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Overcoming Divide and Conquer Strategies: 99.9% of the US Population Should Support the Public Unions’ Fight Against Occupying Economic Imperialists

February 26th, 2011 | Filed under Activism, Economy, Hot List, News, Politics & Government . Follow comments through RSS 2.0 feed. Click here to comment, or trackback.

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Quick Summary: The global bankers, who caused our economic crisis, are attempting to deflect blame and divide the American public by escalating attacks on public-sector workers. The battle in Wisconsin, which is spreading across the entire nation, should be viewed in a global economic context. Do not let the obsolete Republican vs. Democrat charade confuse you. Even if you believe Unions have been corrupted, in this case you have to go with the strategy: “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

The Global Economic Elite have launched a war on 99.9% of the US public, we must unite and rally together. Unions have played a key role in uprisings from Europe to the Middle East. We must seize this opportunity and let Wisconsin be a spark to light the fires of non-violent rebellion throughout the United States.

Overcoming Divide and Conquer Strategies: 99.9% of the US Population Should Support the Public Unions’ Fight Against Occupying Economic Imperialists
By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report

There is a rule of war that many people are failing to understand: “Do not fight the last war.” In The 33 Strategies of War, Robert Greene calls this “The Guerrilla-War-Of-The-Mind Strategy:”

“What most often weighs you down and brings you misery is the past, in the form of unnecessary attachments, repetitions of tired formulas, and the memory of old victories and defeats. You must consciously wage war against the past and force yourself to react to the present moment. Be ruthless on yourself; do not repeat the same tired methods.”

The sad truth is that most people are still fighting yesterday’s war. The Republican vs. Democrat charade — good cop, bad cop nonsense — is a mere smokescreen. Don’t be confused by obsolete preconceptions and propaganda. There is one war being fought, The Global Economic Elite Vs. The People.

A global banking cartel has looted nation after nation, the world over, the United States is no exception. They’ve looted trillions from the US public and now they are trying to cut the throat of the public unions. While in the process of attacking private-sector workers and small businesses throughout the country, they are also cracking down on the last layer of worker protections within the public-sector.

The same economic central planners that have systematically exploited workers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Asia, have exploited American workers as well. One-tenth of one percent of the population got luxurious life boats, while 99.9% of us are being left behind to drown in a sea of debt and social upheaval.

Join The MovementWe are all on the same sinking ship – me, you, teachers, construction workers, fire fighters, police, Egyptians, Europeans. We are all under attack by the same people. The sooner you understand this, the better off we will be.

All of the global uprisings, against the global bankers, are popular reactions to the implementation of a worldwide Neo-Feudal economic order. People can dismiss and ignore me all they want, but I know what I’m talking about. In fact, I invite Ben Bernanke and Timothy Giethner to a debate. I’ll take them both on at the same time. I’ll expose the two imperial pawns within a minute, faster than Tyson knocked out Spinks.

The bottom line is this: It is imperative that 99.9% of the US population actively supports the public unions uprising against the occupying economic imperialists who have conquered our country. If the economic imperialists think they’re going to continue their attacks, by cutting more American workers’ wages and benefits, after looting the nation of trillions, they are going to get a much deserved rude awakening. If they want to steal trillions, increase the price of food and oil, and make further cuts into our income, they are going to get crushed. 239 million Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck. Push them another inch, and the global bankers might as well go hang with Gaddafi and Mubarak.

Seriously, think about this: They’re going to cut pensions on people who make $25k per year, while all-time record-breaking profits and bonuses are raining down on the economic top one-tenth of one percent. That is sick and twisted. Lloyd Blankfein gets five-times the annual salary of Wisconsin public employees when he simply gives a 30-minute speech on “doing God’s work.”

These banks were bailed out after causing this mess, the American people own them now as far as I’m concerned. Let’s stab the vampires in the heart. Seize their assets and all these budget problems disappear. Break these bloodsuckers up. Spin them off, free the market, free the people, free the planet from this global banking cabal.

We can easily let hard-working Americans keep their pensions and health benefits.

Do you want to start on the state and individual level, before breaking up the big rackets? Fine. Look at how easy it is to solve Wisconsin’s budget deficit, as Paul Jay stated on The Real News Network:

“How about Wisconsin passes a law that takes the estate tax level back to 2001? And let’s say the first million’s tax free. The collective net worth of the esteemed group on the Forbes 400 from Wisconsin comes to around $21.7 billion. That would make Wisconsin’s share of their estates at the time of passing around $4 billion. We just paid down the debt.”

Look at that. Deficit eliminated.

As I wrote in The Economic Elite Vs. The People:

“When you take the time to research and analyze the wealth that has gone to the economic top one percent, you begin to realize just how much we have been robbed. Trillions upon trillions of dollars that could make the lives of all hard-working Americans much easier have been strategically funneled into the coffers of the Economic Elite. The denial of wealth is the key to the Economic Elite’s power. An entire generation of massive wealth creation has been strategically withheld from 99% of the US population.”

In a report entitled, “Nine Pictures of the Extreme Income/Wealth Gap,” Dave Johnson helps make the point:

“Many people don’t understand our country’s problem of concentration of income and wealth because they don’t see it. People just don’t understand how much wealth there is at the top now. The wealth at the top is so extreme that it is beyond most people’s ability to comprehend. If people understood just how concentrated wealth has become in our country and the effect it has on our politics, our democracy and our people, they would demand our politicians do something about it….

Top 1% owns more than 90% of us combined….

400 people have as much wealth as half of our population.”

In this context, every American should take it personally. They’ve already robbed 99.9% of us. Now they want to further limit our rights and income, with talks of QE3 already creeping up. Satan is overreaching. Survival instincts are going to kick in within the US just like they are throughout the rest of the world. They shall reap what they sow.

The Global Economic Elite better watch their assets, hell is about to freeze over. Say hello to your puppets Mubarak and Gaddafi on the way down.

As for your US puppet, one more statement of caution for the American people: Do not let Obama fool you, yet again, with his public statements in support of the people of Wisconsin. Obama is using the exact same playbook in Wisconsin that he used in Egypt, which is to publicly declare support for the people, while working behind the scenes to undermine them. Obama is a divide and conquer imperial puppet. Never forget that. Do not let his rhetoric confuse you. Just look at his chief of staff and head economic adviser, a former JP Morgan executive and a NAFTA thug. It’s clear whose side he is on.

As a great Anonymous poet wrote:

“Their divide and conquer strategies are old and feeble
The people begin to see through
Cyberspace air
chokes your oxygen
Decaying, crumbling
foundation
Free radicals
multiply
I becomes we
Down goes the
Aristocracy
Tyranny
beneath
me”

The global awakening is taking shape, from Cairo to Madison, the revolution has begun.

We’re fighting today’s war! And we have a whole lot of friends…

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>> Also read David DeGraw’s extensive report: Analysis of the Global Insurrection Against Neo-Liberal Economic Domination and the Coming American Rebellion

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  1. admin said:

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  2. laurent jubinville said:

    The Enemy Is Down The Street

    This is an emergency message to the collective bargainers of Wisconsin. Please get together with your non-union compatriots, together with your fellow-members of adjacent states and turn your sights onto the enemy.
    Your enemy is not governor Walker. Your enemy is not the government opposition.Your enemy is not in Wisconsin. Your enemy is not in Washington.
    All these are but entities hanging from the strings being manipulated by your real enemy. This is an emergency. You must all get together in the name of not only your members, but of all working citizens and start walking towards New York.
    From your remarkable reputation of values and determination, you could potentially gather three million supporters to walk onto Wall Street. Bring your demands onto the table of these enslaving banks. These are your enemy. These are our enemy. This is the enemy at the root of every economic dispute presently happening on this planet.
    Just go in there peacefully, set up camp and ask J P Morgan, BoA, Citi, Wells Fargo, Wachovia and the others for the few billions that Walker needs to balance the budget, and just take it back to him. But before you leave the bank, ask them also for the money they stole that was meant to balance all local, municipal, state, and national budgets. Also don’t leave without the money this den of vipers stole from the Arab world,
    the African world, the Third world, or just plainly The World. If they don’t quite have enough there on Wall Street, just move up the isle a bit and get the rest from Rockefeller. If this evil House doesn’t have quite enough at home, there is another House in Europe that could fill in the gap without even feeling the pinch. Please go to New York. That is where the enemy is. Wall Street has barricaded off every one of our Main Streets, but you can get around that.

    Laurent Jubinville
    Penticton, BC.
    Canada

  3. abaddon said:

    Greed has consumed those in power to where it has become as a narcotic to them. When they get to that stage of avarice they will sacrifice a world to feed their self inflicted addiction, if need be, and they have. The world is awakening to those who rule, for virtuallly to a man they are ALL lining their pockets at the expense of billions of mankind. Political affiliation has nothing to do with it, whether they come in their Medallion adorned Military Uniforms, or Pin Striped Suits, those “World Leaders” all belong to the same political club, called the “Global Ruling Mafia.” “Our beloved World Leaders.”
    They are now throwing those small fry “Dictators” to the masses, as those worldly wise rogues in pin striped suits try to divert attention away from their pillaging and raping a planet of trillions of dollars.
    It is not going to work, for this is the beginning of the terminal decline of a corrupt global system, leading to utter ruin, as ALL former Empires only left ruins as a legacy of their grandiose plans. These avaricious men today are no different to those who proceeded them, except these nuclear addicts will leave a world in ruins. What a fitting and appropriate epitaph for man.

  4. bob johnson said:

    the only reason publc employee unions are not representative of current american labor is the private sector unions have been slowly erroded over the last 30 years by the same corpratist that are now attacking the public sector. socialism is not communism. i despise people who always try to tie them together. many countries are currently socialist and are doing well better than we are in the us. germany for example. true, however “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” is also a divide and conquer tool. it is a tool i don’t mind using. turnabout is fairplay.

  5. Luci said:

    I have just returned from an enthusiastic rally in Lansing MI. Unions and families and a few dogs.

    One person with a Workers RIghts = RIght to Work sign. Poor deluded fool, he thinks unions are the reason manufacturing has left our shores.

    What was tragically missing was the media. Perhaps someone from the blogs and papers, but the TV cameras were missing or well hidden.

    Gee, if they had realized the right to worker was there, they could have focused on him and completely misled their consumers.

  6. Cathy said:

    Does anyone realize that wages have gone down by 40% & up? This isn’t even counting for inflation! In the ’80′s the meat packing industry paid from $16-$19 an hour, plus BENEFITS! It now pays $8-$12 an hour, no benefits.
    When Chesley Sullenberger III, the pilot who landed the Airbus plane on the Hudson River went before Congress explaining that his wages have been cut by 40% & that he no longer had a pension, many elected got up & walked out while he was talking. I believe they were Republicans. Talk about being rude!
    I’m glad that Americans are FINALLY WAKING UP! :)

  7. Bruce said:

    SOLIDARITY: I’M Madison, and I’m NOT Going to Take IT ANYMORE!

  8. Majia said:

    Public unions are under attack so that government services can be cut further and outsourced to contractors who pay low wages and offer no benefits. Once public workers’ have lost the battle, private workers will lose what little they have left in the way of benefits. U.S. workers everywhere will become completely expendable and without the most basic rights.

    We will be left with an impoverished population and a few multinational corporations that reap profits elsewhere and pay little to no taxes.

    This is our immediate future if workers–public and private–do not unite and demand that collective bargaining be maintained and workplace protections extended for all workers. There is no reason that 10% of our population should control 80% of the wealth.

  9. Thea said:

    OUR FOUNDING FATHERS WERE NOT CAPITALISTS!!!

    “Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions of property in geometrical progression as they rise.” –Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1785.

    PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK—THE UNION OF PEOPLE IS OUR FIRST, LAST, AND ONLY LINE OF DEFENSE AGAINST THE OLIGARCHS.

  10. HonestJohn said:

    I see this as information that should be realized by everyone so they can understand who exactly is to blame. This way we can have common goals. It’s 99% against 1%, we have the advantage in numbers. Now if only we can get people educated, that”s the question.

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  12. jeffsmathers said:

    This is not getting any better folks, like a festering cancer in our constitution and the foundation of liberties given to us by the blood of our forefathers, we may unfortunately need to purge the government of those who desire to manifest an ideology of Marxist and socialistic boundaries on our lives and seek to constrain the freedom of individual merit of personal responsibility and moral equity.

    It is by their ‘fruit’ that we can discern them. ( No, I’m not talking about homosexuals!) I mean their constraints on our rights to grow and sell food, buy or sell without overburdened taxes, move about our country without a body cavity search, keep our borders secure, do not let those who are here illegally infringe on our social and financial securities, prohibit any politician from a financial advantage that any citizen does not have access to directly or indirectly, as well as real government transparency at any level of audit.

    It is corrupt beyond measure; therefore it will require an unknown level of reforms…. Soon.

    BTW, Please continue to collectively bargain your way into the money that you deserve, because your working for better pay and better benifets ….. Too bad for the rest of the peons.

  13. Bryan said:

    great work Dave keep it up

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  15. Monotosh09 said:

    Hello , I am an Indian..I have a Job which I believe belong to one of you’ll..
    I have a suggestion..please read on …its not very long..
    1) My salary is $6/hour..yes dollar six..please read on..
    2) My contractor which is also an Indian however gets $23/hr -> twenty three per hour..for only me working out of which he keeps the rest (23 – 6) = 17$/hr..seventeen dollar he gets for no work..
    3) If the US company instead of giving my contractor who does no work ..just hires people for the Companies in US ..and the work is done by people like us…If the US companies gives me even $11.5 /hr and the rest to the guy who is in US and is deprived of job because of me ..if he is given the other half that is 23/2 =11.5 i think then
    4 a ) the guy like me in US gets 11.5$/hr for doing nothing..that’s okk because COUNTRY belongs to YOU..
    4 b ) i get 11.5$/hr here which is okk for me ..for our govt is a BULLSHIT and a big corrupt thief’s such as these contractors..and is a big zero..yes INDIA in itself is a big zero..
    4 c ) the contractor in INDIA gets nothing as he deserves nothing…
    he is getting rich and is now still giving us less without informing the company in US..

    Can you people go to your respective organization from where you were fired and say this…
    4 D )==> SWITCH TO INDIVIDUAL BILLING RATHER THAN GIVING IT TO A COMPANY IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA.. give it to the exact individual in INDIA ….IN FACT YOU CAN EVEN CHOOSE TO WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO  OUTSOURCE…

    I THINK THEN BECAUSE OF THE EXTRA MONEY YOU PEOPLE ATLEAST WILL MAKE YOU’ll be OKK…as now you have TIME + MONEY(even as small )

    at least the desperation stuff will not be there  i think..

    WE CANNOT TALK TO YOUR COMPANY BECAUSE THE CONTRACTOR here IS BAD AND HELLISH..

    Please consider my POSTING SERIOUSLY..INDIVIDUAL  BILLING IS MY SAYING..

  16. Monotosh_outsourcedindian said:

    Hello , I am an Indian..I have a Job which I believe belong to one of you’ll..
    I have a suggestion..please read on …its not very long..
    1) My salary is $6/hour..yes dollar six..please read on..
    2)
    My contractor which is also an Indian however gets $23/hr -> twenty
    three per hour..for only me working out of which he keeps the rest (23 -
    6) = 17$/hr..seventeen dollar he gets for no work..
    3) If the US
    company instead of giving my contractor who does no work ..just hires
    people for the Companies in US ..and the work is done by people like
    us…If the US companies gives me even $11.5 /hr and the rest to the guy
    who is in US and is deprived of job because of me ..if he is given the
    other half that is 23/2 =11.5 i think then
    4 a ) the guy like me in US gets 11.5$/hr for doing nothing..that’s okk because COUNTRY belongs to YOU..
    4
    b ) i get 11.5$/hr here which is okk for me ..for our govt is a
    BULLSHIT and a big corrupt thief’s such as these contractors..and is a
    big zero..yes INDIA’s corrupt people are these contractors..
    4 c ) the contractor in INDIA gets nothing as he deserves nothing…
    he is getting rich and is now still giving us less without informing the company in US..

    Can you people go to your respective organization from where you were fired and say this…
    4
    D )==> SWITCH TO INDIVIDUAL BILLING RATHER THAN GIVING IT TO A
    COMPANY IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA.. give it to the exact individual in
    INDIA ….IN FACT YOU CAN EVEN CHOOSE TO WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO 
    OUTSOURCE…

    I THINK THEN BECAUSE OF THE EXTRA MONEY YOU PEOPLE
    ATLEAST WILL MAKE YOU’ll be OKK…as now you have TIME + MONEY(even as
    small )

    at least the desperation stuff will not be there  i think..

    WE CANNOT TALK TO YOUR COMPANY BECAUSE THE CONTRACTOR here IS BAD AND HELLISH..

    Please consider my POSTING SERIOUSLY..INDIVIDUAL  BILLING IS MY SAYING..

  17. Monotosh_outsourcedindian said:

    Hello , I am an Indian..I have a Job which I believe belong to one of you’ll..
    I have a suggestion..please read on …its not very long..
    1) My salary is $6/hour..yes dollar six..please read on..
    2)
    My contractor which is also an Indian however gets $23/hr -> twenty
    three per hour..for only me working out of which he keeps the rest (23 -
    6) = 17$/hr..seventeen dollar he gets for no work..
    3) If the US
    company instead of giving my contractor who does no work ..just hires
    people for the Companies in US ..and the work is done by people like
    us…If the US companies gives me even $11.5 /hr and the rest to the guy
    who is in US and is deprived of job because of me ..if he is given the
    other half that is 23/2 =11.5 i think then
    4 a ) the guy like me in US gets 11.5$/hr for doing nothing..that’s okk because COUNTRY belongs to YOU..
    4
    b ) i get 11.5$/hr here which is okk for me ..for our govt is a
    BULLSHIT and a big corrupt thief’s such as these contractors..and is a
    big zero..yes INDIA’s corrupt people are these contractors..
    4 c ) the contractor in INDIA gets nothing as he deserves nothing…
    he is getting rich and is now still giving us less without informing the company in US..

    Can you people go to your respective organization from where you were fired and say this…
    4
    D )==> SWITCH TO INDIVIDUAL BILLING RATHER THAN GIVING IT TO A
    COMPANY IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA.. give it to the exact individual in
    INDIA ….IN FACT YOU CAN EVEN CHOOSE TO WHOM WOULD YOU LIKE TO 
    OUTSOURCE…

    I THINK THEN BECAUSE OF THE EXTRA MONEY YOU PEOPLE
    ATLEAST WILL MAKE YOU’ll be OKK…as now you have TIME + MONEY(even as
    small )

    at least the desperation stuff will not be there  i think..

    WE CANNOT TALK TO YOUR COMPANY BECAUSE THE CONTRACTOR here IS BAD AND HELLISH..

    Please consider my POSTING SERIOUSLY..INDIVIDUAL  BILLING IS MY SAYING..

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