Or so says one of their spokespeople by the name of Ian Finkenbinder. Officially, he is a “event organizer” but since Occupy Wall Street is a so-called leaderless organization, he becomes a spokesperson by default whether he likes it or not. Especially if he wants to sit and run his mouth to the press about what happened. What does punk Finky have to say about it?
While Finkenbinder said he doesn’t “support or condemn” the property destruction and violence, he conceded that Tuesday’s event was supposed to have been peaceful. But he said he wasn’t surprised by the turn of events, given the public anger with the government and corporate America. “When you have the inequity we see today, there will be a few broken windows,” he said.
I am not twisting his words when I say he is condoning the violent acts. You can’t make a wishy washy statement like that trying to thread some imaginary middle ground. Doesn’t support or condemn? There will be a few broken windows? WTF. Well that is condoning the violence. He should have just said ‘no comment’ or ‘that was not part of our event plan’ and left it at that.
This is not surprising considering that the Occupy Wall Street movement really has no particular goal, no coherent message, and no real direction. I guess they figured out they’re not going to get anywhere by simply demonstrating so they figure they will need to take it up a level. And that my friends, is why the police are pressing prosecutors to file felony charges against the rock throwers. They need to send the Occupy Wall Street punks a clear message: commit violent acts, you will be arrested.
PS, who let the parrot in the room?