The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy TL;DR

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Why this massive mobilisation against these not-yet-fully-articulated, unarmed, inchoate people? After all, protesters against the war in Iraq, Tea Party rallies and others have all proceeded without this coordinated crackdown. Is it really the camping? As I write, two hundred young people, with sleeping bags, suitcases and even folding chairs, are still camping out all night and day outside of NBC on public sidewalks – under the benevolent eye of an NYPD cop – awaiting Saturday Night Live tickets, so surely the camping is not the issue. I was still deeply puzzled as to why OWS, this hapless, hopeful band, would call out a violent federal response.

That is, until I found out what it was that OWS actually wanted.

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).

In other words, for the DHS to be on a call with mayors, the logic of its chain of command and accountability implies that congressional overseers, with the blessing of the White House, told the DHS to authorise mayors to order their police forces – pumped up with millions of dollars of hardware and training from the DHS – to make war on peaceful citizens.

But wait: why on earth would Congress advise violent militarised reactions against its own peaceful constituents? The answer is straightforward: in recent years, members of Congress have started entering the system as members of the middle class (or upper middle class) – but they are leaving DC privy to vast personal wealth, as we see from the "scandal" of presidential contender Newt Gingrich's having been paid $1.8m for a few hours' "consulting" to special interests. The inflated fees to lawmakers who turn lobbyists are common knowledge, but the notion that congressmen and women are legislating their own companies' profitsis less widely known – and if the books were to be opened, they would surely reveal corruption on a Wall Street spectrum. Indeed, we do already know that congresspeople are massively profiting from... they have on companies about which they are legislating – a form of insider trading that sent Martha Stewart to jail.

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Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams. Even though they are, as yet, unaware of what the implications of their movement are, those threatened by the stirrings of their dreams of reform are not.

Sadly, Americans this week have come one step closer to being true brothers and sisters of the protesters in Tahrir Square. Like them, our own national leaders, who likely see their own personal wealth under threat from transparency and reform, are now making war upon us.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/25/shoc...

One step closer to the puppet masters, leaving a trail of revealed corruptions underway ...

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Comment by Anonymiss Express on November 26, 2011 at 9:40pm

Thanks. Some more "grounding work" may follow ...

Comment by youhavetoforgiveme on November 27, 2011 at 4:07am

I'd like to take a crack at this....

 

[quote]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[/quote]

 

I'd give GOOD money to see what's at the bottom of that list. My guess is that it equates to something along the lines of death by violence (or worse) of Congress, Wall Street, or the banksters, or some variation of "all of the above".

 

The question still remains: Why are they fighting peaceful protesters with wholesale violence?

 

I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid. And neither is Congress. They know that for every 99 peaceful protesters, there is at least one with military if not combat military experience. For every three or five such people, there is one that is "biding his time" and waiting for the right people and the right time.....

 

Now what if these wayward but peaceful people not only became violent, but even worse, organized. One hundred people with a good supply of Molotov cocktails, crowbars, shotguns, and the will to use them could make one hell of a mess. Now what if they also had the element of surprise?

 

What if they all showed up "at the last minute"-- before aid could arrive-- Hell bent to kill people on Congress's doorstep?

 

Congress to a man and woman would be slaughtered-- and they know it.

 

Now, my numbers and equipment may be off, but I think you get my point. That's why they're brutally beating people in the streets and gagging the media at large to keep things quiet.

Comment by youhavetoforgiveme on November 27, 2011 at 5:54am

Another thought....Congress isn't stupid...they're seeing what's happening over in Europe. What if Congress has to obey the banksters and start "austerity measures" here in the US???

Comment by Anonymiss Express on November 27, 2011 at 7:00am

Well, yea, we can use Greece as "example" or "indicator".

There were some non-peaceful people, "inciters" if you will. They got arrested, and people recognised them as undercover cops. On top of that, when a bunch of the most aggressive were arrested they were floored and a picture of their boots taken. All were riot cop boots (Can't find the picture right now). Anyway, it was too much of a co-incidence. And some more of that nappened. It was even captured on video.

I am linking in some articles and video's for making the comparison. I am not sure what the value of comparison is, except for coming better prepared for what length they will go to to maintain their domineering and manipulative position. (as if we didn't know that already).

Toronto G20 Exposed (Documentary – Full Length)

Report: G20 Law Gave Cops ‘Wartime’ Power

G20 Cops Were Told To Stand Down. Why? Who Made That Order?

The Toronto G20 Riot Fraud: Undercover Police engaged in Purposeful...

Bizarre G20 Standoff: Police Corralled 200 People In Heavy Rain For...

G20: Police used undercover agents to incite crowds

 

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Comment by youhavetoforgiveme on November 28, 2011 at 4:20am

I've been sitting here for the last couple of minutes trying to think of any sort of motivation that police officers might have (real or misguided) to do such a thing. You know, pose as violent civilians who are trying to overthrow the current regime. I can't think of one other than someone is paying them (or extorting) them to do so in the hope that still others will become more violent.......

 

....which will give the elite the excuse that they need to start imprisoning people wholesale without reason or trial. And they're about to pass a law that will let them do it too......

Comment by Anonymiss Express on November 29, 2011 at 11:20am

Seems like it passed. :(

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