Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fool On the Bull (Part III)

"Fool On the Bull"

As I finished up last night's Part II edition of this ever-expanding collection of thoughts regarding "Occupy Wall Street", our version of the Middle East's Arab Spring, I realized that I left out something I promised in Part I.  In my eagerness to put Part II in the bag, I left a door open which I forgot to close.  Please consider the following 'closure'... 

I said that I would provide tangible evidence that Marxists, Socialists, Unions, Leftists (the preceding four are ALL pretty much the same thing but...  but one must be accurate in 'spreading the blame around', mustn't one?), and other "Hell bent for leather looking to destroy the Constitution" types planned this 'spontaneous event' - in advance.

So, I went to the source.  I went to OccupyWallSt.org. 

They themselves provided the closure I was looking for. 

Declaration of the Occupation of New York City  (Click link to read complete text - or check out the following)

A few highlights from the Declaration, referenced above.  My notes are in italics following the 'Declaration' statement about the obtuse, non-descript, and 'totally up to your imagination'... "THEY":

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.  [I've heard that this has happened, but was not aware that it was EVERY foreclosure.  I wasn't aware that this was the rule, I thought it was the exception.  My bad...]

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.  [Democrat Majorities in Congress did this - their guys in DC]

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.  [Nope, not getting this one at all.  Oh, maybe they're talking about my ability to get a job OVER the preferential treatment afforded minorities due to government intrusion into hiring.  Okay, I'm with 'em on this one.]

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.  [US Farmers are producing more food than in any other time in human history.  We feed the World.  You want we should 'cut back on feeding the World', yeah, try THAT on for size.  Let me know how it works for you...]

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.  [You're right.  We should torture, confine, and cruelly treat people who nothing better to do than carry signs and crap on Police Cars.  Human test IS the best, and you are the best people for the job!  Hey, we can pay off your student loans!]

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.  [Yes, every business knows that dead, poor employees are 'excellent employees' for the corporation's bottom-line!]

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.  [Re-writing of the Constitution aside (college education is NOT a Right), if all you professors with soooo much time on your hands attending this cluster want to teach this people for free...  Pretty sure that nothing's stopping you from doing so.  Although you may have to volunteer for human medical experimentation (above) to pay your rent.  Because nothing 'worth anything' is given away for 'free' - unless, of course, you're one of the 49% of Americans attached to the Federal teet not paying YOUR 'fair share'.  In this case, you get it all.  Well played.]

They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.  [I so love my solar-powered Chrysler.  Um, except when it rains, snows, or when it gets dirty...  The United States and Oil Producers have spent BILLIONs pursuing alternative energy sources.  Let me ask you this, when was the last time a nuclear power-generating facility was built?  1977.  But you guys HATE nuclear, don't you?  Yeah, we'd better keep using coal-fired power generation, that's MUCH more environmentally-friendly.  Sorry morons, you can't have it both ways.  You want power?  Mount one of them big ol' windmills up your butt and lay on your belly during a thunderstorm.  You'll get all the power you need.]

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.  [No, the continue to sell patented medicines to generate revenue to create new cures for 'old illnesses'.  You take profit out of medicine, enjoy the Dark Ages II!]

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.  [Yeah, if there's an oil spill...  Nobody talks about it.  O-k-a-y...  "Daddy, when are you going to plug that hole???")

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.  [The media does keep people misinformed and fearful.  Self-proclaimed 'Liberals' make up 34% of the media.  Conservatives make up 7%.  The remainder identify themselves as 'Moderates'.  Statistically speaking, 59% of them are liars.]

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.  [Ah, the old, 'Innocent but presumed guilty' rub?  If only there were some sort of 'Due Process' provision in the Constitution!  Oh wait, there is, unfortunately, the guys writing this "Declaration of Whining" don't own a copy - assuming they could READ in the first place.]

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas. They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.  ['They' are quite busy in an Obama Administration, aren't 'they'?]

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power. 

[People of the World?  Oops, I thought they were talking about problems they found right here in the US?  If they have problems with other countries, yeah, I'm with them.  If they think that WE need to be part of some, oh, say, New World Order (Workers of the world unite!) thing - um, no.  That sounds a lot like Socialism, and Cow Guy don't 'play that'.]

October 4th, 2011 -  Many fine organizations are bringing out the 'best and brightest' to support the Occupy Wall Street movement. 

Yes, the people you see chanting mono-syllabic words and repeating ONLY what they are told,?  They ARE the 'best and brightest' which this Liberal Borg Collective has to offer:
Continuing from occupywallst.org:  On October 05, 2011, at 3:00 in the afternoon the residents of Liberty Square will gather to join their union brothers and sisters in solidarity and march. At 4:30 in the afternoon the 99% will march in solidarity with #occupywallstreet from Foley Square to the Financial District, where their pensions have disappeared to, where their health has disappeared to. Together we will protest this great injustice.

We stand in solidarity with the honest workers of:

 •AFL-CIO (AFSCME) •United NY  •Strong Economy for All Coalition •Working Families Party  [first organized in 1998 by a coalition of labor unions, ACORN and other community organizations]   •TWU Local 100  •SEIU 1199  •CWA 1109  •RWDSU  •Communications Workers of America  •CWA Local 1180  •United Auto Workers  •United Federation of Teachers  •Professional Staff Congress - CUNY  •National Nurses United  •Writers Guild East 
VOCAL-NY  •Community Voices Heard  •Alliance for Quality Education  •New York  
•Coalition for the Homeless  •Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project  NEDAP)  •The Job Party  •NYC Coalition for Educational Justice  •The Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center  •The New Deal for New York Campaign  •National People's Action  •ALIGN  •Human Services Council  •Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State 
•Citizen Action of NY  •MoveOn.org  •Common Cause NY  •New Bottom Line  •350.org  •Tenants & Neighbors  •Democracy for NYC  •Resource Generation  •Tenants PAC  •Teachers Unite 

Yes, the Usual Suspects are here, but a few working behind the scenes are not.  Where are the folks at AdBusters?  After all, they provided the original 'Dancing Bull Girl' graphic found above.  Where is the DNC?  Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Joe Biden have ALL come out in support of these upstanding citizens.  Nancy Pelosi is quoted as saying, "God bless them, for their spontaneity. It's independent ... it's young, it's spontaneous, and it's focused. And it's going to be effective."

Yeah thanks Nancy, great to have YOU here - comic relief in politics is rare these days.  I'll remind everyone about what you said when the first Police Officer, citizen, or visitor to the event is injured, killed, or raped. 

You own it now sweetheart - good luck with that.  Thanks for letting the rest of us know exactly where you stand.  

But is this 'independent, young spontaneous, focused' event actually 'spontaneous'?

At long last, I answer the question I've dodged for several hundreds words already:  No.  The event is not spontaneous.  As proof, allow me to reference the unimpeachable source:  The Huffington Post.

February 22, 2011, Van Jones, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, American Progess Action Fund wrote this:

In the past 24 months, those of us who longed for positive change have gone from hope to heartbreak. But hope is returning to America -- at last -- thanks largely to the courageous stand of the heroes and heroines of Wisconsin.

Reinvigorated by the idealism and fighting spirit on display right now in America's heartland, the movement for "hope and change" has a rare, second chance. It can renew itself and become again a national force with which to be reckoned.

Over the next hours and days, all who love this country need to do everything possible to spread the "spirit of Madison" to all 50 states. This does not mean we need to occupy 50 state capitol buildings; things elsewhere are not yet that dire. But this weekend, the best of America should rally on the steps of every statehouse in the union.

Moveon.org and others have issued just this kind of call to action; everyone should prioritize responding and turning out in large numbers.

This Is Our 'Tea Party' Moment -- In a Positive Sense

It is time to draw a line in the sand -- nationally. Someone has to stand up for common sense and fairness. It is time to use all nonviolent means to defend the American people and our American principles from these abuses.

If we take a bold and courageous stand, over time, we can win. Make no mistake about it: this is our "Tea Party" moment -- in a positive sense.

In fact, we can learn many important lessons from the recent achievements of the libertarian, populist right. Don't forget: even after the Republican's epic electoral defeat in 2008, a right-wing uprising was still able to smash public support for "new New Deal" economics. Along the way, it revived the political fortunes of the GOP.


And the American ideal most in need of defense is our most essential one: the American Dream. 

The steps needed to renew and redeem the American Dream are straightforward and simple:

•Increase revenue for America's government sensibly by making Wall Street and the super-rich pay their fair share.

•Reduce spending responsibly by cutting the real fat - like corporate welfare for military contractors, big agriculture and big oil.

•Simultaneously protect the heart and soul of America - our teachers, nurses and first responders.

•Guarantee the health, safety and success of our children and communities by leaving the muscle and bone of America's communities intact.

•Maintain the American Way by treating employees with dignity and respecting their right to a seat at the bargaining table.

•Rebuild the middle class - and pathways into it - by fighting for a "made in America" innovation and manufacturing agenda, including trade and currency policies that honor American workers and entrepreneurs.

April 15, 2009, marked the beginning of the national movement to remember the Tea Party and pull America to the ideological right.

Let Saturday, February 26, 2011, mark the beginning of the national movement to renew the American Dream and return us to the moral center -- where everybody counts, and everybody matters.

So is this movement 'spontaneous'?  Well, perhaps in 'Dinosaur Years' (longer than dog years and much more, um, frightening.)  But Van Jones began stirring the collective pot way back in February, 2011  after Wisconsin politicians had the audacity to take on the Union status quo.  Next, he officially introduced his 'BIG IDEA' in NYC on June 23rd, 2011.  You can find more on this HERE.  

The only spontaneous moment thus far has been this 'loyal citizen' dropping his trousers and pooping on a Police Car.  

I'll admit that I didn't see that one coming. 

It WAS pretty spontaneous... 

As for the rest of this sham - it's right out of the Cloward and Piven playbook.  If you're not familiar with this two stalwarts of the New American Revolution, click the link below to view their breakthrough interview written in "The Nation" May 2, 1966.  CLICK HERE

Warning:  Do not read this document prior to drinking, or while driving heavy machinery.

You have been warned. 

Speaking of warnings, let's spend a few minutes with Frances Fox Piven and college students at CUNY.  Don't watch this video.  You won't be happy...

But, if you MUST, pay attention beginning at 02:00 minutes into it.

Think twice about cutting that tuition check for your kids prior to finding out EXACTLY what they're learning.  Perhaps spend a day shadowing your kids going to their classes?  You test drive a CAR before buying it - why not test drive an EDUCATION, just to see how it handles?   

Just a thought...

There is so much which needs to be undone.
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