Greetings to all who dare to speak up for our rights!
We live in an age of information, communication and technology. It’s all there, if you bother to open your eyes and look.
Some people have been saying for years that “the government is keeping files on us.” These people are usually dismissed as paranoid at best, or at worst, crazy and delusional.
But are they? It’s been going on for years.
Case in point:
I flew back to the United States one day, after a two-month trip to England, Holland and Germany. I was stopped at customs and searched, probably because I had a beard and shaggy hair at the time.
The Customs Agents searched everything I had and started asking questions such as:
“Where do you live?” “Where did you go to school?” and “Do you belong to a union?”
Finally, they asked “What is your social security number?”
The custom agents typed the number into a computer (one of those early mainframe types), and after awhile, almost my whole life history popped up on the screen, right down to where I attended grammar school, and included all the various places I had lived for the past 25 years.
It was an eye-opener. After debating among themselves for about five minutes, they finally decided to let me back in to the country. That was in 1981.
But, technology has improved since then.
There is now a central database for many of us, with our sexual preferences, likes and dislikes, where we work, our education, pictures, activities, what movie we watched last night, what bands we are into, and it’s all viewable by the public.
Oh, and it lets us play Farmville.
That being said, there has been a news blackout of the occupy protests that have been going on around the country and world.
When you do see a snippet of news, it’s usually followed by comments such as “Are those losers still out there with all their vermin and filth?”
These negative comments are always the same and since they parrot the 1%, mostly come from an extremely ignorant segment of society, and/or corporate shills.
So, what has been happening with the Occupy Movement?
Haven’t seen this in the mainstream media, have you?
We’re NEVER GOING AWAY, you bastards.
How many of you have seen this? You won’t see this on Fox “news” or on any of the other propaganda networks:
From Reader Supported News:
Black Churches to Energize Occupy
“The mission, which is being called “Occupy the Dream,” will start on Monday, January 16, 2012, in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday holiday.
On that day, Dr. Ben Chavis announced recently during a press conference at the National Press Club, pastors who are part of the Occupy the Dream movement will connect with the well-known Occupy Wall Street group to hold protests at Federal Reserve banks in 10 cities around the nation.”
“The strategy will be to raise the consciousness level of African-Americans, starting in church pulpits, by spreading the message of income equality, economic justice and empowerment, leading up to the January 16 events.”
”It starts in the pulpit and then we’re going to go to the community at large,” he said.
News from Occupy Wall Street
“People speaking out against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the US military the option to detain US citizens without a trial, indefinitely, are quickly arrested.”
” Good news, we won’t stop!”
“Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.”
From Occupy Canada
“Occupy London and Occupy Canada are working hard to spread the story of a Billion dollar corporation Caterpillar that is forcing a 55% wage cut and slashing all benefits of a recently acquired factory.”
“All the while posting record billion dollar profits. This is about crushing the communities that supported these industries.”
From Occupy Los Angeles
“We will stand in solidarity together as a people, despite having different beliefs, values and political ideologies, to reestablish these rights and mobilize against corruption by special interests in our towns, cities and government.”
From Occupy Germany
“If you have a fixed roof over your heads in this bad weather, you can consider yourself lucky. About 20 young people however continue to voluntarily out there: they are the occupy demonstrators who have pitched their tents at the Düsseldorf Johanneskirche and demonstrate against social inequality.”
“Occupy Hamburg shouts on their website: we are not a party, not a Club and no organization. We are a worldwide movement without hierarchies, no leader and no fixed position. We are people from all walks of life who use their skills together actively to be networking online and offline that, notwithstanding our skin color, nationality or political convictions.”
Link is here (if you read German) http://www.occupyhamburg.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/occupy_flyer_ueber_uns_DINA5.pdf
By the way….Did you hear? The mainstream media is reporting that there is a real rosy job market these days.
What crap. Who writes this stuff for them? Joe Goebbels?
Calico Blackie says:
The only people creating jobs right now are the small businesses.
Actual, honest-to-God entrepreneurs are hiring people in their upstart little companies while huge corporations continue laying people off, outsourcing positions, and raking in huge profits while sitting on huge piles of inert cash.
The problem is that small start-up businesses are not commonly in the position to pay as high a wage as an established business.
But God help us, if we try to cut the big-business tax breaks to get some of that unused money out of them, or suggest that maybe they shouldn’t get special incentives to do what they should be doing anyway, they’ll just pack up their ball and move it to China.
I say good, get the hell off the court and let people who actually want to play as AMERICANS have a shot.
If the only jobs you’re creating are for minimum wage slaves to haul your huge wheelbarrows of bonus money back to your mansion, you’re not really a Job Creator.
You’re a poverty creator.
So, what can we do?
We can boycott. We can protest. We can occupy. AND we can vote.
But, what option is left when we limit ourselves to only two choices, both of which are corrupt? We are living in an age when choosing the pile of shit that stinks the least is the norm. Not to mention the venomous divide having a bipartisan system creates among even close friends and family.
So, what is our alternative? DEMAND AN END TO CORRUPTION IN OUR GOVERNMENT. Make it easier for non-1%’ers to run for office, and put in place checks and balances to ensure that the “powerful men” can’t buy or coerce candidates. Put an end to the fact that the 1% and their wholly owned subsidiary is little more than organized crime, and enact legislation to reverse the laws that made their criminal activities legal.
And if they won’t end the corruption and give us back our Government of the people, by the people, and for the people?
There is another alternative…
On that note……
OCCUPY CONGRESS JANUARY 17th
Don’t forget about Officer Pike of the UC Davis PD. Let’s never forget how he and other police officers have treated peaceful protesters. He should be arrested and tried for assaulting the public.
We are the 99%