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Forum Post: A Little Hope, A Lot of Doubt and the .001%-- the REAL Enemy

Posted 2 years ago on April 10, 2012, 11:50 a.m. EST by GildasSapiens (266)
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"Maybe... there's some hope. Limbaugh's lost scores of advertisers. ALEC is starting to see an avalanche of lost sponsors. The accusation that the right is engaging in a war on women seems to be sticking. Obama is pushing for passage of the Buffet tax law. That will force top execs to pay the same taxes on stock option income that their secretaries pay.

Don't get too excited. The sociopaths who run the fortune 1000 have thousands of projects and tens of thousands of lobbyists all aimed at protecting the interests of this most toxic .001%.

Listening to Paul Ryan, a lying sociopath, talk about his tax ideas, it's frightening. He's a psychopath, I have no doubt, but he's also brilliant, and mixes half truths and misleading facts with his arguments, to make them convincing. Talk is, he'll be the GOP's VP choice-- a potential heartbeat away from the presidency.

I've, for the most part, given up on electoral politics. I'll vote, but I don't expect Democrats or Republicans to extricate us from the situation we're in. It will take mass activism to do it.

You look at the mlitarization of the local police and it's clear that anarchist street tactics won't work, not that I ever advocated for them. But street actions and mass movements-- millions getting in the streets are really the only answer to taking back democracy and justice, rescuing the middle class...

What is the middle class? I asked economist William Lazonick, Professor in the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development at University of Massachusetts Lowell and Director of the UMass Lowell Center. He replied, that you have a degree of economic security where you can basically do the things you need to do. You don't have a lot of money to waste, live in a home, be secure in that, have a job that's not going to disappear tomorrow, or if that job disappears, you have skills so you can find another job, and you have security for retirement". and finally, that this can be passed on to the next generation. The notion that people could aspire to this kind of security really started setting in in the post war two decades, at least for whites. In the sixties and seventies, aided by the war on poverty, African Americans began to also enjoy" They were also among the first to experience the disappearance" in the 1980s. Over the last three decades a lot of that has been disappearing for a lot of people.

In my interview with Lazonick, he told me that we're not talking about the one percent or even the point one percent. There is a small group of people, the top paid heads of corporations, who are responsible for the lobbyists and influences on legislation and policy that is beating up and decimating the middle class.

We need to start targeting that group-- the point zero zero one percent -- .001%.

Don't be surprised, that, if we do, that they get themselves added to the protections the fascist NDAA act provides, so, protesting against a corporate fat-cat becomes an act of terrorism. They have the juice with the corporate-owned congress to make it happen.

Funny how this article was inspired. I responded to a positive psychology listserve discussion about a teacher who'd said that leaders were psychopaths. Here's what I wrote: I've done a few interviews about the idea of psyopathy and on sociopath CEOs on my radio show. One, with a psychologist, discussed psychopathy and evil.
http://www.opednews.com/Podcast/Mikhail-Lyubansky-Varietie-by-Rob-Kall-100421-415.html He pointed out, "t he Psychiatric DSM manual doesn't use either term(psychopath or sociopath,) instead using "Antisocial personality disorder. He also pointed out that the estimate is that one percent of the population fits the diagnosis-- which works out to about three million. I pointed out that there are two million prisoners in jails, that the rest must be politicians. (half joke)

In another interview with writer, radio and TV host Thom Hartmann, who was one of the first to put out the meme that it takes a sociopath to run a fortune 1000 company. http://www.opednews.com/Podcast/Thom-Hartmann-THreshold-Bo-by-Rob-Kall-100211-170.html

and here's a link to a directory page on my website on psychopathy. http://www.opednews.com/populum/showtags.php?tid=12076 And no, most of the writers are not using DSM4. Lynn Johnson has a reasonable point. But I think it is worthwhile exploring this topic from multiple perspectives.

And here's a tag with some articles talking about sociopaths, which, from what I understand, get the same DSM diagnosis. http://www.opednews.com/populum/showtags.php?tid=11576 I did a poll on my site asking readers if MBA heads of big corporations are sociopaths-- totally unscientific, and only 78 responded. But 86% thought so. I know-- flaming lefties.

Still, these are the people who control the lobbyists that block ecological and worker protections, who maintain welfare for corporations-- they are the .001 Percent."

http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Little-Hope-A-Lot-of-Do-by-Rob-Kall-120410-285.html

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[-] 3 points by Anti385 (58) 2 years ago

I'd like to note Limbaugh's advertisers are returning.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/limbaugh-sees-heat-over-comments-turn-down-to-a-simmer/2012/03/28/gIQAspEKhS_story.html

Sad as it might be, this is also an opportunity to inflict further damage on Limbaugh. After all, it is more challenging to target him with only a few hardened advertisers left. Exerting more pressure on his renewed advertisers is very doable to cause him another loss.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Sobering, clear-cut fact. And I agree that we can't get out of this by voting for Democrats alone. It is a very serious situation, and I don't see enough people yet who have woken-up to that fact. It makes you wonder what it would take, if anything. Do we have no clue, looking at Syria for example, what we are potentially in for if we don't wake up?

Sometimes I just want to go to the window and scream!

[-] 3 points by shooz (17782) 2 years ago

I still like the more inclusive symptoms of pleonexia.

Gambling is also included there.

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I think the ancient term pleonexia applies and is interesting, but the modern conditions of narsissistic personality disorder, and anti-social personality disorder are probably better because they are existing conditions defined in the DSM 4. These are conditions people need to become familiar with because they cause enormous problems in society,on many levels, and these people really need medical evaluation.

[-] 2 points by shooz (17782) 2 years ago

I agree, whatever works, but pleonexia fits on a sign better..........LOL

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

Good point.

[-] 0 points by Reneye (118) 2 years ago

Yes PLEONEXIA has a nice ring to it! It would be perfect if you put all the names of the .001% on individual signs followed by that word.

Early on in OWS I wrote a post focusing on what I think is the root cause, as I think that nothing will change until the elite know that WE know exactly who they are by name. Below is my original post;

"Disenchanted and angry, but clueless as to what we want, is the propaganda that the MSM is still spouting about OWS. But us awakened people do know what we want. So...what I don't understand is, why are none of the names of the criminal elites on all the signs that the protesters are carrying? The thing that the elite cabal fear MORE THAN ANYTHING, is the knowledge that we know who they are personally...and total exposure is the only thing that will stop them! "End the Fed" is a great start, but it is still too benevolent. We should be carrying signs that show loudly and clearly that we know exactly who they are! That way they can't hide behind the faceless blanket term "GLOBALISTS", 'BANKERS', "ELITE", "FEDERAL RESERVE", "1%" or "NWO".

Most people think the Federal Reserve is a government entity. It is not. It is privately owned by the world's wealthiest families and royal families who have violently protected their identiites from being connected to the federal reserve and their manipulations in all of society. They are responsible for a countless loss of life to try to keep this secret for many, many, many generations. The internet has been their worst enemy and hopefully will release their strangle hold on us.

The signs should read things like "ROTHSCHILDS END YOUR RULE", "ROTHSCHILDS SHOULD BE IN JAIL", "ROCKEFELLERS ARE GENOCIDAL WAR CRIMINALS", "KISSINGER WANTS 90% DEPOPULATION", "QUEEN ELIZABETH & PRINCE CHARLES ARE DEPOPULATIONISTS", "KRUPPS ARE KILLERS", "ASTORS ARE BANKER THEIVES", "BUSH FAMILY ARE GENOCIDE PLOTTERS", "BUFFET ENGINEERED ECONOMIC CRASH", "GREENSPAN ENGINEERED ECONOMIC MELTDOWN", "GLOBALISTS DEPOPULATE YOURSELVES - END YOUR RULE", "MEROVINGIANS ARE THEIVES", "WALDORFS ARE KILLERS", "FREEMANS ARE CRIMINALS", "CARNEGIES ARE CRIMINALS", "SCHIFFS ARE BANKER CRIMINALS", "MONARCH FINANCIAL RULE ENDS NOW", etc.

Unless we expose the ROOT CAUSE, the invisible ruling elite will still be there to do these things to us again another day. The important but lesser problems will get fixed properly once the ruling elite are gone and honest people are elected. Always aim to take down the very top peak of the pyramid....or nothing will ever change. EXPOSE THEM!! If the whole world knows who they are, they can't hide. Each country that is protesting, needs to look up their countries ruling elite names, illuminati names, NWO names and get them on as many signs as possible and show the whole world who they are! If we focus on this one idea, they won't be in power for much longer. Spread the word!! Don't do this by yourself! This has to be done en masse....if only a few do this, they'll be escorted away. But if tens of thousands do it at the same time, what are they going to do? They can't get all of us. Strength in numbers!

There are many more North American criminal ruling elite families that need to be exposed;

CLINTONS, WARBURGS, LEHMANS, MORGANS, SOROS, RUSSELS, COLLINS, RUMSFELDS, CHENEYS, GATES, KOCH BROTHERS, KUHN LOEBS, LAZARDS, VANDERBILTS, DUPONTS, MCDONALDS, DESMARAIS, WINDSORS, CAPETIANS, BORJAS, VATICAN BANK, LI'S, SAUDI ROYALS, MONSANTOS, and others....

EXPOSE THESE CRIMINAL RULERS!!!! They need to see their own names on tv."

Watch:

The Money Masters ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXt1cayx0hs

History of The Federal Reserve ~ Enlightening! http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7757684583209015812

Your fellow human being

[-] 2 points by shooz (17782) 2 years ago

This is spot on, and deserves a bump.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Agreed.