Originally posted by desertdweller1
Thanks for the replies.
Wouldn't it be more effective to go straight to the lawmakers that made wall streets thievery possible?
Maybe I am a bit slow at this time in the morning
While I completely understand the motivation behind the occupy Wall Street, I just can't help but feel in my gut that something is off about this....
Will keep my eyes open.
A girlfriend I was with once told me that the difference between a Leftist and a Liberal is "a Liberal sees babies floating helplessly in a river
and jumps in to save the babies, whereas a Leftist races upstream to stop the babies from being tossed into the river."
The idiots who run our
government are like those babies, except that instead of drowning in a river, they're being destroyed by enormously powerful international financial
interests. What's been tried in the past (by Liberals) is to run candidates that were less likely to be readily corrupted against the candidates that
made no bones about their alignment with those big money interests. The last 4 years showcased the fact that this approach will never work. Hell, the
Libs had a super-majority in the Congress and the WH, and barely got anything through to challenge the Healthcare Insurance industry, even with so
many victims of that obscene system to point to. So, the Left has decided to stop deferring to the Liberals in this situation, and has started heading
upstream to address the problem at its source.
The protests are also being staged to teach the average American that the source of the problem - and the proper place to target a solution - is not
at the statehouse, where the revolving door is well established and booting one crew out simply opens the door for the next crew of Wall St. henchmen
to come in and replace the last. Ground Zero in this battle for survival is where the moneyed interests are located (symbolically speaking, of
course). This isn't a protest against government. This is a protest against the leaders of the global corporate elite, and what it's been doing to
undermine our society and our financial stability.
This is also trying to alert the average US citizen that corporations are not your mother or your father. They don't care about you, and you need to
start thinking differently about them. The average American has been taught to look to corporations for their food, shelter, medical care, safety and
security, self image, future hopes and eventually for their retirement security. The entire social fabric of the US is now provided by corporate
conglomerates, and the fact that these monstrosities have developed a vested interest in the decline of the US economy and in the relative decline in
the average US citizen's standard of living makes this dependence on this "private sector" an extremely dangerous situation for the US as a
sovereign whole. The corporate media did too good of a job in raising these post WWII generations of kids, and now international financial predators
have assumed control over what might've been meant as a societal counter-balance against too much political power centered in Washington DC (maybe
with good intention, considering the post WWII/Cold War mentality of the decades when the media rose in cultural prominence, and especially after
witnessing the rise of political extremism in Germany before the war)
What's clear is that the "private sector" (I'm not referring to small business, or even the medium size businesses that are also trying to survive
all of this) has since changed significantly, and its leadership has tossed off the restrictions of citizenship for a much more immediate and palpable
alignment - service to the powerful few who own large percentages of their companies' stock and the destinies of what these huge corporations have
become - unique geopolitical entities in their own right. The intricately aligned international banks - with unified vested interest when it comes to
larger trends and developments - are literally a more powerful unified force than any half-dozen nations combined, regardless of which 6 you choose.
More powerful that the United Nations, easily.
And I'm not thinking Illuminati or One-World Government here. I'm just looking at the capacity they have to make the world jump by simply
downgrading bond ratings. Imagine if they decided to target a nation for elimination by shutting down its ability to borrow. The collapse would be
immediate, regardless of which country it might be, and where would the bombers and fighter jets scramble toward? Zürich? London? Dubai? Beijing?
Maybe Wall St. itself? The truth is that the international banking center doesn't physically exist, and there's nowhere to attack in defense if they
decide to kill you off as a nation due to your being a bad financial risk.
The protests are dealing with complicated issues. One thing's certain, the problem isn't the statehouse, so why go there.