Lech Walesa, former president of Poland, champion in the fight against communism, and winner of the Liberty Medal
and Presidential Medal of Freedom
in 1989, has decided to not make a trip to New York in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Last week the AP reported
that Walesa was backing the Occupy "movement" and considered traveling to New York in support of the growing nationwide mob activity that currently plagues the United States. However, when former Illinois gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski, (For the Good of Illinois
) found out about this, he quickly reached out to his contacts in Poland to alert the former president to the truth behind this radical movement.
"We made the point that the political themes of Occupy Wall Street may have started out with some of the principles that we share, but OWS themes were rapidly being morphed into anti-freedom and anti-liberty messages. At the core is the want for a big, powerful central government to dominate the lives of individual citizens." -Andrzejewski
In his write-up last night at BigGovernment.com
, Andrzejewski stated that with the help of BigGoverment
and other sources, he was able to convey an accurate picture of the Occupy movement, particularly that it is "...organized by anarchists, Code Pink, the American Communist movement, jihadists, anti-Israel, socialist, and anti- free enterprise interests." After reviewing this information about the true nature of the demonstrations, Walesa and his team withdrew their support and will not be attending any Occupy protests.
We were overjoyed to learn that recent Rebel Pundit
investigative reports and footage were able to play an an important role in Walesa's decision. According to Andrzejewski:
"They appreciated the inside info- they weren’t getting that in Poland from the European media."
Walesa commented on creeping Socialism in America last year in the following interview from FoundingBloggers
It is alarming, to say the least, that Europe is still so poisoned by the remnants of Soviet Socialism and authoritarian government rule, that even the former president of Poland, who oversaw the transition to privatization and free-markets
after the cold war, cannot get a straight story about this worldwide, totalitarian revolution.
Nothing better underscores the importance of a "free press" than this incident; if liberty is to once again flourish in America and elsewhere, it must be protected at all costs. Without the vigilance of regular people involved in this fight working to spread accurate news (that the mainstream media simply ignores its obligation to), Walesa would not have been properly informed on the current situation. The result of this ineptitude of the mainstream media is that this leader and champion of freedom could have made an unfortunate--and possibly embarrassing--decision to lend support to a movement that stands in direct opposition to everything for which he has fought.
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