As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known. – Declaration of the Occupation of New York/ Official General Assembly website of OWS
Dominant Social Theme: A sincere statement of hope and protest delivered by the 99 percent.
Free-Market Analysis: With increasing fervor, the "first official document" of the Occupy Wall Street protests has been circulated and posted. It was actually adopted on Sept. 29th but is now being publicized with increasing energy and translated as well into such languages as French, Slovak, Spanish and German. It is a disaster.
The document contains not a single mention about central banking, which is at the root of modern day sociopolitical and economic problems. Over the past week, we've written extensively on the need for any successful protest to focus on the ability of the Anglosphere elite to print money from nothing to fund its endless drive for world government.
But Occupy Wall Street has released an "official" document that makes not a single reference to it. This presentation sheds light on the reality of Occupy Wall Street and what it will become. There was probably little question, but this would seem to confirm the direction of the protests.
The inspiration for the protests came from Adbusters, a successful left wing magazine out of Canada. Adbusters gets at least some funding from George Soros and other leftist elitists – or so it's been reported. There is, then, a direct connection between certain elite agendas and the protests now taking place.
Additionally, today there will be a solidarity march from Foley Square to the Financial District, "where their pensions have disappeared to, where their health has disappeared to." The OWS release goes on to state that the protestors "stand in solidarity with … honest workers."
Among the "workers' groups" listed are: AFL-CIO (AFSCME), United NY, Strong Economy for All Coalition, Working Families Party, TWU Local 100, SEIU 1199, CWA 1109, RWDSU, Communications Workers of America, CWA Local 1180, United Auto Workers, United Federation of Teachers, Professional Staff Congress – CUNY, National Nurses United and Writers Guild East.
So … OWS is backed by leftist elitists, has eschewed for the moment any kind of direct highlighting of central banking as a fundamental cause of the current economic crisis and is gradually settling into the arms of organized labor. More and more, then, the parameters of these protests are the same as any that came before.
But it would be a mistake to discount these protests. They are taking place all around America and increasingly around the world, and there seems to be a plan behind them. They may end up influencing upcoming US elections, especially the presidential election.
The idea that is gaining currency within the alternative press is that these protests can be used as a tool to create violence. The violence can then be turned to the advantage of the Obama administration and benefit Obama's election chances, which are fairly dim at this point.
In the most extreme iteration, the violence would be whipped up to a fever pitch and Obama and others would call for a suspension of elections and an imposition of martial law until the disturbances quieted down. Sound farfetched? The 21st century is nothing like the 20th and the great Anglosphere central banking families are growing increasingly desperate and violent in our view. We put nothing past them.
These protests are growing in size and energy. But it is equally clear now that they will likely be leftist in nature and not libertarian. This is how the Anglosphere power elite likes to work, by setting a Hegelian dialectic that creates both sides of a given argument. In this manner, the entire conversation can be co-opted and the results can be controlled as well.
We look for a great deal of emphasis on making government work "better" (versus radically shrinking government). We also expect more emphasis on "government transparency" – see other story this issue – in order to give people the idea that there are ways to improve big government services. The Internet may be mentioned as a methodology that can create a modern transparency dialogue.
Editor's Note: In fairness to Occupy Wall Street, we are publishing excerpts of a feedback letter we received from "FedUp" regarding an alternative version of the history of the movement. It is written by one David DeGraw, an organiser behind Occupy Wall Street, and appears on the AmpedStatus blogsite with which he is apparently affiliated.
Open Letter to Alex Jones Re: OccupyWallStreet
There are several things that I strongly disagree with you on, but I have always considered you a true patriot to the American people. That is, until you came out and dismissed OccupyWallStreet as some Soros, Democratic Party front group. You came on air and claimed that you extensively researched the history of OccupyWallStreet and concluded that it was an Astro-turf non-legit movement …
… I know that you did not really “extensively research” the origins of this movement. If you did, you would be familiar with my extensive reports on the origins of the movement, such as the most recent: "A Report from the Frontlines: The Long Road to OccupyWallStreet and the Origins of the 99% Movement."
If you actually do your homework, you will see that this movement partially grew out of Anonymous led Federal Reserve protests. In fact, this movement was given a major boost from my work with a regular guest on your show, Max Keiser. Have you heard of the Global Insurrection Against Banker Occupation? Have you heard of the Empire State Rebellion?
Yes! You have!
I have worked my ass off for over 3 years to make OccupyWallStreet happen. In fact, over the past 3 years I have repeatedly tried to contact you to collaborate on Federal Reserve protest actions. Despite millions of online views on my reports, and being repeatedly featured on your site, not ONCE, have you acknowledged our efforts.
To demonstrate how little you understand what’s happening on the ground at #OccupyWallStreet. Let me make a few things clear to you.
1) Have you noticed that Liberty Park is closer to the NY Fed than the stock exchange? We purposely picked that park because of how close it was to the NY Fed.
2) Have you also failed to notice that we are occupying Federal Reserve banks. We’ve had people at the Chicago Fed since the start and have occupations in the works at ALL Fed locations.
3) Have you talked to the many listeners of your show that are at the #OccupyWallStreet protests. The “End The Fed” crowd is a significant part of the action.
Perhaps that’s just it. Perhaps you can’t accept that YOU were not the person to start this movement. Is that it? Is this all about vanity and ego? I don’t want to get too deep into personal attacks here. After you admit that you made a mistake, or perhaps a rush to judgment, I would gladly embrace you as an ally …
Official statement of OWS grievances:
They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.
They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.
They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one's skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.
They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers' healthcare and pay.
They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.
They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.
They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press. They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.
They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.
They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.
They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people's lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.
They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.
They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.
They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.
They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.
They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.
If this is the case, the protests will likely not make any substantive difference and may even lose energy and eventually fizzle out. Alternatively, they may spark other, more credible (and libertarian) protests that would finally target the real problem, which is central banking. Finally, they may continue to expand and afford the Obama administration various political and electoral opportunities. This may be the plan, given the OWS's secret sponsors.
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