Greetings from “The Heart of the Klamath”!
Between working (which is getting scarcer these days) at my small business, feeding chickens, getting firewood and all the other things that constitute living life in a rural area, I keep up on the news and I relieve frustration and help my fellow 99%’ers with this site.
Every once in awhile, I’ll run across something someone else has said or written, and it tells the story better than I can tell it myself.
Such was the case when I came across these remarks regarding why the “occupy” movement is happening across the country and world. Here it is in its entirety. Please give it a read.
Particularly you people that get all of your information from Fox “news.”
A lot of reading coming up, but the message is crystal clear.
WHY ARE WE PROTESTING? Haven’t you been listening??
From: “barbecue bob” in The Mile High City (copied from George Carlin)
Forget the politicians. They are irrelevant. The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice! You have OWNERS! They OWN YOU. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the President, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls.
They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying, to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want:
They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.
Thats right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting screwed by a system that threw them overboard 30 frigging years ago. They don’t want that!
You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shitty jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime and vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it, and now they’re coming for your Social Security money. They want your retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street, and you know something? They’ll get it. They’ll get it all from you sooner or later cause they own this frigging place! It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it! You, and I are not in the big club.
By the way, it’s the same big club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long beating you over the head with theirmedia telling you what to believe, what to think and what to buy. The table has tilted folks. The game is rigged and nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care! Good honest hard-working people; white collar, blue collar it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard-working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a damn about you….they don’t give a damn about you… they don’t give a damn about you.
They don’t care about you at all… at all… AT ALL. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. That’s what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant of the big red, white and blue dick that’s being jammed up their butts everyday, because the owners of this country know the truth.
Its called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to still believe it.
Thank you Barbecue Bob and George Carlin.
This should be reprinted and distributed across the nation!
Calico Blackie says:
WHY ARE WE PROTESTING?
- We’re mad because we’re getting screwed and we don’t like it!
- We’re mad because there are still dolts out there saying: “If you don’t like it here, move to Cuba,” and “Get a job.” NO! This is OUR country! We are PATRIOTS who know that it is imperative that we make it better HERE for our selves and our future generations!
- We’re mad because there are still a lot of thick-skulled idiots towing their masters line and fixating on the lies being fed to them by the bullshit media, saying things such as “dirty hippies pooping on police cars.”
- We’re mad because they still believe Hannity, Coulter, Limbaugh, and that Judas goat, O’Reilly, and entertainers such as Ted Nugent, when in reality those stinking mouthpieces are nothing more than paid whores shilling for the 1%. Those jackasses are killing this country, and we are fed up with their blatant bullshit.
- We’re mad because there’s still a lot of people who will sit back and get screwed because they’re too stupid to do or say anything else, because they let Fox “news” do their thinking for them.
On with the show……..
Well, the corporate media is at it again, trying to divide and conquer.
IT’S NOT WORKING.
We’re wise to their lies.
On msnbc yesterday:
Under 35? Economic Downturn More Likely to Thump You
“Those over 65 are faring much better. That’s the finding of a new analysis of government data by the Pew Research Center which found that older adults have enjoyed big financial gains — in wealth, income and homeownership — as households headed by those under 35 have lost ground.”
“The fortunes of young and old households have been diverging for decades. But the Pew report found the disparity cuts across a broad range of measures of economic well-being and has been amplified by the recession that began in 2007.”
Calico Blackie says
Just a few days ago, the news was reporting that seniors are the hardest hit. Who writes this stuff? Joe Goebbels?
It’s just another transparent ploy to divide us so that we don’t try to solve the real problems……..Wall Street and their wholly owned subsidiary in Washington DC.
Members of all groups (except the 1%) are suffering because of these crooks. Looks like the Pew “Research” Center must have included retired Wall Street CEO’s in their “statistics” because average senior citizens in this country sure aren’t getting any richer.
What about this news story?
Seniors Join Occupy Chicago, Protest Cuts To Medicare, Social Security
“Amid chants demanding that the cuts be forestalled — with suggestions for alternatives, including tax hikes — 43 demonstrators were escorted from the intersection by police and issued citations for pedestrian failure to “exercise due care,” or for blocking traffic. Those cited included four protesters using assisted mobility devices and at least one centenarian.”
“Judy Moses said she was glad to receive the citation–her second in her quest to maintain funding for programs that benefit seniors, following an arrest for blocking traffic in December at a similar protest.”
“When I was younger, I never did protests,” she said. “I was a silent majority. Now, I’m ready to make noise.”
It’s been going on forever, but their timing is poor. Shows us how much they care about us peasants!
“If you happen to be one of the 10,000 households in the country with $50 million or more to play around with, Wells Fargo would like to talk to you. Well, not Wells Fargo per se, but its new brand, Abbot Downing. Named after a 19th century stagecoach builder, Abbot Downing is launching next year with a staff of 300 managing $27.5 billion of assets from customers.”
“Ecredit Daily reports Abbot Downing will have a presence in 15 cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Scottsdale (regular Phoenix is apparently too dirty for Abbot Downing), Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, Chicago and Philadelphia. An Abbot Downing exec says the brand’s services will “go beyond traditional wealth planning analysis.” Example: Say you’re the steward of a decades-old business that you’d like to liquify in order to grow flush with cash. Abbot Downing will find buyers and make it happen for you.”
With different banks can come different investment strategies, meaning that the controlling entities can make sure to use the large accounts, a majority of the content of which will be uninsured by the FDIC, to make only sound, safe investments, while they use our accounts, most of which are backed by the government, to fund the risky investments.
See how that works?
The rich keep making money with absolutely no risk, while our money can be set aflame, and the bank gets to reap a reward either way. This is using the letter of the law to circumvent the spirit of the law, plain and simple.
It must succeed because we can hear our founding fathers saying things such as: “Yeah, we have the best parliament and House of Lords money can buy,” or “We’re not represented why do I have to pay taxes?”
That’s what America is all about, once you take away this right to assemble and protest because you don’t agree with them you run the real risk of a true revolution.
That’s what the British did and that’s why we’re an independent country today. These movements; just like prior to the American Revolution will take a while to sharpen their focus into: “Give me Liberty or Give me Death,” and “No taxation without Representation.”
The people who scorn this movement should read more about American history. I wonder how many National Guards men and women or actual US Soldiers are willing to shoot and maim their brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers over the nonsense going on in Washington DC. Hell I’m a responsible business owner and I joined the 99%.
Why are we protesting?
Because we care about our country and our fellow citizens.
We are protesting for a return of our government to the 99%.
We are protesting to LET FREEDOM RING AGAIN!!!
OCCUPY WALL STREET
WE’VE GOT TO SUCCEED!
For the Young, old, all races. FOR A BETTER WORLD!: We are the 99%