Jacob W asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Does it alarm you that Soros is predicting the occupy movement will turn violent?

In the interview linked here, starting about five paragraphs from the bottom:

"As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/01/22/g...

Update:

Read it! Starting about 5 paragraphs from the bottom.

Update 2:

Here is what he said in context:

Occupy Wall Street “is an inchoate, leaderless manifestation of protest,” but it will grow. It has “put on the agenda issues that the institutional left has failed to put on the agenda for a quarter of a century.” He reaches for analysis, produced by the political blog ThinkProgress.org, that shows how the Occupy movement has pushed issues of unemployment up the agenda of major news organizations, including MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News. It reveals that in one week in July of last year the word “debt” was mentioned more than 7,000 times on major U.S. TV news networks. By October, mentions of the word “debt” had dropped to 398 over the course of a week, while “occupy” was mentioned 1,278 times, “Wall Street” 2,378 times, and “jobs” 2,738 times. You can’t keep a financier away from his metrics.

As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging

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  • L.T.M.
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Interesting. Soros is the King Speculator/Vulture Capitalist and he funds the Left worldwide. His main concern is 'How can (I) profit from the chaos/collapse of X,Y,or Z.' Not someone to be trusted Period.

  • Gadfly
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I'm not sure if it is a prediction as much as an attempt to incite violence from which he stands to profit.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    isnt that interesting ?

    He doesn't mention Occupy Movement there.

    you threw that in yourself...

    interesting...

    do you work for Fox News ?

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