The Occupy Wall Street leaderless movement, a novel idea mooted by Abusters.org in July 2011 calling people to rally and make a stand against the corrupt financial system is ongoing and well into its 3rd week of operation.
The mainstream media black out of this event, with the exception of a few and very critical reporting in fact helped (indirectly) to spread it nationwide and worldwide via the alternative media, and social networks namely Twitter and Facebook.
I believe #OccupyWallStreet will become OccupyWorldStreet simply because the people of the world is tired and have had enough of the globalist elites. So watch out, its coming to YourStreet!
While people from vastly different cultures, languages, and background may not agree on how civil rights, democracy, and dignity look they all know how a lack of dignity feels. Clearly they have had enough of that feeling. With cries of “No more! Enough!” they’re ready to go down a different road, one where “entrainment” has a different name: People Power. Susan Galleymore
There are many so called anti-establishment movements that are shouting their brains off and yet nothing and no action come off it. Well known names like Alex Jones, Ed Griffin, Gerald Celente, to name a few, are suspiciously silent and in fact declared their non-supportive stand for #OccupyWallStreet. Why? Without making any judgements, only they know why!
I wrote to Mr G. Edward Griffin of Reality Zone and asked him about his silence on the #OccupyWallStreet.I received a non-commital reply but not from Mr. Griffin himself, but by someone with the initials K.M. from an email address : email@example.com
Hello Redza:I thought that we had run this story about the protests, which indicates that the protests, reported to be closely tied to ACORN and SEIU. According to this article, the protesters want socialist wealth redistribution policies imposed. I could not find this story in our archives and we extend our apologies.There is nothing wrong with wealth and making a profit. The problems arise when the system is rigged. But this group appears to promote wealth redistribution & entitlements. These protesters are providing a false solution when they should be addressing the real problem: corrupt government in cahoots with banks and Wall Street criminal traders.The problem with this protest is that it is an attack on capitalism. While we vehemently oppose crony capitalism and monopolies, we do support free-market capitalism. As you can see from this article & video, Michael Moore, a noted collectivist, is misleading people about the concept of capitalism and fails to make a distinction between monopolistic privatization and free market capitalism/ private property ownership. While capitalism is blamed for our current economic condition, the true culprit is insider deals between the government, banks and multinational corporations. And, if Michael Moore is so fond of wealth redistribution, why does he keep his money?If you have been following the ‘Arab Spring’ protests and riots, you are familiar with the concept of controlled opposition, funded those with political motives. Most of the Arab Spring protests did arise out of grassroots efforts to remove tyranny, but were taken over and funded by baking interests and western governments. You can google ‘Tony Cartalucci Arab Spring’ for many articles about this.The current Wall Street protests appear to be of similar character.I hope this clears up our position and we will include an article about the situation in this week’s Unfiltered News.
Oh yes! That really cleared their position. They did not commit to anything! They simply refer to articles from other sources, including from Alex Jones to make their stand. Interestingly, they have their own definitions of “capitalism“, and are against individuals and personalities like Michael Moore. So much for their own stand.
Well, all said and done #OccupyWallStreet is also about freedom, free-speech, free-press, freewill, and choices. This event has exposed and reflected these prominently.
For me…it has ReOccupied The(My) Mind, to say the least.
“There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo
Occupy San Francisco has begun
Andrew Ross Sorkin, the Times’ financial columnist who covers Wall Street, didn’t even think to hide why he decided to give #OccupyWallStreet a look. No, he comes right out and shockingly reveals what prompted him:
I had gone down to Zuccotti Park to see the activist movement firsthand after getting a call from the chief executive of a major bank last week, before nearly 700 people were arrested over the weekend during a demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge.“Is this Occupy Wall Street thing a big deal?” the C.E.O. asked me. I didn’t have an answer. “We’re trying to figure out how much we should be worried about all of this,” he continued, clearly concerned. “Is this going to turn into a personal safety problem?”
How interesting that when a CEO “of a major bank” wants to know how threatening these protests are, he doesn’t seek out corporate advisers or dispatch the bank’s investigators, but instead gets the NYT‘s notoriously banker-friendly Wall Street reporter on the phone and assigns him to report back. How equally interesting that if this NYT financial columnist can’t address the concerns and questions of a CEO “of a major bank”, he hops to it to find out what was demanded of him. Sorkin did what he was told, cautiously reporting:
As I wandered around the park, it was clear to me that most bankers probably don’t have to worry about being in imminent personal danger. This didn’t seem like a brutal group — at least not yet.
Think Occupy Wall St. is a phase? You don’t get it
Anyone who says he has no idea what these folks are protesting is not being truthful. Whether we agree with them or not, we all know what they are upset about, and we all know that there are investment bankers working on Wall Street getting richer while things for most of the rest of us are getting tougher. What upsets banking’s defenders and politicians alike is the refusal of this movement to state its terms or set its goals in the traditional language of campaigns. more >
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The revolution just might be televised, after all.
Keith Olbermann reads first collective statement of Occupy Wall Street