Saturday, December 24, 2011

Almost Gone

Similarly in this content's subject, I now point to an video interview done by Truth Out, found HERE. The unethical behavior of US policy of war is likely still just as real now as it was in the early days of our current war.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Economics and Capitalism at Work

I have to admit a decline in my own willingness to continually stay informed as to what goes on with #OWS, and Occupy in general over the past weeks. I do still regularly view livestream generally from though not exclusive to where I also at times engage in the chatroom and attempt to observe the #OWS GA. I find the GA as a process is the only actual democracy in the US. There are undoubtedly many more real democratic processes going on other than the GA of Occupy in other locations, I simply don't know of it. Now that our federal state and local governments have for the most part become a part of the best democracy that money can buy, it no longer functions to serve the people. Thus we the people are left to pick up the crumbs and scraps that are left over.

Even the live streams I see from time to time are reruns showing a lot of violence brought on to the little people by the police who's real function is to protect the people from the possible brutality of others. The police have become the brutality they are paid to prevent in many instances. That observation is hard to digest emotionally. Thus when the livestream continually displays the reruns of this brutality, it turns me off, having seen so much of it on its original run through. I understand the the message has just cause to reveal this information about police brutality and the injustice they inflict, though I am rather unwilling to see this stuff again and again. Just as I am growing weary of hearing slogans like, "who's streets, our streets," "We are the 99 percent, you are the 99 percent," as well as so many other like pieces, redundant. With this being a fact, I watch less, and seemingly slip away from the movement to some degree.

I do however maintain my desire to learn, where as I search out information. Then sometimes information is handed to me through an association with another person. The word of mouth spread of information is what has led me to many personal discoveries really. This one which I intend to share here came that way, in talking to another person. I found the information shared by this person to be very pointed. I also believe that his analysis of current situations of social distress is accurately inclusive of the root to the national problems that have brought the Occupy movement into being. So take a look at this YouTube video and come to your own conclusions.

As I do here in this blog, I near strictly attempt to present information that may lead toward a greater awareness and understanding of the Occupy Wall Street Movement or more accurately, the Occupy movement from where ever it may be, north south east and west. So if you choose, watch, listen and learn.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Occupy on the radio WBAI NYC

It is a new day and the general brilliance of Occupy is continuing to be brought to the forefront. Case in point is that I am listening to the streaming broadcast of WBAI radio where currently Lou Reed is speaking along with a couple of others. It is brilliant on many levels. I will post this now and amend it later as new stuff gets out and in my brain.

So it is a happy day hearing this stuff on the radio (via the Internet, due to living in Idaho). There is so much truth in what I hear here. The truth of the Occupy Movement is very basic because most people live their lives struggling and are now pinched by the problems of the day. There is so much struggle and strife for the general public now days. The economic injustice is hitting us all, where and how we live. The movement is growing and though the actual physical occupation of spaces has been squashed to a large degree, the tactic is now moving away from holding space physically for many reasons, though it is adapting in a way that continues to bring the masses of protesters out to the streets on given days to support and protest specific issues on specific days.

The protesters of NYC remain, strong and bring their message to the world. Listen to WBAI radio as shown above, today. It is worth while! Looks like they are going to stop traffic on Canal Street, maybe, if I understand correctly. The police are of course trying to suppress.

It is cumbersome staying up to date with the occupy movement across the nation with the black-out in force by the general media. But I try, and I attempt to share the small amounts of information I can find. Now in truth I could type stuff here all day long, never finishing because there is always something new and important. The fact is I do have somewhat of a life, where as I have a will to continue living and doing things of my personal goals. My music composition is important to me, a time consumptive process to be involved in.

The radio is very good to hear. I generally avoid radio entirely, as I now also avoid television, because for the most part those media outlet sources no longer present the real news in favor of their very selective info-tainment programming. They want to put their own view. Wow now the radio is talking of the same thing I was just writing!

Life is about living, and I am on my way. Stay strong Occupy, Where Ever You ARE! Learn of the truth. Go to Occupy Wall Street dot org and maybe more importantly watch the live stream presentations that can be found at Occupy Streams dot org. Again stay strong and if not already, become informed with real information.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Salamander Slime

A change in direction for the day, a distraction from the normal of my Occupy writings and desire to spread the word about the Occupy movement as the worth while cause I remain convinced it is. Like the Occupy movement is about equality and justice I contend that this write is about one of the symptoms which causes our people to go out to the street demonstrating what they know to be the improper behavior of people in powerful places. As a people we have just reason to recall and learn from history. This leads me to the topic of the day.

The 21st day of January, 1997, was a historical day in the House of Representatives where, for the first time in the history of the Congress, it voted to discipline the Speaker of the House for Ethical wrong-doing. The fine imposed was for the amount $300,000.00. The guilty party admitted that he'd brought discredit to the House of Representatives, by breaking its rules and for giving false information to the House Ethics Committee. The convicted was none other than then House Speaker, Newt Gengrich. Where is the legitimacy for anyone to support his run for President of the United States. We should refrain from allowing liars and crooks from running for the office of the President of this country. The GOP is really out of touch with reality by allowing this guy to even be participating in their politics.

For more information about this, read the Wednesday, January 22, 1997 article from the Washington Post here. I mean please don't take my word for it. There is a lot more to the story than what this article states. Such as what did Newt actually do that brought on his political demise? But what is more, why do we not pay attention to history for the value it provides to steer toward a better future?

I think that people are becoming more aware in regards to some of what is happening, but only due to their own personal struggling, caused of the times, rather than out of their need or willingness to pay attention, to the why of the conditions, they now must live in and with. Those we pay to be leaders, are not leading toward a brighter future, but rather, to their own individual greater grasp on personal wealth. We individuals now have no representation in the halls of the Congress. I know this myself through my own participation in the system, wanting my voice to be heard by my own Representatives. I can see from the replies that I get in response that what I wrote to them was likely not even read, let alone considered as to its own merit. Generally these replies are non-germane to the issues or thoughts I expounded upon in my attempt to communicate with my representatives. It is a disgustingly broken system now. This is but one of the reasons, there is need for this Occupy Movement.

The 99 %

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 7, a Proposal

December 7, a day which will live in infamy" President Franklin Roosevelt said of 1941. He was right as today, 70 years later the day was marked in recognition.

Yesterday, in my own thinking of December 7, I came upon a thought that I retain as something that could be helpful for the Occupy Movement. I can state it as the beginning of a proposal, or possibly a complete proposal, that could help bring people to the movement and hold those now committed. There are many days in the calendar year of importance to the people. Different countries have unique days known as special to their societies. Were us Occupies, to adopt these days as our own, in some special unique way, we could benefit from it. These days can reflect both the tradition, and how that tradition fits with the movement in today's form, ie. December 7, the day that brought the USA into WWII, was also the day that the military industrial complex was born. The day could be used to identify how all those people sacrificed, and how we now have the need to shift away from empire and war. This melds with the Occupy movement quite closely and can be used as a rallying cry. Though it is too late to use this example this year, it does potentially provide an illustration of similar days. Christmas is coming, a day of waste and excess for so many. It is also a day of giving which is supposed to represent personal sacrifice. (I admit I have a negative view of Christmas) There are numerous angles that can be used to help promote Occupy, on these days through out the year. Martin Luther King Jr's. Birthday, a day to bring continued awareness of the racial inequality experienced by minority groups around the world. The list goes on.

It is an idea in the least. I present it to the world.

Now today is the anniversary of the death of John Lennon. "Imagine," "give(ing) peace a chance," and "power to the people."

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The DC Thing, Occupy

For hours now I have been watching the #OccupyDC live stream for near 3 hours now. It is another typical response by the law enforcement community, here after referred to as "peanut heads". The barricades went up and on it goes.

The conflict started because #OccupyDC movement took the stance of creating a symbolic and functional gesture centered around housing. They have constructed a pre-fabricated small building in the park ( in a matter of just a few hours, during the night time hours of last night). The structure represents the homeless and the foreclosed upon.

The demonstrators are reading the 1st amendment to the Constitution, meanwhile the peanut heads are bring in a Armored Personnel Carrier. The chant is great, "We are stronger than your armored vehicle..." This is quite a scene. There are 6 protesters sitting on the trusses of the roof structure, refusing to come down. The peanut heads are attempting to remove the protesters from the roof. They have a giant inflatable bubble to use as a potential safety device so they can likely knock down the people from the roof, or otherwise bring them down. Who knows what peanut heads may think. The Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is a HUMMER. Now the peanut heads are standing on the APC, probably to employ pepper spray. Pepper spray is a chemical agent illegal in warfare as stated in the Geneva Conventions and signed by the USA, but the peanut heads believe it is okay to use it on civilians in our current police state. Watching this unfold on livestream

To be continued. ************************************4:02 PM Pacific Standard Time USA

I guess two of the protesters have come down from the roof to be arrested. This whole scene is very disturbing to my soul. It is somewhat of a stand-off still, though the peanut heads are still proceeding with their attempt to remove the protesters from the structure. It is quite a scene. Now, 4:09 PM, the peanut heads are employing a cherry picker to extract the protesters. ************************************4:13

The peanut heads have put a person in the cherry picker. I guess they will now try to extract the protetesters. In the background, the crowd is doing their "People's Mic" though I can't understand the words spoken. This is seemingly a comical scene. One protester successfully removed. Off to jail he goes. Occupy the bucket, the commentator said. And now there are 3.


And it continues. The cherry picker is up, to apprehend another protester. The protester is waving a US flag at the bucket. These last three are holding out. The cherry picker has been retracted. Tactic next will be employed. Two peanut heads in the cherry picker bucket, getting ready to go up again.


I am awaiting phase next. The crowd is chanting. The peanut heads are making some kind of move. or not. The cherry picker is in action, moving toward the protesters on the roof frame. And now there are 2.


And then there was one. Peanut heads are going to sent the bucket back up for the last guy, The crowd chants "David, David, David." I lost my signal :( Signal is back. Still no movement on the roof, David remains. I am cooking dinner, eek.

It is over, Phase I removing the persons from the Structure, 5:32 PM. Sad but true, David -vs- Goliath, David lost.

It has been an interesting yet predictable event. The peanut heads are certain to get their way, still, for a while yet at least. I am now wondering what will happen in Phase II the removal of the structure. I do hope they don't destroy it and make the raw materials go to the refuse heep. I watch the logging trucks haul our forests to the mill nearly every day, and it is simply sad to think of the waste, yet again.