Some are mystified by the concerted government / business attack against Occupy. I wasn’t mystified at all as I was politically active in 1960’s counter-culture and protests. We were monitored then, we are monitored now. Deal with it. It goes with the territory. Seriously.
The FBI labeling Occupy as terrorist is more laughably clueless than anything else and makes me wonder if they are even capable of spotting real terrorists. Governmental overreaction like this almost always happens when anarchists are involved. There’s just something about young male anarchists that gets the government’s panties in a twist. Mention anarchy and the government practically pees on itself in response. They don’t have the same response to hardcore Marxist revolutionaries who are arguably more dangerous since they tend to be better organized but only to anarchists. Which also shows the government doesn’t have much of a clue about what anarchy is.
It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves –was coordinated with the big banks themselves.