“Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization. Its objective is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.
… We’re trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolution, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and Eastern Europe. What can we learn from them so we can build a more successful movement to transform capitalist society?”
“I’m working over-time this year on occupying this and occupying that, occupying the future and occupying my imagination, occupying everything in and out of sight.”
“But why was Jesus killed? Because He fought and occupied the corrupt temple.”
“The message is that Occupy represents violence, and marginalization and insanity, when in reality it’s the 1% that represents violence, and insanity and militarism.
We’ve got a militarized society and its become so common sense that, getting on the airplane coming out here, the first thing they said was let all the, uhh, let all the ya know, uniformed military get on first and thank you for your service. And I said as I always do: let’s let the teachers and nurses get on first and thank them for their service.
I mean, why is it that everything military has got to be good and everything that has to do with actual work, real work, not jobs, real work for people, that stuff gets discouraged and marginalized.”
“Thank God for those [Occupy] encampments. Thank God for the anarchists who started this on September 17th.”
“Jesus was an Occupier, born under a death warrant… Gandhi was an Occupier… Dr. King was an Occupier, [Nelson] Mandela is an Occupier.
They are all exalted as martyrs now but rejected as occupiers, as protesters, as radicals, called terrorists by governments.”
“Let me just say this: Anytime you have a gathering, homeless people are going to show up. They will find some comfort in having some other people out on the streets with them. They’re looking for food. Often times, the criminal element will invade. That’s life and it happens, whether it’s with protesters or other efforts that go on in this country.
So I’m not deterred in my support for them because of these negative kinds of things. I just want them to work at doing the best job that they can do to bring attention to this economic crisis and the unfairness of the system at this time.”
“Do you want to be known like the Israeli’s eating babies? You know, they’re killing kids left and right, they’re murdering them.
…To tell you the truth, I have no problem dismembering anybody. I have no problem.
…But, you know something, I want to change. I’m sick of this.”