Many of those involved in Occupy Inc. have made their scenes over those “evil corporations” and their one-percenter management personnel’s salaries. Soros Inc. is the money and organization behind it all, he is a one-percenter. This movement has made every effort to divert attention from a certain percentage of those one-percenters, who are being singled out. Soros good-Koch bad is the simple version, but it’s more than this.
Special interests are the primary guiding forces in politics, have been for almost the entire history of the modern democratic era. Both political parties have them, they’re just different ones. The ones who are involved in Occupy Inc are made up of them.
There are four kinds of protesters who seem to be turning up in the NY gathering. All four have different purposes for being there:
1.Those back by unions.
SEIU is using money that was laundered to them, money that likely originated from stimulus funds. This is the Alinsky model of community agitation, get money from taxpayers and use it to promote their own interests. Use it for advertising and membership drives, and do it by creating agitation that gives the impression of a crisis. It’s nothing new, but it’s getting bolder and more brash.
2. Academia–both students and their academic leaders.
Some students get excused from class so they can show up at the protest site, probably even get extra credit. Getting the next generation involved in this kind of thing is important to keep the cause moving forward, whatever that cause may be at the time. It’ll die out eventually, until this group of newly influenced agitators get old enough to gain professorships and influence a new generation to do the same. The ones in tenure now are the ones who learned this, back in the 60s and 70s.
3. Homeless–Street people, who have something they can attend free and hope to get free stuff.
Hey, look what’s here. Sleeping these streets on any given night and hanging out in the open is usually pretty boring with the same old faces, same old mundane existences. NOW…we got a party on. Free stuff too, if you can find it. Listen to word of mouth and be where they say to be and they’ll take care of us. Never mind where it comes from, just take it, it’s ours.
4. Ordinary people who are sincerely frustrated.
There is a lady whom I have known for 13 years, worked with her for most of them. We love her dearly. She lost money in her 401K and she’s not happy. She spent a few hours at a satellite site locally because she felt it gave her an opportunity to vent her legitimate frustration. I believe there are others like her who just want to express her displeasure. But in many cases, the anger may be directed at the wrong people.
All of these people are there because they are being misdirected. Instead of the people who make money and create jobs, why not take a look at Washington and realize that the excessive regulation has put pressure on people who invest money in things that affect jobs and 401K returns? Why not look at who controls the strings and who the strings are attached to?
We can start with the President. If this had been Bush, we would have DC flooded with this kind of action. The special interests that he was beholden to would be listed in the NY Times, MSNBC, and other liberal media organizations, daily. We saw it with Halliburton and the oil industry the entire eight years of his presidency.
So who owns the current President? Too many to list. You can learn all you want from Open Secrets.Org. It is there we can learn that Goldman Sachs gave over a million dollars to Obama’s 2008 campaign. Of course it was not the company itself, but was collected from employees by their PAC. But they did lend their name to the PAC for a reason. We all know that Goldman Sachs was deep into the housing bubble. We all know they made money off of the fact that the bubble did burst. And we know they got TARP money that they were forced to pay back after they reported record profits shortly thereafter. With the massive holdings of this money swirl, it’s easy to see that this is part of the 1%.
Even Obama, as an individual, is part of the 1%. But yet, none of these protesters want to believe that Obama and his government are in the pockets of many one-percenters and is actively looking out for the interests of those he deems to be important. Some, like GE, even get sweetheart tax deals where they pay nothing. In this case, we have a CEO who is on Obama’s jobs council and a CEO who just send a whole division of his corporation to China, and the jobs that went with it. And nothing gets said by hardly anyone……including the media that romanticizes all of this.
The purpose of this movement is simple. It is to misdirect the anger of the disenfranchised, as well as the ones who benefit the most from their disillusionment. They want these people to blame capitalism and cause chaos, so there will be justification to punish those who benefit most from it. The ones who did not give money to Left Wing causes or Obama’s campaign are the targets. The ruse is set up to draw attention form the massive failings of the Obama Administration.
From the beginning of civilization some people have been able to acquire more than others. This will never change. In the days of the staunchest communist societies, there was a ruling class and a non-ruling class. In the USSR, there was the party membership, and those who did not belong. An oligarchy existed then, and it had all of the money and power there was to have. Bribery and extortion was prevalent. It encouraged laziness and non-productive behaviors, because there was no incentive.
I just cannot understand how people can allow themselves to be blind to what us right in front of their noses. Bailout money was given to huge banks who overextended credit to house buyers, and they kept foreclosing anyway. Money has been spotted to dummy companies like Solyndra, in essence transferring tax dollars to huge Obama donors. They are in that same one percent.
So to the protesters I say fine, protest all you want…. if you want. But know who you are rubbing elbows with and know who is bankrolling this entire thing. Know that behind all of these scenes is a a group of one-percenters who are using you in their war with the remaining one-percenters, the ones who aren’t going along with the Obama lie.