Apparently there are so many smart people out there that I’m blessed by my ignorance. The whole “non-demand demands” of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) just confuses the heck out of me. I’m thinking “What do OWS folks stand for?”, but the best I can come up with before the Union Co-Op and Prezzie support group started was here. Let’s just take a look one-by-one:
Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Free trade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.
Awesome! Everyone will have more fiat money to purchase fiat imported goods which will in turn support Amerika! Oh. Not so much. Let’s move on to the next.
Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.
Rock me like the proverbial Hurricane! Get rid of all the Mayo Clinics, separate “Cancer Treatment Clinics”, and all those private insurers who will cover Americans if they like to parachute out of nuke-carrying airplanes while smoking a stogie.” Let’s just all participate in the socialized medicine that produces such mediocre results! In face of death – “average” rules!. (Oh – am I sounding all Obama like? Sorry)
Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.
This one I just adore. Screw the fact that if you live in NY your income level to survivability is 197% of living in deep woods Alabama, make everyone equal in Living Wage. Guaranteed. Now – uhm – who is gonna’ Regulate that?
Demand four: Free college education.
Seriously? Yeah Doggie! We don’t need no damn “for-profit” Higher Education. Let’s just all suck up to Public Education from kindergarten forward and be “equal” when we graduate! No “cum laude” nor “with Honors” program. I’m a’ thinking we should just do the “Sat” or “Un-Sat” program.
Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.
Yo’ Baby. Go Solendra! Administration lending until it hurts and/or fails! Screw the “productive workforce” – after all with the “free college” education process – who cares about Excellence. Lend my dough to the best .gov filler outer and let ‘er rip!
Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.
Spend more? See how effective it has been in the past?
Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.
Save the trees, re-distribute the water, save a baby whale for Jesus! Or we’ll send ELF after your dirty asses. Screw the fact that small farmers are attempting to provide “locavore” success – make them hug a burrowing owl – we’ll eat Micky D’s and spray with Monsanto’s Round Up.
Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.
This is pretty resonable. Yeah your junk might be artificial production from Denmark, but who the hell cares? Sounds a bit like “swinging” from the ’60’s, but if it works for Sonny and Cher’s git – ye-hah!
Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.
Yep. If you choose to travel to Zeta controlled Mexico – go for it! Oh. You mean the other way? ‘Kay. Why not?
Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.
Might want to address that one. Politician’s hate reality in the polls.
Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.
Ha Ha. So you borrowed like crazy to go to “Haaaa-rrrr-vvv–arrrrd” to study “social justice” (see video here)? Why pay? Strike the debt, all animals are equal (except the ruling 99% of course) – pass up the fois gras won’t you George. Entire planet?
Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.
You mean the ones that downgraded the U.S. of course. They were surely mistaken! Our Fiat Currency will last until we run out of ink! Just ask the Bernanke!
Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.
These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.
Lloyd J Hart 508-687-9153
All this is just too much for my simple brain to process. I’ll just send it on over to “change the rules so the other party cannot fight me” Reid. I’ll ask him if he could compare and contrast the above “goals” with the following:
“Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
Abolition of all right of inheritance.
Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
Centralisation of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and an exclusive monopoly.
Centralisation of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the State.
Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State; the bringing into cultivation of waste-lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
Equal liability of all to labour. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for
Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the population over the country.
Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labour in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production.”
Communist Manifesto anyone?
The OWS “collective” has begun to deny that they have any such goals. It’s the evil infiltrators to “their movement” that posted the above. They just want everyone to know how “special” they are and that 99% of the American Public are oppressed by the 1% “fat cats”.
Really? I’d say the 0.000001716% of the population in control are the issue. Now who are they? Washington D.C. elected officials.
Let’s use an example. President Obama received 1/3rd of his $86 Million second-quarter campaign financing from Wall Street “bundlers”. Being blunt I’d have to wonder why “Wall Street” and the “Fat Cats” are spending almost $29 Million toward “The One”. Isn’t he on the protesters side? Isn’t he for the “little folks”? Then why is money from the enemies coffers not being rejected?
It seems to me that this Day of Rage that morphed into Occupy Wall Street has more to do with Move On, ACORN and SEIU getting the First Idiot re-elected. After all, don’t forget who started the “collective” movement – Mr. Soros himself.
I’m reading everywhere on the Internet that Wade Rathke, co-founder of ACORN and SEIU, announced the Day of Rage on March 25, 2011. I don’t doubt that is true, but haven’t been able to find anything other than someone else quote him – nothing linking to the actual quote. The source for the information seems to come from Canada FreePress. Gulag Bound has connected George Soros to U.S. Day of Rage through The Ruckus Society on the U.S. Day of Rage website. The Ruckus Society receives funding from the Tides Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society Institute provides grants to Tides, including a mere $4.2 Million in 2008, the last year figures are available. Several paragraphs down you’ll find more on the hopes for a Robin Hood tax, and rewriting our U.S. Constitution, among other little Marxist dreams, including violence since “fiscal reform” probably won’t do the job.
The Movement is being funded and orchestrated by the very people who will benefit by the “uprising”. Mr. Soros is probably cackling in his private jet while headed off to pre-position his investments to financially screw the percentage of the American Public that he has not yet bled dry. With his policy in place, his non-electable Puppet in office, and the little people now supporting him – there is nothing to stop him but common sense.
Don’t forget what happened to the “little people” under the implementation of the Communist Manifesto. They were beaten, jailed, and starved to death by the very “Progressives” they placed in office. At least 100 million died under the Marxist regimes – approximately 94 million more than under Hitler.
Occupy Wall Street? I’m just too stupid to understand the whole process. Then again – maybe the protesters are as well.
(Update: Or maybe being paid to attend helps one make up their mind? Even when they cannot read the signs they are carrying?)