Occupying Wall Street, demanding accountability … Occupy Wall Street is a protest movement covering a range of issues, with no clear leadership Many of the protesters are upset with growing wealth divide in the United States Nobody's being held accountable, one protester complains … What does it all mean? "We're here for different reasons," said Vincent, whose father is also unemployed and recently went through a home foreclosure. "But at the end of the day, it all boils down to one thing, and that's accountability. We want accountability for the connection between Wall Street and the politicians." – CNN
Dominant Social Theme: Put them in jail or punish them for a long time. There will be blood. Or there should be.
Free-Market Analysis: There will be blood? During the French Revolution, the authority of the State was used to power the guillotine; CNN is happy to advance that same proposition in our view. Of course, the writer of this CNN story, Alan Silverleib, doesn't exactly verbalize it, but Roseanne Barr was happy to bring it up in an interview on Russia Today.
Ms. Barr was not entirely vindictive. She would allow a selected few on Wall Street to make compensation, perhaps in the US$100 million range. But eventually, she said, the guillotine would have to come into play.
Now, Ms. Barr, being a comedienne, was perhaps exaggerating for comic effect (or perhaps not) but Occupy Wall Street is certainly raising the level of rhetoric. The crowd is turning restive, even vengeful. CNN is right on the scene to document such sentiments.
Is this good? Ultimately, we wonder how much of a difference it will make and whether the emphasis, therefore, might be misdirected. Here at DB, we promote private justice anyway. One of the reasons Wall Street gets away with what it does is because people have been deprived of the opportunity to take the law into their own hands.
If people, especially within the context of tribal and clan configurations, could administer justice as they did for tens of thousands of years, then many modern abuses might simply cease to exist or would never have come into play to begin with. People wouldn't tolerate them. There is nothing like the prospect of a potential duel or vendetta to concentrate the mind.
The issue at root is how to fix a system that is broken. But a fixation on catching "evildoers" may actually play into the hands of an Anglosphere power elite that intends to ensure that the REAL"fixes" never get implemented. The Anglosphere wants world government and it uses the ability to print money from nothing to gain it. One of the time-honored ways to ensure that no REAL change takes place is to encourage scapegoating.
The "public justice" meme in Western society is a very strong one. The idea is that one makes examples of certain people in order to frighten everyone else. There is, of course, absolutely no documentation that this works but like many other things incorporated in the Western world view, we're supposed to take it on faith.
It's a dominant social theme, of course, and it's on display in this CNN article. Punish 'em in order to send a message that Wall Street corruption simply won't be tolerated anymore. Put enough bankers in jail and the system itself will change. But will it? Here's some more from the article:
"Something has to change," he told CNN. "We're out here because we're tired of what's been going on." Giles Clarke, a 46-year-old freelance photographer and father of two, echoes Vincent's call for greater accountability. "People have simply had enough," Clarke said. "We're living in an age where the inequality between high-end Wall Street and the (rest of us) is simply a gap that has become too big. Millions of people have lost their jobs. Millions of people have lost their homes."
There's been, Clarke said, "way too much cloak-and-dagger activity within the corridors of Wall Street" in recent years. "This is about raising awareness and a change of political discourse." The average person, according to Vincent, "is just fed up because there's no more middle class. The margin between us and the employers is so great now. Where will we be in a couple of years?" …
If Vincent, Willies and Clarke have their way, there will be plenty of time for this movement to continue to grow and evolve. Some observers question if it could become a liberal counterweight to the conservative populism of the tea party. For his part, Clarke predicts the movement will go international in the next few months. "Let's get talking," he said.
In this article, the elite's misdirection is in full flower. The Tea Party wasn't initially conservative and populist; it was libertarian and free-market and in many ways still is. Anyway, we're not accusing the writer of providing this meme on purpose, but it's certainly presented in a comprehensive manner.
Sure, the Wall Street system is terribly abusive and greedy, but we'd argue the real issue is systemic, not judicial. It has to do with the fundamental building block of society, which is money stuff itself. Remove central banking and many of the abuses might wither as well, starved of cash and therefore the wherewithal to make mischief.
The leftist move-maker Michael Moore came to address the Occupy Wall Street crowd and said that the issue of central banking was an incidental one. That's the Left's point of view. It's also CNN's, we have a feeling; at least it's a point of view that CNN, as an elite-media mouthpiece, wants to encourage.
Central banking, the ability of the Anglosphere power elite to print as much money as it wants – tens of trillions during this current crisis – in order to prop up the current system, is the real problem. In a sense, it is the ONLY problem. Fiat money offered within a monopoly context and delinked from any underlying asset creates inflation and inevitably powers the business cycle, turning wealth into debt and prosperity into poverty.
The subsequent rage and ruin works to the advantage of those who seek to build world government and who can propose further globalism as a solution to the phony economic crises they are helping create. We're sure this mechanism will be increasingly on display if the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to grow, as they seem to be.
The great central banking families that run the world understand exactly what central banking does and how over time it ruins middle classes and concentrates more and more control within corporations and governments. The Anglosphere would like nothing more than to see a vast Wall Street bloodletting, a criminal purging, one that entirely distracts participants and the media from the larger issues that need to be addressed. The CNN article is vehemently promoting this meme and we have no doubt there will be more such to come.