There has been much said about the Occupy movement, especially from the powerful Regressive forces, who wrap themselves in the cloth of conservatism but who are in truth little more than social thugs, attempting to drag us back to a point in time of illusionary sociopolitical nirvana.
Although this mantra has softened in the last several years, as those of us who quantify the Regressive’s god of perceived perfection, point out that Ronald Regan increased the Federal deficit at the fastest pace, outside of WWII. And that until the current administration which is little more than Bush Light in a different label, our deficits grew their fastest under Republican borrow and spend administrations than under Democratic, which usually shrunk. With Jimmy Carter creating the best balanced budget of any while dealing with terrific economic headwinds.
Now we see a sociopolitical movement called “Occupy”, based upon “Consensus” and powered by the technology beast whose tentacles now encircle the planet, a movement which crosses nearly all social and political lines, except for those of the upper crust with good paying jobs, decent healthcare and retirement funding. Who are the most critical of those in protest.
This elitist view from a predatory perch, located high above the struggling quiet masses, slowly sinking in the quick sands of Bankers Swamp, can be viewed with certainty in the New Gazette’s November 1st, 2011 editorial.
Although the editorial started out grudgingly acknowledging our history and right to our first Constitutional Amendment, it eventually digressed into a scolding moment by the masters of words who use the power of commerce in forming public opinion. In short, themselves pointing out in stark detail, just why they are one of the institutionalized constructs being demonstrated against in the Occupy movement.
Even the headline was misguided and disingenuous, boldly illuminating either the misunderstanding of the movement and/or trying to discredit the meaning.
Aimless? It is obvious that the none of the editorial staff truly understands the “Consensus” process and I would bet money on the fact that none could explain it’s function or process, and can guarantee that none have participated in a “Consensus” gathering. If any of this was known, the headline would have never been stated in the way that it was.
One of the most glaring statements and one that speaks volumes in the control and manipulation of America’s media is when it was stated “ …and they’ve identified as their enemies – indeed everyone’s enemies the remaining 1 percent”.
This statement is by its very definition a marketed product of the Regressive media machine, regurgitated daily by all the talking heads such as O’Realy, Oxycoden Limbaugh, Ignorant Savage and others. Making one question - just where does the editorial staff of the News Gazette get their sources from?
The last I’d heard and based upon participation in consensus based groups, the 1 percent are not enemies, as that is an expression best left to the Regressive’s, whose primary motivation is to continually create boogieman enemies in order to have a reason to charge more for corporate sponsorship based upon fearful viewer/listenership.
The 1 percent are not enemies but are persons outside the social system, using our infrastructures to gain disproportional wealth, without contributing to the maintenance of our sociocommunal structures. These are the same kinds of people who 100 years ago, were told they would have to share the great bounty acquired by them through social abuse and environmental pillaging.
Once again the statement “vilifying people for being successful” smacks of the controlled message being propagated by the Regressive’s who control and manipulate much of this country’s debate. It also, glaringly highlights the outright misunderstanding by the right wing that see people who want fairness and equity to have meaning, as being someone who hates successful people. A typical millionaire Dr. Michael Savage view, who call those kinds of protesting people “vermin”.
But the greatest hypocrisy in the editorial and the most striking illuminating view, was their choosing when laws should be enforced and against whom. They mentioned a book highlighting the criminals who perpetrated our misery, using words such as “misjudgment” and “misconduct” to describe these sociopolitical rapists, then stated that “we the people” could only raise our voices per the governments approval.
It spoke volumes to the right wing Regressive view of the News Gazette, wherein criminal business men can pillage and plunder our lives and pocketbooks for their own gain, but when we try and protest against these things, we should grovel before the government and beg for permission to do so.
This Orwellian view even came with false accusations, claiming that the occupiers are somehow violent, never bothering to considering the reaction when Imperial Storm Troopers of a police state come not in peace but to ENFORCE the laws which help maintain the 1 percent perch. Never addressing or contemplating the regular infiltration of police provocateurs who help trigger violent confrontations in order to justify overwhelming force against unarmed civilians.
Again a filtered view through the 1 percent ownership of a wholly owned media conglomeration, whose sole purpose is to manipulate the view of the 99 percent, by maintaining corporate sponsorship that translates into unlimited political contributions into campaign coffers.
And they can’t figure out why we are upset?
So here we have an institutionalized old world social media machine, negatively editorializing a paradigm shift in sociopolitical participation, while ignoring the real reason behind the movement as they condemn those who struggle to bring the message. Media control that has unlimited words in expressing their own views and others of whom they deem important, while restricting us to 250.
No wonder why our local paper is slowly dying and others like the News Gazette are finding it more difficult to thrive. Dinosaurs watching the social meteors impact and thinking, “aren’t those some pretty colors in the sky”.
As it seems that my words find their way across the ether world of the cyber realm, with great trepidation I offer the following direction in which to travel.
The next move in the Occupy movement, should be to microtize the movement. Continue the large occupying groups but now activate at the Micro level and begin occupying in small numbers, multiple sites in every location, until our voices are heard and we once again hold accountable those who profit the most from our communal infrastructure provided by the peoples sweat equity.
With nearly 20% of the population without work another 10% underemployed with little money and a dimming future, occupying locally every level of our government and business constructs should not be a problem. Quietly and peacefully staying until we take back under our control the country we once had.
Perhaps local media would be a good beginning?