Here in the USA, we are all aware of the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movements. But do we know what they stand for and whether or not there have been people revolting like them in the past?
Let's look at right now for example. Both movements are fired up about crime, corruption, coercion, taxes, economic conditions, and the quality of life in our communities. We just disagree about who's responsible (who to blame) and how we should fix the problem (social engineering).
Ever heard of Unitd We Stand, Divided We Fall? Who said that by the way? Anyway, do you think the tactics still work today? You'd better because we are split up like fools, allowing the manipulation to continue. We don't even know it but the misery we feel today inflicted on us from outside forces and what we call the boom bust cycle or just life these days, is not happenstance. You could not purposefully screw up government and finance any more if you tried. But that's because you follow the law.
Both Occupy and TeaParty want a better quality of life and to be left alone to live it. Some blame government, some blame large corporations, some blame not so secret societies working like organized criminals. Either way you look at it, things are fairly screwed up and we are not getting any younger.
It's about damn time we work together. Put our heads together and think of ways to make a difference, pronto.
Writing for the Huffington Post, Bob Edgar suggests this is a good idea.
Left, right and center, Republican, independent, and Democrat, pretty much everyone agrees that our system has been corrupted. Big money, from banks and insurance companies, the medical lobby, defense contractors, the trial lawyers, the big unions and a boatload of other special interests, is in control.
The power of big money is why our tax laws allow some of our largest corporations and richest citizens to pay less than their fair share of our national expenses. It's why our military invests in high-tech weapons that are of little use to our troops in the Afghan mountains and Iraqi deserts. It's why the financial "wizards" who've nearly run our economy aground can get away with collecting fat bonuses drawn from government bailout funds. It's why we grow ever more dependent on energy purchased overseas from people who don't like us. It's why we can't get our act together to tackle the challenge of climate change. It's why Congress never seems able to do much of anything.
Writing for Fox Business, Dunstall Prial wrote something similar, and quoted several others who thought the same.
Virtually without exception, protesters who are willing to share their specific grievances inevitably connect their anger to the bailouts of the big Wall Street banks.
The image below was taken from Paul Hastings posting. it shows how we started out the same and ended up different. We should recognize that both movements have suffered from the Divide and Conquer efforts of billionaires that benefit from the status quo.
Comedy Central comedian and serious thinker Jon Stewart demonstrated the stark differences between how the media portrayed the two movements in a segment on his show.
We definitely have our differences, and that is how the powers that be split us up and that is how they continue to pilfer at our expense.
Until we put aside our differences and stand up for a common cause, we will be sidelined.
I say again, Would a Coalition of Occupy and TeaParty Make Sense?
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