Feds Behind Occupy Wall Street Evictions
Posted by Jimmy Mengel - Thursday, November 17th, 2011
As police have swooped in to remove the Occupy Wall Street movement from cities around the country, some are wondering if coordination for these raids is coming from above...
Oakland, New York, Portland and others have all been "rolled-up" in the exact same way...
According to one official from the Justice Department, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have aided cities in the OWS evictions, even providing tactical advice and warning cities to evict protestors when the press wasn't around.
"This is not some coincidence. This was planned,” Filmmaker Michael Moore told Keith Olbermann yesterday.
“I think the question really has to be asked of the federal government and of the Obama administration. Why?”
Here's an excerpt from aforementioned Minneapolis Examiner's Rick Ellis, who broke the story. He spoke to a Justice Department official about the allegations:
The official, who spoke on background to me late Monday evening, said that while local police agencies had received tactical and planning advice from national agencies, the ultimate decision on how each jurisdiction handles the Occupy protests ultimately rests with local law enforcement.
According to this official, in several recent conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules. Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, with one presentation suggesting that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated for a time when the press was the least likely to be present.
Democracy in action!
Ron Paul: U.S. is "Technically Bankrupt"
Posted by Jimmy Mengel - Thursday, November 17th, 2011
The first step is admitting you have a problem...but like a typical junkie, the U.S. is in denial, according to Ron Paul:
“A lot of people, as well as the politicians...they're in denial. They don't realize we're technically bankrupt. We're insolvent. We can't pay the bills. The only thing that keeps us going is this illusion that our dollars will last forever and all we have to do is create new money, pay the bills and bail out Europe and everybody else. But that is coming to an end and that's what our financial crisis is telling us..."
Recent polls show Paul is running in a first place tie heading into the Iowa caucus, so why is he still lacking serious coverage? Paul has an idea why:
"They don't want to hear what I have to say because I do challenge the status quo. The statue quo of both parties, and our foreign policy, and the policy of the Federal Reserve which serves a lot of powerful special interests, so maybe there is a concerted effort to make sure these views are circulated too widely".
Check out his Fox interview here:
Ron Paul Kills it on Meet the Press
Posted by Jimmy Mengel - Monday, October 24th, 2011
On Sunday's Meet the Press, Dr. Ron Paul got the rare chance to fully explain his positions to a national television audience. He unloaded on the Fed, the worldwide sovereign debt crisis, and his controversial plan to make $1 trillion in government budget cuts.
While all of the Republican candidates have agreed that government spending is a problem, no other candidate has dared to take it to its logical conclusion of massive budget cuts. When host David Gregory asked if anyone would be hurt by Paul's “draconian” plan to cut $1 trillion, Paul stood by his guns:
“After World War II, we cut spending by 60% and cut taxes...and all the money and expenditures went back to the people, and we finally got over the depression by having these draconian cuts.”
Paul also clearly defined his vision of what the government should, and should not be doing:
“It shouldn't be that were the policeman of the world and we have this runaway entitlement spending. You can't keep spending like this - because now we face this world wide crisis of sovereign debt, which is our big problem, but you can't deal with it unless you cut spending.”
And offers a stark choice for government's role in the economy:
“What we're witnessing today is the failure of a Keynesian economic model, and today we have to replace it with something. We either replace it with more government and more authoritarianism and more controls, or we look toward the free market...”
Music to our ears!
Watch the entire interview, and be sure to pass it along. When people are able to actually hear a calm, lengthy explanation instead of just scary, simplistic headlines, Dr. Paul's support will only grow:
Ron Paul's Trillion Dollar Budget Cut
Posted by Wealth Wire - Monday, October 17th, 2011
Ron Paul is going after the federal budget with a bazooka...
Paul will release a specific plan today that would seek to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget, and totally balance the budget within three years of becoming president.
According to POLITICO, President Paul would eliminate several government departments, and even cut his own presidential salary to around $40,000 – “approximately equal to the median personal income of the American worker.”
“Dr. Paul is the only candidate with a plan to cut spending and truly balance the budget,” says an executive summary of the plan, of which POLITICO obtained an early copy.
“This is the only plan that will deliver what America needs in these difficult times: Major regulatory relief, large spending cuts, sound monetary policy, and a balanced budget.”
- Immediately freezing spending by numerous government agencies at 2006 levels
- Full audit of the Federal Reserve
- 30% cut of the EPA
- 40% cut for Food and Drug Administration
- Foreign aid would be “zeroed out” immediately
- Federal workforce would be reduced by 10 percent
- Medicaid, food stamps and family support programs would all be block-granted to the states and would no longer be “mandatory spending” in the federal budget.
- Reduce the top corporate income tax rate to 15 percent,
- Eliminate captial gains and dividend taxes
- Extend all Bush-era tax cuts
- Repeal Obamacare and Dodd-Frank
A Message to Occupy Wall Street
Posted by Wealth Wire - Thursday, October 6th, 2011
Dear Occupy Wall Street,
I completely understand your anger and commend you for having the courage to do something about it.
Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company said nearly a century ago, "It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."
And that was before the government financial system really got good at stealing from and impoverishing us. Today, if we all really had any idea as to what has been done to us by the system there’d be 6.8 billion people involved in these protests.
However, there is a very, very important piece of the puzzle that you have missed completely.
In order to understand why, you have to realize one thing. You have been brainwashed. Don’t feel too bad, we all have been.
Thomas Pynchon said, "If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." And that is precisely what they have been doing for decades, using propaganda and indoctrination to confuse you as to the real source of the problems so that you never ask the right questions.
In a sound, honest world, you could do anything you want… you certainly would not have been forced into a minimum of 12 years of indoctrination (called public or private, state regulated schools) as a child. As well, practically everything in mainstream media is meant to subtly, every day, push you in the direction of supporting the nation-state.
After 12-16 years of government controlled “education” and thousands of hours of television propaganda from mainstream media that is all but one-in-the-same with the government it can be very hard to see reality.
Here is the reality. All of the problems you see are real. But you’ve been misdirected as to their cause – on purpose. Wall Street is, for the most part, corrupt and incredibly damaging to society as a whole. But, they are a SYMPTOM, not the CAUSE of the problem.
If you want to protest the real devils who have caused every major problem in the world, from wars to poverty to oppression, then you shouldn’t be in New York. You should be in Washington D.C. (District of Criminals) in front of the White House, Congress and the Federal Reserve building. That is the source of all of our problems today.
Sadly, because of all the propaganda and brainwashing you are actually asking for more government involvement in the economy as a solution to the problem CAUSED by the massive amount of government involvement in the economy. You have to realize one thing. There is a war on for your mind. At the moment, the side of reality, truth, honesty and self-responsibility is losing. The side of propaganda, corruption, theft (taxes), violence (laws against victimless crimes, wars and cages/jails or death if you do not submit to theft) and outright evil has been winning.
The tide is turning, however. Slowly people are awakening to the truth. We don’t need to fight violently, like them. We just need to say no. But this will only happen if you can see the true cause of all of the problems of today. As the younger generations we have unfortunately been completely brainwashed and indoctrinated.
We’ve been told government is good and here to protect us when the only times most of us have been accosted, tased, put in cages (jail) or beaten has been at the hand of a “police officer”.
We’ve been told taxation isn’t theft, when that is exactly what it is.
We’ve been told that democracy is freedom, when in fact it is slavery.
We’ve been brainwashed our entire lives but we can snap out of it very easily. Here are a few videos to get you started down the rabbit hole:
Once you are done those videos then you can move on to the next stage. Read these books:
- Murray Rothbard’s “For a New Liberty”
- Hans-Hermann Hoppe's "Democracy: The God That Failed"
- Morris & Linda Tannehill's "The Market For Liberty"
You will feel a lot of emotions as you awaken. You may feel, more than anything, fear. Swallow it. You are here on Earth once. Don’t allow yourself to be scared out of freedom, love and peace. Step past that feeling. Once you can quell those feelings, then you may feel angry. That is good and natural. However, we shouldn’t need to get violent to stop this slavery.
All we need to do to stop it is to stop supporting the government and spread the word to others so that they do the same. This is very easy.
Mahatma Gandhi said, "Withholding of payment of taxes is one of the quickest methods of overthrowing a government."
Be warned, this process will not be easy… we will go through a few months and maybe even a few years of virtual chaos as the entire nation-state, political control system collapses. The entire false, non-free market, thieving monetary system will collapse in the process. Everything will change. People will once again have to learn to support themselves and how to be productive.
But don’t worry. As Bill Hicks said, it’s just a ride. Once we can get rid of the devils amongst us who only can have power WHEN we CREATE that power for them to attain (governance) then they scurry like the cockroaches that they are.
Freedom is right in front of you. Prosperity like you’ve never known lies at your fingertips. All you have to do is awaken, educate yourself and follow one simple principle. A principle that is so simple and obvious that they teach it to kindergarten children. The Non-Aggression Principle. Don’t hit… don’t steal… and only resort to violence when aggressed against. And don’t allow any person, corporation or government to breach this principle.
When that stands as the center of your philosophy of being all else becomes simple. The “authorities” hope you never figure this out. Unluckily for them, but typical at the same time, they didn’t realize the internet would allow this message to get to the masses. It is typical because these people aren’t especially smart. They are scheming sociopaths and excellent conmen and women, but they aren’t especially smart. If they were they would have realized the internet would be a major problem for them years ago and have done something to stop it.
Now they are beginning to realize that the internet will facilitate their fall. People like Barack Obama speak often of the “internet kill switch” for this reason. But we have a few months still to educate, communicate and to defeat them. Act now to devour all of the real, honest information that is available to you through the internet. Look to website such asLewRockwell.com, Mises.org and watch interviews with top anarchists at Anarchast. Also, download all of this information... it will almost certainly be censored by the government very soon.
If we cannot spread the word prior to them shutting the internet down then we will lose. We will all be enslaved except for the few of us who have found a way to escape to remote islands, live discretely off of un-policed waters on sailboats or ships, small seasteads or the few who may have even escaped to outer space… things like Virgin Galactic are just now making possible.
But it is my hope that we can use this moment as our time to awaken. Pass along this post, its videos and articles to anyone and everyone you can.
Fight the power and stand up to the tyranny, but fight the root of the problem, not the symptom. The root are the governments of the world. They have created an entire, artificial financial system (which is not capitalism, it is corporatism/fascism) based on theft (taxation). It is natural, then, for the financial edifice that grows up around that system to also be based on theft and corruption.
But you cannot defeat that financial system without defeating the system that created it. Take your fight to Washington, D.C. When ten million+ occupy Washington D.C. and call for the end to institutionalized force and theft then we have an opportunity to really change the world for the better.
Youth of America, occupy Washington. Youth of the world, occupy the power centers of your own tax farms (countries). They have stolen your futures from even before you were born.
Take it back...
*Post Courtesy of The Dollar Vigilante.