Saturday, October 15, 2011

#Occupy For DUMMIES!

The Revolution is upon is?
It will not be televised.
will be improvised.
It will be spread via social media...

You've been drawn into it. You see it on TV. You don't fully understand, because mainstream media is clueless. Even bloggers (who happen to be "people" too!) who don't normally write about politics have been drawn to publish #Occupy-related articles:

"The "Occupy Wall Street" movement is being compared to the riots and revolutions in the Middle East earlier this year, and, honestly, was sparked by the same reasons. "
CONSERVATIVE P.O.V. comes via Michelle Malkin, whose syndicated column this week addresses the "Cost of the Occupiers" ::: on the same post, Michelle explores the "Friday Showdown in NYC" as well as arrests and updates from other US Cities where #Occupy participants are being seen and heard.
Let's take a look at the REAL reasons behind #Occupy.

I delved into this briefly on Friday with a link to an excellent article appearing on The Simple Dollar.

BEFORE you go there, you really should read THIS: Dual Economy is a recent post that appeared on this blog which is a good foundation for what follows...

Check out these 5 milemarkers on the economic highway:

1964 - The last year SILVER coins are available. Dollar bills known as "Silver Certificates" redeemable for the precious metal are ordered discontinued.

Circa late 1968 early 1969 - American moms, usually home tending the house and kids, suddenly take on part-time jobs

1970 bra burners and women's rights advocates begin to taste the equality they sought - now women can get fulltime jobs alongside men. Corporate America seizes the opportunity: it took a few years to tweak it, but that second fulltime income turned from a bonus to a neccesity in a few short years. Mom would never stay home again.

1971-2 The first big oil crisis, along with the Arab Oil embargo and gasoline rationing gets Detroit automakers on the ball: building fuel-efficient cars. Oh, how soon they forgot...

1990's ...or did they? GM introduces a wonderful electric car, which they later recall, crush and abandon the project because nobody can make much money off it once it's in consumer hands.

Speaking of GM, the automaker (and corporate America) DID have a hand in DRIVING the American economy to where it is in October 2011

OK, NOW you can follow up by reading The Simple Dollar blog.

Denise Romero Franco::: "We are all perfect strangers and yet we treat each other like family because we are family. We are all here for the same reason, because of the same struggle. Our features marked with the same tire of every day's work but our smiles bright in seeing each other, knowing that we understand each others presence. Our faces marked with the same restlesness and anxiety, with the same enthusiasm of seeing the beauty of humanity in front of us. And we are reminded that no one is a stranger, no one is unfamiliar once approached, once accepted. We accept each other."
Other events which have affected the US economy include volcanoes (+natural disasters) and The Gulf Oil Spill. The global economy has also been impacted by food shortages.

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  1. And, don't forget the 'police state' coming soon to a neighborhood near you. As in:


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