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Buckle Up: America Is Getting Very Angry And The Protests Are Going To Become Much More Frightening

The Occupy Wall Street protests and the rise of the Tea Party movement have both changed America, but you haven’t seen anything yet.  You better buckle up, because America is getting very angry and as the economy continues to decline the economic protests are going to become much more frightening in the years ahead.  Americans have become very accustomed to prosperity.  Now that our prosperity is vanishing, people are starting to become very angry.  The scary thing is that the vast majority of our population now lives in tightly congested urban areas.  That makes the potential for mass rioting and civil unrest much greater.  Back in 1910, 72 percent of Americans lived in rural areas.  Today, only 16 percent of Americans live in rural areas.  So what happens when you have millions of incredibly angry people crammed into tightly congested metropolitan areas?  Well, we are about to find out.

Over the past 4 years, we have seen some unprecedented things happen in America.  First we witnessed the rise of the Tea Party movement.  Initially it pretty much was a true grassroots movement but now it has been mostly taken over by establishment Republicans.  Now we are witnessing the rise of Occupy Wall Street.  While there are some grassroots elements to it, the reality is that Occupy Wall Street seems to be pretty much controlled by the Democrats.  In fact, one individual was recently told that “Ron Paul signs are not welcome here” at a recent protest.

So we have the left and the right fighting with each other like cats and dogs.  The Tea Party movement and Occupy Wall Street both pretty much hate each other.

Meanwhile, those that control both political parties are enjoying the view.

But the people that are expressing their anger through protest movements such as Occupy Wall Street are not going to be content with the status quo for long.

The truth is that there is a lot of anger in the United States today, and that anger is rapidly growing.  Millions upon millions of Americans are deeply upset about the economy and about our financial system.

Right now, protests by both the Tea Party movement and Occupy Wall Street have been mostly peaceful.

But that will not last indefinitely.

In fact, there are already signs that Occupy Wall Street protesters are not content with simply sitting in the park and banging on drums.

For example, protesters stormed the Senate Hart Office Building in Washington D.C. today.  A handful of protesters were arrested.

Also, more than 50 protesters from the Occupy Boston movement were arrested today when they would not do what police were ordering them to do.

But most notable of all was the march to the homes of certain millionaires up in New York.  Earlier today, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to the homes of Jamie Dimon, David Koch, John Paulson, Howard Milstein, and Rupert Murdoch.

Needless to say, that is going to seriously upset some people.

The home protests were not spontaneous.  The truth is that they were highly organized.  Organizers such as SEIU board member Stephen Lerner have been talking about them for quite some time.  In fact, you can hear him discussing plans for the upcoming protests at the homes of these millionaires back on October 3rd right here.

There is a lot about Occupy Wall Street that can be criticized (just check out this article), but one thing that Occupy Wall Street is actually doing right is that it is focusing on the role of money in politics.

The big financial powers spend hundreds of millions of dollars on political campaigns.  Just check out this infographic.  All of that money buys a lot of influence over the political process.  If it didn’t, the big financial powers would not be spending that kind of money.

But the big financial powers are not just spending money on political campaigns.  It has now come out that the big Wall Street banks can order New York City police officers just like they would order pizzas.  In fact, over a million dollars is going to be spent this way just this year alone.

A recent article that was posted on counterpunch.org detailed how this works….

One of the ingenious methods that has remained below the public’s radar was started by the Rudy Giuliani administration in New York City in 1998.  It’s called the Paid Detail Unit and it allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations, including those repeatedly charged with crimes, to order up a flank of New York’s finest with the ease of dialing the deli for a pastrami on rye.

The corporations pay an average of $37 an hour (no medical, no pension benefit, no overtime pay) for a member of the NYPD, with gun, handcuffs and the ability to arrest.  The officer is indemnified by the taxpayer, not the corporation.

New York City gets a 10 percent administrative fee on top of the $37 per hour paid to the police.  The City’s 2011 budget called for $1,184,000 in Paid Detail fees, meaning private corporations were paying  wages of $11.8 million to police participating in the Paid Detail Unit.  The program has more than doubled in revenue to the city since 2002.

So expect the big Wall Street banks to be sending in orders for huge numbers of New York City cops to protect them from the half-crazed Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Sadly, if recent poll numbers are any indication, the anger of the American people is not going to abate any time soon….

*According to Gallup, the percentage of Americans that lack confidence in U.S. banks is now at an all-time high of 36%.

*According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, 90 percent of Americans believe that the economy is performing poorly and approximately 80 percent of Americans believe that it is “difficult” to find a job right now.

*According to a recent Rasmussen survey, 48 percent of all Americans believe that reductions in government spending are “at least somewhat likely” to result in civil unrest inside the United States.

*Another recent survey found that 73 percent of all Americans believe that the nation is “on the wrong track”.

*According to a recent CBS News/New York Times poll, Congress has a disapproval rating of 82%.

*A recent Rasmussen survey found that 85 percent of Americans believe that members of Congress “are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping other people”, and that same survey found that 46 percent of the American people believe that most members of Congress are corrupt.

*According to a different Rasmussen survey, only 17 percent of all Americans now believe that the U.S. government has the consent of the governed.

*A recent Washington Post poll found that 78 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the way this country’s political system is working” and that only 26 percent of Americans now believe that the federal government can solve the economic problems that we are facing.

So what does all of that add up to?

It adds up to a U.S. population that is very frustrated and that is looking for outlets for that frustration.

As the U.S. economy continues to fall apart, that frustration is going to continue to rise.

What we are seeing all across America is only the beginning.  We are going to see protest movements and explosions of anger that we can’t even imagine right now.

Dark days are coming for America.

You better buckle up.

 

  • mondobeyondo

    The American people, at long last, have FINALLY begun to wake up.

    “We’re not gonna take it!
    NO – We ain’t gonna take it!
    We’re not gonna take it anymore!!”

    – Twisted Sister, 1986

  • http://theinternet AD13

    the revolution will NOT be co-opted by ANY political party. do some actual journalism for more info. kthxbai

  • Gary2

    Why ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protests? America’s High Rates of Poverty & Income Inequality!

    I am participating in the occupy Milwaukee protest this Sat because this economy is not working for me. I don’t care if you call it capitalist/socialist whatever. It is tilted in favor of the rich and this needs to change.\\Our politicians do not care about us working poor, we can not give campaign contributions. Study after study shows that they are much more receptive to the wishes of the rich and corporations than regular people. This is why there is socialism for the rich and cruel capitalism for the poor.

    We need an economic system that works for the 99% and not just the 1%.

    It is unacceptable to cut programs that literally keep people alive such as WIC or here in WI Badger Care in order to give MORE tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires and corporations. They already do not pay their fair share and have way more than they need. This is no longer acceptable!

    The fact that these things like cutting programs for the poor in order to further benefit the rich are even possible simply show how FUBAR (f up beyond any repair) things are.

    The rich should be worried, very worried, as their gravy train is coming to an end. There are way more of us then them.

    We are the 99%!

    History lesson:

    High rates of poverty and income inequality have been the proximate cause of almost all revolution­s and insurrecti­ons, including the French Revolution­. It seems unlikely that the USA will address its current problems without another revolution­, given that even Hope and Change Obama has been bought by Wall Street.

  • Gary2

    This is why capitalism is a failure:

    Income inequality is an inherent result of Capitalism­. Capitalism is a winner take all economic system. Much like high stakes poker, eventually one person has all of the poker chips (dollars) and the game is over. The only thing that makes Capitalism function at all is government interventi­on. Without government re-distrib­ution of the wealth created by capitalism the game would have been over a long time ago.

    The more laissez-fa­ire the capitalist system is the sooner all of the chips end up in the hand of the one winner. Government re-distrib­ution of the wealth created by capitalism is the only way to keep capitalism alive. We have moved away from that strategy over the past 30 years and the money has accumulate­d in the hands of fewer and fewer people stagnating our economy.

    From a comment at Huff Post that I thought was spot on. This guy said it better than I ever could. Sorry I do not have a link.

    • Guido

      Gee, the Soviets, the German Osties, Communist Poles, oppressed Lithuanians, Latvians, and Estonians, and their Fraternal Socialist Brothers in Romania, Hungary, and Bulgaria might have disagreed with you.

      Ask a North Korean how he likes his life! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/8113817/Inside-North-Korea-exclusive-footage.html This is real footage smuggled out of North Korea. THAT is where your Socialism leads.

      When you insure no one can fail, you also insure no one can succeed. I’ve been to Eastern Europe and the fmr USSR. Everything looks like crap and everyone has terrible stories about what it was like when the government took care of them cradle-to-grave.

      Food shortages, lines for bread, mandatory conscription, no free speech, bad health care, no freedom of movement, no religion/state-controlled religion, labor camps and Gulags, very limited options in food, no right to self defense… Are these really worth insuring no one ever makes more money than anyone else?

      BTW-the folks you believe will create this system for you, the politicians and bureaucrats (I believe the Sovs called them Nomenklatura), are the same ones who have created the current system, who currently oversee business, and who will exempt themselves and their buddies from any new system you hope to see forced upon us.

      Al Gore has been a great example. He wants to force you to live green and sustainable while he runs up the meter at his mansion and flies around the world in his private jet.

      I’ve eaten at a restaurant in Poland that was once the secret haunt of the top Communist leaders. It was originally accessed via an underground tunnel and only catered to the top of the Party. Castro, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Tito, etc all ate there while their people starved. You can try Tito’s favorite wild boar recipe or Brezhnev’s favorite recipe for crepes.

      Capitalism is not the problem and not the cause of our current woes-government is. The same government you believe will save you is the same one that created this system, regulated the businesses you hate, and granted the dispensations ALL of us hate. (I hate different strokes for different folks, too, believe it or not.) Government is also who spent us into the miserable state our nation is in right now. THEY are the folks you should be protesting. Ignoring them fundamentally renders your protest pointless.

  • mark

    You had better do more than just buckle up. If you live in the city you will have to band together with you neighbors to protect yourselves. Some of these protesters will become very violent. The marxists will forment the anger and the protesters will be the useful idiots of the marxists. Having lived in a rough town in the past created the drive to get hell out of dodge so to speak.

  • http://bluescholarblog.wordpress.com/ Jeremiah W. Pinkard

    Norfolk, Va is also home to economic protests. I am happy to report that the Norfolk police have been accommodating. They escorted a march in a non threatening manner. At the end of the march the crowd chanted “Thank you police!”

    http://bluescholarblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/occupy-norfolk-day-5/

  • http://infowars.com Forte

    If someone told me i couldn’t have any ron paul paraphernalia while i attended occupyLA i would tell them to ***** off or they would get their ****** kicked.
    Also, I did hear someone up on the podium say that we need to get obama reelected when i was there.

    Ron Paul 2012

  • Aurelius 7

    I already thought it was frightening enough that the true aim of commie-leftist zombies at “Occupy” event was revealed in latest herd mentaility chant: “You can have sex with animals”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/yuck-occupy-wall-street-zombies-lastest-chant-you-can-have-sex-with-animals-video/

  • ScoutMotto

    I’m all for the people finally waking up, but it’s a bit late. Myself and several others were picketing the Fed back in 1993, in Denver. Other Fed banks were picketed as well, and 1.5 million people were educated from the petition drive against the Fed. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough push from the people to make Congress do something.

  • William

    Well, it would be great if the OWS movement actually brought change for the better. However, this is America. Most Americans believe that a Boeing 757 disappeared into a 16 ft wide hole in the wall of the Pentagon, leaving no debris field. Most Americans believe a passport safely landed on the street undamaged from the fireball of an airliner hitting one of the WTC towers. Most Americans believe that a large commercial airliner BURIED itself with no debris field. So, the OWS movement is an effort in the right direction. But, the evil criminals who actually run America, and were behind 911, will not let OWS do anything real.

  • SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

    We are resisting and demanding a change to the CORRUPTION and the CRIMINAL SUBVERSION of the law – to lose sight of this and get caught up in political ideologies that have never yet actually been tested is a waste of everyone’s time.

    ‘Socialist’ East Germany was just as corrupt and rotten as the US is now when it unraveled. Its unraveling was due mostly to people refusing to take it seriously anymore in the face of all that corruption. Russia’s inability to control all her vast nation states made room for the disintegration and the people’s courage bolstered by a comedy of the absurd led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

    We do not have ‘Communism’ or ‘Socialism’ or ‘Capitalism’ in the U.S. We have totalitarianism, oppression, military imperialism, massive corruption and absolute disregard for the rule of law, contract law, common law, or any other form of real law. Instead we have practicing magistrate, executive, military and admiralty law all at work for the large corporate controllers and no law to protect the people.

    We have a dangerous fascist leaning Corporate State run by a highly segregated and protected elite class who cross borders between private and public affiliations with impunity.

    We have an Executive Branch of government which has taken dictatorial control of lawmaking, rulemaking, warmaking and all other powers it deems worthy of its attention with no checks and balances. Executive Orders, subversion of due process, destruction of the courts, and a bought and paid for Congress playing out the ‘debate’ of ‘democracy’ according to the terms and conditions laid out by their Masters.

    Then there are all the secret society connections Skull and Bones, the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg… There was a time these private ‘councils’ met in secrecy and their names were well hidden. In the modern Orwellian world of 2011 they put on the false front of legitimacy and publish their public statements – but just as all such ‘Societies’ they have highly secretive and protected agendas in the upper echelons which make them dangerous to those who cannot know their true agendas or allegiances. All reasons such ‘Societies’ and their hidden allegiances were supposed to be outlawed to the American Statesman.

    The evidence of these private oligarch groups control of everything from banking to prisons to the war machinery and the local constabulary is proof enough of danger they pose to any potentially free people. Our ‘Free Republic’ has had many flaws, and is not, at present, free; however, it at least has a working structure that can provide a path to freedom should we choose that road. Unfortunately, the usurpers have also so influenced our language and education systems that we have all fallen for their propaganda machine in which we call out, as do they, for ‘global democracy’. We do not want ‘global democracy’. We want freedom for the people of the earth. That is not the same thing.SMASH THE CONTROL MACHINE

  • MountainHome

    I wish someone would compile a list of the rich who are on Obama’s payroll and commissions, etc. & show the OWS people that he is not their friend. Great article.

  • Gary2

    Millionaire’s March: Protesters Hit the Streets in NY and Visit the 1 Percent at Their Homes.

    “No more tax breaks for Jamie Dimon!” they yelled. “Want to leave the country because of regulations? We’ll help you pack!” Protestors called for the big-mouthed banker — who recently called bank regulations “unAmerican” —

    And did his neighbors come to Dimon’s defense? Not really. One or two opened their windows to take pictures, but most laid low. Only one blonde woman stood up for the banker-next-door, shouting abuse on the protesters from her lofty perch.

    A girl in the crowd had an answer for her: “There’s more of us than there are of you!”

    The status quo is no longer acceptable.

    Yes the rich need to be afraid, very afraid. There are more of us then them.

    Portions of this were cut/paste from various sources/news sites.

    • Gary2

      I got part of the above from the on point radio web site. I was working extra hours and got lazy

  • HeartofShadows

    Haha and so it begins..
    Michael when you talked of both groups arguing in the beginning it reminded me of a game called deus ex invisible war. There were 2 groups..
    One was the WTO which was a group of military police that answered to the government and another was the Order which was a terrorist group that opposed the WTO and by default government and you could side with either. Turns out the choice doesn’t matter as the elite who controlled the government also controlled both groups and used them to manipulate the people and the entire society to their whims and neither group had any clue. I know the analogy is odd but either way between these two groups they both serve the same master.

  • Dr. Chicago

    revolution is always ugly and not number 9.

    Revolutionary leaders like Washington and Jefferson are rare (it’s been over two hundred years since we had a revolution with such leaders).

    Revolutionary leaders like Robispierre, Lenin and Castro are much more common.

    It is worrisome that the blood shed in this revolution will not water the tree of liberty. From looking at the Occupy Wall Street protestors signs there is sadly no Jefferson quotes, Don’t Tread on Me signs and other apt US revolutionary slogans. It is tired corporate and socialist propaganda…which unfortunately appeals to the younger generation. Woe unto this country.

    • Chuck

      DR doctor,,,There’s the DON’T TREAD ON ME coiled snake on yellow flag with Occupy Wall STreeT notes, there are quotes from Jefferson from Chicago Teachers Union members as seen in the recent news report. Come on doc, NO ONE IS counting on commies to save us.

  • JC Vaughan

    Unfortunately, I persist in my strong belief that the American people are basically a herd of cows. Don’t get me wrong, I love cows. Unfortunately, there are some bad consequences: they stand for nothing (unless you count shopping) and they will fall for anything (so long as it comes from Wall Street PR firms or their favored party).

  • Mad Angel on FB

    “Ron Paul signs are not welcome here”….that’s BS….one of the MOST prominent demands are to end the war and bring our kids home! and that’s just what Ron would do.

  • Harry Johnson

    The teabagger movement and Occupy Wall Street have nothing in common. The teabaggers are a bunch of loudmouths, blowhards and windbags in love with the sound of their own voices. They only want attention and were bought off by the rich which gave it to them. The cheapest trick ever turned in history. The Occupy Wall Street group wants real change in the world.

    The Occupy Wall Street crowd has been attacked by police, arrested and locked up across the country. That is what power does to a real threat. How many teabaggers were clubbed, hnadcuffed, pepper sprayed or arrested by police? That’s right, none. Even when they carried guns to political rallies. That is because they are no real danger to the powerful or the system. The only danger they represent is to their friends and family when they drop the guns and there is an accidental discharge.

    Occupy Wall Street is a real peoples action. The teabagger movement is a bunch of loudmouths and windbags being encouraged and put up by big money to get in the way of real improvement and change.

    • A Well Regulated Militia

      All the OWS consists of are loud mouth collage kids complaining about paying back the money they borrowed to get an education and old ass hippies still sitting around getting high and listining to really bad music!!!! now pick up your mess shut your mouths and get back to school/work or to mommy and daddys house and take your smelly hippie friends with you!!!! CRY BABYS!!!!

    • Guido

      The reason why the Occupy folks get targeted by the cops is they’re a dirty, smelly group of fruitcakes acting out in the commercial heart of the city. They hurt business, block traffic, and make a mess the city will have to clean up. If you ever go to a Tea Party event, you won’t see this kind of behavior. There’s no public sex, no lewd conduct, no drug use, and no littering. In fact, a Tea Party event is a pretty family-friendly affair with folks bringing their children and relatives out and enjoying themselves. I met a lot of older folks who remarked to me they had never gone to a protest before.

      Recent visits by various humorists and reporters in search of the true story are uncovering comedy gold as the Occupiers show their true colors. http://www.theprojectveritas.org/wallstreet Here’s just one recent video.

  • El Pollo de Oro

    I can’t speak for other cities, but here in Philadelphia, there were some Ron Paul supporters at a big Occupy rally/march last weekend. And from what I saw, no one made them feel unwelcome. Ron Paul is anti-corporatist/anti-fascist/anti-oligarchy; so as I see it, his supporters have some common ground with the Occupy movement. As Ron Paul, Gerald Celente, Justin Raimondo and Alex Jones have all pointed out, the problem with this country isn’t capitalism–it’s corporatism. Mussolini defined fascism as the merger of state and corporate power, and that is exactly what we are seeing in The Banana Republic of America (formerly Gli Stati Uniti).

  • Martin Hanson

    It’s high time the U.S. adopted a new name:

    THE PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES

  • Brian

    The reason Ron Paul signs are not allowed is because it is a non-partisan movement. You could have wrote “no Barack Obama signs” or “no mitt Romney signs allowed” which is true because they OWS is not for a political party. BOTH political parties are wholly corrupt. The unions were allowed to join but not take over or issue demands. Why don’t you write the facts, not demagoguery Just because you don’t understand something or are bias against something there is no need to try and trash it.

  • Gay Veteran

    A lot of people need to get a clue. The Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street need to band together in a COMMON CAUSE:
    (1) end the looting (by Wall Street, the banksters, the multi-national corporations, billionaires, etc.) and
    (2) start the prosecuting (see 1 above).

    God knows I’m not a libertarian but Karl Denninger is right:

    OWS: The Risks Facing America Today
    http://www.market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=195841

    “…Again, as I’ve said for four years: We need a banking system because we do indeed need a way to clear payments so you can pay a bill or buy gasoline and food – so commerce can flow. We do not need these banks that committed these acts.

    But rather than do the right thing, our politicians were bought and paid for on both sides of the aisle. It’s particularly telling – and galling – that when allegedly being “grilled” by Hank Paulson in 2008 the banksters left the meeting smiling and yucking it up.

    …And let’s not kid ourselves – there were plenty of felonies committed here and both political parties are responsible for them, either as principals or accessories. 100,000 perjured affidavits in foreclosure cases? That’s all ok? Appraisal fraud that was rampant for nearly a decade – blacklisting appraisers that were honest and refused to play along so the bubble could be further inflated? That’s ok too? How about making loans that the lender knows can’t be paid (a business decision) but then marketing them as good loans to others when selling them on (fraudulent misrepresentation) – is that ok? How about intentionally arming Mexican drug gangs who then shoot both Mexican and American citizens with the apparent full knowledge of the US Attorney General? Is that ok? How about letting a major bank have a pass on criminal prosecution for money laundering for those very same drug cartels? For a more “home grown” example how about the Jefferson County Alabama residents that have seen their sewer bills go up by something like a factor of five over the last few years due to a corrupt project that was rife with graft and tricky financial deals – and while some of the politicians and others went to jail in Alabama, not one bankster who works for the major financial institutions that were involved in the scheme was even indicted, say much less imprisoned. Or, if you prefer, half a billion taxpayer dollars “invested” in a company that, it appears, the government knew was going to fail. There are dozens, even hundreds of other examples of rank corruption within our political system….”

    • A Dodgy Bloke

      GV your right but sadly it will never happen.

  • http://moneycrisisgameplan.com Money Crisis Game Plan

    As this movement grows, more arrests and abuses will occur, which will incite more violence and rioting.

    If you live in a major city, and especially if you’re participating in the protests, you need to learn how to protect yourself in dangerous situations, such as riots, societal breakdown, and an economic collapse.

    The Survive In Place – Urban Survival Guide is a must read to learn how to protect yourself and your family.

    http://moneycrisisgameplan.com/urban-survival-guide/

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  • El Pollo de Oro

    “The war is underway. It’s class warfare. It’s Off With Their Heads 2.0. It’s going to be a battle between the haves and the have-nots. Only a very few have everything, and way too many have much too little.”—Gerald Celente

    “When the money stops flowing down to the man on the street, the blood begins to flow in the streets—and the money is not flowing down.”—Gerald Celente

    “When people lose everything and have nothing left to lose, they lose it.”—Gerald Celente

    The Occupy rally I went to in Philadelphia on October 8 was peaceful (no violent incidents, no arrests). In fact, the Occupy protesters were quite vocal about the fact that they didn’t want any violence at their rally. But sadly, I fear that in the future, some demonstrations and protests won’t be so peaceful in The Banana Republic of America. The worse the economy gets, the more violent the BRA is going to become–and that violence will include an abundance of violent crime (carjackings, home invasions, kidnappings) as well as violent protests and political riots.

    Michael T. Snyder writes: “Dark days are coming for America.” I agree. The violence that awaits the BRA will be horrifying. These are perilous times in the BRA. God help us.

  • PAUL LEO FASO

    Get off the streets and into the courts to get all the money back and arrest the criminals who have looted the Treasury. File a class action lawsuit against the Federal Reserve Bank and utilize the R.I.C.O. ACT to enforce the law. Follow the link below to the plan;

    http://www.zerohedge.com/print/365866

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    Max Keiser did a video about the situation in Ireland over the summer he asked the Irish kid escorting him around “Why aren’t the Irish in the streets?” The answer “Things haven’t started to bite yet.” Things haven’t started to bite here either OWS hasn’t generated large numbers compared the Tea Party. It’s Michael Moore, Van Jones, Move on .org the odd Libertarian and a collection of lefty Bric a Brac. It’s getting media coverage but numbers are tiny compared to Tea Party. It’s just the left trying to out scream everybody and create something with no staying power. (Again).

  • Golden Child

    I can’t believe Americans aren’t burning down buildings and spraying AK’s in downtown districts yet! America is only the most heavily armed country in the world with 90 guns per 100 people. America also has the greatest income equality gap in the developed world. All of this equals massive violence. Well, the American Revolution of the 1700′s wasn’t exactly a kiddie parade.

    • Guido

      Because gun owners, most of whom are conservative, are generally responsible people. People who are experienced, trained, gun owners tend to be very responsible and careful with their guns. They do not whip them out like some Hollywood action movie. I don’t know about your statistic of 90 guns per 100 people, it seems rather low. According to Wikipedia, the ATF estimated in 1995 there were 225 MILLION guns in the US. That’s probably absurdly low, since nearly 90% of all guns are unregistered.
      Your reference to “spraying AK’s(sic)” is somewhat unlikely, since most gun crime is committed by small, easily concealed handguns. Many of those handguns are cheap, shoddy guns like Ravens, Lorcins, and Jennings-not the big, scary so-called assault rifles you see in the movies.

      Thankfully, that income inequality gap you tossed out there means that ignorant, scruffy college students and anarchists are unlikely to be able to afford the big, scary so-called assault rifles you see in movies when they want to go out and start their revolution.

      • Michael

        Good comment Guido.

        Michael

  • http://whybuysilvernow.com Why Buy Silver

    One way to beat the elite who control the banks, wall street and our government leaders, is to not play their game.

    They own Bank Of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo, so take your money somewhere else, like a credit union.

    They own Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP Amoco and Chevron Texaco… so buy your gas from independent companies if possible, like Sinclair Oil.

    They “own” the Federal Reserve Notes, so move your money out of cash and into precious metals, long term food storage, water filters, guns and ammo, etc…

  • http://thetruthfulone.com David

    Hit the corrupt bankers where it hurts.

    You’re priority right now should be getting prepared for the economic collapse… meaning buying silver and gold, stocking up on food and water, buying guns and ammo, moving out of the city, etc.

    If you’re short on money, and especially if your credit rating already sucks… consider not paying your credit cards to these thieves who own JP Morgan Chase, Bank Of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup.

    They already got 16 TRILLION DOLLARS in unauthorized bailouts from their Federal Reserve, which if you divide by 307 million, equals $52,000 per U.S. citizen.

    If they got a bailout, why shouldn’t you get one too? :-P

    http://thetruthfulone.com/nwo

  • J2201987

    Indeed, the OWS protest has been infiltrated and co-opted by leftists, organizations and a bunch of clueless idiots who are ranting and raving about nothing of real significance.

    But it’s time that we enter step two of this “movement.” It’s pretty clear that chanting and pretty posters are not going to cut it anymore; we need to move forward in bringing this system to a halt. Stop participating in this system. Start boycotting! People forget the Montgomery bus boycott and how it almost ruined the transit system because the majority of the people who used it were black.

    It’s time to start doing bank runs; cease all business with these TBTF banks and join local banks and credit unions, stop shopping at these big stores (like Wal-Mart) who have little to no made-in-america products. Even more daring, if your mortgage is owned by a TBTF bank, stop paying it hell there are people already months behind on their mortgages already. Stop paying all these outrageous taxes (or fees rather, since “taxes” is a no-no word now) to help put an end to the IRS, stop signing these young kids up for wars to pillage and plunder the middle east. Start supporting state secession (10th amendment) from the already formed “North American Union” (the same Union Lincoln forced to keep together 150 years ago).

    I think the ultimate entity we need to boycott is the “almighty” dollar itself. Go back to bartering, acquire goods and services in exchange for other useful goods and services. We know the dollar is just fancy toilet paper with a dead president’s face on it, backed by nothing but faith promises and debt.

    One thing I’ve learned is that we the 99% make this world go round, we’ve just been conditioned not to believe so. If we achieved the desire to see real change, this system needs to come to an end, and the best way IMO is to stop participating in it. Very true that we all are entering the bottleneck of time and unprecedented territory. Something’s got to give….

    …or 90% of the 99% is annihilated and the remainder transforms into a genetically mutated slave race for the global elite.

    • S. Wiseman

      I agree with you. People have been deliberately dumbed-down and socially engineered to believe that they need to have a master rule over them. They don’t understand their own power or that history reveals that there have been many successful societies without a central authority. Today the only group of people I know of in this country who do not join forces with the government are the Amish – no daycares, no retirement homes, typical Amish family has 40 acres average, if any one of them has a need they hold auctions and use the proceeds to take care of their own, no one is on food stamps, they don’t take unemployment, etc., and they are successful. Many of them are rich. Not saying we should all live without electricity and automobiles, just saying we can learn a lot from societies and communities that are successful without being entangled with governments of men who seek to devour.

  • Colin

    Years ago, if I thought that if our cities burn, our nation would hire Americans to rebuild these cities. Now, I think, will our nation hire Americans, or they will hire cheap illegal labor and ship Chinese laborers here to rebuild our cities?

  • A. Nuran

    “Sadly”? “Frightening”?

    These are the first positive developments in American politics in years. People realize they have been disenfranchised and they and the country destroyed to make an ever-smaller minority ever-richer.

    Without protests like this and followups in the voting booth things will just get worse. And if peaceful mass action doesn’t change things it will only lead to repression, more anger and massive violence down the line.

  • Justa Guy

    There is going to be a lot of anarchy and riots with no real direction in the coming days. I have heard some news commentators saying that OWS doesn’t seem to have a specific agenda that they wish to accomplish, and I believe this to be largely true. The problem I see is that most people don’t even know what the problems are (since the sheeple have been asleep so long), so they can’t tell you what they want in order to correct them. So, what you will get is a lot of sheeple running around pissed off without knowing how to direct their anger into action that solves problems.

    Just look at the stats cited above, and compare them to the sheeples’ lack of vigilance in the news link listed below (I’m sure there are many other sources than this too).
    90% believe economy is performing poorly
    73% believe country is on wrong track
    82% disapprove of job congress is doing
    Yet…a whopping 42% of REGISTERED voters turned out for congressional elections (and the majority re-elected the same candidates). 41 million people that voted in the presidential election didn’t bother to vote for their congressional reps! And that is less than 50% of REGISTERED voters. My guess would be that half of the people eligible to vote don’t even register. Stupid Americans, stupid and lazy. And now the sheeples want to run around the streets grabbing their torches and pitchforks, but they really don’t know who to attack or why, because they are so uninformed. So of course somebody is going to come in and take control and tell them what to say and do, because without somebody telling them what to do, they’re clueless. That is why we are in this predicament, because the vast majority of the sheeples sat around being spoonfed who to vote for, and being spoonfed that they can only pick a democrap or republicant, like big fat babies that can’t think or do anything for themselves, which apparently they can’t. Now we get to watch as these lazy, ignorant sheeple run around and attack whoever they’re told took their bottle to suck away from them. For now, we are fortunate they are being pointed in the right direction, but I’m sure there will be many “slick Willies” that will come forward and misdirect them, since they really have no clue why they are in the situation they’re in. Maybe they should try re-electing Obama to solve their problem? Oh, wait, he’s already had 3 years, and things have only gotten worse. But that’s o.k., because apparently the people telling them what to do want them to.

    http://www.trentonian.com/articles/2010/11/03/news/doc4cd1cd5e75ec8949394354.txt

  • Napolean

    Hmmmm…. A Tea Party vs. Occupy Wall St Party brawl?

    I’ll put my money on the Tea Party Members. Far many more gun owners and people that can afford the bullets.

    Bring it on… Have it In D.C…. with pay per view!

    LOL…

  • Matt

    Its tooooooo late to save the country the false two party system ,has looted everthing thats why I expated over 12 years ago……….

  • Colin

    There are signs that Congress doesn’t understand the situation. No surprise there.

    Today, the Huffington Post is reporting that the Senators McCain and Hagan are drafting a bill for a repatriation tax holiday. The last tax holiday in 2004 witness corporations laying off thousands of workers, making investments in stocks, and delivering additional money to the executives and stockholders.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/13/repatriation-tax-holiday-corporate-power-occupy-wall-street_n_1000900.html

    Yesterday, the Congress passed three trade agreements to Columbia, Panama, and South Korea. The president is sure to sign these agreements into law. These trade agreements will witness more jobs being off-shored, and the further erosion of our middle class.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20111013/us-congress-trade/

    What these events prove for me at least is that it doesn’t matter who represents them, the common mass, the Tea Party or the Occupy Wall Street movement, as the elites and their servants aren’t listening.

  • Colin

    I am listening to MSNBC when I learned that the Tea Party movement is beginning a campaign to de-legitamitize the Occupy Wall Street movement. Members of the Tea Party are looking for evidence of drug use and incendiary speeches. Here is the article from Politico that reports on this investigation –

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65826.html

    So, if anyone wanted cooperation between the groups, don’t hold your breath. The Tea Party views OWS as a threat, and is actively working to destroy this movement.

    • Guido

      I doubt the Tea Party sees the Occupiers as a threat. I think most of them see the Occupiers as a joke, not a threat.

      I think a lot of them are beginning to see the Occupiers as something closer to Astroturf. It isn’t as if the Left isn’t above using ringers and rent-a-mobs to get what they want. They’ve been known to do it in the past. Here’s a note from an associate of mine:
      —–
      “When I took a year off college after basically almost flunking out I moved to Seattle to get away from all the friends and negative influences in my life so I could get refocused and pay some bills off. That just happened to be the same time the grunge bands were a big part of the nightlife in Seattle and I will admit I was blown away by it and spent most of my time chasing down tickets to all the small venues where they played…Temple of the Dog, Smashing Pumpkins, you name it. Anyway, my bills were growing more than my income and I looked through the employment section of the Seattle Times for work and one of the highest paid unskilled labor jobs I could find was an activist job…they didn’t call it that but I later found it that was the title. I called the number to see what it was about. Basically for $8 an hour you show up to a meeting point and load onto chartered buses and they take you to the Hanford Nuclear site where you protest and hold signs up, mob mentality stuff. I did not apply, but the perks were good. Free meals and guaranteed daily payment. No qualifications necessary, just show up for the bus. The Internet did not exist commmercially in 1988 so I had no idea what Hanford was but I had seen it in the news and it appeared to be something about a nunclear site that had problems and the stuff was leaching into the Columbia River. I was not Democrat, Republican, or political at all. I was broke, uneducated, and worried about where my next meal was coming from. I think many of those people down there on Wall Street are paid by some interest group with a bigger picture on things, and they are just uneducated slugs trying to make a living. It’s obvious the one guy is because he was talking about a start-up with friends of his. They’re probably getting $100 a day and two free sandwiches.”
      —–

      He’s referring to this video: http://gothamist.com/2011/10/12/video_james_okeefe_destroys_occupy.php
      In this video, a guy posing as a Wall Street banker walks into the protest to talk to people and meets a bunch of ignorant nuts, striking comedy gold. This is not the only video like this out there.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/13/us-wallstreet-protests-origins-idUSTRE79C1YN20111013 This article discusses who is bankrolling these protests, but being a Lame Stream Media article, they don’t dig too deep into the truth. It should come as no surprise that George Soros has a hand in them, even if indirectly. If he and his army of various “independent” organizations and front groups is involved, I see no reason to credit them as a grassroots movement. According to Judicial Watch on 5Oct11, ACORN, or whatever they’re calling themselves this week, is behind the protest, too. http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2011/oct/acorn-behind-occupy-wall-street-protest
      Moveon.org is also involved. Hmmm. http://weaselzippers.us/2011/10/03/soros-funded-puppets-moveon-org-joins-occupy-wall-street-protest/

      Finally, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2792760/posts is also reporting the Soros connection. “Even the protesters admit the hypocrisy of having billionaire Soros and MoveOn.org “joining forces to voice their ‘support’ for an anti-Wall Street movement” and that it ‘should set alarm bells ringing.” Additional funding went to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Community Voices Heard, Coalition for the Homeless, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP), and 350.org.”

      This movement is astroturf. They’re artificial grass roots trying to take control of any real, authentic grassroots out there-and there are a lot of angry, upset people with reasonable, legitimate complaints. These individuals, and a lot of ignorant ill-informed people, are being swept up in a fake movement and being directed by the same people they are protesting.

      How else can you characterize one of the world’s wealthiest men fronting money for a movement that is ostensibly aimed at the world’s wealthiest men?

      And how is it a movement angry about the state of the economy isn’t pointing any fingers at the man who has presided over the economy for the last couple years??? The legitimate protesters are being organized and led by the nose. It’s little more than a pressure valve to direct steam in a safe direction.

  • http://gardenserf.wordpress.com GardenSERF

    Veterans need to seriously assess who they’re going to join.

    http://gardenserf.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/occupy-wall-street-cutting-teeth-today-cracking-skulls-tomorrow/

    No one likes national elites who take advantage of cronyism. On the other hand, don’t throw in with transnationalists who want to destroy America.

  • Just a Thought

    It not about rich or poor it’s about power. It’s about dividing a nation using class warfare. Until people realize that if we are not united they will win, then this is just another hopeless thought.

    I’m not rich by no means, but why should rich people pay more just because they have more money? Shouldn’t we all pay the our fair share? It makes no sense to me for a group to have to support this country more so than others. Entitlement programs have been around long enough to indoctrinate people it seems.

    The people behind what is going don’t care about money just control and they have that control when they can divide a nation. Think outside the box and don’t play their games.

    • mondobeyondo

      You are correct. It is all about power.
      Money? Hee hee.
      Simply a means to an end.

      If you have all the power, having all the money is no problem at all.

  • Sylvie

    This article is a bunch of trash. The occupy wall street protestors that I have seen on TV make a point of saying how great it is that there are Ron Paul supporters there. The goal behind the occupation is to show peaceful disagreement with the current monetary/power paradigm. There is a suspicion that some hired thugs are infiltrating the demonstration to cause trouble and make the real demonstrators look bad. The 1% are fervently hoping that trouble starts so they can “release the hounds on the rabble.” First they mock you, then they hate you, then they fight you, then you win. Ghandi

    • Guido

      I think Gandhi might have a slightly harder time winning in this day and age.

      By the way-how many Buddhists have set themselves on fire in recent years to protest Tibet’s occupation?

      But I agree with you-I hope they can stay non-violent and use their voices, not their fists, to get what they want.

  • White Indian

    Hierarchy is an unnecessary evil.
    • Civilization must always grow.
    • Civilization always pursues complexity.
    • Complexity is subject to diminishing returns.
    • We have passed the point of diminishing returns.
    • Technology cannot stop collapse.
    • Environmental problems may lead to collapse.
    • Peak Oil may lead to collapse.
    • Complexity ensures collapse.
    • Collapse is an economizing process.
    • Collapse is inevitable.
    • Collapse increases quality of life.

    http://rewild.info/anthropik/thirty/

  • Jane

    When martial law is enacted due to all the ” fighting the rich/fedgov” your asses will be dragged off to some re-education camp. You will never get across any border or fly. Your name and “number” will mark you as a terrorist. But it sounds good to say you’ll do this or that. The military are training for American soil, watch yourselves…….

  • Gary2

    These past 30 years the rich, corporations, and Wall St. got just about EVERYTHING they wanted… tax cuts for the filthy rich even while we were trillions in debt, big reductions on capital gains taxes from 28 to 15%, free trade deal to exploit cheap and slave labor overseas, corporate welfare, two wars they refused to pay for, deregulation of banks, mass media, and commodities.

    They sabotaged government revenue with irresponsible tax cuts and sabotaged the industrial base of America with free trade. Their privatization efforts in Iraq milked taxpayers for $100k+ a year contractor jobs that our military should have been doing for a fifth that price.

    They encouraged us to place our life savings in the hands of sociopathic predators on Wall Street whose greed and hubris was so great they didn’t just bring down their own banks, they brought down our entire economy… almost the world’s.

    The status quo is no longer acceptable

    We are the 99%

    • Guido

      No, you’re not. That 99% thing is a cute piece of sloganeering propaganda, but realistically, you’re not the 99% of anything. There is a vast, silent majority of people whom you and your buddies do not represent in any way, shape, or form. For me, it only cheapens the legitimate points you actually do have.

      I am by no means wealthy, but you certainly don’t speak for me and few, if any, people I know. In that case, it seems absolutely silly for you to pretend you’re speaking for anyone but yourself and your rather Left group.

      What’s to stop anyone else from saying the same thing? We are the 99% and we all like Exxon Mobile products in our cars because it reduces wear and tear and improves mileage. We are the 99% and we want abortion banned and Row v. Wade overturned. We are the 99% and we demand Hollywood apologize for remaking Footloose. We are the 99%, we’re PCs, and Windows 7 was our idea!

      I’m the 99% and I demand you also focus on the politician in the White House who presided over the last few years of economic collapse and at least concede some of this is his fault. So far, I haven’t seen anyone representing me in front of his office or residence demanding accountability. Oh wait, I have, but no one wants to hear from them because they’re the Tea Party.

  • mondobeyondo

    Don’t give up.
    There’s always Hope, and Change.

    Obama 2012! Um… scratch that. But what’s the alternative? Biden? Romney? Perry??

    • mondobeyondo

      Hope and Change are Destiny’s sisters.
      Here she is right now! Say hi, Destiny!

    • mondobeyondo

      I’m not trying to spark a revolution. The revolution is sparking itself.

  • Helen

    Buckle up everybody. I think everyone is educated
    on the Cloward-Piven strategy, so these protests
    could be a ruse to bring many Muslims into America
    while everyone is distracted.

    Which would be more important to the administration
    of this country? Makes you kinda think, doesn’t it?

  • Bill

    I’m in my 50′s. I have three young kids at home and I’m self employed. After studying this mess for three years, I’ve figured out who is to blame. We the people are at fault.

    Before you flame me, read me through.
    It is simple logic to say that a person who steals from you is a crook and deserves to be punished, but what if the your personal security was put out there to be invaded upon by someone whom you hired and was a trusted employee? You see? I think that the people WE HIRED are far more to blame. They lie, “split hairs” in their explanations, take advantage of their positions they are given, misuse our trust and instead of firing them for their criminal abuse, we turn away and ignore it. We think of ourselves and not of “the group” as a whole. We think, “My special interests are met, who cares about the rest?”. You can tell me I’m wrong, but ALL of you readers know I’m right.

    Our society and morals have changed in 50 years. A vast MAJORITY of “we the people” actually BELIEVE that we are ENTITLED to SOMETHING! This thought I find utterly amazing. The ONE thing you are entitled to is freedom to find your way through life hindered by no other man. That’s it. Nothing else. You aren’t entitled to medical care, a job, a house, a car, a cell phone, retirement or a “warm fuzzy” The ONLY THING YOU ARE ENTITLED TO IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY AND ACQUIRE THESE THINGS AND MORE. Nothing else. Period. Social Security? If you paid in…you should get back…and ONLY the appropriate interest…NOTHING MORE.

    I know…what about the poor and disabled? Poor have always been and will always be with us. Not all of us are meant to be rich. You have the chance, if you truly seek it. You PROBABLY won’t make it. That’s life! I don’t care what the warm fuzzy bunny says…we all DON”T get a chance to bat! Some people were meant to drive the boat, some were meant to navigate the boat, and some were meant to SCRAPE THE BOTTOM OF THE BOAT. Regarding welfare……END IT. If you’re WORKING, and have dependent children and can PROVE you need help AND are a single parent…maybe food stamps..and I say MAYBE; that is if we can PAY for it.

    Disabled? I think disability insurance is a good thing, but you have to “watch the watchers” if you want to avoid fraud,( and there are millions of dollars of it out there).

    This mess is OUR FAULT. We hired these sumbitches. Who is to blame?
    The “bankers” and Wall Street? Fire the sumbitches WE hired to manage OUR money who GAVE the crooks OUR money. A simple accountant with a four year degree could manageg the books of this country better than any of the clowns we have hired….not to mention the clowns our MANAGERS hired.

    There is an answer to our problems. It’s ugly. Violent change, division, segregation, tribalism…let’s face it, the “melting pot” ain’t working. It may never happen. Our new genereations have to lead and find their own way. I’m not sure they’ll make it in any fashion we older folks will approve of. We will see.

    These “pundits” and experts are just lining their damn pockets with speaking fees and talking smack. ANYBODY with ANY amount of common sense can see what the problem is.

    As to money? Gold standard. I heard some jackass on the radio say, “What would happen if we went back to the gold standard?” Answer…..Gold values would go through the roof and money values would stay the same. Gold would be 6 or 7 thousand an ounce, but who cares? The valuation would seek a level acceptable to all. Painful and messy?ABSOLUTELY, but things are going to get painful and messy anyway.

    So here’s the deal: Vote in normal average folks. NO prior political experience. Term limits. All of the common sense things that any of you can think of.

    Think that’s going to happen? Have you ever heard of a rich dictator quitting his job for the good of his subjects?

    I used to work as personal security (read bodyguard) for a senator. The sumbitch TOLD me, to my face, that he was “keeping this job for life” and if I “played my cards right” I could “come along for the ride”.

    99% of these clowns are in the ring for POWER and MONEY.

    I am not an anarchist. I am just an older guy that see’s through the fog.

    Sorry folks. I’m not a writer or anything so this may appear a bit disjointed…my sincere apologies. I just needed to have my say….:)

  • Justin

    Bill, while I respect your opinion; your view of the poor in this country is part of the problem. We can pay for social services and I think having a country that takes care of it’s citizens that can’t take care of themselves would be something to be proud of. Advocating cutting the poor off would create more problems than you know. How man protesters do you think there would be in the streets if the 40 million people who get food stamps suddenly started going hungry? No Bill, we aren’t entitled to anything now but your ideas will take us back to the way things were before the depression. Since very few people alive are old enough to know what that was like (myself included), let’s just say that a lot of “welfare” programs stared because of the depression. You, like so many “go it alone” types didn’t live through events in history that have proven the go it yourself mentality doesn’t and never will work the way you want it to.

    • Bill

      Thanks for your kind reply Justin.

      I guess you and I will have to agree to disagree….I have been “working poor” my whole life. I only earned what one would consider “good money” for 8 or 10 years. I grew up in a poor family and we worked for EVERYTHING we ever got.

      I do see your point about that 40 million on food stamps, but I feel like the well is dry! We cannot continue feeding everyone with the idea that these benefits will never end.

      Having parents and family that have actually lived through the depression, several whom are still alive actually, has given me a different perspective. I’m not sure I understand the “go it alone” thing. You were put on this earth the same as me. Maybe you didn’t arrive with my abilities as I did not arrive with yours, but we both get the same 160 +/- hours a week to improve ourselves and make life what we can. I have been to some of the most backward third world places on earth and count my blessings that I was born where and when I was, but it also put into perspective the reality that we all don’t get equal shares….in anything. You get what you get.

      Socialist countries financial systems are collapsing rather rapidly, due to the fact that these welfare type states have to continually TAKE from the earners to support the non-earners. Now I fully appreciate your point about poor people needing assistance, however I personally subscribe to the “teach a man to fish” theory instead of “giving away the fish”.

      The “go it yourself” theory is what this country and our system was based upon from its’ conception.

      France is a simple example of wealth redistribution. 70% taxes and still not enough for everyone. Give-aways eventually spawn laziness and an entitlement mentality. I mean….it stands to reason, if you can’t afford to feed children, don’t HAVE them. If you can’t afford a phone don’t expect ME to pay for it, especially basing that “right” upon the altar of “fairness”.

      That’s just my opinion.

      Student loans are “LOANS”..don’t borrow and then blame the provider of the loan for your childish self-gratification and laziness in working to pay back that which you CHOSE to borrow.

      My older brother is a child protective services officer…he see’s this mentality every day….everyone else is dipping into the trough, I may as well get MINE!

      Sorry Justin, but I find that behavior reprehensible. I know some folks have trouble, but the idea is you are born, your folks raise and educate you, then you go out and create your own life and posterity. There’s nothing in there about a “cradle to grave” safety net.

      My wife had appendicitis on Sunday last. ER on a Sunday, surgery on Monday, home Monday night. We have NO medical insurance. I have three school age children at home. We have to pay the bill…..I found a part time job clerking for a couple of bucks over minimum wage and will work there until I pay the +/- $10,000.00 hospital bill. That’s the way it works pardner. Life hands you challenges and you rise to the occasion, spit teeth and grunt.

  • chris

    The truth is, we are seeing God’s Judgment poured out across a nation who chooses not to obey the the scriptures. Those words written in the bible. Abortion, on demand, homosexual parades, the rise of foreign gods. Read Lamentations when the famine came. It says it is “better to die by the sword, than be racked with hunger”. I do believe very bad things are coming for those in America. Remember too, if you are unhappy, the Lord put these people in power. Go to http://www.operationsaveamerica.org and type in “Will God Judge America” There are several references to the bible and the things we see in our culture. So who can you really get upset with ?

    • Gay Veteran

      or maybe God is just mad at pharassees like you

  • Pauly

    They have a min. wage, how about a max wage? The average CEO makes 538x’s the average worker. Why not cut that down to 20x’s for the CEO?

  • mondobeyondo

    The beauty of America is that anyone who truly has ambition, and is willing to sacrifice and work hard, can succeed and make their individual dreams come true. That was the vision that made so many people from all over the world to immigrate here in years past.

    At least that was the America I once knew. I don’t recognize this place anymore.

  • Bill

    Pauly, come on……! You have the right to go out and earn just as much as the next guy. If you don’t like the fact that some fatcat CEO makes a jillion bucks a year, DON’T patronize the company and TELL them why you won’t! Simple deal.

    Are you aware, or have you ever noticed how corrupt many African countries governments are? The number one reason is that the ones that rise to the top, get an education and take over things had early vision. They saw and they took. THEN,(and here’s the really sweet part), they went home from the UK or wherever, and saw their lazy brethren sitting on their duff and waiting for more European style socialism, and they realized that socialism was an easy way to manipulate the economy “for the good of all” as well as themselves.

    Communism? That’s socialism with a gun. I’ve been there and seen it. I visit Africa every few years…I watch it change. That crap is EXACTLY what they are trying to do in this country.
    Take from the haves and “redistribute to the have-nots”. Brother, the ONLY ones that really benefit in that system are the ones in charge or the fatcats who pay them a percentage to allow the fatcats to “BE” fatcats.

    Did you ever notice we never import our constitution when we fight battles and help new countries to restart, as in Iraq or such. It is because the winners, no matter what the side, don’t want the people to have the openness and rights that our constitution affirms.

    Think about it…………….

  • Githzerai

    I gotta say I find it funny. Lazy little punks who pay 0% in taxes protesting in front of homes of people paying 66% in taxes. Who isn’t paying enough in taxes?

    Next, these punks want socialism or communism? Have they read any history at all? Some 60 million unlucky people have lost their lives to communism… is that really a forward-thinking idea?

  • http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2007/03/multiculturalism-merits-and-debits.html Charles Emerson Winchester

    This is quite interesting:

    From http://www.conspiracypenpal.com/columns/state1.htm (February 17th, 2008):

    “There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit (debt) expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit (debt) expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”
    — Ludwig von Mises, Human Action (1949)”

    “The morons who seized control of America after killing JFK have botched everything so badly that there is no way back not involving extensive pain and deprivation, at a minimum. And they certainly will not cede the power they have stolen from us peacefully. More likely: bloodshed and death far in excess of that seen during America’s first Civil War… per capita!”

    “Though I foresee a last-ditch effort to discredit Obama and thereby get the guy inaugurated whom our self-chosen masters really want – McCain – I predict that Barack Obama will be the next American President.”

    “Because America quite obviously is finished, it simply no longer matters who gets elected President.”