Was this the video that started the Occupy Wall Street Movement?
The Occupy Wall Street movement was specifically a product of Adbusters, but before there was Adbusters, there were others, including activist David DeGraw and Anonymous. This is an initial video that announced the goals of a protest movement against what might be called the Power Elite.
We notice it does call for an end to the Federal Reserve, the IMF, the World Bank, etc. but more recently, the movement has been co-opted by Adbusters and professional anarchist David Graeber's "direct democracy" – which Gerald Celente has just endorsed using Switzerland as the model! (Though Switzerland is a Republic not a "direct democracy.")
It's hard to fit a label on the movement in any case, even within the parameters of this video. It even seems to be a kind of return to the prescriptions of Lyndon LaRouche! LaRouche is great at analyzing the real problems caused by the Anglosphere power elite but his solution is the return of FDR's populist policies ... Davd DeGraw himself has written the following:
What could be done with all the money that has been hoarded by the Economic Elite is extraordinary! Let's consider what we could do with the money that has been stolen from us. On top of what should be our average six-figure yearly income, we could have:
* Free health care for every American,
* A free 4 bedroom home for every American family,
* 5% tax rate for 99% of Americans,
* Drastically improved public education and free college for all,
* Significantly improved public transportation and infrastructure,
This is not some far-fetched fantasy. These are all things that Franklin D. Roosevelt talked about doing in the 1940s, long before the explosion of wealth creation in our technologically advanced global economy. The money for all this is already there, stashed into the claws of the Economic Elite. The denial of wealth to the masses is the key to the Economic Elite's power. Outside of outdated and obsolete economic models and theories — and incredibly short-sighted greed — there is no reason why all this money should be kept in the hands of a few, at the immense suffering and expense of the many.
Posted by Rod Farmer on 10/17/11 02:57 PM
I went down to Times Square, Saturday, to see for myself. Nurses Union reps. were passing out signs and there was a fellow flogging newspapers, "How to Start a Revolution" (not too many people paid him much mind). The signs were mostly home made, some vulgar. They were "99%", "anti-bank", "anti-Fed", Anti-rich". The nurses did not seem able to pass out many signs.
This was not a sixties type crowd. They were grim, respectful and very serious about change. Earlier in the day, there were about a score of protesters arrested, when two of them attempted to close their accounts at Citibank.
The crowd filled Times Square. I saw no leaders or speakers.
Reply from The Daily Bell
Thanks for the impressions.
Posted by codrus on 10/15/11 12:16 AM
Why can't they be hot AND informed?
Posted by Abu Aardvark on 10/11/11 07:43 PM
A couple of months ago David DeGraw declined to publish (mine and others) comments on his website "Amped Status" that acknowledged his overall efforts, yet judged his writings to be worthless at the end of the day - as long as he refused to even utter the words "central banking", "Federal Reserve" or "fiat money" - let alone talk about the significance of these tools in the overall elite ponzi- in his otherwise rather verbose and voluminous articles.
I don't give a rat's ass about my comments being censored. I just want to know what the heck is going on at a website that feels the need to act that way.
Posted by gvanear on 10/11/11 06:59 PM
When "they" have fully consumed the wealthy elite, they may come after you.
Reply from The Daily Bell
A threat, eh ...
Posted by Nathan Kussman on 10/11/11 05:33 PM
Quite so. Also interesting to note he never questions the "direct democracy" element nor does he sound at all suspicious of the fact that Anonymous had suddenly shown up to financially back (bail out) their website when it would have otherwise failed to remain on the web. I do like what Anonymous has said, however what's to like about not knowing WHO they are and WHY they say these things and WHERE their apparent stores of wealth are coming from.
Posted by Nathan Kussman on 10/11/11 04:23 PM
This was posted by David Degraw today: Click to view link
Reply from The Daily Bell
Yes, Mr. DeGraw is making a parody. The trouble is it's a very serious issue ...
Posted by Frank on 10/11/11 11:34 AM
I basically agree with Anonymous's point about the problem with the Power Elite (who comprise actually much less than the 99.9% of the population) & in getting rid of the Federal Reserve, the IMF, the World Bank, etc. But I think the best way to do it would be to support & elect people like Ron Paul to office & have an open discussion on why ideas like his are best.
Posted by Galerie_ZK on 10/11/11 11:03 AM
Anonymous, to the extent that it is an organic (human) filter for the what is essentially open source content, is a most fascinating daemonic medium at the moment. An adequate critical reception of this phenomenon is still outstanding.