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Forum Post: FBI surveillance & Occupy movement -- Making connections is threatening to the 1%.

Posted 2 years ago on March 8, 2012, 1:34 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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Documents released thanks to the Freedom of Information Act show that Coretta Scott King was closely monitored by the FBI for 2 years after her husband's assassination.  

The powers that be didn't want her linking the anti-war movement to the civil rights movement as her husband had begun doing in speeches shortly before he was killed.  This potential union of anti-war activists and civil rights activists scared the daylights out of the 1%.  They feared the moral authority such a unified movement would wield.

So they perpetrated violence to eliminate chance of such an intersection.  And followed Mrs. King to make sure she didn't make the same powerful connection.

Connections are dangerous to the 1%.

They know that as soon as we the 99% start paying attention to what we have in common rather than what separates us, we, the 99%, will begin to make decisions from a position of unified strength rather than demands from a position of divided weakness.

They can't afford to have us unify.  And we can't afford not to.

It's going to be a beautiful springtime in America.  You can feel it.

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[-] 3 points by GildasSapiens (266) 2 years ago

This is why the 1% are pushing totalitarian, kill-switch legislation such as SOPA, PIPA & ACTA. (Did you know that Windows 8 has a kill-switch for individual PCs, too?)

It's also why hate-spewing & division-sowing Trolls are all over this website like smallpox.

[-] 5 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

If we unify, we will realize we, the 99%, had the power all along.

[-] 1 points by RedJazz43 (2757) 2 years ago

What do you mean by unify? Who would unify? What would unify? What would unification look like? How would unification be different from whatever it is that exists now? It seems to me that the issue is not so much unification as it is organization. That is, there are really very, very few people who are involved in OWS compared to the population as a whole and our main job is not so much to unify (unify whom with what?) as it is to engage people and get them active.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

I was just wondering what you realistically see happening this spring, if you indeed think the movement is going to grow? What types of change are actually within reach by this time next year?

[-] -1 points by JesusDemocrat (193) 2 years ago

Be realistic, you may unify the lower 65% if you all stop your bi-party dividing, but, the upper ranks truly don't care about the lower ones and will never stand with them.

If they truly did care, it would be so simple and easy to put things much closer to fair and equitable for all.

[-] 4 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Wrong

[+] -4 points by SatanRepublican (136) 2 years ago

well let's see what you can do

so far, you've not come close to gaining support of even 10% of American citizens

[-] 3 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Wrong. CBS polls several different times reported above 40% of the public supports Occupy.

[-] -3 points by SatanRepublican (136) 2 years ago

I'm sure that's not even remotely close to true.

[-] 3 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Keep a wishin'

[-] -1 points by SatanRepublican (136) 2 years ago

"take my advice, I'm not using" you say

any that may support OWS would quickly discount the whole idea upon five minutes of looking here

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Hi satan. How's your pointy little head this afternoon?

Got yer Lexus polished up?

Yer lies are getting kind of dull too. You might want to ask Saddam to clean them up 4 U.

[-] 4 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

The 1% are well represented. But the 99% have the real power if we unite.

[-] 2 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 2 years ago

Yea, and that 1993 district court decision forced apple into similar ways of thinking as they were forced to adapt unfairly.

We share our rights. My rights are you rights, and perhaps there are times when we should stand for all of our rights by seeing corporate contracts are fairly ajudicated rather than violated.

There is possibility that the infiltration of gov is slapping a dead horse around (the patriot act already killed it) to keep us distracted by enacting redundant things like "SOPA, PIPA & ACTA" because all that legislation just sounds so abusive.

Then the infiltrators run around the forums crying "SOPA, PIPA & ACTA" sign this, call here, do this. Anything to keep the people from focusing on the solution.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4830) 2 years ago

Hi Gildas, Could you please say more about the Windows 8 kill-switch? Best Regards, Nevada

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4830) 2 years ago

Thank you Gildas.

[-] 1 points by PopsMauler (182) from Chicago, IL 2 years ago

I second this request! Windows scared me a bit when they started dropping older internet protocols such as ipx starting with Vista (sucks from a backwards compatibility standpoint, let me use my older software!). If there's anything to this please share.

[-] 2 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

You hit the nail right on the head here!

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

So our mission should be to create as many of those connections as possible.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Exactly!

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

The news page right now (article re May 1) seems to indicate we're moving in the right direction re connections.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 2 years ago

Thanks.

[-] 2 points by TomTommorow (78) from Hardyston, NJ 2 years ago

One thing that the great masses that are haughtily called the 'common people" can do is stop feeding the beast. I mean throwing all our money to buy useless products the system churns out that we don't really need. Especially when it comes to corporate controlled news media and entertainment. How many of us are starting to realize all so called entertainment the media puts out has hidden political propaganda? How many of us realize this is subtle brainwashing? If we really wanted to get anywhere we would be real selective with what we do with the money we earn. Take responsibility with the money we earn. I don't use credit cards, or have a checking account or bank account and I no longer subscribe or even buy so called "main stream" newspapers, news magazines or cable or satellite tv. or rent movies. I buy some decent alternative papers to read at times but mostly get a lot of news from the Internet.

It's time to stop feeding the beast. If enough of the population did this we could start to make a difference.

[-] 2 points by PopsMauler (182) from Chicago, IL 2 years ago

YES!!! Becoming an "anti-consumer" so to speak will really hurt these buffons since they only seem to care about money and shortsighted self-interest.

Already been there with you, you've got the right idea! It's amazing how much of a change being an active consumer of media makes by itself.

[-] 2 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Great point. Right there with you.

[-] 1 points by therepublicanpartier (3) 2 years ago

There is a book called 'Legacy of Ashes' about the CIA. I will be posting some highlights from it but, it talks about the failed operations. Just from seeing how the CIA and FBI treated even minor leftist groups and ecology groups, I'd be willing to bet money they have agents in the occupy movement. They tend to do stuff like spread disinformation to confuse people, and get agent provocateurs to encourage lawbreaking so they can then bust all the people that follow and let their guys off the hook. Be very careful!! This is a tried and true strategy. If someone is encouraging criminal behavior tell them to stop it and report them. The cameras are probably rolling.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Yes. I agree wholeheartedly. Except we need to be sure we all challenge and break unjust laws.

[-] 1 points by timirninja (263) 2 years ago

where is the links are?

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

I'm here.....I'm united !!

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Great.