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VIDEO: Directed History Ascends Toward the UN
As Obama's presidency nears its end, assessments of his reforms are beginning to appear. But editor of The Nation Katrina Vanden Heuvel says that the most significant changes are coming not from the man on top, but from movements at the bottom ... Katrina Vanden Heuvel compares the Occupy to other great transformational movements, like the Labor movement, the Environmental movement, and the Civil Rights movement in the '60s. − RT
Dominant Social Theme: There is a great freedom movement sweeping the world.
Free-Market Analysis: Ms. Katrina Vanden Heuvel recently appeared on-air on RT television to discuss OWS and the upcoming elections. She spoke of marrying the OWS movement to "politics of conviction" and said that while Barack Obama had been a "reform" president, he hadn't gone far enough. She also indicated her support for disbanding NATO and strengthening the UN.
We are not so optimistic as Ms. Vanden Heuvel. Her emphasis on changing the US system from below in tandem with "politics of conviction" shows, in our view, how OWS is being manipulated into becoming a movement that formally campaigns for change THROUGH the current US sociopolitical system.
We've taken the movement seriously from the very beginning and have always believed there were elements of power-elite control involved in it. As believers in directed history, we don't see how anything else could be the case.
There is a power elite in our view that wants to run the world (formally as opposed to informally) and the OWS movement is just one more rung in the ladder of this weary ascension. The dominant social themes being used are ones we've already identified: government transparency, direct democracy, etc.
This is very similar, as we have previously pointed out, to the US progressive movement of the early 20th century. In fact, the great families that apparently control the world's central banks along with their enablers and associates are neither that imaginative nor intelligent.
No, the Western elites tend to repeat the same patterns over and over as they attempt to drive the globe toward a one-world order. We recently made a comparison between the Progressive Movement of the early 20th century and OWS. You can see the entire article here: Parallels Between Early 20th Century and Now Are Scary
|Progressive Movement||Occupy Wall Street|
|• Trust Busting||• Breaking Up Big Banks & Big Corporations|
|• Wall Street regulation||• Re-regulating Wall Street|
|• Voting through referendum||• Direct Democracy|
|• Graduated Income Tax||• Making the Rich Pay their "Fair Share"|
The world is unfortunately a highly controlled environment these days. Libertarians have been trying to create even MINOR changes in the West in such areas as the military-industrial complex and drug laws for DECADES without success.
But we are to believe that somehow this OWS movement, entirely inchoate and youth-driven, has somehow swept the world in less than two months? There are said to be up to 2,000 OWS encampments in the US and hundreds around the world as well.
One interpretation is that this movement is entirely spontaneous and that the controlled mainstream media just happens to be interested in it. Another view (our own) agues this is simply not feasible. The mainstream media supports power elite memes and nothing gets into the mainstream of any importance that the elites don't want publicized.
OWS is a meme that the elites want to publicize in an explosive way. There can be no mistake, in our view, about what's going on. The powers-that-be have launched a world-wide campaign to direct the unfocused, economic frustration, and as observers of the social theme we are lucky enough to have a ringside seat as to how it's being done.
Here at the Daily Bell, we keep track of the mis-directions of the modern sociopolitical narrative in order to try to make sense of the world. Because the power elite is under stress, incidents of directed history have become more prevalent of late. This gives us insight into what we consider to be past incidents of directed history.
In this video below, you can see how OWS is being reshaped into a modern progressive movement that will transcend American politics. OWS is to be a "Progressive Movement" for the world. It is intended, in our view, to remake world politics in such a way that the sociopolitical connectivity between countries will become stronger.
Leaders will doubtless emerge to create legislation that supposedly mirrors the "demands" of OWS. But here is the big question: In this age of the Internet Reformation, can this sort of directed history really work? Or will enough people catch on to it to make it less credible and finally unfeasible?
Posted by garyg on 11/22/11 03:17 AM
here's some unpublicized examples of OWS goals or issues, though probably the majority of participants do not know.
Bill Black: If I marched with Occupy Wall St. to the New York Fed, this is what I would demand
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William Black interview with Jim Puplava, investment advisor
Keiser Report - Financial Rape & Pornography
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"Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation" with Max Keiser.
Guns and Butter with Bonnie Franklin
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(colorful terminology: "financial arsonists, burning down companies and countries for quick profit", "financial terrorists")
Occupy Systemic Change | Michael Hudson
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towards *classical* liberalism, not "neo-liberalism"
Nomi Prins of Goldman-Sachs, book(s) and interviews
Austerity & Fascism In Greece: The Real 1% Doctrine - By Mark Ames - The eXiled
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hunting down leftist youths and beating them with, yes, a hammer.
Posted by garyg on 11/22/11 03:03 AM
Well a few elites pretty openly voiced concerns that the pre-planned Bubble/Crash blowout of capitalism + bailouts + poverty and cutbacks of the welfare state would create a wave of rage and anger.
OBVIOUSLY. When Wall St. had its Gold near-Monopoly in the 1800s and they pushed and pulled to create a wave of bankruptcies and foreclosures, reducing farmers to extreme poverty, of course there was a wave of anger and the Silver Money movement arose, with Bryan jumping to the head of the parade (sincerely, but later said to be 'cowardly').
Despite his fine speech, he lost to McKinley, but the anger was real.
These people are not so stupid to not realize they had to get out in front and create a movement to draw in angry people rather than let things just fester. Degraw's initial revolutionary effort was a failure. Six people showed up. Later he joined with others.
OF COURSE serious reforms to neoliberal finance are necessary, including outlawing some practices. They are using GOVERNMENT credit funds to get rich, after all, so it's morally right to control them like they control the lives of welfare mothers.
The trick is to create the APPEARANCE of reform and success for people to rally behind, and then, at minimum, short the delivery and then discuss 'failure' 'dismay' and 'disappointment' for a few months. History could have been made, but it failed. Back to neoliberal banker economics. At least.
That Katrina VH says "Obama had been a "reform" president, he hadn't gone far enough", that's a dead giveaway. Obama may have overseen an increase in the total size of govt agencies (and police state programs) and total spending -- William Black and others say that's entirely due to the collapse of work and tax revenue, not growth of spending per se --- at least not from spending on Main Street, but $13 Trillion of "QE" spending by Bernanke plus buy-up of toxic assets at full face value, like buying a $200 rust bucket at original lot list price.
But of course Obama's "liberalism" has been directed entirely to his favored Wall St cronies, regardless how much he clucks his tongue at their 'excessive bonuses' paid for by Ben Bernanke and Geithner and Congress.
So NO, Katrina, Obama has NOT been a "reform" president at all.
For the record, there's less than 6 degrees of separation between Katrina and W Bush. Her father was OSS assistant to Wild Bill Donovan, co-founder of the CIA with the Dulles bros, and she worked for Averill Harriman who had made a promsising young lad named Prescott Bush managing director of National City Bank's investments in the Auschwitz slave labor camp.
Sam Bush had previously gotten help for his Buckeye Steel from War contracts, via a connection to the Rockefeller family. That's the path that took Prescott from somewhat upper class to aristocracy, when he met the daughter of George Walker. (An ancestor of Bush rode with Paul Revere too, so there's another link to aristocratic circles.)
So it was William vanden Heuval that gave Katrina her internship with Donovan, her first job with Harriman, and eventually her own "Left wing" publication which he had purchased cheap out of bankruptcy.
So it's really an OSS/CIA "controlled Left" publication, imo, one of the somewhat more radical critiques around in terms of issues covered, but ultimately one that will describe Zbigniew Brzezinski's protege as a Left Wing (i.e. working class & compassionate liberal) reformer. Contrived, but brilliant and great marketing.
Plus you KNOW that the CIA undoubtedly has the names and addresses of every subscriber, given that Max Holland of the CIA is on the board, the resident JFK-conspiracy-debunker.
Posted by Christianrealist on 11/21/11 06:55 PM
The "occupy" movement is more ordo ab chao courtesy of the globalist masters currently in charge and the "change" they want is straight out
of Saul Alinsky's playbook... I feel sorry for the police... they don't know
which way to turn... damned if they do and damnded if they don't...
Posted by William3 on 11/21/11 06:26 PM
"In this age of the Internet Reformation, can this sort of directed history really work? Or will enough people catch on to it to make it less credible and finally unfeasible?"
Police overreaction to some of the Occupy demonstrations -- notably UC Davis -- is beginning to stir questions in Americans about the Government's intent in all this. Authoritarian actions seem to stir people's concerns more than the OWS movement. Polls show the majority of Americans are indifferent to OWS, simply because they don't understand its goals.
The only way OWS will succeed, it seems, is for manipulators to come up with something compelling to engage citizens. It's a meme that's not working yet. Let's hope it just fizzles out.
Posted by David_Robertson on 11/21/11 05:29 PM
I was just reading about the 1912 Presidential elections because I thought that even if Ron Paul wins the Republican nomination the elites could well roll out a third party challenger to drain Republican support away from him just as they did with Theodore Roosevelt's Progressive Party and William Howard Taft in order to throw the election to Wilson who had already agreed to sign the Federal Reserve Act.
It may well be possible that they enjoy repeating moments of triumph just as they have done with Obama emulating FDR who was one of their very best scene changers. However as Ron Paul has postulated, there may not be a 2012 election. This could be the Obama checkmate, martial law. Change you CAN believe in.