Who is David DeGraw #2 and is Occupy Wall Street Directed History?
By Staff News & Analysis - October 18, 2011

Dr. Cornel West and 16 Others Arrested Protesting Corporate Power at US Supreme Court … The Movement that is occupying Freedom Plaza, led an impromptu march of 250 people up Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Supreme Court where Dr. Cornel West climbed on the steps of the Supreme Court and denounced court decisions that have produced money-based elections that empower corporations. Dr. West was holding a sign that said "Poverty is the Greatest Violence of All." He was arrested because holding political signs on the Supreme Court steps is illegal.

Dominant Social Theme: Great freedom fighters are sacrificing liberty.

Free-Market Analysis: Is Occupy Wall Street directed history and is David DeGraw its pied piper? His lead article today at AmpedStatus, his flagship media website, features the arrest of Dr. Cornel West (left). Who is Dr. West? Here's Wikipedia:

West has called the U.S. a "racist patriarchal" nation where "white supremacy" continues to define everyday life … In West's view, the September 11, 2001 attacks gave white Americans a glimpse of what it means to be a black person in the United States—feeling "unsafe, unprotected, subject to random violence, and hatred" for who they are. West has described himself as a "non-Marxist socialist" (partly due to Marx's opposition to religion) and serves as honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America, which he has described as "the first multiracial, socialist organization close enough to my politics that I could join". He also appeared in two of the Matrix movies.

Featuring West makes sense, as his arrest is "news." And yet, at the same time it seems to comprise an endorsement of West, linking him directly to the movement. West is an actor in a power elite meme that has to do with creating a narrative undermining American exceptionalism.

The US, perhaps as close as the world has ever been to a functioning republic, has been recast by West and others as simply an oppressive racist force, led by white supremacist Thomas Jefferson. West and others like him devalue the entire canon of freedom-oriented literature going back to the Greeks and beyond.

And that is the goal of the top elite families as well, those who use central banking money and power to build a one world order – and must tear down the tenets of classical liberalism to do it. The specific dominant social theme is one that compares liberty-loving people to white supremacists. An alternative meme is that such people have an affiliation with "terrorists" or interested in "terrorism."

Another meme that the elite uses to attack liberty is one that employs a divide and conquer strategy aimed at top businessmen. It is true that most corporate heads and Wall Street honchos are part of the New World Order crowd, but the blame for this state of affairs must start with those who support and implement central banking – a system that funds the current environment.

DeGraw and others in the Occupy Wall Street movement mention central banking as a problem but analyze the movement's literature and it becomes clear that the main impetus of blame is directed at businesspeople and free markets.

It is this orientation that initially made us suspicious. We've run a number of articles now on the Occupy Wall Street movement because of our fascination with directed history, and we continue to believe Occupy Wall Street may be a "case study" for this phenomenon.

The elite central banking families and their enablers and associates are moving toward world governance and Occupy Wall Street serves their purposes with its emphasis on direct democracy and transparency in government. The idea is that government is corrupt but transparency and direct democracy can "fix it."

Since both of these terms and others as well constitute what we call a portmanteau – are simplistic and not culturally entangled – they can be exported around the world. Case in point: India, which has its own "transparency" movement underway right now. We've written about it. Countries that have transparency and direct democracy movements may be more easily agglomerated into a single global government.

All this is speculation, of course, as it is difficult to be sure of ANYTHING when it comes to directed history. But we are trying to come to conclusions via observations both general and specific. We start with David DeGraw who has claimed ownership of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

DeGraw has emerged on the scene of alternative journalism in the past two years with the force of a tornado. His AmpedStatus website, along with two or three others he runs (we can't keep track), plus his books and interviews indicate he practices a powerful brand of alternative journalism.

And, yet, a closer look at DeGraw indicates that not all is as it seems. We analyzed one of his main pieces of writing yesterday and discovered he believes the Business Council is the engine of elite manipulation in the US, and therefore the world. He mentions many names, but not the Rockefellers and not the Rothschilds.

He attributes many of the world's troubles to the IMF and the World Bank but not the UN. We were puzzled by this at first but now we think we understand. The IMF and World Bank can be seen as direct excrescences of corporate greed.

The UN – evidently and obviously a centerpiece of Anglosphere power elite control – cannot be. This is an important distinction and must be made if one wishes to blame the current state of the world on a million wealthy individuals united by "an ideology of greed." Here is his thesis:

I don't view the Economic Elite as a small group of men who meet in secrecy to control the world. They do feature elements of conspiracy and are clearly composed of secretive organizations like the Bilderberg Group – this is not a conspiracy theory, this is a conspiracy fact – but as a whole, the Economic Elite are primarily united by ideology.

We also have pointed out that DeGraw has publicly thanked Anonymous for helping salvage his organization a year ago. This sounds a lot like a Hollywood script and Anonymous itself has a history of supporting attacks on numerous organizations that have little to do with the "one world" conspiracy as we understand it.

Adbusters magazine, directly behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, is funded by the very power-elites that DeGraw claims to despise.

Lately there has been a good deal of talk about guillotines and the French Revolution. This is another divide-and-conquer meme in our view. Such revolutions aimed at 'perfecting' society and 'purging' inequities using government instruments always end up in generalized violence, giving the elites of the opportunity to expand their power and control.

DeGraw features West on his news-site today, and the other day he featured Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi. Taibbi offered his own set of demands to Occupy Wall Street. But when we analyzed it, we found it involved more government, more taxes, more statist intervention.

We've also commented on the tactical underpinnings of the movement, including its direction by pseudo anarchists like [Adbuster's] David Graeber (who somehow also favors communism) and the participation of the obviously elite-oriented, bought-and-paid-for Adbusters magazine.

After Thoughts

Our elves are libertarian elves. But who are these people? Where did they come from? Who do they work for? What do they want? It is increasingly difficult to believe that Occupy Wall Street is anything other than a controlled opposition – one designed to cast blame on business and free markets in order to give government "primacy of place" as the people's deterrent. Of course, this is a pipe dream. Via mercantilism, the elites shall always control governments and make laws that benefit themselves. Expand government and you expand elite power and wealth. Is this what Occupy Wall Street REALLY hopes to encourage?

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