Saturday, October 8, 2011

“Occupy Wall Street” – hairline fractures in the New World Order...

On September 17th (heads up, Mr. Knowles), a few hundred protesters assembled at “Liberty Plaza” in New York City, USA to draw attention to the ever-increasing disparity between the haves and the have-nots, and the incredible transfer of wealth from the citizenry (the many) into the hands of the uber-wealthy (the few), that has occurred in America in the last decade. And thus the occupation of Wall Street began…

The media pundits seem perplexed by the multifaceted, un-homogenized nature of the group. Without a clear political agenda and without clear leadership, this un-organized rabble cannot be taken seriously… so the pundits rationalize. What is being completely missed by the mainstream media is that it is precisely the business-as-usual political strategy that is being rejected by the loose-knit assembly. The last thing that this diverse band of occupiers wants to be… is another tea party.

"Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of non-violence to maximize the safety of all participants.

Our nation, our species and our world are in crisis. The US has an important role to play in the solution, but we can no longer afford to let corporate greed and corrupt politics set the policies if our nation.

We, the people of the United States of America, considering the crisis at hand, now reassert our sovereign control of our land.

Solidarity Forever!"

Now that organized labor has joined the demonstrations and pledged their solidarity to the occupiers of Liberty Plaza, what started out as “quaint example of performance art” has become the beginnings of a potentially game-changing movement… an unpredictable opposition to the New World Order.

Back in February, we posted a piece, drawing attention to what was to become known as the “Arab Spring.” At that time, it felt like the beginning of something new. Here is an excerpt from that 2/8/11 post…  

Again… I am not sure where all this is going… but I feel it is important that we pay attention to these events in Egypt. The plea of Egypt’s people for freedom effects all of us. I feel that humanity is at a crossroads between the old and new paradigm. The choices we make today will impact what the new paradigm will be. Our future is one of all peoples of Earth collaborating in harmony. Let us hope for all our sakes that this moment in time moves us toward love and away from fear.

- from Navigating the Apocalypse 1.4 Revolution in Babylon posted 2/8/11

Then in August, we reported on the London riots. Again, an excerpt from the 8/10/11 post…

The unrest and anger in London is more of an indicator of global conditions, as it effects the industrialized (post industrial) West, than it is a protest over police brutality. All is not well on either side of the pond. The Evil Empire is straining to the breaking point under the heavy load of the New World Order. London is the “canary in a coalmine” for the modern world. The UK is burning… young Londoners are waking up… while that sleeping giant, the US… reaches for the snooze alarm.

-         from London Calling posted 8/10/11

Now it appears that the “sleeping giant” referred to in our earlier post is waking up. What occurred first in Cairo, then in London and now in NYC is truly an awakening. It is a peaceful and creative expression of a desire for real change. Not the kind of change that is promised in campaign slogans… not the kind of change that is dropped in a beggar’s (previously middle class) tin can… but Earth shaking change. We’re talking the P word… paradigm.

2012 is fast approaching and many different cultures, utilizing many different world views and different reality tunnels, have expressed their version of what Earth shaking change might look like. Whether it’s political, economic, geologic or cosmic… there are commonalities to all of these prophesies. The key shared element, from different perspectives… is a fundamental shift in the nature of co-existent life on Earth: Beginning with an understanding of the essential autonomy of all life... and continuing with the fair, just and honorable allocation of Earth’s ample resources to all earthlings (not just humanity) in need of those resources. To follow the golden rule…

This view may be perceived as idealistic and naive… just as the occupiers of NYC’s financial district may be perceived as naïve. But believe me when I say that stranger things have happened. The time has come for us all to… in the words of R Buckminster Fuller… DARE TO BE NAÏVE!

PS: the Gobal Guerrillas blog makes a good point as to WHO the targets of these protests are...

- JH
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