Greetings from rural America!
One of the things I keep hearing from the Mainstream Media is that The Occupy Movement has no clear message and that we’re fragmented into a bunch of different causes.
In a manner of speaking, they’re right.
But all of our desires can be boiled down to one very clear demand:
WE WANT A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE,
BY THE PEOPLE,
AND FOR THE PEOPLE!
Why were our jobs sent to China and other countries where labor is cheaper and where poverty and oppression is the greatest?
We’re constantly told it was because of the UNIONS.
That was a lie designed to blind us and break the unions.
It keeps us fighting among ourselves, instead of concentrating on the real culprits and reasons:
They shipped our jobs overseas for MAXIMUM PROFIT.
What is wrong with having the power of collective bargaining on the side of the workers when the corporations have become little more than predatory institutions that prey on working Americans?
What is wrong with wanting a fair shake for ALL American workers?
Big corporations are always looking for ways to increase profits and they don’t give a damn about you.
But, if they came right out and said that they screwed Lady Liberty in the name of the dollar bill, they’re afraid we wouldn’t buy their products anymore.
So, now they’ve got to get even more creative in their methods to increase their bottom lines and give their CEO’s ever increasing bonuses.
They’ve got to continue to find ways to increase the value of their stock so that rich investors can make even more money by the increase of stock value and by gambling with the workers 401k plans.
How do they propose to do that?
By slowly but surely eliminating shipping costs, and bringing the means to manufacture goods back to the United States.
Where will they find workers that will work under horrible conditions for about a dollar a day, you ask?
“Nothing is new under the sun” as they say.
If we examine the history of the past 100 years, it’s fairly easy to see where the rich industrialists will turn for their next cheap labor pool.
And, they have the blessings to do this from our government which has been bought and paid for by Wall Street.
So, where will these workers be found?
The answer is obvious:
The Prison Industrial Complex
Right now, we have prisons run by private companies for profit, but it seems as if the corporations are getting even more greedy. How can they feed the greed? By imprisoning even more non-violent people to work in the new prison factories they envision.
How will they get enough prisoners to work in their factories?
Have you ever asked yourself:
“Why do we build so many prisons in this country?”
“Why is there such a costly “war on drugs” when Prohibition was proven to be such a failure?”
Ever wonder why the “Patriot Act” was enacted?
Slave labor camps.
Back in the 1940s, Nazi industrialists had a whole huge pool of cheap workers to choose from.
Don’t think “it can’t happen here.”
IT ALREADY IS HAPPENING HERE.
Before you pass this off as just another commie liberal rant, let me be very clear in stating: This has been building for a long time and is the doing of both Democratic and GOP administrations.
It’s just recently gotten much worse.
Do you recall Ruby Ridge or the Waco Massacre?
In each case, the Federal Government found an excuse to murder and imprison American Citizens. Those crimes were committed by Bill Clinton and Janet Reno.
They were the set-up for what we are seeing now.
Remember, a major news network here in the USA just proclaimed “occupy” protesters to be domestic terrorists.
A little history lesson regarding the Waco Massacre:
The Waco massacre began on February 28, 1993, and ended violently 50 days later on April 19.
In addition to allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct, when David Koresh and his followers were accused of stockpiling illegal weapons, the ATF decided to raid the Waco compound.
ATF obtained training for the raid from Special Forces at Fort Hood, Texas, February 25 though 27, by making a false claim that David Koresh was operating a methamphetamine lab.
This provided the drug nexus necessary to obtain military assets under the “War on Drugs”.
When the raid was attempted, it was not known who fired the first shots, but each side later claimed it had been the other. Within a minute of the raid starting, Davidian Wayne Martin called 911, pleading for them to stop shooting. The resident asked for a ceasefire and audiotapes record him saying “Here they come again!” and “That’s them shooting, that’s not us!”
At around noon, three fires broke out almost simultaneously in different parts of the building. The government claims the fires were started by Davidians.
Davidian survivors maintain the fires were started by the ATF.
As the fire spread, Davidians were prevented from escaping; others refused to leave and eventually became trapped.
The remaining Davidians, including the children, were either buried alive by rubble, suffocated by the effects of the fire or shot.
Why? Because our government labeled them a threat to security.
Which brings me to your “safety” under the “Patriot Act” and the new 662 billion dollar defense bill recently approved by the Senate.
The defense bill legislation also would deny suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens seized within the nation’s borders, the right to trial and subject them to indefinite detention.
Calico Blackie says:
Sounds ok on the surface, but think about it.
The government can label ANY person in the country they want a “domestic terrorist” (including you & me for any reason) and deny them the right to trial, and torture and hold them in prison camps forever.
A new gulag filled with political prisoners (not criminals) for the workforce.
The Patriot act, dramatically reduced restrictions on law enforcement agencies’ ability to search telephone, e-mail communications, medical, financial, and other records; eased restrictions on foreign intelligence gathering within the United States; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts.
The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include DOMESTIC TERRORISTS, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied.
On May 26, 2011, president Obama signed a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act: roving wiretaps, searches of business records, and conducting surveillance of “lone wolves” — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups.
So, the Patriot Act and this Defense bill are little more than a “Let’s fill the prisons and provide the 1% with a cheap domestic labor force” mechanism.
I guess the “War” on drugs wasn’t filling the prisons fast enough.
Still think you’re free?
If large scale manufacturing ever returns to the United States, you will have to be in prison to work one of those manufacturing jobs.
Wall Street is now in the process of figuring out how to increase their cheap labor pool, thus increasing their profit margin.
The saddest part is, there are people in this country that think this type of oppression is just fine, as long as Fox “news” told them so.
People would believe anything.
Meanwhile, in other “news”
From ABC (KGO)
Grant helps Oakland PD hire more officers
The Oakland Police Department will soon be hiring more officers thanks to the federal government. Twenty-five positions within the department will be created, and four will be filled by re-hiring officers that were laid off last year.
The funding comes from a $10 million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.
And then, there’s this………
At least two Republican presidential hopefuls are declining to participate in a debate moderated by real estate mogul Donald Trump. Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will both skip the debate, citing concerns about the seriousness of the event.
“The selection of a reality television personality to host a presidential debate that voters nationwide will be watching is beneath the office of the Presidency and flies in the face of that office’s history and dignity,” Jesse Benton, Ron Paul’s national campaign chairman, said in a statement.
Huntsman’s campaign said Friday the former Utah governor wouldn’t be making an appearance at the event. “We have declined to participate in the ‘Presidential Apprentice’ Debate with The Donald,” Huntsman spokesman Tim Miller said in a statement.
So, after all that, what’s new with “occupy?”
Occupy Portland attempts to occupy another downtown park, AND……..
They got crushed
This relatively small gathering wasn’t blocking any streets until the PPB declared an “emergency” shortly before 9pm, because the symphony was about to end its concert.
The robocops herded the occupiers and spectators into Salmon street and closed off all the streets around the Schnitz.
After a standoff, a few arrests and issuing idle threats, they withdrew and as usual, the crowd dispersed and went down to City Hall.
From CBS News:
Pushed out, Occupy movement plans next move
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been pushed off the streets in city after city in recent weeks, raising the question of where it goes next. CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers has gone in search of the answer.
“An idea cannot be evicted and a movement cannot be imprisoned,” said Occupy LA organizer, Mario Brito at a press conference. He said their movement will regroup and refocus on foreclosures .
In various cities today there were marches on a variety of issues, but the movement plans new tactics. On Tuesday around the nation, it plans to occupy foreclosed homes. In mid-January, a call to pitch tents outside of Congress.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?
U.N. Envoy: U.S. Isn’t Protecting Occupy Protesters’ Rights
The United Nations envoy for freedom of expression is drafting an official communication to the U.S. government demanding to know why federal officials are not protecting the rights of Occupy demonstrators whose protests are being disbanded — sometimes violently — by local authorities.
“Citizens have the right to dissent with the authorities, and there’s no need to use public force to silence that dissension,” the envoy said.
On that note…..
The cop with the pepper spray at UC Davis is Lt. John Pike of University of California Police. 530-752-3989
He should be fired and prosecuted for assault. Make an example of him to show our police around the country what can happen to them if they use brutality on citizens. WE WILL NEVER FORGET, NOR WILL WE ACCEPT A “SINCERE” APOLOGY.
And if you are not speaking up?
THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM
OCCUPY WALL STREET
GET OUT! PROTEST! SPEAK UP! DO IT NOW!
“While The Sun Still Shines”
We are the 99%