Friday, December 9, 2011
The Evolution of Revolution: Occupy Your Home
This week Occupy Wall Street has taken an interesting turn that pushes the movement in a whole new direction. Most of the original camps may have been disbanded, but it is becoming apparent that this was a blessing in disguise. If anything, the establishment should consider those original encampments a warning shot, because they were only the first phase in this new American Revolution.
After being treated like animals by militarized police for exercising their right to free speech, many of the protesters are learning that begging and pleading with this kind of corrupt organization is not going to get them anywhere. But I guess there’s nothing wrong with asking nicely first, right? That surely would be the respectable thing to do, so we can definitely understand everyone wanting to play nice at first.
However, playing nice and “working within the system” all comes to an end when the politicians are just laughing while they send in their goons to violently attack you.The only way that “we the people” will truly win this revolution is if we take matters into our own hands in a series of small battles where we call the enemies bluff every time they attempt to assert their illegitimate authority.
With that being said, it is so fitting that#Occupyourhomes has become the next step for this movement because people are simply taking back the homes that were fraudulently ripped from under their feet, instead of getting distracted with political demands that won’t do the downtrodden any good when all is said and done anyway. Getting everyone back into their vacant homes on the other hand, that is beneficial for everyone and hurts no one else in the process.
Still, the banks are becoming concerned that victims of foreclosure and community activists in dozens of cities across the country are beginning to team up to “re-occupy” foreclosed homes. Yet, it doesn't really hurt the banks though as they got the homes for nothing in the first place because they made loans out of thin air, collected all sorts of fees and payments, sold the note a thousand times, and then ultimately got the asset. What a racket!
Earlier this week, ZeroHedge reported on an exposed internal email from Bank of America which showed that the banks are extremely threatened by this recent move from Occupy Wall Street. The emails said that these protests could potentially “impact the industry.” So if it hurts them and helps expose their scam, then I would consider that a big tip that OWS is starting to move in the right direction.
This kind of direct action is the only approach that will bring us progress, the political system isn’t going to work because one of its main objectives is keep us in our place. The courts, the government, the politicians and the media have all been put here as a means to uphold the status quo and prevent any kind of change from actually taking place, so naturally we aren’t going to have any luck creating social change using these platforms.
Luckily, it seems that Occupy Wall Street is evolving to adopt far more effective tactics in taking direct action, as opposed to making political demands and hoping for the best