By Edmund Jenks – Editor, West Coast, Politisite
This weekend, some noise and attention was trying to be made here in Los Angeles. Just as some organized people were trying to make for the last couple of weeks or so in New York. This organized group of people are also attempting to create the look of a grassroots movement – much like the Tea Party Movement evolved – but this creation is, in fact, a creation of people who have a decidedly different ’60’s radical agenda.
One might call this a “put up” job in order to manipulate folks into acts of chaos and agitation … but I will let the reader decide what to make of this declaration of accusations and indictment.
Are these points of declaration from Tea Party politicos who are amazed at how the U. S. Government has grown out of control or are they connected directly to an organization that is backed by the efforts of a major politically progressive stalwart as an American labor union showing a decided dislike to Corporations in general … judge for yourself.
Loki Freeman, left, and Brad Baudot participate in a demonstration at Pershing Square. Which organizations are stronger here … the Corporations or the United States Government? Has anyone seen the new GE microwave oven with a USDA “My Plate” button programming selection? Image Credit: Christina House / For The Times / October 1, 2011
This excerpted and edited from “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City” –
Start each sentence with “They Have”:
- taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
- taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
- perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
- poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
- profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.
- continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
- held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
- consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.
- influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
- spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
- sold our privacy as a commodity.
- used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.
- deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
- determine[d] economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
- donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.
- to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.
- purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
- purposefully kept people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
- accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
- perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.
- participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
- continue[d] to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive [or issue] government contracts.
Ok, here are the goods … as it were. The fact of the matter these declaration points were issued in a document entitled “Declaration of the Occupation of New York City” by a (they would have you believe) two week old Occupy America Movement – right now it is recognized by the name “Occupy (insert name of city here)” like Occupy Wall Street, or Occupy Los Angeles, Occupy Hawaii, and etc.
This groundswell of haphazard activity is the supported brainchild of a high official in the SEIU labor union who is known to be a major supporter of the Democrat Political Party and progressively socialist political views by the name of Stephen Lerner (the one source that had been able to get the word out on this movement was cultural and political observer Glenn Beck who originally reported this information back in March 22, 2011).
Tim Ottman of Los Angeles prepares to participate in the demonstration. At City Hall, protesters set up an open microphone and speakers took turns urging one another to take action against government policies and to pressure lawmakers for reforms. Image Credit: Christina House / For The Times / October 1, 2011
This excerpted and edited from The Blaze –
Who Is Behind the ‘US Day of Rage’ to ‘Occupy’ Wall Street this September 17th?
Posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:20am by Tiffany Gabbay
A US Day of Rage is the title given to a day of ostensibly “non-violent” civil disobedience orchestrated by a group of radicals — that reportedly include SEIU’s Stephen Lerner and ACORN founder Wade Rathke (who, coincidentally, formerly served as president of SEIU’s local New Orleans branch) — targeting Wall Street and U.S. capitalism.
It’s worth noting that the title of the movement — if its intentions are indeed non-violent in nature — appears to contradict itself slightly.
You may recall that back in March The Blaze exposed Lerner for stating his aspirations to destroy JP Morgan Chase and cause the collapse of the entire stock market.
Some Day of Rage organizers are even calling on activists to squat in Manhattan’s financial district for months at a time. The Blaze’s report on Lerner, who serves on SEIU’s International Executive Board, caught the union agitator stating:
“So, a bunch of us around the country are thinking about who would be a really good company to hate? We decided that would be JP Morgan Chase. ….
And so we’re going to roll out over the next couple of months what will hopefully be an exciting campaign about JP Morgan Chase that is really about challenge the power of Wall Street.
And so what we’re looking at is in the first week of May, we get enough people together – we’re starting now – to really have a week of action in New York with the goal of … I don’t want to go into any details because I don’t know which police agents are in the room, but the goal would be that we would roll out in New York the first week in May.”
This weekend’s crowd that gathered from a metropolis of about 8 million people who rallied at the Occupy LA event was maybe 50 to 100 or so people.
Do you think it might be that people know a single U.S. Government has more power than even a whole industry of connected corporations … that within the Obama Administration, THEY HAVE taken over corporations (GM & Chrysler) and turned over ownership of the assets to Labor Unions in the face of established business law?
[Article first published under Tea Party, Or Progressive Agenda Movement Declaration Document? at Technorati]