A little more than a week ago, reports were widespread that Lech Walesa, renowned Polish champion of liberty, had thrown in with the Occupy Wall Street crowd and had planned on visiting the demonstration, a move leaving many scratching their collective heads.
Apparently those reports were premature:
When Walesa’s comments hit the AP wire last week, my team immediately reached out to our Polish contacts. We made the point that the political themes of Occupy Wall Street may have started out with some of the principles that we share, but OWS themes were rapidly being morphed into anti-freedom and anti-liberty messages. At the core is the want for a big, powerful central government to dominate the lives of individual citizens.
Using biggovernment.com plus other news sources, rapidly we painted an accurate picture of the groups training, leading, and organizing the “movement.” The movement is organized by anarchists, Code Pink, the American Communist movement, jihadists, anti-Israel, socialist, and anti- free enterprise interests. OWS folks are politically to the left of President Barack Obama.
At the Lech Walesa Institute Foundation in Warsaw, they were thankful to receive this information.
Based on our discussion and intervention, President Walesa is not going to get involved with the OWS. He is not comfortable with the “organizations” behind the movement. It was not a difficult discussion.
It’s hard not to see more of this occurring as the light of day is shone on the Occupy crowd. Only the ideologically blind and the ignorant should in the end be standing with these loons.