Hope for Occupy Wall Street?
It is interesting to watch the expansion of the Occupy Wall Street movement. As I wrote last week, I hoped it would provide an opportunity for people to proclaim clearly that central banking was the fundamental problem with the Western world today.
The article, "Blaming Wall Street is Wrong," received wide play. The idea was that the emphasis on attacking corporations and Wall Street itself – a transactional business – was taking energy and focus off the real issue, which was central banking. Central banking, controlled by elite families in my view, is the power elite's dominant social theme. It provides the endless streams of money that support the elite's ever-expanding New World Order.
We seemed to have touched a nerve. The article was mentioned by Infowars, Prison Planet, the Drudge Report and numerous other media outlets. Alex Jones, in fact, announced he was starting a movement to focus on ways to protest not just Federal Reserve activities but the institution itself.
Unfortunately, a week later, Occupy Wall Street continues to be a kind of "mixed bag." This, therefore, must of necessity be a "good news/bad news" kind of follow-up.
Good news: Occupy Wall Street has raised the issue of central banking and performed an increasingly serious educative service. It's given libertarian concerns a platform which maybe able to support a serious discussion about central banking. Occupy Wall Street in this fashion, can be looked on as a beginning not an end.
Bad news: Occupy Wall Street itself continues to be a confused, unfocused protest. There seem to be too many dissonant voices, and increasingly they seem of the Leftist variety. In fact, unions, Democratic politicians and leftists of every stripe and variety are seemingly trying to reconfigure Occupy Wall Street in order to claim it for themselves.
Occupy Wall Street SHOULD be a good vehicle to use to protest central bank practices, first-and-foremost. Private banks and trading firms have been around for thousands of years, at least since Greek times. But modern, fiat-money central-banking has drastically increased the ruin of the West's industrial and economic system.
Remove central banking and many of the rest of the problems of Western economics gradually go away or become less severe. Surely, there are abuses at every level of the Western economy, but the fundamental issue remains central banking. That's where it all starts. Young people should be made aware of the truth about the system that dominates their lives and restrains the promise of their future.
It's a bad system that leaves the control of the world's money in a few (fairly anonymous) hands. It's an economically illiterate one as well. Central bankers fix the price of money via interest rates and printing presses. No decent economist will try to argue that price fixing is anything other than an economic distortion, transferring wealth from those who have earned it to those who have not.
Unfortunately, one cannot massage a movement. Occupy Wall Street has managed to find numerous other windmills at which to tilt. We reported yesterday on a worldwide protest planned for October 15th. It is to be a "worldwide demonstration for global change." The iconography and rhetoric sound suspiciously socialist – aimed at such targets as greedy corporations, corrupt government officials, etc. Nothing about central banks, though.
And then there's this: Bank Transfer Day. Cadie Thompson, a producer at CNBC, has reported on a movement to remove all funds from banks and into credit unions starting on November 5. Here's an excerpt from her article:
The Facebook page for the event states the following: "Together we can ensure that these banking institutions will ALWAYS remember the 5th of November! If the 99% remove our funds from the major banking institutions on or by this date, we will send a clear message and give the 1% a taste of the fear that we experience every day when we aren't able to pay for our rent, food, medication, utilities, student loans, etc."
So far over 6,500 people have RSVP'ed for the event. The protestors take issue with the Durbin Amendment, which is an addition to the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that caps the debit interchange fees banks can charge merchants. The protestors oppose the amendment because they claim the banks will begin to charge their customers $3-$5 fees to off-set the money they will lose because of the interchange fee cap.
... This is a blatant attack on the 99% that cannot & will not be tolerated. In a stand of solidarity, on November 5th we will transfer our money & close our accounts with these major banking institutions to take our business to credit unions (or local banks if a credit union isn't available) ... Bank of America has already announced it will start to charge customers $5 a month for using their debit card starting next year.
Honestly, this is the kind of thing that makes you want to tear your hair out. The US and NATO have irradiated vast portions of central Asia and Iraq with depleted uranium weapons that have caused massive death and birth defects. There is famine in Somalia and drought throughout Africa.
The West generally is slipping into a Depression and China and Japan may not be far behind. Unemployment, thanks to central bank booms and busts, is horribly high and going higher.
But participants in the Occupy Wall Street demos "will not tolerate" surcharges on their debit cards.
It's this sort of activity that continues to make us suspicious of Occupy Wall Street and to consider the ongoing possibility that it is a kind of power-elite Trojan Horse. The idea may be to whip up populist fervor that will allow the elites to ram through even more legislation restricting financial practices in the West.
These laws and regulations would no doubt encourage the globalism that the Anglosphere is trying to achieve. It's been done before. Movements and parties are often penetrated and reconfigured. The new direction is suddenly, though subtly, internationalist and oriented around global governance.
And yet ... the promise of Occupy Wall Street remains. People, especially young people, are upset and energized. That's good. Occupy Wall Street may end up educating many of them about central banking.
Obviously, the powers-that-be think they can control what they may in fact have begun. (They've done it in other countries via AYM.) But the Internet Reformation is not a very controllable social phenomenon. The Anglosphere power elite makes a mistake by continuing to treat the 21st century like the 20th.
The Internet has made a big difference in terms of what's really going on in the world – and all the manipulations that have drained people's freedoms and endlessly reduced prosperity. Around the world, it seems to me, people are waking up and demanding real change.
Occupy Wall Street, suffering from a series of mainstream takeover attempts, may also evolve – at least in part – into a focused and disciplined process that brings change to the central banking system. Here's hoping it does.
In the next week, we'll try to concentrate on some of the libertarian elements involved with Occupy Wall Street and their progress within this larger, still-jumbled movement.
Posted by glareB on 10/14/11 02:39 AM
Despite increased oversight of the banking community by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and legislation like the Durbin Amendment, Occupy Wall Street points out that banks will still be generating gross profits off the backs of consumers who can ill afford financial gouging. To put Bank of America's numbers into perspective, without the $5 monthly debit card fee per customer, the institution would turn an estimated $3.3 billion in annual profit off its 59 million customers' debit card transactions.
[url=Click to view link]Occupy Wall Street introduces Bank Transfer Day[/url].
There are three steps involved if one chooses to participate in Occupy Wall Street's Bank Transfer Day:
1. Start a credit union account
2. Transfer bank funds to the credit union by Nov. 5.
3. Follow your bank's procedures to close your old account. Also, don't forget to move Direct Deposit and automatic bill pays to your new credit union account.
Posted by glareB on 10/14/11 02:35 AM
Critics of Occupy Wall Street stated the protest lacked focus, and Occupy Wall Street has replied, reports The Street. The motion has spawned 'Bank Transfer Day,' where customers can put action at the rear of their words against the banking institution by moving their money. [a title="Occupy Wall Street introduces Bank Transfer Day"
href="Click to view link"]Occupy Wall Street introduces Bank Transfer Day[/a].
Even if specific action on Nov 5th is symbolically important, one should still have have a plan well in advance. It is often a good idea to overlap the old and new accounts for a few days, to allow everything to clear out of the old while you begin using the new.
This is especially true if there are automatic things which post to the old account - many of those may not hit on exactly the same, predictable calendar day each month, plus the initiator may need some time to set up for the new account.
Posted by clark on 10/10/11 03:55 PM
I think the notion that, "There is no "free market" any where in the Universe We live in a mixed market environment" is not correct.
Why Free Markets Succeed and Governments Fail
... "Free markets and government are polar opposites, not complements... . If one principle succeeds, then the other must fail because they work in opposite ways.
One cannot mix these two methods of organizing human activity and expect something new and better to emerge. Mixing fire and water produces nothing but lifeless ashes. The idea that government is necessary for a free market to work, or that it helps a free market work, or that a mixed economy of free markets plus government is superior to a free market economy is, for all practical purposes, entirely faulty."...
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What Is the Free Market?
"The Free market is a summary term for an array of exchanges that take place in society."...
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No, the Free Market Did Not Cause the Financial Crisis
... "The truth of the matter is that intervention in the market, rather than the market economy itself, was the driving factor behind the bust."...
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Don't Blame the Market for the Global Food Crisis!
... "The global food crisis is a result of State intervention in that most vital of markets, the grain market."...
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Examples of the free market in action:
... "The promises are political. The interest rates are free market. The twain do not seem to be meeting."...
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Free or Fair?
... "Last summer, I purchased a 2010 LS 460 Lexus, through a U.S. intermediary, from a Japanese producer for $70,000. Here's my question to you: Was that a fair or unfair trade? I was free to keep my $70,000 or purchase the car. The Japanese producer was free to keep his Lexus or sell me the car. As it turned out, I gave up my $70,000 and took possession of the car, and the Japanese producer gave up possession of the car and took possession of my money. The exchange occurred because I saw myself as being better off and so did the Japanese producer. I think it was both free and fair trade, and I'd like an American mercantilist to explain to me how it wasn't."...
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Posted by clark on 10/10/11 03:07 PM
PotomacOracle, like many People you appear to confuse free markets with the mercantilism of today also mistakenly known as "free market".
I could point to Many sectors in this economy which Should Be totally free of government subsidies and regulations that protect the industry from foreign competition, or serve as barriers to entry. That is what's needed.
When you say the Fed is a private institution free and independent of comprehensive and systemic audits, unlike all other public institutions. That makes the Fed unlike Any private organization as well. The Fed is neither public nor fully private, it is a cartel.
You leave too much to debate in this forum, but I will say this, you are wildly off base here when you say, "Is it ok with you that 60 million Americans fall into one of the following categories,... hungry, especially hungry infants and children... "
Hunger in America does Not exist except by choice. There are far too many charities, goberment handouts and soup lines for anyone to be hungry other than by choice.
As to your last point. The Fed isn't going to help anyone but themselves and their closest allies.
I get the impression you're just wanting in on a piece of the action, a bit of the loot for yourself, especially when you write, "Do you support the boom and bust money supply/contraction tactics of the Fed which benefit only insiders and not all Americans?"
End The Fed and let free markets decide, not the goberment.
Posted by Agent Weebley on 10/10/11 12:32 AM
Oops, sorry . . . that would be "Safe Self Storage, 2480 Argentia Rd, Missisauga, ON, Canada."
This keyboard is driving me nuts . . . into a meat grinder, yeah, a new Tecra, that's what I want. I can trust a Tecra. My Sony Vaio Z took another blow to the head last night, and has now lost 50% of its screen to psychedilia, so I'm on Lucy's "spare," which is an AT 386 with a math co-processor . . . nice.
Anyone know where I could get a Sony fixed in Dundrum NI?
Posted by Agent Weebley on 10/09/11 11:58 PM
Although I am on a mission far, far away from The Big Smoke, I really enjoyed your comment. Since you are near PCYC, can you check on our Hanse 630e for me please? I gave instructions to have it sent to Safe Self Storsge on Argentia for the winter, but no-one returns my follow-up calls.
Oh, forget that . . . we left it cloaked. Dang! No wonder. They must've thought I was 1 brick short of a full load at that boat transport company . . .
But I must ask you something. You said:
"Keep getting the word out. I am the proof that it is working - and I ain't no one special."
I think you are definitely someone special. You know what the "word" is, which is really good. Are you going to tell what that word is?
Let me guess . . . ARG?
Actually, that's a TLA, so it doesn't really count as a guess.
Ho hum. did I mention I am locked out of my own site right now? Yep. I'm supposed to be "sleeping in a poppy field" with everyone else. But winter's coming and everyone else is waking up now, so hopefully, I'll be back there soon.
The treasure hunt will now lead you here:
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Posted by bob on 10/09/11 07:51 PM
I have problem with Ron Paul.
He is a good man who was capable of indentifying the evil of world central banking. For at least the last 60 years, the Jewish central banking enterprise and the Western world "intellectual" elite together were conspired to destroy the Western democracies and its foundation the Protestant religion.
Just look at Nobel prizes in economics being rewarded to charlatans (from Milton Friedman to Paul Krugman) deliberately lying and falsifying the past and the present. Remember the Western intellectual elite fascination in 1920s-1940s with the Soviet sadistic & mass murderous system. They call it 'the first socialistic state' knowing very well that it was a BIG lie.
Ron Paul is an old man and he is not a practitioner. Consequently, his free-market concept is somewhat utopian. There are strong needs for a government and appropriate rules & regulations. There are no ways we can drive our cars safely without a set of traffic rules. The most vital ingredient of these rules & regulations is they must be applied equally to all drivers without giving any special privileges (with exception for safety services like ambulances, fire & police vehicles). The good justice is a 'blind' one equally applied to all.
He is an old man without clear
Reply from The Daily Bell
"There are no ways we can drive our cars safely without a set of traffic rules. "
OK. And government is the only entity capable of providing these rules, right?
Posted by PotomacOracle on 10/09/11 06:50 PM
Let's start with your last point about "free markets", surely you jest. Point to a sector in this economy which is totally free of government subsidies, regulations that protect the industry from foreign competitio, or serve as barriers to entry.
Tell me about the "free market" benefits of agricultural marketing orders, continuing ethanol subsidies for a product that has a negative impact on the environment and food prices, and uses more energy to produce it than it delivers.
There is no "free market" any where in the Universe We live in a mixed market environment and that will not change.
Occupy Wall St. is a populist movement borne from the gross disparities produced by your "free market" with its unbriddled deregulation of banking and financial sectors. Check out the You Tube video where Bernanke watches as Greenspan accuses the regulators and the TBTFs of fraud.
And what is wrong with proposing public solutions for the dysfunctional private management of monetary policy? What other alternative is there?
Do you support the boom and bust money supply/contraction tactics of the Fed which benefit only insiders and not all Americans? The GAO report in July, 2011, was very clear;"... The conflicts of interest and policy controversies in the Federal Reserve's bailout of the financial system now include helping out millionaires, billionaires, foreign automakers, and companies whose executives sit on the board of directors of the U.S. central bank."
Read more: Click to view link
And who populates the Fed is not the issue. The issue is that the Fed, in 1913 was handed without a war, America's sovereignty. Our currency... the sole authority to create money... our medium of exchange... was handed over to the private owners of rhe Federal Reserve.
I don't care how you describe the extended relationships of the Congress and Regional Bank presidents, and the President appointing and the Senate confirming and all of that dog and pony show, the bottom line is that we don't know anything about how much revenue or profits the Fed receives. We don't know all of the deals it's managed from day one. We don't know whether it's really doled out $1 trillion or $100 trillion to its BOG approved recipients under Section 13(3). And, therefore,... because we don't know these things which we should know, because this information is not constrained by its being in the domain of national security... it is a private institution free and independent of comprehensive and systemic audits, unlike all other public institutions.
If it were part of the government you better believe the Congress would have ordered it to lend to their respective districts under Section 13(3).
Returning to the Occupy Wall Street Reformation... is it ok with you that income distribution today is worse than it was during the height of the Great Depression?
Is it ok with you that 60 million Americans fall into one of the following categories, unemployed, homeless, hungry, especially hungry infants and children, uninsured adults and children needing for medical and dental care, millions inin foreclosure, students unable to pay off loans, etc.?
Is it ok with you that banks and corporations are sitting on a combined $4.2 trillion in reserves? The former because they make more leveraging financial instruments than in capital investments, particularly with the non-free market interest rates determined by the Fed? And, bank hoarding for the same reason as well building reserves to cover their bad bets on MBSs and the ensuing slew of shareholder filings seeking judicial remedies for the systemic fraud of the banksters?
If you're ok with this in America then you need to prepare for more of the same come Spring. You may also need to figure out how the Fed can help that part of America that is ATF ... .About To Fail.
Reply from The Daily Bell
"And what is wrong with proposing public solutions for the dysfunctional private management of monetary policy? What other alternative is there?"
Let the system topple as it must inevitably and start over with "human action" within the context of tribes, clans and individual agrarian communities. Yes, individual initiative! A foreign concept to those on the Potomac. But it does exist!
Posted by rossbcan on 10/09/11 05:19 PM
"We need them to see our faces."
Why? Quid pro quo. Is this not what THEIR predator drones are for and, have they not set the playing field, rules and amoral paradigm? As somebody else stated: we do not need to defeat evil, we need to kill it, before it kills us.
Not long before the pawns recognize their risk also and, flip sides, or, at least go "free agent".
Posted by David_Robertson on 10/09/11 05:13 PM
There is a good article at Global Research that has a quote from one of the organisers of OWS, David Graeber on the question of why they are not making demands. I have brought this perspective out in other posts:
"David Graeber, anthropologist, writer and protest organizer, told Al Jazeera why he thinks young people in the US have reached an especially frustrating point.
"In making a demand, you're essentially recognizing the authority of the people who are going to carry it out," he said.
"Our message is that the system that we have is broken. It doesn't work. People aren't even discussing the real problems Americans face."
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To my ears that sounds a lot like Ron Paul and although Graeber's methods used for teaching people about how to change the way we do things may be different they are both educators and this symmetry should be recognised. Perhaps Ron Paul should send people there to learn something of what they are doing.
I am somewhat bemused by the efforts other groups are making to tell the OWS organisers what to do and how to use the protests to make demands that they believe they should be making. My advice to them is if you want to make these demands then organise your own protests and make them. Alex Jones has at least done this with his End the Fed protests which he came up with to focus the energy of his followers.
The whole point of the OWS is free form and is an effort to get people to think about the illegitimacy of the present system and what should take its place. Certainly the usual suspects are there doing what they always do but that is not the point of these events.
Posted by amanfromMars on 10/09/11 03:54 PM
"for it is easier to apologise if necessary than to ask for permission" ... ... Click to view link
Yes, well, as I was saying ... ... . but it is no valid excuse for abuse of privilege in public office. And now we shall find out whether the UK has a Prime or Sub Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister and whether they think abuse is excused with a self-serving apology.
"I have apologised to the prime minister and agreed with my permanent secretary to put in place new procedures to ensure that this does not happen again," he said." ... ... . A total lack of necessary judgement on behalf of a minister is not going to be cured with new procedures, for they too can be ignored at will too whenever one is not made of the right stuff and is easily misled by friends looking to make a fast buck on the back of a useful tool and gullible fool?
Posted by clark on 10/09/11 03:24 PM
PotomacOracle, it seems you might have missed this DB article about the cartel known as The Fed:
The Myth of Constitutional Money
"... parts of the public-money argument seem false to begin with. The Fed is NOT an entirely private institution. To argue that the US government has no influence over what the Fed does is incorrect in our view. The US political system has a good deal of say over who populates the Fed and in fact, the Fed only came into existence after the passage of enabling legislation.
To maintain, as public money critics do, that the Fed is entirely a private entity is simply not correct. It has considerable public exposure and public opinion, and Congressional criticism has an effect on policy (a variable one to be sure), as we have seen throughout this latest crisis.
The reason to label the Fed as "private" is because people like Brown and Zarlenga want to propose "public" solutions to the problems caused by greedy "private" bankers. The entire debate is structured this way in order to provide socialist solutions that will replace the "free-market" ones of the current Fed system... "
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Go read the rest, it's pretty good.
You could also probably say much of the "Occupy WallStreet" movement is being structured in order to provide socialist solutions that will replace the "free-market" ones.
However; it was nice to see photos of a few People there who were wise to what's up and held END THE FED signs.
Posted by bob on 10/09/11 03:10 PM
May be I am stupid. But, after all said and done, I do not understand what this "Occupy WallStreet" all about.
So far, as I can see, now-day hippies, union thugs, and academia socialists asking for special political & economic privileges.
I do not believe the government and/or ruling oligarchy started this movement but now they want a piece of it. As for the mainstream media, their propaganda machine is not working. At the present time, when the Western standards of living are in a toilet, cosmetic makeups will not working as they used to.
Posted by PotomacOracle on 10/09/11 02:53 PM
Interesting spin. Please read 'The Web of Debt" for the definitive description of how the Federal Reserve is a private cartel of banks and in no way are its decisions affected by either Congress or the White House. If these entities had a role in real decision making there would be some semblance of public presence, but they don't no matter what the extensive revisions to the FRA implicitly or explicitly direct.
Excerpt from "The Web of Debt": Click to view link
1. The Fed is privately owned.
Its shareholders are private banks. In fact, 100% of its shareholders are private banks. None of its stock is owned by the government.
2. The fact that the Fed does not get "appropriations" from Congress basically means that it gets its money from Congress without congressional approval, by engaging in "open market operations."
Here is how it works: When the government is short of funds, the Treasury issues bonds and delivers them to bond dealers, which auction them off. When the Fed wants to "expand the money supply" (create money), it steps in and buys bonds from these dealers with newly-issued dollars acquired by the Fed for the cost of writing them into an account on a computer screen. These maneuvers are called "open market operations" because the Fed buys the bonds on the "open market" from the bond dealers. The bonds then become the "reserves" that the banking establishment uses to back its loans. In another bit of sleight of hand known as "fractional reserve" lending, the same reserves are lent many times over, further expanding the money supply, generating interest for the banks with each loan. It was this money-creating process that prompted Wright Patman, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee in the 1960s, to call the Federal Reserve "a total money-making machine." He wrote:
"When the Federal Reserve writes a check for a government bond it does exactly what any bank does, it creates money, it created money purely and simply by writing a check."
3. The Fed generates profits for its shareholders.
The interest on bonds acquired with its newly-issued Federal Reserve Notes pays the Fed's operating expenses plus a guaranteed 6% return to its banker shareholders. A mere 6% a year may not be considered a profit in the world of Wall Street high finance, but most businesses that manage to cover all their expenses and give their shareholders a guaranteed 6% return are considered "for profit" corporations.
In addition to this guaranteed 6%, the banks will now be getting interest from the taxpayers on their "reserves." The basic reserve requirement set by the Federal Reserve is 10%. The website of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York explains that as money is redeposited and relent throughout the banking system, this 10% held in "reserve" can be fanned into ten times that sum in loans; that is, $10,000 in reserves becomes $100,000 in loans. Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.8 puts the total "loans and leases in bank credit" as of September 24, 2008 at $7,049 billion. Ten percent of that is $700 billion. That means we the taxpayers will be paying interest to the banks on at least $700 billion annually - this so that the banks can retain the reserves to accumulate interest on ten times that sum in loans.
The banks earn these returns from the taxpayers for the privilege of having the banks' interests protected by an all-powerful independent private central bank, even when those interests may be opposed to the taxpayers' -- for example, when the banks use their special status as private money creators to fund speculative derivative schemes that threaten to collapse the U.S. economy. Among other special benefits, banks and other financial institutions (but not other corporations) can borrow at the low Fed funds rate of about 2%. They can then turn around and put this money into 30-year Treasury bonds at 4.5%, earning an immediate 2.5% from the taxpayers, just by virtue of their position as favored banks. A long list of banks (but not other corporations) is also now protected from the short selling that can crash the price of other stocks.
Time to Change the Statute?
According to the Fed's website, the control Congress has over the Federal Reserve is limited to this:
"[T]he Federal Reserve is subject to oversight by Congress, which periodically reviews its activities and can alter its responsibilities by statute."
As we know from watching the business news, "oversight" basically means that Congress gets to see the results when it's over. The Fed periodically reports to Congress, but the Fed doesn't ask; it tells. The only real leverage Congress has over the Fed is that it "can alter its responsibilities by statute." It is time for Congress to exercise that leverage and make the Federal Reserve a truly federal agency, acting by and for the people through their elected representatives. If the Fed can demand AIG's stock in return for an $85 billion loan to the mega-insurer, we can demand the Fed's stock in return for the trillion-or-so dollars we'll be advancing to bail out the private banking system from its follies.
If the Fed were actually a federal agency, the government could issue U.S. legal tender directly, avoiding an unnecessary interest-bearing debt to private middlemen who create the money out of thin air themselves. Among other benefits to the taxpayers. a truly "federal" Federal Reserve could lend the full faith and credit of the United States to state and local governments interest-free, cutting the cost of infrastructure in half, restoring the thriving local economies of earlier decades.
Source:Ellen Brown, J.D.,
Posted by TerryWriterFromPortCredit on 10/09/11 01:43 PM
Dear Anthony, Mr. John McManus, and Associate Writers of DB,
Here's the good news - It's all good.
Here's the bad news - It's all good! And that's bad - for the elite.
Just before last Christmas I was searching for a way to re-energize a MLM distribution network I had bought into through Attraction Marketing and I came across Mike Dillard's Elevation Group.
From there I was exposed to Mike Maloney - from Mike - Max Keiser - from Max - Alex Jones - from Alex through his incredible library of interviews on The Alex Jones Show Click to view link I came across Anothy Wile - from you Anthony I was exposed to The Daily Bell which I read faithfully everyday now - first thing over coffee - before checking in with all the other web celeb's that ARE changing socities (due respect given - more on this at the end of this feedback.
That was my learning curve - so in a few short months I have been exposed to free-market thinking which in turn has done two things:
1) Allowed me to be able to recognize my true brothers and sisters on this planet whether I meet them face to face or through the Internet (my personal reformation).
2) Have the ability to make informed decisions when purchasing goods, protecting my wealth gotten through the sweat of my own labour, and realize the true veto power I wield due to my right to vote which I will use to change the system in my home country of Canada (I have begun a detailed look into The Central Bank of Canada and its policies both past and present - that is the thrust of my blog [my apologies here Anthony to so blatantly use you and the DB to help my cause but if there are any insiders or Canadian Central Bank experts out there that can assist me - please visit my new blog I've begun this week as my contribution to the movement - Hellllllllp! - I'm new to it all. So, so new).
I personally believe that the faction in the Occupy Wall Street movement that are both directed (infiltrated) and misdirected (misplaced loyalties) are not the point to be focused on - but, as you suggested but not quite committed to believing yet Anthony - it is their exposure to the real problem of the insidiously evil and power-driven Central Banking System (having been perfected in the last five hundred years since its Venetian birth - all well documented by, so my personal thanks to, Mr. Webster Griffin Tarpley at Click to view link) - that is the good news here.
So, again, I firmly believe that most of the protesters will re-awaken because of that exposure - the Occupy Wall Street protesters will wonder what their brother and sister Occupy The Fed protesters are doing and through that co-mingling they will have that "ah-hah" moment - the same as I did once understanding the meme thing thanks to the DB (I call them do-memes so as to emphasize the dominant in the meme as well as to insinuate the dough-heads we are battling) So is all good? Me thinks so.
I mean, look at my learning cure. From total ignorance to here - and the amazing timeline - why? Because what is happening IS a RE-awakening - not an A-wakening. I've known in my gut since the sixties when I concentrated on the drugs 'n' rock 'n' roll 'n' sex instead of on the protesting - that something wasn't right. And here I am 45 years later (as they say better late than never) - when an idea's time has come - well, you know the rest.
To Mr. McManus: I am grateful to you for continuing to captain the JBS ship (which I am now coming to realize we all owe a huge debt of thanks to). I would also like to say that I believe the Internet Reformation IS changing societies BECAUSE of human nature. People know. In their gut they know. That is why the protests worldwide are in aggragate the largest solidarity movement in human history.
When Marshall MacLuen coined the term Global Village (a Canadian I am proud to say in my Canadian-patrotic way) - even he most likely didn't realize how truly small that village was.
We certainly know now.
But I have to admit there is one bad thing - and one only (only a potential - for now if we're not careful. And its a biggie) - and that is: When the Central Banking System crashes (I believe it is as good as crashed as I write) - you have effectively backed a vicious beast into a corner. And when you back a vicious beast into a corner they come out with fangs beared and death in their eyes.
The elite are backed into a corner - their teeth are bared - and you can believe (thanks directly to the Internet Reformation combined with human(e) nature)that they have death in their eyes.
But more good news - Click to view link.
This is a movement becoming so huge that when the good men and women of the armed forces - those who have kept their allegiance to the Constitution- re-awaken - look-out Pentagon (lookout all military and paramilitary organizations) because tyranny is about fall.
Here is the same bad news stated un-metaphorically - the psychopaths behind the BIS and IMF and World Bank on down to the 100 or so Central Banks including The Fed still have their finger on the nuclear button - and their egos are such that they just may push that button - why? Because angry little children smash things - even things they've built - in uncontrolled rages.
So to Stewart Rhodes and your courageous warriors Oathkeepers I say - you are the world's sword - #Occupy Pentagon - the good people of that same oath are still there and in solidarity they can shut down the influence of the psychopaths.
This will as good as pull out the fangs of the wild beasty little reptilian things that they are.
To all my fellow human beings worlwide I say:
A Mohandas Movement - A Gandhi Outcome!
To help Steward and his band I want to send out an APB (All Points Bulletin)to all comedienes and actors across the globe - you want a One World Order? Lets give it them. How? Mock 'em. And Mock 'em hard! In an out-of-control ruthlessness. A viral epedemic not yet seen by the likes of YouTube. It will be bloody (in a metaphorical way) and FUN!
Hang 'em high on a Max Keiser and Rosanne Barr dedicated "Mock 'em Gallows". Shame them to the point that they will not only slither away with their tails rattling quietly in defeat - but eat those tails once back in the dark holes from whence they came because they will have no food to eat other then themselves (and some would say, Mr. Icke, that that ain't no metaphor).
At that moment when the rattles get swallowed and finally go quiet will be the silent count-in to the music where the rest of us will be dancing like the smiling, laughing and weeping-with-joy celebrants at the end of an uplifting Bollywood movie.
All the best to all the #Occupy Protesters - thank you for being in the trenches. I love you all.
To everyone else - I've got my dancing shoes on already.
Special note: To all my fellow couch-protesters - keep researching. Keep getting the word out. I am the proof that it is working - and I ain't no one special.
To McManus and the JBS - thank, oh thank you.
To Mr. Wile and the Daily Bell - same. You are the hook I take my hat from every morning and return that hat to every night after a wild Internet Re-forming surf.
Peace to all.
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Reply from The Daily Bell
Thanks for such a sincere, informed note.
Posted by amanfromMars on 10/09/11 01:24 PM
"What we need are names and addresses. We need to take it to just outside their closed door meetings. We need them to see our faces." ... ... Posted by Dave Jr on 10/08/11 05:55 PM
Dave Jr., Howdy,
Do not doubt that the names and addresses of those who need deserved attention are known. And if you were one of them, how would you be feeling about that, given the range of options which are available to an angry global movement with more than its fair share of psychopaths suffering misfortune and persecution at the hands of such Power Elite groups as would be considered guilty of pulling their chains? Between a rock and a hard place, do the dispossessed and oppressed, with nothing to lose, fear nothing, and actively go seeking the architects of their troubles, to give them a dose of some very unpleasant medicine indeed, methinks. But only just enough to kill them or cure them, for is that not the way of all treatments for virulent diseases/viruses/plagues. It is only natural and fully to be expected and will be best served as a bolt from the blue for maximum effect too.
The photo from Indianapolis here... .Click to view link ... ..says it quite well with the placards ... "The Power of the People is Stronger than the People in Power" and "One Day the Poor will have Nothing to Eat but the Rich" .
However, take care out there in the Wicked Wild West of the Virtual Sphere, for there are gremlins and trojans from all manner of perverse and subversive organisations who would just love to know what is happening before it happens so that they can benefit from insider trading type prior knowledge ... ... which is all very Minority Report, isn't it? ... ..Click to view link
Some things are best left unsaid but that is not to say that some things will be left undone ... ... . which is just how the crooked system works too, methinks. Just do IT, for it is easier to apologise if necessary than to ask for permission from a faceless organisation which might have other plans of its own which could be considered conflicting.
Posted by Hoss on 10/09/11 10:22 AM
"However, the banks within the Federal Reserve System never as such "owned" the Federal Reserve."
Because they WERE the Federal Reserve.
Posted by Hoss on 10/09/11 10:19 AM
"shake our fists against abstractions like injustice, greed, corruption, inequality, violence etc. instead of the source"
And this is the crux of the biscuit. The exact same thing as declaring an undeclared war against a tactic. (Which tactic now includes American lives.)
Posted by Hoss on 10/09/11 10:15 AM
Well, you're not so junior, Junior.
Posted by WarriorClass on 10/09/11 10:06 AM
Much better picture, Anthony.
Hopefully we can educate the protesters about who their evil masters really are and how they operate to steal their wealth through the central banks. Alex Jones is doing a great job in this regard. I wish these protestors would read your articles at the Daily Bell, but I doubt they visit such web sites.