Thursday, October 27, 2011
Official Statement from Occupy Wall Street
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.
As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known. [continues here...]
So there you have it straight from Horse Olbermann's mouth via the Occupy Movement's website.
As the writer/director of the Free Planet blog, I'd suggest there are a few little technicalities (certain vague and fluffy phrases) that are worth considering before moving on ... that our system must protect our rights ... democratic government derives its just power ... self-interest over justice.
There's a real chance to make a difference here, but if all the Occupy Movement is going to do is just regurgitate the SLAVE JOBS for SLAVE WAGES ethos of the Corporate War Machine's major gameplan, that you are nothing more than chattel or cattle or some cog in the chain.
You have to stand up for THE RIGHT REASONS.
You have to stand up for YOUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN.
You have to stand up for THE REAL EARTH STRIPPED OF OPPRESSION, a Free Planet.