Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Occupy Wall Street!

"We're still out here fighting for economic justice. The bankers still have all the power," "They've bought our government and we need a people's movement to do that, and the movement is still here."

- protester Linnea Paton

Happy Second Birthday (9-17) to that rascally band of social engineers, “Occupy.” It was two years ago that the Occupy Wall Street movement semi-spontaneously and irreverently took to the streets of New York, ultimately occupying Zuccotti Park. Occupy began as a peaceful occupation of Wall Street to protest corporate influence on democracy… to address a growing disparity in wealth… and to shed light on the absence of legal repercussions behind the (then) recent global financial crisis. Occupy’s mission and primary goal, then and now, is to make the economic and political relations in all societies less vertically hierarchical and more flatly distributed… share the wealth.

The most valuable contribution that the Occupy movement made to our modern-mediated-world has been to focus attention on the obscene and growing disparities between the ultra-rich and “the rest of us.” Occupy introduced the world to the mimetically brilliant: “we are the 99%” …illustrating the rapidly increasing inequity between the 1% (the ultra-rich) and the 99% (everybody else). They achieved this in a very creative and media friendly way, using those greatest and time-honored tools of the social engineer: Humor & Wit.

The news media is now quick to report that Occupy has “fizzled out” and is no longer relevant. But don’t count Occupy out… for in the words of Victor Hugo: Nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Activists Mark 2nd Anniversary of Occupy Wall Street

Activists gathered in New York on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the protest movement against economic inequality. Demonstrators marched near the New York Stock Exchange and the United Nations, highlighting a call for taxing Wall Street transactions (Robin Hood Tax) and directing the funds to public causes. Nellie Bailey of the United National Anti-War Coalition said the anniversary of Occupy is a time to look forward in the struggle for social change.

"And the most important lesson learned is we must continue to fight. We must intensify the fight. We must have more people in the streets. That’s the lesson and then we can (indulge) nostalgia all we want, as to who was there… you remember that day or whatever. But that’s not going to get it. If we want to bring about those fundamental changes as much of a revolutionary fashion as possible. If we move ahead with organizing… educating and hitting the streets… that’s the lessons… those are the lessons." 

- Nellie Bailey

- sourced in part from Democracy Now & RT News

Last Year's Observance

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Brave New Age Day

"The first decade of the 21st century has been quite a ride. The transition from the old paradigm to the new millennium… began abruptly on September the Eleventh, 2001. On that day, with the orchestrated demolition of the World Trade Center, and other violent acts, the citizenry of Spaceship Earth awoke to the new age. Broadcast live around the world by the modern media machine, the new age came crashing into our living-rooms via television… that “luminous screen of mediocrity” that modern humanity fixates upon daily.

This was not the new age that many of us visualized in yoga class. This was not the new age we envisioned during the “Harmonic Convergence.” This was a darker wake-up call that viciously “came up-side” our collective head as if to say… 'Welcome to the future, chump'.”

-excerpt from "The Tek-Gnostics Heresies" by Jack Heart

Friday, September 6, 2013

"PTB...WTF?" - Op-Ed Communiqués vol. 1

We recently and quietly implemented “Letters to the Editor” functionality to our Blog. We have always enjoyed feedback from readers of this blog, and have always been amazed at the wisdom and insight that has been demonstrated in the comments of our posts. We encourage these comments, as they are educational to us.

We now actively seek more expanded submissions via the “Letters to the Editor” feature, in the left-hand column of this site. We will treat any comments we receive here as Op-Ed material, and post them as a “guest commentator” post, in a series we call… Op-Ed Communiqués.

Warning to Contributors: The content of your submissions are yours and yours alone. As always, should you or any of your OP-ED force be caught or killed, the tek-gnostics blog-site will disavow any knowledge of your actions. Good luck, Jim. This post will self-destruct in five seconds…

Find below a prime example of the type of feedback that percolates to the surface of the blog-o-sphere, in this, our first installment of "OP-ED Communiqués"…

Powers That Be... WTF?

So the war mongering "powers that be" are out in full force on Capitol Hill this week... foaming at the mouth over the likelihood of ramming multiple cruise missiles up the ass of some godless infidel... Outraged over an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian populace... that the war mongering bastards know damn-good-and-well was perpetrated by the Assad regime... as if there is absolutely no possibility that any one of the hundred different factions, both domestic and foreign, operating inside the Syrian civil-war-zone could have been responsible... If this event even took place… as reported... smells like CIA. Don’t get me wrong… the use of sarin gas is a despicable, cowardly act… regardless of who is responsible. 1,000 dead… 400 of our precious children among them… now the (who’s?) red line has been crossed… don't worry about the 100,000 people who have already been murdered in Syria... collateral damage... hard for the bastards to call in their debt… collect their blood money… with damaged collateral... but the war machine needs to be fired up... the wheels of empire must roll! The Arab spring was too springy for those god-forsaken Neo-con saber rattlers to chance it… too much liberty on the minds of those Arab upstarts... who do they think they are? …they act as if they are already free... Better... No... Safer… to bomb them back into the Stone Age, while clearing out some of last year's weaponry... gotta move that backlog inventory... good for business... Masters of War… apex of Tom-foolery. I mean... who's to say that some sold-out lapdog lackey of western interests didn't pull the chemical trigger? Smells like CIA? …far better that the Syrian devil Assad be set-up to take the fall... after all... he may be a bastard... but worse… he's not OUR bastard! And speaking of bastards... Why should any half-educated-half-informed prudent person ever (Ever!) the Neo-con bastards again? After Kuwait and Iraq and Afghanistan and Iraq again... If the Neo-cons trot out the same old bullshit WMD story again... WTF? I mean… who’s scripting those talking points that our bought-and-paid-for politicians spew out daily? Talk about dystopian nightmare… we’re living it… global jihad… bankrupt governments bought by mega-corporations… nuclear meltdown and widening dead zone at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility… if you read this in some cheap dystopian sci fi novel… you wouldn’t believe it. The last thing the world needs is the continuation of some escalating proxy war between the US and Russia… being fought in the streets of Damascus... killing men, women and children. The world is over the arrogant global NWO... NW-Imperialist-O... Running amok... De-stabilizing regions and populations of the world... to further some clandestine, covert, capitalist, coup-detente... listen-up you condescending, cloak & dagger, illuminati-wannabe-puppet-masters-of-war… the jig us up… your time is over… get your black-hearted, blood-soaked, evil-minded manipulations the hell away from the peace-loving citizenry of the world! …and by the way… what is so goddamn funny about peace, love and understanding?

And if you really want to know the truth…

-       Anonymous