Forum Post: OCCUPY MOVEMENT IS AT AN IMPORTANT CROSSROADS: Do we throw the baby out with the bath water (dump our hard won republic) or evict the hijackers of our excellent system. 2008 financial crisis was perpetrated because government was weak not strong.
Posted 3 years ago on Feb. 5, 2012, 8:29 a.m. EST by therising
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FriendlyObserverB made such a great point below and said it so well:
He/she said: "The idea of the American government , was for the people by the people . I am sure they would not want to overthrow that one very important principle. The people overthrew the principles of monarchy, but parts still remain in the form of capitalism . The government is a capitalist's worst enemy , and capitalists are always trying to infiltrate and overthrow the government , with bribery, coercion and what ever method necessary to gain power over the people. And many have become confused thinking it is the government that is the enemy .. but this is propoganda spread by the wealthy capitalist and his media henchmen. Government is our only voice .. we lose that we lose everything." (end of FriendlyObserverB quote)
I would personally ad the following:
The reason the slickest of the 1% were able to perpetrate the 2008 financial crisis heist is that the government had been hijacked by corporate interests and the government lacked the power to do anything. SEC was down to tiny staff with very little inclination or power to investigate. Oversight had been gutted and regulators neutered by corporate influence and infiltration in our government.
Government is not the enemy. THOSE THAT HIJACKED THE GREAT AMERICAN SYSTEM ARE THE ENEMY. And we must fight that enemy the only effective way possible: with the weapons of love and monviolent tactical action. Yes, it's true. We actually have to love the worst of the 1% enough to set them right. That will take nonviolent direct action to show the entire country what the role of the 1% is in financial crisis, war, poverty, lack of health care etc. Nonviolent actions help expose the truth and connect the dots. Once the 1% connection to the daily miseries of the 99% is exposed to the sunlight of truth, the hijackers skill be removed from our elegant system and our republic will be restored. We Americans can now make our founders proud. We already hold the power to do so in our hot little hands.