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Lech Walesa, former Polish president, to visit New York in support of Occupy Wall Street
NYDailyNews ^ | October 12, 2011 | Corky Siemaszko

Posted on 10/13/2011 4:47:31 PM PDT by decimon

Solidarity hero Lech Walesa is flying to New York to show his support for the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

"How could I not respond," Walesa told a Polish newspaper Wednesday. "The thousands of people gathered near Wall Street are worried about the fate of their future, the fate of their country. This is something I understand."

A former shipyard worker who led Poland's successful revolt against Soviet communism, Walesa said "capitalism is in crisis" and not just in America.

"This is a worldwide problem," he told the Lublin-based Dziennik Wschodni newspaper. "The Wall Street protesters have focused a magnifying glass on the problem."

Protest organizers said they will welcome Walesa with open arms.

"He fought very, very hard for the rights of all working people," said Doug Forand of the 99 New York campaign, which is affiliated with OWS.

Support from a world-class working-class hero like Walesa puts more pressure on Wall St. and on the government to get "the wealthiest 1% to do their share to create jobs and get us through this economic crisis," he said.

A staunch anti-communist and former Polish president who helped steer his country to a free market economy, Walesa was invited to join the three-week-old protest by organizer Matthew Blair.

Walesa has warned of a "worldwide revolt against capitalism" if the Wall St. protests are ignored.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: lechwalesa; occupywallst; occupywallstreet; poland; walesa
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1 posted on 10/13/2011 4:47:34 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Idiot!


2 posted on 10/13/2011 4:48:41 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: decimon

Love old Lech. But he must be getting senile. He led the revolt in Poland against communism, not capitalism.


3 posted on 10/13/2011 4:49:32 PM PDT by casablanca
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To: decimon

So,someone who supports the free market and capitalism is joining this protest....? WTH?


4 posted on 10/13/2011 4:49:57 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: decimon

Big difference, Lech.

When you demonstrated you were trying to lead Poland from socialism to a free market system.

Now you are foolishly supporting a capitalist society being swallowed up by socialism.

I’ve lost a great deal of respect that I had for your previously.


5 posted on 10/13/2011 4:50:25 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: decimon

Talk about a mixed message!


6 posted on 10/13/2011 4:51:25 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: decimon

He needs to turn around and go home. I find it repulsive supporting here what he rejected over there.

Go home Lech, mind your own business.


7 posted on 10/13/2011 4:51:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: decimon

Walesa joins the Communists


8 posted on 10/13/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: decimon
I'll believe it when I see it. Walesa knows tyranny firsthand. He will get one whiff of what is behind these morons and book the next flight out.
9 posted on 10/13/2011 4:52:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: decimon; FrdmLvr

From afar, this probably looks like the “Arab Spring” to some people. Plus, he is a former labor union leader, and this “Occupy Wall Street” scheme is a union invention.


10 posted on 10/13/2011 4:53:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
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To: decimon

Hope he doesn’t mind waiting a long while to speak. He’s a white male, and the progressive victim cult rules demand that he wait for the minorities, womyn and LGBTQAEIOUandsometimesY people to speak. Plus, they won’t know who he is.

Lech, don’t they have FOX in Poland? Stop watching NBC and maybe you’ll get a better picture of these sad hippies. Well, maybe the smell will clue you in.


11 posted on 10/13/2011 4:55:26 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: decimon
You would think that a person that fought Marxism as hard as he did would be able to detect a whiff of a Marxist from a hundred yards...upwind.
12 posted on 10/13/2011 4:55:33 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: decimon

All expense paid trip complements of OWS


13 posted on 10/13/2011 4:56:00 PM PDT by molson209
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To: decimon
My longstanding respect for the man just vaporized.
14 posted on 10/13/2011 4:56:50 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: decimon

Lech’s just uninformed, getting only the leftest media edition of what’s going on.....he’s ignorantly equating it to Solidarity.....

Let’s pray his eyes are opened to see when he gets there that it is the commies who are behind this......


15 posted on 10/13/2011 4:57:12 PM PDT by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: decimon

If somebody could please inform Mr. Walesa that he’s supporting a bunch of spoiled commie brats he just might wisen up a little.
Good grief.


16 posted on 10/13/2011 4:57:20 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: decimon

Lech, Leck mich im Arsch!


17 posted on 10/13/2011 4:57:36 PM PDT by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: decimon

It was well known in Poland years ago that Walesa was actually a tool of the Communists. He was sort of emplaced into Solidarity after some shenanigans.


18 posted on 10/13/2011 5:00:54 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: decimon

Does he even know what these protests are about?

We don’t even know. Neither do the protesters.


19 posted on 10/13/2011 5:01:10 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: casablanca
He needs to take about 4800MG of Lecithin per day.

Staves off Alzheimers.

20 posted on 10/13/2011 5:01:47 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: decimon

Lech clearly has no idea what’s going on in the US. His handlers will have to guard and shelter him with extreme care to keep him from noticing the inconsistencies between what he’s been told and the reality on the ground.


21 posted on 10/13/2011 5:04:30 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: decimon

Either Lech is ignorant or just plain stupid.


22 posted on 10/13/2011 5:05:53 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 - 35)
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To: Rome2000

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choline


23 posted on 10/13/2011 5:08:53 PM PDT by bvw
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To: decimon
Maybe the basic problem is that he, like most Europeans, does not understand the United States.

(That's at least a partial explanation for why so many Europeans think Obama is wonderful.)

24 posted on 10/13/2011 5:09:39 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: decimon

He better get there before Friday.


25 posted on 10/13/2011 5:12:20 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: decimon

I have a feeling he is going to be very surprised when he gets there.

I think he has been given some very bad information. He is not THIS stupid


26 posted on 10/13/2011 5:15:58 PM PDT by Mr. K (Sarah you broke my heart~!! Endorse Cain and all is forgiven)
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To: decimon

WTF??? I am in an alternative universe.


27 posted on 10/13/2011 5:17:07 PM PDT by riri
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To: casablanca

Apparently senility has set in. Does he KNOW who these people are.


28 posted on 10/13/2011 5:17:48 PM PDT by marty60
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To: decimon

68 in Poland is the new 78.

Wonder how you say alzheimer in Polish?


29 posted on 10/13/2011 5:19:08 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: decimon

Wow... This is REALLY disappointing. How in the world can he support these people when they stand for the very thing he risked his life to end??? Perhaps once he gets here and actually SPEAKS to these people he will realize his mistake. I sure hope so... If not then this will unfortunately end up as the point where Walesa jumped the shark.

I’m guessing that the foreign media (just like ours) aren’t telling the real truth about exactly who is behind this whole OWS spectacle. I’m also guessing that he will be thoroughly disgusted at the filth in the park — definitely NOT at all like what happened in Poland.

Does anyone have a contact with Lech Walesa’s people? Someone needs to inform him of exactly who is behind this...


30 posted on 10/13/2011 5:22:47 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: Hunton Peck
Lech clearly has no idea what’s going on in the US. His handlers will have to guard and shelter him with extreme care to keep him from noticing the inconsistencies between what he’s been told and the reality on the ground.

I sure someone manages to open his eyes before he makes a public appearance and flushes thirty years of hard-won respect down the toilet.

31 posted on 10/13/2011 5:28:13 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: crazyhorse691
You would think that a person that fought Marxism as hard as he did would be able to detect a whiff of a Marxist from a hundred yards...upwind.

I hate to say it but maybe he was a stooge all those years ago. Some comrades are more equal than others and who's faction was he married too, over their opposition. Sad day when I think one of the principals that helped bring down the Soviet Union was not what we thought.

I still want to know when Gerald Ford said Poland was free in the debates with Carter, was that a Intel Slip and what Intel did he have, i.e did they know then in 76' that the Soviets and their Satellite States were about to collapse....

32 posted on 10/13/2011 5:28:36 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: decimon
Walesa has warned of a "worldwide revolt against capitalism" if the Wall St. protests are ignored.

Doesn't sound like he's at all fuzzy about the goals of this "movement". He's gone to the dark side.

Madness is washing over the earth like a black tide. Nothing should surprise anyone anymore.

33 posted on 10/13/2011 5:32:11 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: taildragger
I hate to say it but maybe he was a stooge all those years ago.

Knowing what we know now about the Soviets' long-term strategy at the time (play dead and let the west declare victory), you may be right.

34 posted on 10/13/2011 5:35:31 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: decimon

So disappointed to hear this. He was once my hero!


35 posted on 10/13/2011 5:41:58 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: decimon

You’re with the communists now, Lech.


36 posted on 10/13/2011 5:43:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: decimon
What a back stabbing bastard! Would he like to reintroduce socialism back to Poland.
37 posted on 10/13/2011 5:51:18 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Perhaps when he gets there and actually talks to those loons, he may reconsider. We’ll see.


38 posted on 10/13/2011 5:52:51 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: decimon

So sad to see a warrior against communism in the 70s and 80s be suckered into the latest Marxist scam called Occupy Wall Street in 2011. He is qualifying himself for the Bozo of the Year Award and doesn’t even know it.


39 posted on 10/13/2011 5:55:59 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: decimon

He doesn’t seem to understand is exactly what he fought against. Go figure.


40 posted on 10/13/2011 5:57:24 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: decimon

This saddens me.


41 posted on 10/13/2011 5:57:56 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Pan_Yan

&(*^@%#!

What the is he doing?

Didn’t we just have a lovely chat about good old Lech last week? Has he lost all sense of integrity?


42 posted on 10/13/2011 5:59:48 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: hinckley buzzard

They’re using him. He must not know all the facts. He is getting older. Someone is pulling on his heart strings. He doesn’t know what is going on. If he knew and understood everything about it, he wouldn’t go. He is being used.


43 posted on 10/13/2011 6:02:38 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Cementjungle

Calm down folks!

He’s a straight shooter just like you know he is.

Wait until he says what he came to say - the mob will turn on him and probably lynch him. You’ll think Rick Santorum just gave the address!!!

As soon as he sees a few signs there, he’ll think it’s pre-Solidarity and he’ll be standing up to them all.


44 posted on 10/13/2011 6:07:06 PM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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I just got through writing a letter to the contact at the Lech Walesa Institute. I don’t know if he will ever see it, or who runs the institute, etc... I had to write to someone about this though. My heart is breaking to see one of my family’s heroes be used like this. (My husband is of Polish descent and has family who lived through the Soviet Occupation, and supported the solidarity movement.)

I included information in my email about the organizations behind this protest. I explained that these people were Marxists. I also pointed out what they are doing there in the park (public intercourse, public defecation, passing around illegal drugs). I said more, but you get the gist of it.

If anyone would like to add their voice and express their concerns I suppose writing an email to the LW Institute might not hurt. I will be searching for a better contact address, but this is the best I could find quickly...

Lech Walesa Institute Foundation
Al. Jerozolimskie 11/19
00-508 Warsaw, POLAND

ph. +48 (22) 622-22-20
ph. +48 (22) 621-14-92
fax +48 (22) 625-14-14

Email: biuro@walesa.org

Honestly, I can’t imagine Walesa supporting these people if he REALLY knew what they were all about. His statement that there are “thousands” in New York is rather telling to me that he’s been fed a bunch of lies. I hope and pray that’s the truth of it...


45 posted on 10/13/2011 6:13:02 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: decimon

They won’t have a clue who he is!


46 posted on 10/13/2011 6:14:26 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

They’ll probably jeer him for his acts against the Communist Motherland if any of them have even the slightest clue. He tore down their power in Poland, and he is effectively building them up here! I pray God opens his eyes.


47 posted on 10/13/2011 6:17:00 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks

He is, after all, Polish.


48 posted on 10/13/2011 6:22:55 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: LibertyRocks

He is, after all, Polish.


49 posted on 10/13/2011 6:23:11 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: huckfillary

I’m not understanding your meaning in saying Walesa “is, after all, Polish”.


50 posted on 10/13/2011 6:28:07 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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