Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Friday, November 25, 2011

White House Ordered Homeland Security to Attack Occupy Wall St.

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 we're supposed to be surprised? I've been saying this for weeks! Why do you think he's been so quiet? His whole cabinet is Wall Street and he's a greasy, Chicago politician who had a Queer basher pray at his inauguration! He suckered me last time, but THIS year, I'm voting Green! A POX ON BOTH THEIR HOUSES!

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy

The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class's venality
Brandon Watts lies injured as Occupy Wall Street protesters clash with police in Zuccotti Park
The mainstream media was declaring continually "OWS has no message". Frustrated, I simply asked them. I began soliciting online "What is it you want?" answers from Occupy. In the first 15 minutes, I received 100 answers. These were truly eye-opening.
The No 1 agenda item: get the money out of politics. Most often cited was legislation to blunt the effect of the Citizens United ruling, which lets boundless sums enter the campaign process. No 2: reform the banking system to prevent fraud and manipulation, with the most frequent item being to restore the Glass-Steagall Act – the Depression-era law, done away with by President Clinton, that separates investment banks from commercial banks. This law would correct the conditions for the recent crisis, as investment banks could not take risks for profit that create kale derivatives out of thin air, and wipe out the commercial and savings banks.
No 3 was the most clarifying: draft laws against the little-known loophole that currently allows members of Congress to pass legislation affecting Delaware-based corporations in which they themselves are investors.
When I saw this list – and especially the last agenda item – the scales fell from my eyes. Of course, these unarmed people would be having the shit kicked out of them.
For the terrible insight to take away from news that the Department of Homeland Security coordinated a violent crackdown is that the DHS does not freelance. The DHS cannot say, on its own initiative, "we are going after these scruffy hippies". Rather, DHS is answerable up a chain of command: first, to New York Representative Peter King, head of the House homeland security subcommittee, who naturally is influenced by his fellow congressmen and women's wishes and interests. And the DHS answers directly, above King, to the president (who was conveniently in Australia at the time).


Anonymous said...

So your giving your vote to the GOP?

Rogi said...

No, I'm VOTING; I'm "giving" nothing! Are you giving your vote to the man who promised to end the Patriot Act, bring our troops home, close Guantanamo and did NONE of them, let a Queer basher pray at his inauguration, hasn't said a PEEP about the theocratic bullshit overrunning our country, put NOBODY but Wall Street cronies in his administration and stripped us of our civil rights by "benign" neglect, while showing NO leadership, either in domestic civil rights or foreign policy, while sending drones over Pakistan? Yeah, business as usual, huh?