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Occupy Wall Street! Collective statement of the protesters

Most of us have been following the Occupy Wall Street Protests in New York. Many other cities have started seeing OWS protestors begin to occupy areas in their parks, streets and businesses as well. Today a global spread of the movement has been reported by the National media outlets.

No one has been able to really pin point exactly what these protestors want. The list of demands seems to be a cluster of liberal talking points thrown into a jumbled pile of literal trash.

Well known domestic terrorist Bill Ayers released “Occupy Wall Street! Collective statement of the protesters” on October 5th, 2011. Reading though this takes considerable care, seeing how the word “they” is used about 20 times, and the points are so far-ranging it’s almost a Liberal talking point manifesto of sorts.

After looking though the large amount of propaganda available from Occupy Wall Street, I was able to pretty much confirm “They” is Capitalism. What I found was a hodgepodge of Socialistic, Communistic, “New World Order,” talking points and agenda.

The first point on their statement is, “They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.”

The problem I find here is that the government sponsored tax payer subsidized programs, which provided mortgages to people who could not afford them. When the burden on the system caught up, and the economy began to suffer, and then the home values went down, these loans became unsustainable. It was the government who encouraged these loans. It was not Capitalism’s fault, it was the governments hand manipulating Capitalism.

If you don’t pay your mortgage, you lose your home. The mortgage contract has been signed by you, and you agreed to these terms. Losing your home is never pretty, and neither are the events that lead up to it. But illegal foreclosure is not the issue here. The issue is facing the personal responsibility involved in not being able to pay. The government should be held responsible for issuing these loans, not Capitalism.

The second statement is “They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.”

The problem here is the government bailed out these corporations against most the people’s wishes. 99% of America’s companies have not taken any bailout nor were offered any.

Bonuses are a way for a company to lure talent to their company. These are a form of competitive business pay. While true, it does not seem ethical these men received bonuses, if the government did not stick its greedy hand into business, this would not even be an issue.

Another interesting thing is that according to the New York Times, the top 10 largest banks have paid these bailouts back, with interest, because they know not doing so will encourage governments hand in the control of their company.

The third statement expressed, “They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.”

Oh… where to even begin on this one. To start, religion is not mentioned. This is my first red flag. The people behind this movement are Atheists and have no desire to protect religion, but kill it. Period. They have proven this with their literal war against God in the media.

My dad always says, “If a man does not work, a man does not eat.” This is a basic concept I grew up with. This statement from OWS is a victim status mentality. The government has set policy’s business has to follow in order to comply with the minimum of three federal laws and 4 regulations demanding business to hire a diverse group of people. Laws for this issue have been in the works since the 1970s.

Yes, discrimination has been a problem in the past, but the strides in real progress have to be praised.

The new outlandish part of this entire affirmative action policy is that if you apply for a job, and you feel like the company did not hire you because you are “unemployed”, you can sue them. This is honestly one of the most crazy, unprovable concepts I’ve heard in a while.

A company should have the freedom to hire the most qualified candidate for a position, no matter a person’s age, the color of their skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. This entire mandate has gone overboard.

The next point in this statement says, “They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.”

I’m a big personal responsibility advocate. This entire problem can be fixed by doing one thing. Don’t buy a product if you feel its made by a company not acting on business practices you believe in.

We have so many options, including growing our own food, shopping locally and buying only products not made by these companies. If you feel strongly about this issue, as I do, use your wallet as your weapon. I absolutely want government out of the food business.

The government allowed the companies to patent seed, a living organism, which is against the Founding Fathers guidelines to begin with. Our founding fathers were well aware of where this kind of government intrusion could lead. “According to the First Patent Act, passed in 1790, a patentable invention or discovery must be artificial, non-obvious, novel, and useful.”

If the government had not allowed seed to be patented, as the Founders wisely advised, then this issue would not exist.

The next statement, “They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.”

I’m going to start this point of by saying, as an animal lover myself, cruelty to animals is absolutely wrong and those who commit such acts should be punished by the full extent of the law.

But let me ask you to think about this… why don’t they mention abortion? If these people are so worried about treatment to animals, and their philosophy clearly states they believe we are also animals, why don’t they care that our government not only supports, but pays for the killing of human beings? Late term abortion is supported and pushed by this ultra leftist group and consists of the most brutal procedures ever committed legally by humans on their children. If they are really so concerned about animals, they would be against abortion.

Tomorrow I will continue on these points. The major theme I have discovered in this Statement to the protestors is an effort to take the blame off government, and place it on business. It really does not take a rocket scientist to figure out why they are doing this. Especially considering George Soros is now being linked to this groups roots and he is a major supporter of Obama’s reelection.

It’s a long liberal manifesto of talking points and various demands, with the wrong target. They are targeting capitalism instead of government for their woes. There are many reasons for this: taking the blame off Obama seems to be one, a global desire to wipe out our capitalistic system and replace it with Socialism is another.

Issuing these points and demands to Wall Street makes no sense because Wall Street does not hold the legislative power to make any changes. This is how we know their movement is not about purity, but about power. Their founder’s power, the desire to take control of our country and destroy it. The Unions, Bill Ayers, George Soros… all these guys are the forces behind Occupy Wall Street, and their agenda is well-known and articulated.

In the first five points, I discussed how these demands were being pointed at the wrong target, and come on, we know George Soros, The Unions and the Socialists are not idiots in spreading their cause. They are pros, look how far they have come. We have regressed from the leader of free economic powers to number 10, and our number is lowering daily. This is really something we need to look at very seriously. The loss of economic freedom translates into more government power, and ultimately socialism. And that equals serious loss of personal freedoms.

Starting back with the demands of the protestors, the next demand on the list states, “They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.”

Yes, you get a loan from the government or banks for college tuition, and yes the price of college is absolutely outrageous, its 7.5% above inflation.  But here’s the issue, no one forced you to get that loan. You took that loan with full knowledge you had to pay it back. And the colleges are the ones responsible for the price of college, not the banks. The banks are providing you with the money to go to the college you chose. The protestors should be holding signs in front of their colleges, demanding a lowering in tuition, not on Wall Street. Wall Street has no control over what the colleges charge for tuition! It’s really almost laughable. What are they demanding, that the banks no longer give them the loans to attend their ivy league colleges?The entire thing seems very far-fetched. Also, college education is not a human right.

The next talking point says, “They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.”

I believe this graph from “Economic Freedom” demonstrates best why our jobs are going overseas, and it’s not Wall Street!
Regulatory compliance costs US businesses $1.75 trillion. That equals 15% of the US private sector economy.
Regulatory compliance costs US businesses $1.75 trillion. That equals 15% of the US private sector economy. Canada has passed us in economic freedom for the first time ever. Do you logically think business is going to stay somewhere they can’t make money? Of course not, they will move overseas to a more favorable business environment. Once again folks, it’s the government not Wall Street. If WS was in charge, would they really do this to themselves and the companies they trade? I think not!

The next point states, “They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.”

They, as we know, is business. I own a very small business, and I am a person thank you very much! I should hope to be represented as a person as my very small business is a reflection on my work, effort, tears and sweat!

In the landmark case, Dartmouth College v. Woodward which was decided in 1819, the Supreme Court recognized that corporations were recognized as persons for purposes of the Fourteenth Amendment.

The next issue they present is, “They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.”

Health Insurance is expensive, and most companies do provide this “bonus” (which we know you protestors hate). However, with looming Obama Care about to hit business, much speculation, worry and fear have caused many employers to worry about providing these benefits to their employees.

The next point is, “They have sold our privacy as a commodity.”

If you don’t want your privacy exposed, turn in your iPhone, stop using twitter and Facebook, and stop posting half-naked pictures of yourself having sex in the park your sleeping in… we would all be so much better off.
Sex and drugs on tap, who says it's not a political partaaay? Occupy Wall Street protesters make love as well as class war

The next point on the liberal manifesto states, “They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.”

Every year we have thousands of recalls and business is pretty good about recalling bad products. We even have Recalls.gov to monitor, inform and archive all the recalls businesses issue. Maybe they should stand in front of their government building if they have a problem with the way the laws are implemented.

Or here’s an even better idea! Stop buying all those Chinese made goods which are recalled as fast as they are produced! Shop made in the USA… oh wait, we don’t really make very much anymore, do we? Maybe we could help that trade deficit a little. I bet the lowering number of goods made is the US has a little to do with all those regulations and taxes on business too.

I’m going to talk about the next two points together because they relate. “They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.” and “They have donated large sums of money to politicians, who are responsible for regulating them.”

The corporations donate to the candidates who therefore sometimes create policy to help the companies who donate. Although Wall Street donated large sums to Obama, more than any other candidate. Maybe you protestors should be holding the fire under the Presidents feet for this one. Hey, just take a look at GE donations from the 2008 election.

University of California $1,648,685
Goldman Sachs                           $1,013,091
Harvard University $878,164
Microsoft Corp                          $852,167
Google Inc $814,540
JPMorgan Chase & Co                     $808,799
Citigroup Inc                           $736,771
Time Warner                             $624,618
Sidley Austin LLP $600,298
Stanford University $595,716
National Amusements Inc $563,798
WilmerHale LLP $550,668
Columbia University $547,852
Skadden, Arps et al                     $543,539
UBS AG                                  $532,674
IBM Corp $532,372
General Electric                        $529,855
US Government $513,308
Morgan Stanley                          $512,232
Latham & Watkins $503,295

The CEO is the Presidents poster boy and head of the jobs recovery effort. He’s also a big funder of the President. He also has managed to pay hardly any taxes, move jobs overseas and avoid any legal issues with that. “Immelt’s firm stands as Exhibit A of a successful and profitable corporate America standing at the forefront of the recovery. It also represents the archetypal company that’s hoarding cash, sending jobs overseas, relying on taxpayer bailouts and paying less taxes than envisioned.”

The next point is: “They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.”

What are they saying here? Wall Street is blocking energy? Last I checked it was the government investing in losing solar power companies with our tax money. Does Solyndra sound familiar?

It is the environmental movement blocking us from drilling for more oil. I’m confused, are you protestors not part of the movement blocking the energy you are demanding?

The next point on the agenda states: “They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives or provide relief in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantial profit.”

I am only going to say one thing here, go learn about the FDA. That is the Federal Drug Administration. You may actually wake up from the drug induced coma you have been in these last three weeks.

The next complaint from the protestors is: “They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.”

I am sure there are some bad companies who practice bad business. There are always the few rotten apples in the bunch. But in general, most businesses are not like this at all. They have federal laws and obligations to their holders to perform in a way that’s ethical. The BP oil spill was not exactly covered up, was it? It seems to me it was on the 24 hour news cycle for 22 hours of the day. The British company also agreed to a $20 billion spill fund, and cut dividends. That seems pretty exposed and punished.

The next statement can really only be held by Ron Paul as a candidate and The Tea Party as a movement. Mainly considering Paul’s media blackout and bias news coverage surrounding the Tea Party. The WSP are all over the media and most the coverage is in their favor. The OWS statement says: “They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.” I guess you protestors are right on with that one. They made the Tea party out as dumb, racists and make the WSP out to be freedom fighters. What a farce. (Check out this video from The Emergency Committee for Israel )

The next few points are related. “They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt. They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad. They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.”

All these things are rooted in our government. If you have a problem with the above statements, Wall Street is not going to help you because they can’t. Prisoners are given the death penalty though the court system (government). Colonialism.. really? I think you may want to take that up with our President considering he promised you a withdrawal of troops and an end to our current wars. Seems to me we have entered a few more lately.

Who exactly is “torturing” these civilians? Starbucks?

The final point, “They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.”

The government is asking them to make weapons in order to defend our country. They are providing a service to our government. You protestors really need to think about this without smoking dope first.  Who exactly is issuing these contracts? The government or the companies? It’s the government.

Fellow Americans, look at this movement closely. Do not get sucked into its deceptive use of words and talking points. Occupy Wall Street is the beginning of a revolution towards Socialism, and its powerful, be not mistaken.

We need to fight back with facts and truth. This movement is corrupt and dangerous to our system of government, the Constitution and our economic freedom.

“To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.”- Bill Ayers

Link to Political party paying Occupy Wall Street protesters?

‘This Is Revolution Not Reform’ — Occupy Wall Street Organizer

Al Sharpton: We Are Anarchists and Revolutionaries,‘This Is the Beginning of a Revolution in This Country’

Iran: Wall Street protests to topple capitalism

Protestors being paid by Unions

“We don’t need a message, We are above a message. Having a message puts us in a bottle. Messages are for the main stream. We don’t want change, we want anarchy” – Wall Street Protest Organizer

*See below videos for evidence that Occupy Wall Street Journal is Funded By George Soros’ Tides, Code Pink and Michael Moore

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2 Comments on “Occupy Wall Street! Collective statement of the protesters”

  1. Merrilee Slaton March 14, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    This organization may have good ideals but this is not the way to achieve anything.

  2. Merrilee Slaton March 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Are we so dumb now that we don’t realize when we are getting to far in. Don’t we understand when we are making $3,000.00 a month income that we can’t take on a mortgage of 2,000.00. It was wrong of the gov’t to supply the mortgages for sure but when did we lose our capacity to use a pen and paper to figure out a budget and what we are capable of buying on our income. Who signed the mortgage papers? You all need to grow up and accept responsibility for your own actions.
    I live in a small 3 bedroom house where we raised 3 children, 2 boys in 1 bedroom, 1 girl in the 2nd bedroom and my husband and myself in the 3rd with 1 bathroom, we learned to share, laugh and live within our means. When were we given the right to a bedroom and bath for each person in the family and an extra for guests. A living room, den, clubroom, media room as well as kitchen, outdoor kitchen 4 or 5 car garage, swimming pool, pool room etc etc.
    NO, I am not a mean person or bitter about anything, I just think people need to be capable of accepting the blame for their own actions.

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