RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "With the media swarming around, and passively supporting the "Occupy Wall Street' movement, it's time to call the movement out and have a reality check," says Stephen Xavier, a consultant with numerous Fortune 500 clients to his credit. Xavier, also a conservative blogger - http://www.lifeontheright.com, @LifeOnTheRight on Twitter - has been openly critical of the movement since its inception nearly one month ago. "At first the protesters were a small group, with seemingly good intentions, who briefly occupied Wall Street, on a weekend I might add - and were easily chased off by NYPD," says Xavier. "Then, when the heat got turned up, they move to Zuccotti Park, six blocks off Wall Street but kept the 'Wall Street' name as their brand."
The move to keep the name is disingenuous at best, says Xavier, keeping the cache of the name known globally while they squat elsewhere is a ruse. "If they had the 'courage to effect change' as they say," Xavier says, "then they'd really occupy Wall Street and cause real interruption." They won't, Xavier points out, because if they did take that path, neither Wall Street nor the NYPD would tolerate it for more than a few hours at best.
"Multiple celebrity endorsements and celeb 'walk-on appearances' aren't helping their cause either. You can't have multi-millionaires like rap stars, entertainment moguls and film and TV stars like Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon, for example, showing up to endorse while they make tens of millions for their work. Baldwin, for example, is a spokesman for CapOne, the 7th largest bank in America and they reside on Wall Street.
"With constant comparisons of 'Occupy' to the Tea Party, from both the media and 'Occupy,' it takes neither a genius or a social scientist to see it's apples to oranges," Xavier points out. "The Tea Party organized, protested peacefully, prayed, sang, cleaned up their trash and went home," says Xavier. "What happened next, however, defined and validated them: they positively influenced a mainstream movement that rocked an election nationally and on every level, right down to City Council Chambers - that's impact that created positive change that's hard to argue with."
"No matter how 'global' the US 'Occupy' movement claims to be, until they do something dramatic and meaningful, they're path to irrelevance is just around the corner," says Xavier. "And now, with the Black Panthers, American Communist and Socialist Party, the American Nazi Party and the anti-Jewish hate speech we see on YouTube and the news almost daily, a toxic brew is boiling. It's been said that we're known by the company we keep. If true, they need to pick better 'friends.' At this juncture," says Xavier, "'Occupy' will either boil over into violence or fade away into irrelevance. Hopefully, it's the latter and soon."
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