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It sure is. Watch this video of people exercising their Constitutional right to dissent. Pay close attention to the women behind the orange police barricade. They are armed with nothing but their presence and their words. Yet they are the ones sprayed with mace/pepper spray by the police. For what?
Here’s a quote from the YouTube Channel that posts this video:
While on a peaceful march near Union Square in downtown Manhattan, multiple female protestors were penned up in the street by orange mesh baricade, then maliciously maced.
The women were peaceful and unarmed. They were secured by barricade with an overwhelming police presence. And they were then sprayed directly in the face with pressurized mace…
WeAreTheOther99 continues to peacefully occupy Lower Manhattan to begin a dialogue with the Top 1% with the goal of a peaceful transition of power back to the People.
This can no longer be stopped. But be advised, this will not be televised…
I don’t know about you, but I didn’t see this on the news.
This is only the beginning folks… Combine a failing economic system, with a very small cadre of beneficiaries, with a pervasive entitlement mentality, in an election year… and you get a mess.
Whenever something becomes the news story of the week, be it Casey Anthony, the NFL labor talks, or any other non-issue, I tend to ask the following questions, “What is not being reported?” “What is being left out?” “What should I be concerned with?”
Well, here’s a video where someone compares the coverage of “Hurricane” Irene and Hurricane Earl from less than a year prior. If you can ignore the fact that he doesn’t care about what’s behind him in his videos, what he says is interesting. He’s calling it “Hurricane Not-Qaddafi”, implying that the media distraction is intended to pull attention away from NATO’s illegal efforts in Libya and the extensive misrepresentation of what exactly is taking place there.
However, there are other things to divert our attention away from:
That somehow it’s okay that a sovereign nation’s assets were frozen and later given to the people overthrowing that government (Can you imagine for a second if China did that to the rioters in Greece or London? How do you think that would be represented on our news outlets?)
That Ron Paul should be winning the Republican nomination
That the dollar is collapsing
That Israel is meddling in Iran, Syria, and slaughtering people in Gaza
Like him or not… agree with him or not… Ron Paul is being systematically left out of the GOP primary race. He is the one person in the race who has been consistent throughout his career. Others flip flop. Others completely alter their message for the crowd they’re addressing.
The issues Ron Paul has been bringing up are absolutely essential to a sound economy (the Federal Reserve, debt reduction, war expenditures, etc), to our government (preserving the Constitution, preserving the checks and balances within branches of government, etc), and to freedom, itself (not overstating threats as justification for removing freedoms, etc). Again, you may not agree with him, but at least hear his point of view… at least discuss the issues he is bringing up.
Why isn’t anyone else really discussing the Federal Reserve? Frankly, if he gets elected, I bet his life is in serious danger because of his stance against the Fed and the bankers. But that’s a discussion for a different day. Here’s a clip from Jon Stewart on the Daily Show where he highlights the systematic attempts to silence Ron Paul through the media and through his very own political party:
That whole barely-mentioned-in-the-mainstream-media-adding-20,000-troops thing… Don’t worry folks. That’s just Plan B or C.
Plan A is distraction. “Give them food and give them sport.”
Casey Anthony is over (at least for now). And it’s time for football.
Now, I’m as big a fan of football as anyone (and I happen to think this is the year for the Eagles… E-A-G-L-E-S, Eagles!), but that doesn’t blind me from what is taking place. Football is a tool, or at least, it is being used as such. I pointed it out in the article Football and the New World Order back in 2002.
But let’s watch together…
How will the free agent frenzy over the next couple of weeks distract us (& dominate news coverage) as our nation reaches the debt ceiling deadline?
How will football be used to take people’s minds off of the economy and it’s root causes? Perhaps even help in deflecting blame?
How many shots of NFL players will we see with US troops abroad, but without mentioning the deployment of tens of thousands of troops within our own borders?
How will the football season starting on September 11th impact the emotions of the crowds? How will the image of Osama bin Laden be used? How will Muslims, Sikhs, Latinos, and others be treated after this emotional 10-year anniversary?
Our monetary system is collapsing. Our country is becoming a police state. And millions are being distracted away from real issues that should be front-and-center… This isn’t a democracy if the people are ignorant or do not participate. Crying at the national anthem isn’t participation. The strong emotions you will feel on the 10th anniversary of September 11th are real… but our senses of pain and pleasure have been driven to a place that allows us to hate, allows us to lose sight of important matters, and makes us seek ways to avoid the pain (financial crisis, terrorism, Islam and Muslims, decreased freedoms) and increase the pleasure (sports, military “victory”, increased security).
Someone has stockpiled weapons and survivalist gear in the woods of Montana, has stated that he is at war with the American government, that he intends to harm our US National Guardsmen, and is fleeing authorities… on the run for 10 days (at the time of this video). If you haven’t heard about this, it’s not because you were under a rock. Check this out:
Here’s the thing about the mainstream news media… they, like the advertisers and government they work for, are well aware of what drives people. It’s two things. We move toward pleasure or we move away from pain. The media blitzkrieg against Muslims and Latin immigrants has more to do with moving the public’s emotions than it does to give information, spur thought, or seek solutions.
The more negative press these groups get the more willing we will be to accept limitations of our freedoms as a means to move away from the pain of these “evils”. It also helps us all justify military action against Muslims in Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Iraq, Palestine, and probably soon to be Iran and Syria.
These emotions are going to come to a head this September as every major news media outlet helps the world relive (rather than learn from) the events of September 11th 2001. This is by design. As the economy tanks, the dollar collapses, and food prices rise, our emotions will be stirred and the “other” will be the problem, not what’s happening right here at home.
Think about this white terrorist in the video above, by the way. What’s his gripe? Why is he so angry at our government? My suspicion is that it has to do with money and freedom. That’s why this story can’t get the coverage it should… because unlike terrorist acts committed by Muslims, in this case, we might ask an important question, “Why?”
Seriously… I have no idea how these Congressmen and Congresswomen can say what they say with a straight face.
Pay close attention to their language… “infiltrate”?! It’s 100% normal and expected that any advocacy group encourage it’s folks to become interns in the political process. It’s happened with every single ethnic group, religious group, and industry in the history of the US. Somehow, being Muslim makes it different.
Unfortunately, the nature of a two-party system will be for people to polarize and say, “Oh, this Rachel Maddow woman is a liberal… I am not a liberal… so I disagree with Rachel Maddow.” Which, of course, is backward logic.
We (the US) used to be a nation of thinkers… not anymore… to many people are going to watch this and become emotional one way or the other. When, in reality, watching this should spark thought… it should spark investigation and exploration of ones own thoughts and feelings and why they are the way they are.
Too many people will do no such thing… after all, there are other videos one click away… there’s email… there’s football… there’s American Idol… and Rush is trying to buy the Rams…
Now, hey… Most of you know that I’m no fan of the far right or the far left for that matter… (I’m like morally on the right, culturally & foreign policy on the left, and probably financially radical… so no party represents how I feel or think… but I digress)
Chicago protesters voiced concerns over bailouts and how the financial situation is being addressed. It was completely ignored by mainstream media.
Anyway, although I am no fan of the far right, that a protest of this magnitude in downtown Chicago was ignored by the media is an injustice. There were some other parts of the political spectrum in there as well (since most people were never told why bailouts are viewed as necessary… most of us oppose them)
Instead of ignoring the protest, engage it… address it… answer peoples’ concerns. It’s impossible to please all of the people all of the time, but at least listen to and honestly consider their concerns. If you still think your stance is correct, well, at least you reflected on it.
Ignoring the concerns either depresses or radicalizes people. It certainly doesn’t win their trust.
Let me just say this… Obama inherited a horrible situation. I wouldn’t want his job, because I’d never sleep at night (I’d probably be awake vomiting between prayers… the responsibility is immense… I hope he feels it. And I wish he would read and reflect on the inaugural address of Abu Bakr (the first khaleefah after the death of the Prophet, alayhis-salaam)… I’ll find the translation & post it in a day or two, insha’Allah.
** Footnote: BTW – Just so you don’t think I’m some whacko that will take matters into his own hands… I said “financially radical” because I think interest is included in the usury of the Old Testament and riba mentioned in Qur’an. Interest-based economies are what I take issue with.