Remember Gary Bauer? Reagan’s Undersecretary of Education, former president of the Family Research Council and Republican presidential candidate? He’s got an interesting view on the Occupy Wall Street movement, as he informed supporters of his American Values organization this week.
Recalling the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and the killing of six others, Bauer wrote that the “liberal establishment rushed to judgment and condemned the Tea Party” for the shooting.
“As it turns out, the assassin, Jared Loughner, was an apolitical radical who would fit in well with the Occupy Wall Street movement,” Bauer wrote. “A friend told ABC that Loughner was heavily influenced by a movie called ‘Zeitgeist.’ One left-wing reviewer described the movie as containing three central points: ‘Religion in general, and Christianity in particular, are systems of social control. 9/11 was an inside job… And, finally, International Bankers … control our money and our future…’”
Bauer is on the board of the Emergency Committee on Israel, which has been busy painting the Occupy Wall Street movement as anti-Semitic.
“The media are quick to bemoan the lack of bi-partisan cooperation in Washington,” Bauer writes. “But the pundits and talking heads turn a deaf ear to all the hyperbolic rhetoric on the left. They were quick to point out one or two odd signs at a Tea Party rally, but they ignore the blatant anti-Semitism in the Occupy Wall Street movement.”