Where Would We Be If …..?

Has anyone asked themselves this question: Where would our country’s economy be right now if they had enforced banking regulations as vigorously as they enforce park rules?

Banks Running Wild

It is ironic that so many in this country have fallen for the corporate media propaganda that seeks to divide the masses and have us fight each other. They wish to accomplish this so that we do not focus on those who pillaged the economy and Treasury and left the devastation of millions without jobs, millions of families foreclosed upon and left in the streets to fend for themselves, the 50 million without health insurance, and the record nearly 46 million now on food stamps. This is a standard divide and conquer tactic so that we are focused on each other rather than on the perpetrators. The corporate media drivel tells us that these victims are lazy and need to work harder to find jobs. The corporate media is where the rich pay other rich people to tell the middle class to blame poor people.

Does anyone else find it odd how so many millions became so lazy and shiftless after the financial overlords trashed our economy in 2008?

The millionaire talking heads on the media propaganda networks will have the masses blame it on the victims rather than the perpetrators.

All this is happening while those who committed the fraud continue to pay themselves huge salaries, stock options, and bonuses. Thanks to the Citizens United ruling, these financial overlords now contribute unlimited money ANONYMOUSLY to their paid servants of both political parties in Washington, DC. This allows these money masters to get favorable legislation passed and to shield themselves from prosecution for their fraud. The hired politicians are not our leaders, they are the puppets of their financial masters.

Where is the outrage of the masses? Why have there been no prosecutions of those who stole from the taxpayers? Where is the outrage for all of the fraudulent paperwork being used in foreclosures taking place across the nation? Where is the outrage when our president pressures the NY State Attorney General to drop his opposition to a “settlement” that leaves the amount of the fraud unknown and is favorable to those who committed it? Where is the outrage to the total failure of the regulators to do their jobs?

(Oh yeah, they did convict Bernie Madoff. However, his mistake was that he stole from the rich, not the taxpayers, and THAT is why he is in jail.)

Instead, we have the financial overlords turn their enforcers, the police, on the Occupy Movement, who accuse the money masters of this fraud. The media, which these financial overlords also control, chimes in and tries to ridicule the protesters: they are dirty, they have no message, they are lazy, etc, etc. Sadly, so many among the masses cannot see this propaganda for what it is, and they parrot what they hear. The puppet mayors have conference calls to coordinate police action against these accusers since they are threatening the very core of the financial elites’ power structure in the country, and of course the funding that keeps the politicians in power.

These are just some of the spectacles we have witnessed recently:
• Police in full riot gear surrounding peaceful protesters sitting in parks

• Police pointing weapons at peaceful protesters while enforcing park rules

• Oakland streets turned into a war zone in order to enforce park ordinances

• Colleges calling in police with full riot gear, rubber bullets, and batons beating students protesting rising tuition costs

• Seated students at UC Davis who presented no imminent threat to anyone being assaulted with MILITARY GRADE pepper spray by a calm police officer under no apparent duress. The video of this atrocity went viral on the Internet with millions of viewers within days.

• A complete press blackout during the eviction of the protesters in Zuccotti Park where the reporters were roughed up and not allowed within three blocks of the park, and the CBS helicopter filming the scene was chased out by NYPD helicopters. Residents in the area were ordered to stay indoors so that no one could record police activities.

• A police lieutenant in the New York Police Department (NYPD) pepper spraying protesters trapped in a net, calmly walking away, and then this criminal had to suffer the unbearable consequence of losing ten vacation days for a criminal physical assault that would have landed anyone else a prison term. He was left in a position of authority and commands many officers below him. So much for the police investigating themselves.

If the crime and damage to the nation because of park rule violations or curfew violations deserves such a violent reaction, what would be a proportionate response to those who trashed our economy and left so many jobless, without healthcare and without their homes? We need riot police in corporate offices arresting these perpetrators. Instead, those who committed these crimes shield themselves from prosecution because of their “contributions” to those in political and judicial offices, and so nothing happens to them. The masses in the country continue to follow the media pied piper and turn their anger on the accusers rather than the perpetrators.

There are those who still think that we live in a free country. If you are one of them, try going to Wall Street with a sign and see just how free you are to express your opinion.

Those who do not think simply parrot what the propaganda they hear on the corporate media. You hear them say that the movement has no message. No message? The very name Occupy Wall Street tells the message. Then the parrots say that they should be protesting in Washington, DC, not Wall Street. Well, since the politicians are the puppets of the money powers, if you want change you do not confront the puppets, you confront the puppeteers. The movement is EXACTLY where it needs to be.

The irony is that Occupy Wall Street was never allowed to even get near Wall Street. Any marches in that direction were met with a forceful and often violent response by the police. The enforcers of the power structure defended the “Temple of Greed” on Wall Street with extraordinary vigor. The protestors had to settle for a park blocks from their intended target.

One of the Citadels of Greed, JP Morgan Chase, was so grateful for the loyalty that the enforcers exhibited in protecting their interests that they donated $6.5 million in computer laptops to the NYPD. These will presumably be used with facial recognition software to determine the identities of the all the protesters so they can then share this data with Homeland Security. An empire in decline often turns on its own citizens as the end game approaches.

Not all cities jumped on the violent confrontation bandwagon. Albany, NY police refused to arrest protesters despite pressure from the puppet governor and mayor. Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA are other cities that took the constitutional right to Freedom of Speech and Assembly not as obstacles, but as the bedrock of our nation’s soul. These cities did not have the violent clashes as did so many others. They did not need to field thousands of police in full riot gear and thus saved their cities $millions in overtime pay that the confrontational cities imposed on their taxpayers. The more violent and confrontational cities will inevitably also have to face numerous criminal and civil lawsuits that will also potentially cost $millions. All this to protect the bankers?

These cities need to take a look at the professional manner in which the Washington, DC police and city officials handled their protests. These cities that met the peaceful protesters with violence then need to send their police chiefs for some workshops in Washington, DC on effective methods of policing. It is obvious that they certainly need the training!

These confrontational cities on behalf of the money powers, have acted as though these protesters were some sort of “contagion” that needed to be disinfected. The irony was that every time they were excessive in their responses, the movement only grew in strength. It was after the mass arrests on the Brooklyn Bridge that the movement started spreading to over a thousand cities across the globe. The money powers are growing more and more nervous as the conversation in the nation shifted from shredding the social safety net to the excessive wealth disparities that are visible to all but those who choose not to see. So the money powers redoubled their efforts and coordinated the evictions with their paid servants, the politicians, to try to stop this “contagion”.

With the full backing of the police, the Treasury, all branches of government, and even the military if needed, the money powers now have successfully “evicted” the peaceful protesters from many of the parks, and they think they have “won”.

Arrogant fools, you cannot evict an idea. The Occupy Movement is now moving to Occupy homes going into foreclosure. This will make it much more difficult for the banks to evict homeowners from their homes by making every eviction another possible confrontation. Some will block access to ports. These new tactics will threaten the unprecedented levels of wealth accumulation by the financial overlord parasites who place themselves in close proximity to working peoples’ money and find more and more ways to skim more for themselves. This will also serve to unite the millions of people in danger of foreclosure with the Occupy Movement. This will unite people in the neighborhoods affected by foreclosure and homelessness with the Occupy Movement. This was a WIN-WIN-WIN for the movement. So here we have ANOTHER example of where the movement was met with a forceful response, and it grew in strength.

Many other protesters will go to their hometowns and organize even more people to the movement, increasing its strength even more. The “contagion” spreads. Brilliant strategy, Mayor Bloomberg! Many of the protesters moved back to their college campuses. At UC Davis, there were approximately 150 students protesting tuition hikes when the police pepper sprayed some seated protesters. The video was viewed by millions across the world. The outrage caused a three block line of students to silently shame the Chancellor as she walked out of a Regents meeting the evening of the incident. The next day thousands of students showed up at an assembly to call for her resignation. Another example of how a violent reaction to a small demonstration grew the movement from a small number to thousands. The “contagion” spreads even more.

 

Mayor Bloomberg, Mayor Quan, Mayor Hancock, to name just a few, do you really think that now that these demonstrators are no longer in your parks, they will just go home and stay silent? Do you really think that your batons, rubber bullets, riot police, and pepper spray will make the anger of the injustices go away? No, they will take the skills they learned and contacts they made at these parks and they will be very busy. They will be organizing at their colleges and universities, they will be organizing in their home towns, they will be spreading the word, they will be occupying homes in foreclosure, and the “contagion” will spread beyond your money masters’ wildest fears. These financial elites will long for the days where the only thing they had to deal with was park gatherings and signs.

Unfortunately, none of the structural problems that the Occupy Movement have been shining a light on have been addressed by the puppet politicians. This GUARANTEES that the economic, social and political systems will continue to deteriorate. This fact alone will add more frustrated people, many of which will join the movement. And the “contagion” spreads even more.

Using an insect life cycle as a metaphor, the movement will go into the pupa stage where it will appear that it has become dormant. Imagine the tens-of-thousands of people occupying parks, plazas, colleges, homes in foreclosure, and other places around the country. They will spend the winter organizing.

Then in spring, the movement will metamorphose and emerge more powerful than ever. More and more frustrated people who are currently sitting on the fence will start to support the changes called for. Now the money powers will be getting even more nervous. Their divide and conquer tactics, as well as the use of redirection, will not work like it used to.

Watch for more violence by the enforcers as the money masters and their hired politicians vainly try to cling to their positions of privilege and power. Watch how shrill the media attacks will become. Maybe they will start a war to distract the public from their crimes. Maybe they will infiltrate more provocateurs into the movement as they have already tried. Learn to recognize these tactics and do not allow yourself to fall for them.

It is time to let the “too big to fail” banks know that they do not have the final say. They can buy our politicians, they can generate fraudulent mortgage documents, they can buy protection against prosecution, but they have no defense against the combined economic might of the people!

So, what can YOU do? VOTE WITH YOUR POCKET BOOK!

The big banks have been draining our economy, placing their profits in off shore accounts, not paying their fair share in taxes, financing the shipping of our jobs overseas, getting government bailouts, and paying their executives HUGE bonuses. They take the money they make in your community and ship it out impoverishing your community. Move your money to a local bank or credit union.

A local bank or credit union will invest in your communities, pay taxes in your communities and make it a better to place to live. Move your money to a local bank or credit union!

Time to send these Wall Street criminals a message!

Stop paying a 3% bank tax on all credit card transactions.

Stop shopping at the big chain stores. They take their profits and ship them out of your communities, thus impoverishing them. Many of them “hide” their profits by moving them to off-shore tax havens. Patronize your local merchants. They are paying their taxes, they are keeping the money in your community, they are part of your community.

Since money in politics is at the root of the government corruption, we need to repeal the Citizens United ruling that allows the money powers to drown out the voices of the people with unlimited money donated ANONYMOUSLY to our corrupt politicians of both parties. Some organizations that are working towards this end include:

http://www.followthemoney.org
http://www.opensecrets.org
http://www.campaignmoney.com
http://www.citizen.org
http://www.commoncause.org

Take the time to educate yourself on these issues. It is time to take our country back from the criminals who have hijacked our democratic republic and raided the national Treasury for their own self-serving ends and thrown millions of families into the streets using fraudulent documents. It is time to return this nation to its people! These criminals need to “occupy” prison cells.

 


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Thomas Littleton comments:

Rudy states:

“There are those who still think that we live in a free country. If you are one of them, try going to Wall Street with a sign and see just how free you are to express your opinion”

Tom states:

Rudy, the above shows you to be little short of a total idiot. Hell, I, or you, or Chuck and I sharing
a two-man horse suit could carry a protest sign at the corner of Wall and Broad all day, everyday, with little more traumatic than leering and odd looks happening to us. Now, don’t get me wrong, dear readers, I am supportive of the Occupy protests, in that they refocused the national psyche on economic disparity. Still, the OWS protest didn’t even take place ON WALL STREET, it was in a privately owned park about 3 or 4 blocks off Wall, in a place where few financial players ever had to see or hear the protests. To make a statement such as Rudy makes above brings me back to my chief problem with ‘Progressives’…..they make dimwitted statements that make every point they offer suspect. That is not the way to Progress, folks.


EndTheIllusion comments:

Dear Tom,

1. I was the Occupy site, and ANYONE who protested in front of the NY Stock Exchange was arrested.I personally witnessed that.

2. If a march started towards Wall St, it was always “stopped” before it reached its destination. Anyone who continued to march towards Wall St was arrested and generally harassed.

3. The reason the OWS protest took place in Zuccotti Park was because the police would not allow anyone to “Occupy” Wall St itself. Take a look at the videos on You Tube of the pre-protests BEFORE the official one started and you will see what happened. So the movement settled for Zuccotti Park.

4. The NYPD were not there to protect citizens, but to protect all the trappings of the financial elites. You may want to view the video “Temple of Greed”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diKbdcqgqyU

Disparaging remarks from either side do nothing to help the public discourse we so desperately need. A vigorous exchange of ideas helps people understand each other and I have always enjoyed a good debate. If you check my writings you will find that I have touched on subjects that both conservatives and progressives agree upon and I have found validity in both positions. In this article I expressed my dismay at our current government, which is for sale to the highest bidder. How can a politician represent YOU, when they are being paid $millions to represent others?





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