We KNOW that some of these people partaking in the protests have left leanings that don't align with the liberty philosophy. The thing is, these protests have NOTHING to do with the left-right paradigm. You can act all self-righteous and not associate yourself with these people because of their political affiliation by dehumanizing them with "ilk" and other names. By doing that, you are still playing into the false paradigm. Thing is, if and when violence will be brought into the picture, will you still talk as if these protestors are nothing like you? Is your head really that full of political fluff that you can't strip yourself of label and find the common humanity with them?
It's sickening that there's even a proposition to ignore these protests because this "Occupy" situation is not going to dissipate. These people are doing SOMETHING. We're doing SOMETHING. What's the difference? Of course many of them don't have a clue as to who the real institutional culprit is, but that's where our movement's ideas come into play.
When a real revolution comes into this country in the form of economic and societal collapse, I severely doubt that it will matter if someone has any preference towards any political philosophy. LABELS DON'T MATTER. You can say until you're blue in the face that anarcho-capitalism/libertarianism/real conservatism is the right mindset if this country wants to get back on its feet. Good for you. It doesn't matter. The entire global collapse as we know it is underway, and when you and your socialist friends are both in the midst of a revolution that looks like chaos in every form, you're not going to care about political leanings.
An Us vs. Them mentality is what has the greatest potential to divide this movement. So what if someone is a socialist and wants everything because it's a right. So what if you're a libertarian and believe that a gold standard is the way to go. SO WHAT. You can have every single label in the world, but you are no different than the person who lives right next to you.
You are no different than those who are perceived to be enslaving you in an unjust and backwards system. "They" are you. "They" are the creation of what you know to be wrong, because if "they" didn't exist, then you wouldn't know what was wrong in the first place. There is a reason for all of this, and if you keep bashing your fellow citizens over a fucking philosophy or political label, then you still haven't quite understood that humanity needs to unite as one people if any real change is going to occur to bring this system to a new standard of morality. If you are still hating someone for hurting you, then you're still not over it. Your hateful projections of strangers who feel as if they need to do at least something are hypocritical because there is no basis for it other than that they are only doing something while having a different point of view.
It's time that we put aside our labels, find common ground, and go from there to determine how "We the People" - not "We the Ron Paul People" - can change this place.
We're all human, and we're all struggling.