Economic Rebellion Update – This Is What Decentralized Resistance Looks Like
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By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s going down…”
- Buffalo Springfield
Exciting times over here, to say the least! The June 14th Flag Day Rebellion against economic tyranny is growing much stronger and more rapidly than anticipated. As a small part of a decentralized movement, it’s hard to measure the overall impact, but my email inbox is exploding with support and interest. This movement is definitely succeeding in uniting people from all over the political spectrum. Hardcore progressives and libertarians have found common cause. Liberals who are sick of “spineless Democrats.” Conservatives who have had enough of “crony-capitalist and imperial Republicans.” Apolitical people who are sick and tired of living paycheck to paycheck, struggling to get by. The foreclosed upon. The unemployed. People desperately surviving off of food stamps. And especially people who have been impoverished by medical bills. I’ve heard from so many people with horror stories from financial ruin as a result of health problems who are “ready to fight back.” The anger throughout the population is much more intense than even I thought it was.
People who spent their career working on Wall Street are “done sitting idle while the market is rigged in favor of a handful of politically connected global banks and firms.” The people who are taking it upon themselves to take action and spread the word come from all walks of life. Emails have come in from people in the military, veterans, police, firefighters, real estate brokers, lawyers, doctors, nurses, construction workers, accountants, Wal-Mart workers, union members, union haters – they’re all coming together on this. Teachers and students have been strong supporters. College students and recent graduates are feeling completely trapped in debt. Their awareness of their limited opportunities and lack of financial security moving forward is very evident. And, of course, the activists and hacktivists are coming out in force.
For those not up to date, this is what everyone is uniting and rallying around:
This Flag Day, Tuesday June 14th, we will launch a non-violent movement with this list of demands:
* End the campaign finance and lobbying racket
* Break up the Fed & Too Big to Fail banks
* Enforce RICO laws against organized criminal class
* Order Ben Bernanke to step down
Here is the call to action we contributed to the cause, which has been reposted on at least 50 sites now:
This is a Google map showing some of the public protest locations: http://maps.google.com (Note the first action listed.)
Here’s a brief roundup of what people are saying about the protests, notice the diversity of viewpoints these people represent. I will have a more detailed and focused post featuring many other contributions to this movement within the next few days. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
Comedian Lee Camp just released this video to AmpedStatus in support of actions. Lee will be moving his money out of a big bank on Tuesday.
Fight the Banks On June 14th [Warning Explicit Language]
The well-respected Washington’s Blog does an excellent job summing up the call to action:
The Big Banks Have Sold Us Out. Democrats And Republicans Have Sold Us Out. No One Is Defending Our Interests. Our Future Is Going Up In Flames. It’s Time For Us To Stand Up And Defend Ourselves
“… Even though most politicians are totally corrupt, if many millions of Americans poured into the streets… a critical mass would be reached, and the politicians would start changing things in a hurry. As [liberal] PhD economist Dean Baker points out:
‘The elites hate to acknowledge it, but when large numbers of ordinary people are moved to action, it changes the narrow political world where the elites call the shots. A big turnout … can make a real difference.’
Similarly, no matter how completely sold-out to the Wall Street giants D.C. politicians are, they would start paying attention to their real employers – the American people – if we make enough noise. If 3 million Americans all peacefully surrounded the White House and Capitol Hill, holding signs saying ‘We’re Not Leaving Until the Too Big to Fails which Caused the Economic Crisis are Reined In’, things would change pretty fast.
3 million might sound like a lot of people. But many millions of people read popular alternative financial and economic news sites. You are probably one of millions of people who will read this essay (by the time it is published by some of the larger sites).
In other words, it’s not even a question of convincing other people to go. We – those who read alternative financial websites – could do it ourselves.
If millions of us don’t go protest… it’s because we are choosing not to sacrifice a tiny bit in order to change things. The bad guys are only winning because we – the American people – aren’t making enough noise.
Not Now . . .
It is human nature to try to put things off until tomorrow. Tomorrow, when things are easier, we’ll do it… It is easy to despair that it is already too late. Should we whine and give up hope?
Well, about a month before the American Revolutionary War, Patrick Henry said: ‘They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year?’
If not now, when? Like Patrick Henry asked, when will we be stronger? When will the robber barons be weaker?
If we’re going to save America through non-violent protests, now is the time.
Similarly, conservative financial writer Karl Denninger writes today: ‘You – America – You – can fix this tomorrow. Put 500,000 people around The Treasury and The Fed and refuse to leave until Geithner and Bernanke both resign and depart and the FDIC goes through all four of the largest banks, marks their ‘stuff’ to market, and resolves all that are insolvent. Lay peaceful siege, MLK-style.’
How can both liberals and conservatives be calling for the same thing – massive protests against the banking elites and their water-carriers in D.C.?
Because that’s what all Americans want.
While the elites have tried to divide and conquer America into a false left-versus-right dichotomy, all Americans want the rule of law to be enforced.
All Americans want the big boys to be held accountable to the same laws that we have to follow.
All Americans want there to be a level playing field so that the little guy has a chance to compete fairly.
For liberals, remember Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi. For conservatives, this is what Jesus would do: kick the moneychangers out of the temple.
You know it … now act.
We can save America in a week if we follow the call…”
Wall Streeter Mike Krieger stands up in support of June 14th Protests, via Zero Hedge:
“Recent years have proven that things work much better at the local level and we need to start aggressively moving power and sovereignty back to the states and our local communities…. June 14th Protests: I ask people to support this in some way. Whether that means going to a protest, attending a city council meeting, buying silver, or reading the Constitution, the point is please do SOMETHING to exercise your individual sovereignty and resistance to economic and political slavery.”
The Sons of Liberty are in support of the June 14th Actions Against Economic Tyranny:
“With Leaderless Resistance there is no need to actually know your brothers in arms. Through the common cause or rallying cry, we can do much more individually. So this Flag Day, June 14th, I encourage everyone to participate in Operation Empire State Rebellion. I support their efforts because they embrace this spirit of non violent, non compliant, leaderless resistance. More importantly, they are hacking at the root of power, the banking system that enslaves humanity with war and debt. You can do something small or you can do something much more. I have compiled a bunch of examples of non violent leaderless resistance.”
And, of course, let’s not forget the Anonymous video with over 180,000 views on YouTube, not counting tens of thousands of additional views on other video accounts:
A99 Operation Empire State Rebellion – Communication #1
Then there is the Anonymous laced music video featuring the…
Operation Empire State Rebellion Anthem
see also: http://J14.FSS34.COM
Here’s our call to action also set to music featuring the one and only Max Keiser:
see also: http://J14.FSS34.COM
Even the famed Economic Hitman John Perkins wrote us in support of this effort.
As I said, this is a diverse decentralized movement and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Much more to come!
There will be a major announcement within the next few days.
Spread the word, the American Summer of Resistance Is Upon Us…
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