When I stopped in at Occupy Vancouver I saw and heard socialism and antisemitism. I saw greed and theft advocated for under the guise of mob rule. I don't care if someone has one reasonable idea. I can't stand with them if they have just as many or more evil ideas. I hear the argument "well they don't represent the movement". The question is why are they willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with them then?
I've seen many liberty lovers drawn to this movement and it's unclear to me how they can tolerate some clearly socialist agendas within the movement just because they agree with them on the Federal Reserve, foreign policy and other banking issues.
Are numbers so important that it makes it O.K. to set aside some principled values in order to bring more into the fold? Do the ends justify the means?
It is my opinion that in the political realm guilt by association is a valid concern.