When In Rome...
In many ways everything that happens in NYC is viewed very differently by the people who live here.
What may appear as a sound bite of world events to the rest of the globe is another gridlock generating inconvenience for millions trying to get somewhere.
It often reminds me of the Henny Youngman era joke about a man hit by a car crossing a busy New York street. A crowd gathered, an ambulence was called and the injured man began dragging himself from the scene.
A concerned observer asked the man to wait for EMS to which the victim replied, "Lady I don't want to get involved."
From a practical perspective it captures a lot of what differentiates the activity of #OccupyWallStreet from the outset.
Instead of delineating between freedom to be involved, or unobstructed in going about your day, as the measure of how to manage the flow of pedestrians and traffic, the NYPD was deployed to form a human barricade around public streets, barring all but local residents.
What is the purpose of keeping empty, symbolic fraternity of corporate persons from the echoed voices of flesh and blood critics?
When has any usable public space been quarantined solely to silence critics?
Maybe an example exists but for the life of me trying none comes to mind.
The NYPD show of force was impressive, infinately more than their usual large presence, but hardly surprising. Coming on the heels of the 911 Anniversary events it became a continuum of equipment in place and peaked, show of force adrenaline.
Mayor Bloomberg takes a pragmatic approach to keep the whole City running with minimal disruption facilitated largely with maximized sharing of information with the public. The goal is to keep everyone safe and able to go there way.
Delay, deny, destroy or buy...Bonesman motto
This wasn't that in the least, it was more obstruction of public access than a collection of World Leaders & America's President at Ground Zero Memorial Events. What about the NYSE & Bull could warrant that kind of defensive reflex?
It is over-reaction and overkill in this muckrakers eyes, actions speak louder than words and the irony is over reaction landed the voices of the feet of Brown Brothers Harriman the true heart of financial fraudsters. These are the Patriarchs of Corporatism, the men who built the OSS and CIA from the Yale Skull & Bonesmen in their ranks.
This is where the Bush Family Dynasty began as young Prescott joined the inner circle of a generation of Yalies who would rewrite history. The would go on to dominate media and government and influence covert operations to support investment agendas.
Their success is epic as they emerged from treasonous profiteering conviction during WWII with assets seized under Trading with the Enemy Act to become honored Patriarchs.
It is a testament to their hubris that seized assetts were parked next door at The Equitable Building, 120 Broadway, home to many illustrious figures in economic history including The United States Property Custodian and that handy "accident" allowed the seized property to be reported in US News as a change of address!
Knowledge is power and for those who so skillfully buried their trails for generations the simple google function has wreaked havoc on a localized crisis management model for control. It was one thing to have dusty archives and microfilms for obscure academics to try to piece together and attempt to share findings.
In a world where the gatekeepers held the microphone and getting a voice was more about who you know things have run rather managably for the Teflon Dons as volumes of public documents confirm criminal acts and political stardom is unfettered by it.
Sins of The Father Stepping Stones to Success Crumble
A funny thing happened on the way from Watergate and Iran Contra to 911 and decade beyond, Public information became democratized and the news, research and opinion have evolved into a shared resource. As we the individuals network a formerly silent majority we pose a threat of balance to the Good Old Boys Network that protects the Top One Percent.
To me, the spot #OccupyWallStreet moved to has always been Liberty Park because the old Wall Street Journal offices were down the block and this was an easy landmark for Liberty Street in the dark canyon made by the Twin Towers shadow.
It was a nice kind of deja vu to remember when real investigative reporters were employed by papers like the Wall Street Journal. Sources and stories were logistically challenging orchestrations of meetings and communications in an era when phones were hardwired and information gathering was part of weaving a human network.
In a very tangible way the #OccupyWallStreet participants are the Coming of Age for Free Information, emblematic of the transformation of the InterWeb connectivity as an exclusively virtual realm to become a social tool of world altering, public consencus.
One of the most delightful surprises for me was the opportunity to hear so many discussion groups and see their laptops and uberphones letting a globe of interested parties connect and share live video feeds, tweets, tests and photos.
Its not as though the physical presence of all the tech toys of connectivity are unexpected in any crowd, but the emergence of the human spirit that lives behind so many of the anonymous, good hearted souls on the planet, infusing the virtual majority with the face of humanity and that's a threat no barracade can stop.
One by one, day by day, dollar by dollar we use the power we hold to make sustainable change!
Random Links for Reference ~
Better eye for content than focus - Sept 17 pics http://www.flickr.com/photos/pameladrew/sets/72157627570618739/
UK Guardian 2004 Bush Family Hitler Financiers http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/sep/25/usa.secondworldwar
Short Skull & Bones History with academic citations http://911review.org/Wiki/SkullAndBones.shtml
Jeff Rense - Antony Sutton Skull & Bones Interview 1999 - http://www.rense.com/politics6/SKULL.htm
Tom Flocco Dec 2001 Insider Trading 911 http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/12_06_01_death_profits_pt1.html
Small Collection of Bush Family Bankster Fraud http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO202C.html
Iran Contra Declassified http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB210/index.htm