; the New York situation is literally getting stinky and unsanitary.)

Fortunately, I brought some disinfectant:

Sorry, Roseanne; that "goddamn Ayn Rand book" is not going away.

Cheers Joe

gregster's picture

That really cheered me up. Sad Thanks. You don't do enough. When you do you're great.

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