posted on Oct, 15 2011 @ 12:33 PM
I have been staring at the screen for ten minutes trying to figure a way of putting this delicately so as not to be overly flamed but there is just no
way around it.
This action of taking from peter banker and giving to paul banker will have no effect beyond wasting half of your day. The deposits of the average
citizenry equate to a very small fraction of transactions and deposits of the major banks, so beyond the annoyance factor there will be little
Although I do not live in the US I have some recommendations to those who do of action that will cause change;
1. Stop paying personal income tax.
Personal income tax in the US is collected illegally. Now I would not suggest that one should do this unless they are prepared for a major fight, nor
will it be effective when it is a unilateral action. In otherwords, in order to create the desired effect, a majority of US citizens must stop paying
tax. This concept is called a tax revolt and has proven very effective in history at restructuring governments.
2. Adopt an alternative currency.
No, I don't suggest converting US dollars to Yen and then try spending. I do suggest adopting a method of renumeration that removes banks and
government from everyday transactions. This could be as simple as a Barter system or perhaps just a new currency at the street level. Gold has always
been my favorite alternative to money.
3. Occupy the right institutions.
Occupying Wall street sounds like the right move, until you realize the very nature of wall street makes it water off a ducks back. Those whom work on
wall street pay little regard to the whims of the non elite.
Now, who remembers the million man march? Now imagine if the agenda of that march was to re-aquire government. If we were to "occupy" our centers of
government and deny access to the elite in such quantity as to be a virtual sea of people, real change can be effected.
4. Always be prepared to use or counter force.
Your government excels at this concept. Regardless of how you choose to demostrate, you should expect it will be attended and eventually dispersed by
either your local police force, an army or both. Anyone who seeks power must immediately recognize that in order to obtain or defend power, force will
be required. Your government has police and soldiers for this purpose, how will you counter that? Well there is always the option of armed revolution.
But to avoid that, the only answer would be force of numbers. Even the most battle ready soldiers tend to shy away from an encounter when outnumbered
by as little as a 2:1 ratio. For unarmed citizens, the ratio must be 4 or 5 to one. Also unarmed citizens must remember to remain so, and that the
objective is to avoid open conflict not to incite it. In most cases, the numbers must be in the 100's of thousands before the counter of police or
military action is ruled out. The proof of this concept has been displayed during the recent "Arab Spring" against some of the most ruthless
powermongers of the world.
5. Have precisely defined objectives and stop when they have been reached.
The most vocal critisims I have heard regarding the OWS movement have been a complete lack of understanding by the protesters of why they are there or
hope to achieve. Ok so now you have occupied Wall street, now what? What have you achieved in any concrete fashion? Beyond venting your frustration,
how has it changed things?
In short, it hasn't. Beyond giving Wallstreeters an extra day off and getting some media coverage little effect was achieved. Stocks continue to
trade and money continues to be pocketed. One thing you can be sure of is that the forces sent to counter your efforts will have a plan to do so.
Organizing Protestive action must go beyond gathering up a bunch of people in one place and chanting slogans. Identify the goal, identify how it is
defended, plan and pratice effective methods of neutralizing those defences and above all move of one mind. These are the tactics used by anyone
conducting a successful campain or counter.