MSNBC analyst: The OWS movement really needs a “Kent State moment”
posted at 12:05 pm on October 14, 2011 by Ed Morrissey
Well, why not? After all, we’ve already had the spitting-on-the-military moment, the defecate-on-the-car moment, the call-for-violent-revolution moment, and a whole bunch of anti-Semitic moments, too. Donny Deutsch tells Morning Joe this morning that the Occupy Movement needs to “grow up” by getting someone shot by The Man, or something, just like at Kent State (via JWF):
Charming. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski react not by telling Deutsch that wishing for that kind of moment is rather grotesque and ghoulish, but by warning police around the country that they should be careful about provocateurs trying to make Deutsch’s wish come true (see update). I’m sure they appreciate the heads-up on that, Joe. Deutsch later says that he’s repulsed by the Tea Party, but at least the movement is “grown up.” Apparently Deutsch isn’t repulsed by anti-Semitism and calls for violent revolution by featured speakers at the rallies, but somehow finds all that law-abiding protesting by conservatives distasteful.
Speaking of provocateurs, though, Andrew Breitbart and his team have a cache of social-media communications from Occupy Movement and Day of Rage organizers, and wants the blogosphere to crowd-source the data to unveil any
repulsive motives high-spirited hijinks involved:
Then, at the end of August, we were alerted by a fellow researcher that information about USDoR (U.S. Day of Rage, to which Occupy Wall Street is connected) had been posted on Shamuk and Al-Jahad, two Al-Qaeda recruitment sites. We began to take the “Occupy” protest more seriously, and dedicated more time to research and monitoring.
Days later, Anonymous announced that it would be releasing its new DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) tool. Because of the Al-Qaeda posting, we contacted the New York Field Office of the FBI so they could investigate the potential threat. From that point on, we decided we needed to include the Human Element of Intelligence (HUMINT), and to infiltrate the protestors to map their ties to Anonymous, and to the postings on Shamuk and Al-Jahad.
A few of us had attended several of the pre-protest meet-ups and training classes. The Civil Disobedience training was taught by Elliot “Smokey” Madison, a New York-based anarchist who is a member of the People’s Law Collective, a voluntary group that advises protesters on legal issues arising from their actions. The Media training was taught by Vlad Teichberg, a New York based anarchist who is a member of the Glass Bead Collective, an artistic activist group.
After attending these meetings and socializing with those present, several of our team members were added to all the mailing lists of the “Occupy” group. That is how we created the email archive that we are sharing with you (see below). In addition to the involvement of socialists, anarchists, and other radicals, the emails also reveal heavy union involvement from the beginning of the “Occupy” movement, as well as discussion about the role of the Democratic Party, and how the movement should respond to President Barack Obama.
The emails also reveal that the Occupation attempted to provoke the New York Police Department prior to some of the clashes that occurred with activists.
Be sure to check out how you can help vet the communications over at Big Government.
Update: To be fair, one commenter points out that Mika slaps at Deutsch, although it’s not clear that this comment provoked it. Later, Scarborough says that Deutsch “jumped the shark” with this comment. You know, MSNBC bounced Mark Halperin for calling Barack Obama a “dick” on Morning Joe. Will Deutsch get a similar response?