Saturday, November 26, 2011
We all know about The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy. We've seen the pictures and the viral videos of Darth Vader militarized police pepper spraying unresisting protesters. defenseless Young girls, and 85 year-old women.
Noami Wolf reveals the underlying story of why the 1% are pressuring Homeland Security to stop the popular protests that threaten to reveal the truth:
"Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams."
It's bad enough that banks too big to fail monopolize Congress and have their way with their depositors. It's bad enough that corporations now have unlimited influence on national elections.
Now we learn that our "representatives" in Congress are using insider information to amass obscene profits from Wall Street. When they leave the hollow halls, they step through the revolving door right into lucrative lobbying deals where they make their way further up the 1% power pole.
The 99% have given up on elections, aware that a corrupt government cannot be changed by a corrupted political process. Unlimited economic influence has poisoned the well of democracy in the United States.
Two quotes by Thomas Jefferson come to mind:
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."