Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Knowing where they came from? Bob, just give it a little thought, please. They are the second wave, that's all. They are the calvary after the foot soldiers did their part.
I think some of the orignal protestors realize now they were used, manipulated. They were spurred into action by constant talk of class inequality, rich against poor, 1% taking advantage of 99%, etc, etc, etc, and they decided to protest . Did they protest against the government? No, they went after the banks and corporations. Ok, so they were upset and easy to lead. I have nothing bad to say about them, except the fact they didn't realize they were being used. They acted decently, they cleaned up after themselves, and basically just banded together to express their views. True, they had no solutions or anything but it allowed them to let off steam.
So much for them. Now that they were used to get the ball rolling, the REAL wave comes in....the anarchists, the thugs, the troublemakers, the union goons...in to take over. The original protestors are not needed any more....and they are beginning to realize it. Many have left. Others are protesting the protestors. The decent ones want nothing to do with what it is turning into.
In the link I gave, there is a picture that says it all...a broken window from a rock or bottle with a sign under it saying, "This is not who we are." No, I can't prove it but I can picture a peaceful demonstrator putting up that sign after seeing the damage, ashamed of what their peaceful protests have turned into.
It's now in the hands of the troublemakers, as I believe it was planned from the beginning, orchestrated by the White House. No, Bob, I know you won't buy that but it doesn't matter to me. Now that they have shut down the port of a major city, committed repeated acts of vandalism, closed businesses, started fires, smashed windows.....where is condemnation from the left....from Pelosi...from Obama? If these acts had been conducted by the tea party do you really think Obama would not have condemned it by now? You won't see it. The plan is working well. The original protestors? The decent ones will not be feeling very good about how it has turned out or how they were used.
This whole scenario could have been taken out of The Art of War. Obama is showing that he will stop at nothing to get re-elected. One can only hope it will blow up in his face.