Occupy The Highway: The 99% March to Washington … On November 23rd, the Congressional Deficit Reduction Super-Committee will meet to decide on whether or not to keep Obama's extension to the Bush tax-cuts – which only benefit the richest 1% of Americans in any kind of significant way. Luckily, a group of OWS'ers are embarking on a two-week march from Liberty Plaza to the Whitehouse to let the committee know what the 99% think about these cuts. Join the march to make sure these tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans are allowed to die! – OWSnews.org
Dominant Social Theme: One thing we can do to make sure that the economy gets better is to encourage the US$3 trillion Federal Leviathan not to tamper with taxes, NOT EVER. Especially don't cut taxes on the wealthy!
Free-Market Analysis: It is not enough that the Occupy Wall Street movement has been a phony false flag operation from the very beginning. (We've written about this many times now and so have others.) It's not enough that the organizers, who evidently and obviously work for the powers-that-be, throw in some opposition to central banking every now and then to keep libertarians from baying too loudly.
We've mentioned Jerry Seinfeld's "Bizarro Land" (where everything is backwards) to describe the arguments of top socioeconomic thinkers like Webster Tarpley and Lyndon LaRouche. They analyze the horrors of modern regulatory democracy in detail and then they propose … more of the same! Much more! You can see the Tarpley article with the Bizarro Land allusion here: Occupy Wall Street and Webster Tarpley … We're All LaRouch-ites Now!.
This is sorta what's going on with Occupy Wall Street. They gather in their dozens (often more media than people it seems) in their Vendetta masks with the drums pounding and cry, 'Havoc!' They speak of letting loose the "dogs of war," then go have a protest march to ask the government to assume more powers!
This is one weird group. They spend time arguing over which regulations the Empire of America should retain or select. (Reinstate Glass-Steagall). They want to use the current, inexcusable penitentiary-industrial complex to imprison bad "banksters." They want the current Leviathan to RAISE taxes rather than lower them. And they're willing to march to get their way!
Martin Luther King marched for freedom, they say. George Washington fought for Colonial liberty. Millions died in the US Civil War for the right to secede from the federal government. But this group gathers in cities and towns around the country to urge the US fedgov to retain the powers it has and even to create new ones! Here's some more from the article:
The 20 mile a day/2 week march from Liberty Square to DC is set to leave this Wednesday, November 9 at noon. On Wednesday we'll be leaving Liberty Square and marching to the New York Waterway/Hudson River Ferry and onward to Elizabeth, NJ. This is our first stop. Everyone is welcome to join this two week march. If you'd like to participate, but can't commit for two weeks you're welcome to join us for the day or help send us off!
The march is being organized by a few of us here at OWS. We will be in DC by Nov 23 for the Congressional Super Committee meeting. This committee has the power to keep the Bush tax cuts (that only benefit the top 1%) or let them expire. We want to be there to fight for the 99%! We will also be connecting with Occupy Philly and Occupy Baltimore along the route, and, of course, Occupy DC!
A major draw for this march is to encourage more people in rural communities to get involved as well as bring spreading the word along the highway. We are hoping people will join the march along the way; whether for an hour, a day, or the full two weeks, we feel its imperative for OWS to be involved in the historical significance of long distance marches to support, promote, and encourage economic and social equality.
Ah, this group is marching for economic and social equality, not for more freedom. They want to use the force of government for purposes of additional "leveling." This is EXACTLY the MO of the French Revolution that was likely similarly controlled. The French Revolution, in fact, was a product of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was supposedly the logical inheritor of the Italian-based Renaissance. But nothing could be further from the truth.
The fundament of the Renaissance was an individual rediscovery of SCIENCE. This was of course one wonderful outcome of the invention of the Gutenberg printing press. But the Enlightenment in our view was a philosophical takeover by the elites of the day. Gradually, the power elite swapped out the idea of science as a knowledge-based quest for the idea that science (in the hands of government) could PERFECT the human condition.
Thus came the French Revolution, in which the prevailing sentiment was that the right government, perfected with the right leadership could provide a "scientific" improvement of humankind's lot. This is no different than the "technocratic" ideology promoted by M. King Hubbert (engineer and elite Stalking Horse) back in the mid-20th century. Hubbert also helped invent the idea of "Peak Oil" another phony meme. We've written about Hubbert. Just Google his name and "Daily Bell."
We recognize the rhetoric of Occupy Wall Street and we think we know where it's headed. it's got the same rhetorical signifiers as other manipulations, the emphasis on "people power" and the revivifying power of regulatory democracy. It has even had its share of discussion of "guillotines."
The French Revolution, so scientifically exact, ended in a general bloodbath, one that brought Napoleon to power. Didn't work out so well. This one won't either, in our view (see the USSR or Nazi Germany). Libertarians, get out now?
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice
Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war! …
(The Bard, Julius Caesar, 1601)