Will we keep assuming there’s a difference between Liberal and Conservative lies? They all do, they are all bought by wall street. You and I don’t have skin in this game but we keep pretending we do with this left, right fantasy.
Those that have, are taking from those that do not. Being a GOP servant won’t save you from the continued pillaging of America’s wealth and recourses by the top 1% nor will being a DNC member. You and I cannot debate with freedom when corporations are considered “people.” When the people with all the money write the tax code. Either we are on the same side or there won’t be a side, just the have mores versus the rest.
OWS is fighting for you whether you like it or not. The goal is to get money out of politics and take gambling out of banking. OWS isn’t going after a figure head like a president, the Teaparty got that one wrong. Congress holds the power, congress makes the law, congress goes to bed with lobbyist and wall street.
No matter what party you belong to those with the money will continue to move jobs overseas, write the tax code to favor themselves and leave us to starve in a a nation that has spilled blood and gold to make it safe for these bastards to do business.
No ideology, no matter how strongly you believe in it will keep us safe from the elite funneling money out of our great nation.
So long as we maintain this left, right, you are wrong, I am right toxic conversations, we remain indentured to to this financial coupe.
In a nod to the fact that some people just won’t take the Occupy movement seriously until the group has a leader, Occupy Denver has taken the unusual step of actually taking a vote and electing a leader.
Meet Shelby, the wonder dog.
“We of Occupy Denver hereby elect and recognize Shelby the border collie dog as our leader until such time that Occupy Denver, rescind or replace said role.
Shelby the dog is more of a person than any corporation, say the dog's supporters.
As such, under auspices including, but not limited to, the facts that she can bleed, breed, and show emotion, there by proving she is more of a “person” than a corporation, here by demand that Shelby not only be legally recognized by both State and Federal government as the leader of Occupy Denver, but also as a person.”
Ah, so there is something serious in this election after all. Occupiers insist that Shelby is more of a person than even–or especially–the largest of corporations can ever be.
Of course, Occupy Denver is not alone in its quest to be taken more seriously. Occupy Wall Street has released the first in a series of television ads. Money for the ad was raised by crowdsourcing, where people could go online and pledge personal small and large contributions until enough money is raised to create and air the ads.
The 30-second spot, put together by director David Sauvage and composer Glenn Grossman, appears to be an attempt to debunk the conventional wisdom that the movement lacks coherent goals. With a cast of healthy, smiling, well-adjusted-looking activists, it also appears to challenge popular images of the protesters as dirty hippies or fringe characters.
Sauvage told MSNBC, “I want people to see it and say that the people that are protesting are real people with meaningful concerns that I can relate to. And hopefully, in a subtle way, the ad helps shift the conversation.”
Reason.tv followed investment guru, radio show host, and unflappable defender of capitalism Peter Schiff as he spent three hours among the Occupy Wall Street protesters in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park.
An unapologetic member of “the 1 Percent,” Schiff argued with all comers for the better part of an afternoon.
Schiff is no ordinary observer. As the prinicipal of the financial firm Euro Pacific Capital, he’s a full-fledged and unapologetic member of “the 1 Percent.” As an outspoken radio show host and commentator, he not only predicted the housing crash and financial crisis, he railed bank and auto-sector bailouts as they were happening. Schiff believes that capitalism offers is the only hope for young, frustrated people to have a vibrant and prosperous future. So he went to Occupy Wall Street to engage and debate the protesters.
Touring the Occupy Wall Street scene in New York with a sign that read “I Am the 1%, Let’s Talk,” Schiff spent more than three hours on the scene, explaining the difference between cronyism and capitalism, bailouts and balance sheets, and more.
“The regulation we want is the market,” said Schiff. “That’s what works.”
Schiff describes himself as “sympathetic” to the plight of the OWS protesters, but thinks their anger is misdirected at legitimate business interests and should be better at the White House, Congress, the Federal Reserve, and the crony capitalists they’ve bailed out.
Labor Wades Delicately Into Occupy Wall Street (By Andrew J. Hawkins, City Hall News) “For a brief period of time the unions will be front-and-center, talking about macro issues rather than things that are micro, things that are selfless rather than things that are selfish,” Adler said. “And they will being doing it at the center of media attention that they have not been successful in mobilizing themselves.”
The Politics of Occupy Wall Street: Bernie Sanders, Progressives, Big Unions Endorse; Obama’s Silent (John Nichols, The Nation) Congressman Dennis Kucinich, an Ohio Democrat who sought the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008, was equally enthusiastic: To the young men and women who are braving the overreaction of local authorities to raise their voices against the corruption and manipulation of our nation that emanates from Wall Street: I say to you that your presence is making a difference.