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Speaks for itself

By Patrick Van Roy On April 7th, 2012

An Egypt-styled “Arab Spring,” which has put radicals in charge of the government, will be launched in the United States this spring with a war on “corporate power, Wall Street greed and the political corruption of the 1 percent,” according to the group headed by former Obama green aide Van Jones.

“They’re really not going to like the 99 percent Spring,” said Rebuild the Dream in an organizing email Friday.

Comparing the collection of protests last year that are symbolized by the 99 percent campaign and Occupy movement, to those of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., the group said that “we were all inspired by the protesters of the Arab Spring who stood up to totalitarian governments, and inspired the Occupy movement here in America.”

The plan for now is to hold protest training sessions around the nation next week. Over 900 are scheduled so far.

Once ready, the group and dozens of others, notably MoveOn.org and labor unions, will launch the “99 Percent Spring” offensive against government and financial centers.

“We’re at a crossroads as a country. In recent years, millions have lost their jobs, homes have been foreclosed, and an unconscionable number of children live in poverty. We have to stand up to the people who caused of all this and confront the rampant greed and deliberate manipulation of our democracy and our economy by a tiny minority in the 1%,” said Caroline Murray, of Rebuild the Dream Innovation Fund, in the organizing email.

11 Responses to “Speaks for itself”

  1. Is that a girl or a dude?

    Please Noel enlighten me.

    Actually, it looks like almost every young (16 to 30) woman you’d see on an Irish street, headed to the dole office pushing a pram trailed by 6 brats ranging in age from 4 to 9 years. The only thing missing is the fag hanging from her alcohol numbed lips.

    The kids (boys and girls) are all named “Charlie”.

    When asked how she gets the attention of any individual one she replies: I calls ’em by their Surname (Last name for the Yanks), if I can remember to put a name with a face. It’s tough in the dark especially when they’re gone after 15 minutes.

  2. Before the thread wanders down the deadend of ‘smart’ quips, take a moment to discuss the issue at hand. Firstly, I saw nothing wrong with:

    ….a war on “corporate power, Wall Street greed and the political corruption of the 1 percent…

    Reading further, one sees that this ‘opposition’ is being set up supporting groups of Obama’s which are funded by George Soros, the latter being one of the enablers of corporate power, Wall Street greed and political corruption. In short, the same people who are behind the criminality which is destroying the US from within are also setting up the controlled ‘opposition’ to ensure that the larceny remains unopposed.

  3. I guarantee this movement will be a damp squib. They won’t achieve the mass cultural uprising or anything close to a serious assault on authority as they claim. This is all hype.

  4. I doubt the point is a mass uprising, more it’ll be to tilt public perception and opinion.

    The protestors on the street are just dupes. As Allan@Aberdeen says, Soros is behind it, the ultimate insider and 1 per center.

    Adbusters is the controlling and directing organisation behind OWC, and Soros funds Adbusters. Bob Wenzel explains the link.

    If you’re Soros and of his class, the point is to control government, to control the opposition, to control perceptions, to play off one against the other and to dictate outcomes.

  5. I guarantee this movement will be a damp squib. They won’t achieve the mass cultural uprising or anything close to a serious assault on authority as they claim. This is all hype.

    That’s the point – it’s set up to fail and to tarnish any serious opposition by association.

  6. Soros maybe behind it, but so I believe are some lost souls in academia, as well as govt employee and other unions.

    The extreme disrespect that OWS showed to the community in NYC and elsewhere will make it very hard for this offshoot to ever garner any significant support. These are bad people, and they are part of the problem. If they come to my part of town, I will confront them.

  7. The point is , regardless of who organises these things, there just isn’t the appetite in most Western countries for mass street protest. Most of us are at worst in a grumbling mood, not a raging mood.

  8. This is a time for thinking more than it is for protesting.

    We all got us in to this mess. It wasn’t just ” them ” if we are honest about it.

  9. The electorate could have seen through the phoneyness of the Establishment’s politicians but are too interested in their football team (males) or the soaps on TV (females). I read elsewhere that the national IQ is now falling, the ‘Flynn effect’ is in reverse and the masses will reap what they have allowed to be sown. The root of it all is control of money and imposition of unpayable debt, and Christ had it absolutely right those two millenia ago: nothing has changed.

  10. no the point is a summer of riots, racism, and anarchy brought to you by the re-elect obama capaign

  11. Troll

    And how would such an alarming scenario help Obama to be re-elected. Surely it would have the effect of alienating the vast majority of Americans from the Democrats. Your analysis doen’t make sense.