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Naomi Wolf: So Right and So Wrong
The People Versus the Police ... The corporatocracy is terrified that citizens will reclaim the rule of law. America's politicians, it seems, have had their fill of democracy. Across the country, police, acting under orders from local officials, are breaking up protest encampments set up by supporters of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement – sometimes with shocking and utterly gratuitous violence. In the worst incident so far, hundreds of police, dressed in riot gear, surrounded Occupy Oakland's encampment and fired rubber bullets (which can be fatal), flash grenades, and tear-gas canisters – with some officers taking aim directly at demonstrators. The Occupy Oakland Twitter feed read like a report from Cairo's Tahrir Square: "they are surrounding us"; "hundreds and hundreds of police"; "there are armored vehicles and Hummers." There were 170 arrests. – Naomi Wolf/Occupy Wall Street News feed
Dominant Social Theme: The problems in the world today can all be tracked back to the big corporations – the corporatocracy that runs the world.
Free-Market Analysis: The courageous Ms. Naomi Wolf is back at it again, fresh off her arrest for "blocking the sidewalk" in New York after a Huffington Post get-together to present an award to the smarmy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. She has written and posted a deeply felt screed at the new Occupy Wall Street news site that is turning into – as we predicted – a billboard for "progressive" points of view.
Ms. Wolf is surely correct to voice her deep displeasure with America's growing fascist state and the police officers that are its modern face. But is she correct in identifying them as tools of a US "corporatocracy?" It seems to us that she doesn't look deeply enough. This is the problem with Occupy Wall Street scribes generally.
Who runs the corporations? Hm-mm. It seems to us that the corporations and Wall Street itself would not exist in their current world-spanning posture without CENTRAL BANKING and the ability of those who supervise the mechanism to print endless amounts of money from nothing. This is what is rapidly turning the world into a single, large banana republic, or more grimly, a global gulag.
Why Ms. Wolf cannot see this is a mystery to us. With so much information available on the Internet about central banking and the elite clique that evidently and obviously runs it, one could be forgiven for beginning to think that those who point fingers at corporations, or even politicians, are practicing a form of disinformation.
It suits the agenda of the powers-that-be to have the "little people" blame corporations or even government for the problems of the world today. In fact, the problem is MERCANTILISM, a situation that occurs when powerful individuals and families TAKE OVER government and use it for their own purposes, passing laws that seem to be of benefit to "the people" but are really of benefit only to themselves.
Because of the Internet and what we call the Internet Reformation, the mercantilist strategy has been well exposed of late and the Anglosphere power elite that is behind the greater manipulation doesn't like it. They have counterattacked, just as they did during the era of the Gutenberg Press, by creating populist movements to confuse people about the real culprits. But just as happened then, these movements eventually shall spin out of control, creating results that support freedom in ways that the elites fear but cannot control.
In the meantime, we have to put up with Occupy Wall Street – which is not controlled at the "street" level but is certainly controlled at the top. In fact, several DB feedbackers on various threads have done a wonderful job of identifying some of those now "writing" for the movement, and almost invariably they are high-profile Leftists. We don't think this is a coincidence, though others are welcome to continue to think it is. Hey, it's a free country right?
No, from our point of view, Occupy Wall Street and its spin-offs resemble a classic disinformation campaign. The CIA, AYM and other entities have been tasked by the elites with creating a movement in opposition to the Tea Party, which has also been dragooned and placed into the faux left/right paradigm of which the elites are so fond.
Democrats want the government out of the bedroom and into your wallet. Republicans want the government out of your wallet and into your bedroom – and overseas as well. This is the paradigm throughout the West. Almost all parties want the government involved SOMEWHERE.
And that's the whole point. The real paradigm is freedom versus government interference of any kind. Try finding a major American or European party that stands for that. US Congressman Ron Paul does, which is why he is roundly ignored by the mainstream media and the Republican Party itself, which wishes he would go away. Even Ms. Wolf, despite her courageous writing about the West's galloping totalitarianism, is surely a socialist. Here's some more from the article.
Suddenly, America looks like the rest of the furious, protesting, not-completely-free world. Indeed, most commentators have not fully grasped that a world war is occurring. But it is unlike any previous war in human history: for the first time, people around the world are not identifying and organizing themselves along national or religious lines, but rather in terms of a global consciousness and demands for a peaceful life, a sustainable future, economic justice, and basic democracy.
Their enemy is a global "corporatocracy" that has purchased governments and legislatures, created its own armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystems. Around the world, peaceful protesters are being demonized for being disruptive. But democracy is disruptive. Martin Luther King, Jr., argued that peaceful disruption of "business as usual" is healthy, because it exposes buried injustice, which can then be addressed.
The corporatocracy is terrified that citizens will reclaim the rule of law. In every country, protesters should field an army of attorneys. Protesters should also make their own media, rather than relying on mainstream outlets to cover them. They should blog, tweet, write editorials and press releases, as well as log and document cases of police abuse (and the abusers).
Many protesters insist in remaining leaderless, which is a mistake. A leader does not have to sit atop a hierarchy: a leader can be a simple representative. Protesters should elect representatives for a finite "term," just like in any democracy, and train them to talk to the press and to negotiate with politicians. Protests should model the kind of civil society that their participants want to create.
You see, dear reader, how things get twisted? "Their enemy is a global 'corporatocracy' that has purchased governments and legislatures, created its own armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystems." How can one be so right and so wrong?
Conclusion: Ms. Wolf seems to us mad when she writes such statements. She really believes Kentucky Fried Chicken – surely a world-spanning corporation – has created its own "armed enforcers"? For what purpose? To protect its secret recipe?
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/06/11 11:33 PM
Clinton has a great pr machine. I consider him a special case. Anyone who can get out of obvious perjury by saying "that depends on what the definition of the word is is" can get out of anything.
The oil embargo hurt everyone. The wage and price freeze angred and scared everyone. Closing the gold window changed everything. People still blame Nixon for destroying the dollar by ending any pretense at gold backing; but if he had not all of the gold held by the tresury would have left the country within a month or so and the dollar would have been worthless. Breaking into the opposition party headquarters looks like tyranny whether it is or not.
All sorts of scandals should have brought down Obama already but he is their guy. It is not just the money people. Independent of the money concern the press have invested their entire credibility in Obama so they can't back down. He is frustrated because he can't get anything passed and his rating is low. He was a professor, he is not a leader. This administration was not set up with the idea of leading the country but simply to push agendas. The only real politician (not that I think politicians are a good thing) that they had was Rohm and now he is too busy in Chicago to even give much advice. There were some big names in the admin. at first, Larry Summers has a Noble prize and was president of harvard, and there were others. Noone trusts any of the people who are left, at least not anyone I know. Of course some of us didn't trust any of them before the election.
Posted by tawny on 11/06/11 10:47 PM
I don't know enough about that period to have much of an opinion. Impeaching a pres. is a big deal and you'd think they'd have a very strong reason for doing it,it seems to me, but that is not exactly what you could call an informed opinion. The taking down of Nixon has always been a bit of a mystery to me. He was a sleezeball, a mess, and a disgrace but so have other presidents been, who were not impeached.
All sorts of humongous scandals centering on the president have been swept under the carpet and blanket of silence from the lapdog press (how many mysterious deaths were associated with the Clinton presidency? over a dozen, I am pretty sure - and of course he turned his state into 'central receiving' for drug shipments, and a couple of boys in wrong place at wrong time ended up murdered). But not Nixon.
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/06/11 10:29 PM
Sorry if you don't like my guesses but I have to say if a guess that took seconds to formulate makes more sense than everything the historians and analysts have come up with in decades, it was time better spent.
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/06/11 08:46 PM
No, when I read the question it just seemed logical. It is not like Nixon was an unknown before the election. VP, congress, high powered NY lawfirm. I am sure he was chosen. Things just got out of control. They obviously didn't know that the Saudis would embargo. They also did not know that the gold drain would accelerate so quickly. Price and wage freeze, gas lines, people were angry. The pentagon papers alone called for a scapegoat, Nixon was not the obvious choice but when the people want blood the bigger the head that rolls the more likely they are to be appeased by just one. Especially if it is someone who is easy not to like. Obama had not been exposed to pressure of various kinds he was basically just an academic. He has not really done anything. None of the major legislation passed since he was elected was written by the administration. Everything they have come up with has been solidly rejected. His budget went down in the Senate 97-0. He is just a place holder for the unions, socialists, and bankers to push their agendas and since the admin. can't get anything passed they are trying to do it all by dictat. The only legality they seem to care about is constitutionality, which they are trying to destroy.
Posted by tawny on 11/06/11 07:32 PM
So, Taxes, you seem to be saying that Nixon was a loose cannon, perhaps emotionally unstable and unraveling under the pressure of the office (which some reports seem to indicate the current puppet in the White House is also doing)... not that he was opposed to the existing power bloc and challenging them with actual changes/dismanteling of their system, as JFK seemed to be doing (RFK too) [like by issuing silver certificates, going up against/curbing the power of the CIA/secret government, scaling down the Viet Nam war]. (?)
Had Nixon taken the bit in his mouth and was just 'doing his own thing' with no particular plan, and was not under control - intransigent, due to emotional instability or some other cause(s)?
Interesting. That makes me wonder how/why he got elected in the first place.
Is there a book or website that you know of that presents more info?
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/06/11 05:47 PM
The money power does not much care what happens as long as they can profit from it. If they know before others they can profit from almost any change, if they do not then they can lose just like anyone else. Nixon's presidency was full of abrupt changes that he had to react to quickly. They couldn't plan far enough ahead and thus were losing money.
Posted by spekulatn on 11/06/11 04:44 PM
The OWS has been outed. The genie has left the bottle. Now what three wishes will it grant? And to whom?
Posted by tawny on 11/06/11 02:09 PM
@ Wade, DB -
Why was Nixon taken down? Presidents routinely do heinous things and nary a peep about them in the MSM, and they remain in office.
In what way was he a threat to tptb?
Posted by Wade777 on 11/06/11 02:01 PM
To Daily Bell Staff,
I'm Wade D. House, Interim Chairman of the True Democracy Party, and I would love to have an interview with you guys. You have my email, let's set something up.
Reply from The Daily Bell
One of the elves will email you. Thanks.
Posted by tawny on 11/06/11 01:49 PM
DB, I used the search phrase 'Gloria Steinem CIA Contelpro' and got about a whole page of links.
BTW I am a woman and not totally against women's movement but I do think works to 'divide and conquer' the masses and it deflected/deflects our attention from the main point - which really is 'the money issue' - and conned women into thinking that having to go to work due to shrinking purchasing power of the dollar was 'way cool'. Suckahed again, airheads...
Here's Savethemales on Occupy... at the bottom of this he gives this link
Gloria Steinem - How The CIA Used Feminism To Destabilize Society
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What Gloria Steinem, Henry Kissinger Have in Common: CIA Pay
Click to view link
Tim Leary I believe was another one who led the young away from activism - 'turn on, tune in, drop out' --- preferably 'way out, man'... . another successful op... the masses are indeed a slender reed to lean on. Gullibility R Them. That's why I am such an inveterate gloomy hand-wringer.
But hope springs eternal. I't ain't over 'til it's over!
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Posted by Wade777 on 11/06/11 01:24 PM
"If you want to control the dissent, lead the dissent"
We are very aware of what is going on and how alot of us have been fooled. We were fooled because they said some of the right things. But this doesn't matter to us because we do what we think is right. We use our brains, we don't just follow whatever someone else says. What Ms. Wolf says about a police state is 100% true, regardless of what she really means. And there is plenty of proof to that.
All of our Presidents except for Nixon and JFK were part of these world control groups, Led By The Rothschild's. That doesn't mean they all loved them. In fact FDR said most hated and feared them. It makes perfect sense to me that near the end of their careers, they might speak a little truth, like Ike did when leaving office, he said 'Beware the Military Industrial Complex'. Rothschild's own and run the Military Industrial Complex.
These were the folks behind the assassination of JFK, who was before him.
That most people don't even know who they are is a testament to their almost total control of all media.
But then came the Internet and Google and YouTube. And the truth started to slip out of their control.
If you know this, you know their next target for media control will be (the Internet and Google and YouTube).
Knowing your enemy gives you insight into what they will do next.
Knowing that these people love wars for profit, no matter the amount of death and suffering, There Will Be War With Iran.
Among other things this will make the price of Oil go up, as Iran shuts down the Strait of Hormuz with her multiple long and medium range missiles.
The Rothschild's are the biggest stock holder of the biggest and most vile oil company in the world, Royal Dutch Shell. Known here as simply, Shell.
Wallstreet Loves War. Who runs Wallstreet, the Fed. Who runs the Fed, the Bank of England. Who runs the Bank of England, the Rothschild'$.
All roads don't lead to Rome. All roads lead to the feet of the Rothschild's
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You want to do an interview?
Posted by tawny on 11/06/11 12:50 PM
Wade's quoting FDR (It's not new and it's not an order) of course caused me to wonder about him (Wade). As I have said here before and most readers here probably know, there is abundant evidence that FDR was a 'wolf in sheep's clothing' all the way, an elitist tool (from a big/old money family) with a great stable of speech-writers, posturing to be a man of the people (rather like the current 'Great Pretender in Chief'), the little guy's brave defender - all the while doing the Fed. Res. Board's bidding and turning the country into a modern collectivist state under a government of greatly enhanced and centralized powers.
Re Naomi Wolf, quite a while back I read, or started to read, one of her books with interest, she said a lot of the right things... but then I saw that she is another of them blinkin' bloomin'collectivists.
You,DB, say -- how can she not see the flaws/errors of her views -- which is what I have been saying about all of the prominent and influential collectivists who posture to be against the centralized powers and 'for the little guy'. Anyone with a computer can find out all they need to know in an afternoon, about FDR, collectivism, et al, even if they don't have beaucoup brains and an Ivy League education.
So is it believable that these very brainy people (Wolf,FDR,Tarpley, La Rouche, and Wolf)and their highly placed fellow travelers in positions of power and influence around the world) who know how to do good research can REALLY believe - with so much evidence to the contrary readily available - can really believe that collectivism is really all about helping the little guy, the people, rather than aggrandizing the powers of the State, 'the better to help you, my dear'. Once you look at it with even a modestly sophisticated eye, this idea/collectivist PR is preposterous, laughable.
So, a lot of these rich and powerful men went to the trouble and expense of buying this nifty tool, government... in order to to use it to strike at - themselves? The mega-corporate interests are State's best buddies and, collectively, their doppelganger-in-chief - Big Business R US and We R Them -the other head of the two headed monster-state.
But actually as DB points out it's a sort of de facto triumvirate that is 'sitting on top of the world' - big business, big banking, and big government are in bed together, a three headed dragon with the best state-of-the art arsenal a dragon could hope to have at its disposal.
Say what - one of these dragon heads is out to 'help the little guy'? (canned laughter here)
The other thing about Naomi Wolf - she to me brings to mind Gloria Steinem, who I believe has been outed as a Cointel operative.
Women's Rights, Civil Rights, racial equality - these are outlets for our 'reformist zeal' - outlets that are perfectly allowable, 'politically correct.' Government sanctioned 'rebels'. By all means, let the idiots take out their reformist energies and zeal doing battle with one another, rather than looking up at, and uniting to oppose, the powers over them that manipulate and exploit them both/all.
Big government, big business, and big banking are all fully cooperating and overlap in many of their top personnel. The blame game is a bit like the nut under the shell game, used to confuse and divide the public. I think this point needs to be made clear - over and over and over, to penetrate the years of brainwashing called 'news' and 'education'.
I do agree that the most protected (and least visible) 'perp' is/are the big bankers, those who own and control the central banks and fiat currencies. But the fact remains that govts., bankers, and the mega corporations are joined at the pocketbook and work together like the proverbial well-oiled machine.
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"The other thing about Naomi Wolf - she to me brings to mind Gloria Steinem, who I believe has been outed as a Cointel operative."
Wow, you have a link? We've written that the women's lib movement was an elite promotion but we never heard she was formally outed. Thanks.
(If for some reason you want to look at what we wrote, just Google "women's lib/daily bell" or some such phrase.)
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/06/11 06:21 AM
I didn't get any of this from Rothbard or Friedman but it is probably all there.
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/06/11 06:10 AM
I wouldn't put anything past the Federal Reserve. I certainly agree that all central banks should go, I believe so just as strongly as you do. Nevertheless if the Fed had anything to do with JFK's assassination it was not because of E. O. 11110.
The U. S. first issued silver certificates in 1878 but this was not then legally a prerogative of the president. You mention FDR, someone I loath, he was actually the first U. S. president who had the lawful ability to issue silver certificates beginning with The Silver Purchase act of 1934. This was an effort to keep the price of silver high enough to keep silver mines form closing during the depression.
In the 50s and 60s as the Europeans and Japanese rebuilt and their economies revived the price of silver rose. Since the price of silver exceded its currency value in U. S. coins and silver certificates in early 1963 congress passed the Silver Purchase Act of 1963 which repealed the Silver Purchase Act of 1934 without ending the president's ability to issue silver certificates. E. O. 11110 simply transfers this authority from the president to the secretary of the treasury.
Most people think that LBJ recinded E. O. 11110 but this is not true. All redemption of silver ended on June 24, 1968 but this had nothing to do with E. O. 11110. E. O. 11110 was finally revoked by E. O. 12608 issued by president Ronald Reagan on September 9, 1987 "as part of a general clean up of executive orders."
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has a fair explanation of this up till 1960 Click to view link19501960.php shows the same graph and it is easy enouth to click over to the 1960-1965 graph.
Nearly all silver certificates were $1, $2 or $5 bills. No silver certificates were issued after 1964 because the value of silver certificates reached the amount of silver held by the treasury. You may think that this was made up after the fact but I remember my grandmother asking for a two dollar bill everytime she went to the bank. It was about 1967 that she showed me the front of the bill where it said redeemable in silver and explained to me why she wanted them.
Posted by Wade777 on 11/05/11 02:34 PM
"Their enemy is a global 'corporatocracy' that has purchased governments and legislatures, created its own armed enforcers, engaged in systemic economic fraud, and plundered treasuries and ecosystems." Naomi Wolf
"CENTRAL BANKING and the ability of those who supervise the mechanism to print endless amounts of money from nothing. Powerful individuals and families TAKE OVER government and use it for their own purposes, passing laws that seem to be of benefit to "the people" but are really of benefit only to themselves. The CIA... " Daily Bell Staff
You are both right, to a point. And neither really goes deep enough.
And yes, I was fooled by many I had put on the "Proposed Leadership Council of the True Democracy Party. Michael Moore is the only complete fraud I've exposed.
I haven't removed them yet for 2 reasons.
1) Every time I'm about to, I hear the words; "Don't separate the 'tares' from the 'wheat', lest you pull up the good wheat."
2) and even if some or most of them have been or are 'compromised', they were put on the leadership council for a purpose. To attract attention. That's what they do. Attract attention!
And they have served us so well, I'm not totally displeased with not removing them once their possible true intentions were realized.
And how can you be so right and not see the true power that 'lies' behind the throne.
Rothschild. Roth Schild = Red Shield (German)
Rothschild'$ Exposed: $500 Trillion Worth Includes: Bank of England, Reuters News, Associated Press, ABC,CBS, NBC, CNBC, CNN, Royal Dutch SHELL, Israel, Federal Reserve, US/UK Governments, CIA, NATO, Half Of World
The Man in Charge of the World; The Great Rothschild Exposing.
JFK EO 11110
JFK vs. The Federal Reserve - Assassinated 5 months after effectively Ending the Federal Reserve System with Executive Order #11110.
Who benefits from the Fed. By their own admission, the Central Bank of England is the Mother Bank of the Private Federal Reserve "It ain't Federal and it doesn't have any Reserves"
Who owns the Bank of England? The Red Shield / The Rothschild'$.
If you ain't talking about ending the Fed, you ain't even begun to scratch the surface of what needs to be done to Free America from the Path of Ruin that we have been deliberately put on by those who truly control our government.
The Truth is all around you. We all need to Wake-Up an be aware of the Forces Around US.
"It's Not New and It's Not Order" FDR
Wade - TDP Admin
True Democracy Party .net
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Are you one of the founders? It seems like a very interesting effort you have embarked on! Good luck. Maybe someone from TDP (you?) might be interested in an interview? ... We carry interviews every weekend.
Posted by rmp on 11/05/11 09:10 AM
I'd say the only example of an entity creating, or using armed enforcers that I can think of is the Fed and the need to enforce the payment of interest on fiat created money. Same with the government and their lackied supporters who feed at the mercantilist trough. Isn't it all related? As for KFC having "armed enforcers", how about indirectly? I like their recipe, the price point is also compelling. But, what's the inexpensive chicken doing to my health? Yuk!
Posted by NAPpy on 11/05/11 04:27 AM
Posted by Souldancer on 11/05/11 02:44 AM
I'd rate this article (tripe) but I didn't see any negative stars
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/05/11 02:09 AM
They made up a site just for nithsdale, but he missed it and found this one instead. LOL
Posted by taxesbyanyothername on 11/05/11 01:55 AM
"... must face risk of loss and or profit." That precludes insurance of many kinds. I think most types of insurance are pernicious. It also does away with credit default swaps. When I first read about them the first thought I had, even before there was time to form it in words was, they are going to steal the entire world.