Confronting the Malefactors … There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear, but we may, at long last, be seeing the rise of a popular movement that, unlike the Tea Party, is angry at the right people … When the Occupy Wall Street protests began three weeks ago, most news organizations were derisive if they deigned to mention the events at all. For example, nine days into the protests, National Public Radio had provided no coverage whatsoever. It is, therefore, a testament to the passion of those involved that the protests not only continued but grew, eventually becoming too big to ignore. With unions and a growing number of Democrats now expressing at least qualified support for the protesters, Occupy Wall Street is starting to look like an important event that might even eventually be seen as a turning point. – New York Times / Paul Krugman (left)
Dominant Social Theme: Wow, look at this. A genuine people's movement! Where'd it come from. People are fed up. They've had enough. We, as leaders and pundits, must listen to the wisdom of common folk, for they know best! Never mind that we've planned it all along …
Free-Market Analysis: The orchestrated "one world" promotion continues. It started in earnest, perhaps, 100 years ago with the creation of central banks and the graduated income tax, was militarized by two wars, expanded by the atack of 9/11, exacerbated by the economic crisis of 2008, compounded by the European sovereign crisis and now is roaring into high gear with a wave of revolutionary "protests" that are about to go worldwide. (See lead story – Evil Occupies Wall Street.)
Of course, we are supposed to believe all this is merely a coincidental unfolding of a series of unfortunate events. But inescapably almost all of these events – from central banking to the graduated income tax to the wars and now to the protests – are indisputably created by the hand and mind of man.
We would argue it's a form of directed history. Those great central banking families residing in the mile-square City of London have planned this every minute of every day for decades, maybe centuries. The goal of world government has had a long gestation. And now it may be coming to fruition.
One can look at the long-term sweep of history to discern patterns, or one can scrutinize the short-term. To us, the statements yesterday by Paul Krugman of the Times and US President Barack Obama were quite possibly coordinated. Is it coincidence that Krugman and Obama said virtually the same thing on the same day? Krugman did it in an editorial; Obama in a press conference. Vice President Joe Biden pitched in as well. (See narrative of today's featured video for Biden's comments.)
Is it "conspiratorial" to ask why? The whole one-world-order campaign is a conspiracy, in fact. It's managed by a tiny coterie of central banking families and their economic, political, business, religious and military enablers. They've created and pursued this conspiracy for decades, for centuries.
And with appropriate Freudian projection, they point fingers at their critics and scream "conspiracy" when anyone dares to analyze what is evidently and obviously occurring. Here's the LA Times on Obama's comments.
President Obama said Thursday that the Occupy Wall Street protests show a "broad-based frustration" among Americans about how the U.S. financial system works. Speaking at an East Room news conference, Obama said he has monitored the movement, which has spread to dozens of cities nationwide.
"I think it expresses the frustrations the American people feel, that we had the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression, huge collateral damage all throughout the country … and yet you're still seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack down on the abusive practices that got us into this in the first place," he said.
Obama said he used "a lot of political capital" to prevent a financial meltdown and ensure banks remained solvent after he took office. He also touted the financial reform legislation he and Democrats in Congress moved through in 2010.
He criticized Republican presidential candidates whose economic plans, he claimed, gut those reforms. "Not only did the financial sector, with the Republican Party in Congress, fight us every step in the way. But now you've got these same folks arguing we should roll back all those reforms and go back to the way it was," Obama said.
Krugman voices similar sentiments. He writes: "And there are real political opportunities here. Not, of course, for today's Republicans, who instinctively side with those Theodore Roosevelt-dubbed "malefactors of great wealth." Mitt Romney, for example — who, by the way, probably pays less of his income in taxes than many middle-class Americans — was quick to condemn the protests as 'class warfare.'"
Obama finds the Occupy Wall Street protests compelling. Writing for the most influential liberal newspaper in America, Krugman finds them clearly appropriate: "The protesters' indictment of Wall Street as a destructive force, economically and politically, is completely right." Here's some more:
In case you've forgotten, it was a play in three acts. In the first act, bankers took advantage of deregulation to run wild (and pay themselves princely sums), inflating huge bubbles through reckless lending. In the second act, the bubbles burst — but bankers were bailed out by taxpayers, with remarkably few strings attached, even as ordinary workers continued to suffer the consequences of the bankers' sins. And, in the third act, bankers showed their gratitude by turning on the people who had saved them, throwing their support — and the wealth they still possessed thanks to the bailouts — behind politicians who promised to keep their taxes low and dismantle the mild regulations erected in the aftermath of the crisis.
Given this history, how can you not applaud the protesters for finally taking a stand? Now, it's true that some of the protesters are oddly dressed or have silly-sounding slogans, which is inevitable given the open character of the events. But so what? I, at least, am a lot more offended by the sight of exquisitely tailored plutocrats, who owe their continued wealth to government guarantees, whining that President Obama has said mean things about them than I am by the sight of ragtag young people denouncing consumerism.
It would probably be helpful if protesters could agree on at least a few main policy changes they would like to see enacted. But we shouldn't make too much of the lack of specifics. It's clear what kinds of things the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators want, and it's really the job of policy intellectuals and politicians to fill in the details.
Notice how Krugman leaves central banking out of his explanation. Central banking is the main method of elite control. It gives those who have created central banks an inexhaustible supply of money with which they can reshape the world as they wish.
For us, Krugman's column and Obama's comments on the same day seem no coincidence. One can see in them further modest proofs of an orchestrated conspiracy to whip up resentment against "capitalism" worldwide. The results, writ large, are to be some sort of international regulatory regime, perhaps, that will do much to usher in far more aggressive global governance. For those who believe in modern "directed history," each evidence, large or small, contributes to an apparent conspiracy to create a one-world order.
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