...because first we have to fix the Wall Street enablers.
We need to Occupy Congress!
Our own leaders having been screwing us over for decades. There has to be radical political change. For the past 100 years Congress has allowed the Federal Reserve and commercial banks, along with the chartered corporations, to rip off ordinary working American people. These "pillars of our community" conduct their nefarious business dealings with total impunity from any established law and governance, and has the corporate media as their propaganda arm.
The banks and corporations also have the protections of our police, National Guard, and our military (who have also been under-paid). After a life-time of hard work the highest-ranking Four star Admirals and Generals max out at about $15,000 a month (about the same as any junior member of Congress), while corporate CEOs earn about $1 million a month....and the bankers and hedge fund managers are raking in hundreds of millions.
We have no say about our jobs going overseas to places like China (our sworn enemy), or the wars we're engaged in, or reforming Wall Street. We vote for Congress, and they're supposed to do our bidding, but they never do. They vote in their own self-interests all the time...just as those on the Supreme Court do (Read my posts: America's Pandora's Box and Supreme Court in Bed with Big Business)
While I certainly understand the people's distain for Wall Street, and why they're holding signs, marching, chanting, and "occupying" - - - it's is a good way to show solidarity among our citizens. But that alone won't fix the problem when the biggest problem is us.
We are to blame for who we vote into Congress. But it's not entirely our fault because MOST of the time it's a matter of choosing between the better of two evils. And the reason for so little choices is because of the corruption of money in our election process.
We already know who's to blame for our failed economy; it's the greedy financial institutions and their accomplices in crime, large multi-national corporate conglomerates (suits with no souls).
And we already know who their political enablers are. And we already know that many members of Congress don't want to reform Wall Street or the banks; and that Congress takes money from banks and sometimes goes to work for them after they leave Congress (Phil Gramm: From US Senator to UBS Banker).
Our government has to be fixed before the financial industry can be reformed. But government leaders can't fix the problem if they are the problem. We (the People, the government) have to fix government, by voting for people into Congress who will make those reforms...and right now, I can only count about 5 of them.
Alex Jones wants to Occupy the Fed
How can our "government" hold anyone on Wall Street accountable (jail them) when our government (the Federal Reserve) was in cahoots with Wall Street? People in the Fed worked for Goldman Sachs!
The U.S. Government + Federal Reserve + Commercial banks = ARE ALL IN CAHOOTS! If you want to fix one, you also have to fix the other two. There's no getting around it.
And if you want to fix government, you have to fix the Supreme Court ruling on money in elections. If you want to fix that, you have to amend the U.S. Constitution. If you want to do that, you have to vote for people in Congress that will do so...but, THEY NEVER WILL...so essentially, Americans are screwed. Wall Street and the banks can't be fixed.
The protests in NYC and across the nation are a waste of time, unless the people
first storm Congress.
Who owns the Federal Reserve? Goldman Sachs! Goldman Sachs sold the credit default swaps to AIG. Hank Paulson was U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and CEO of Goldman Sachs. U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner also worked with Goldman Sachs. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Goldman Sachs.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris just announced that she's opposing a proposed 50-state deal with Wall Street banks. This deal would give the banks immunity for crimes that haven't been investigated yet. (Sign petition)
The NYPD is essentially doing the dirty work for the
banks. "JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the
New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police
Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple. The money will pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security
monitoring software in the NYPD's main data center."
From Alex Jones web site: "The usual suspects are hard at work to subvert and divert the impact of the protest by steering it away from the real cause of our economic fallout – the Federal Reserve." READ: Obama Machine Prepares To Hijack ‘Occupy Wall Street’
The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury, and their corrupt association with large commercial banks, is to blame for manipulating our money supply and the economy.
Also from InfoWars: Democrats and Establishment Unions Plan to Hijack OWS This Week
While I don't agree with Alex Jones on everything, he's absolutely correct about the Fed and it's connections to our commercial banks and our political leaders.
After the $700 Billion Bank Bail Outs
New York Times: Confidence in the soundness of the world’s biggest banks has fallen, investors selling off their shares - fears about Morgan Stanley especially acute.
York Times: Bank of America’s stock, down 54 percent this year, is the biggest loser in the Dow Jones industrial average.
Still too big to fail?
New York Times: S.E.C. Faults Credit Raters, but Doesn’t Name Them
That's why I say we should nationalize the banks. (My petition)
For a more in depth study, read my related posts:
- Why Can't we Borrow from the Federal Reserve?
- A Company of One Verses Big Banks
- Republicans Support Crooked Bankers
- GOP Won't Reform Banks
- Elizabeth Warren & Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- I Want to be a Banker
- $700 Billion TARP, Just the Tip of the Iceberg