we have more in common than we thought!
This photo is all over Facebook, Twitter and other
Social networking over the internet. As many have suggested these people who
are protesting under the banner of Occupy Wall Street is pure of heart. Though
they may be lacking in any kind of central leadership that is kind of the
beauty of the movement. It is after all a grassroots movement. Very much like
the Tea Party started as a grassroots movement. The danger is that as many of
the entrenched PACs and conservative groups began to coopt the Tea Party I see
the same thing happening to Occupy Wall Street. As more and more liberal PACs
and groups begin to infiltrate the left wing grassroots movement. As we found
with the Tea Party when conservative groups headed by Dick Armey and others
began to capture that group so are some of the big unions and George Soros
trying to invade the OWS movement.
We all realize that as Mitt Romney said
“corporations are people”, while the statement perhaps is clumsy it is true
that people do make up corporations. In that way the OWS movement is in my
opinion somewhat adrift in any kind of reality. Who do they think designs, manufactures and
distributes the products they use? Of
course they are corporations. A corporation
consists of its owners who are people that are shareholders and its employees
who are people that work for the company. It is an elementary rule of law that a
corporation can act only through people, its employees and representatives. You can’t hurt corporations without hurting
the very people that help the corporations run.
Even though I tend to disagree with most of the OWS
aims that seem to me either too Socialistic or anarchistic in nature. I would
fight to the death for their right to express their beliefs and petition the
government as is spelled out in our constitution.
Still there is a point at which one must give pause
to the fact that some corporations who are in league with bail – out minded
government leaders who create a tremendous corporate welfare that is killing
our nation. It’s not all corporations that do this, but it must end. It should
not be the business of government to become involved with business, rather
stand aside and let businesses compete for market share and let the market
which are people decide for themselves.
When the Federal Reserve just decides to print more
money and loan it to banks at 0% interest, which they can then invest in
government notes at 3% they have created a tax on all of us. This must stop. It
is really frustration and anger on both sides of the political spectrum that
has captivated many millions across our nation.
I’m sure that most Tea Party supporters and OWS
supporters would agree that bailing out big banks is wrong. Just as bailing out
big industry is wrong fundamentally, since individuals don’t have that
advantage then corporations should not either.
So it’s okay that the OWS supporters use smart phones
mad by corporations to communicate and capturing it with video equipment made
by corporations. And end up as the photo suggests at Starbucks!
I am sure that the pure grassroots Tea Party people
and the pure grassroots OWS people have more in common than they think. They
ultimately want fairness in the economic system; they want to live in peace and
security. They want to know that they are going to leave their children a
better world. It’s the lobbyists who invade these grassroots organizations that
turn them into some kind of homogenized group of left or right people and pit
them against one another.
That takes away liberty and freedom from these
people and hands over control of the group to their real enemy, and that is the
very people that both groups fight against. The wealthy people who may either
be on the left or the right that try to grab control over the citizenry. Once
captured then it can be manipulated by them for their own rewards. For that
reason I urge all Tea Party and OWS supporters to keep your movement free from
unwanted direction and leadership not supported by the group as a whole.
We are all Americans and we may see things
differently in the big picture but when it comes to some corporations and some
political characters we have to agree that certain practices must end for the
good and well-being of all. Some on the left believe that the government should
be the problem solver for the nation’s ills. But that’s been the problem for
much of the past seventy years or so that philosophy while expedient has proved
to fail time and again.
Big government and involvement with business
prolonged to Great Depression until World War II finally brought an end to it.
The Great Society programs of LBJ in the sixties were a failure because after
billions have been spent to fight poverty, provide medical care for the poor
and elderly we aren’t too far ahead of the game at all. More people live in
poverty today than at any time in our history, so government has failed.
What will succeed is a small libertarian government
that recognizes that we need to cultivate the next Steve Jobs and help him
establish a great company. We do this by staying out of his way and letting
him, just do it. When we realize that a Steve Jobs is more important than
Congressman X, y or z. In fact those very congressmen maybe the problem and not
Because it is with the politicians that the ruling
class emerges with nothing but goodies for their friends and a few trinkets for
the rest of us. Just enough to get reelected and then trample upon us through
statism and corporatism.
Yes I do think that the Tea Party and the OWS groups
have different opinions, but in the end we both need and want an end to the
current ruling class. We must whether you support a man like Ron Paul or not,
take another look and perhaps discover he’s the closest you will get in the
next political cycle to what you’ve been looking for all along.