December 17, 2011
Monday Occupy activists shut down ports on the West Coast. Direct actions took place in Anchorage, Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, Long Beach, San Diego, Denver and Houston. Protestors singled out a port contractor called Stevedoring Services of America (SSA Marine) – majority-owned by Goldman Sachs.
Meanwhile Occupy Wall Street protestors wearing vampire squid costumes marched to Goldman Sachs headquarters, where they held a mock trial of CEO Lloyd Blankfein and other Goldman executives for a litany of financial crimes against the American people. They then held a flash mob at the World Financial Center.
The Occupy movement is the best thing to happen to this country since the IWW. For decades, what passed for an American “left” remained mired in bouts of single-issue turf wars wrapped in phony political correctness.
The leaderless Occupy has obliterated the hierarchical power pyramid which progressives had merely copied from the monopoly capitalist society they were surrounded by. Real change can never occur when such fear-based models prevail.
Most significant is that Occupy has changed the national conversation, reclaiming our much abused language and vocabulary from a three-decade onslaught of Orwellian doublespeak brought to you by corporate America and their sycophant media subsidiaries.
Americans had come to embrace outrageous idioms that held Newt Gingrich to be a “revolutionary”, welfare mothers as the root of our budget woes and the “free market” as savior of all humanity.
Then one day in a park in New York City, a courageous handful of desperate and indebted youth poured icy cold water on this multibillion dollar psyops program. And the conversation changed.
Suddenly, financially stressed Americans weren’t talking anymore about suspicious Muslims, evil socialism, Octomom, OJ or the need to cripple our government (democracy). They were talking about the 1% who had eaten their lunch. They were confronting those who, in the words of Al Sharpton, have “blueberry pie all over their face”.
Ideas matter. But equally impressive has been the Occupy target list, consisting of Wall Street and the global mega-banks who preside over this den of upward wealth redistribution and never-ending class war on the poor and middle class.
Occupy protests have focused on the Four Horsemen of Banking (see my May 25, 2011 column) – Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo.
For far too long, progressives had focused on single issues or corporations when airing their grievances. But when one connects the dots it becomes apparent that these banks, along with vampire squids Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, are behind every single social and economic ill we experience.
Now it’s time to take the fight one more step up the economic food chain.
It’s time to Occupy the Federal Reserve and every other private central bank in the world. (See my 5-part series “The Federal Reserve Cartel”, beginning June 1, 2011).
Concurrently, Occupy should turn its wrath towards the Eight Families who own the majority of the Fed and all the world’s private central banks. Protestors should go straight to their palatial mansions and set up camp.
Notice has been given.
If your name is Rothschild, Rockefeller, Goldman Sachs, Lehman, Warburg, Israel Moses Seif, Lazard or Kuhn Loeb the gig is up. Your centuries of pillaging the planet for personal enrichment are coming swiftly to an end.
Be afraid. Be very afraid!
Dean Henderson is the author of Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries and Das Kartell der Federal Reserve. Subscriptions to his Left Hook blog are FREE atwww.deanhenderson.wordpress.com