by Helen Tansey ©
When surfing the web these last couple of days this post over at Washington’s Blog caught my attention “If the “Occupy” Movement and Tea Party Join Together, We Can End the Malignant Partnership Between Big Government and Big Corporations Which Is Destroying America”
The piece argues that the two movements – the Tea Party and #Occupy Wall Street – find common ground and come together to END Big Government, Too Big To Fail Banks, Corporate Ownership of Washington politico’s, the Fed and Crony Capitalism.
Well, I daresay, if the #OWS movement focused its resources on these key monetary issues ONLY then the likelihood of the REAL Tea Party grassroots movement joining the effort would be greater.
Why? Because all of the other noise emanating out of #Occupy Wall Street like healthcare for all, living wages or the environment only serves to distract folks attention away from the core of America’s challenges, which is how our monetary system is managed behind closed doors with little to no oversight by the monstrously “capped at the knee” federal regulatory system.
This is the root of the plethora of problems we face today, that is America’s monetary system is managed by a handful of secretive and powerful people who, through their lobbyists and paid for congressional representatives, have successfully removed any and all protections once afforded to the people and her purse, and replaced said protections with rules, codes and laws purposely designed to protect the very real fraudulent activities of those who hide behind the curtain.
In order to maintain this rather fantastic gig these powers know they must keep the people divided using any and all distractive social issues to purposely keep us stuck in the right/left paradigm, because by being keeping the people divided achieves their goal, that is we pay little to no attention to their fraudulent monetary racket that’s been in play since Christmas 1913.
So my unsolicited advice to the REAL Tea Party grassroots leaders and the #OWS movers and shakers who were identified by Charles Hugh Smith this last week as being David DeGraw “Matt Taibbi, Barry Ritholtz, William Black, Max Keiser, Dylan Ratigan, Karl Denninger, Yves Smith, Michael Hudson, Nomi Prins, David Cay Johnston, Paul Craig Roberts, “George Washington” and Tyler Durden,” may indeed want to get together and chat for the good of our nation and her dire future rather than continuing the reckless game of keeping one Party or the other in power.
Both the REAL Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movement’s leaders know intimately the “root” to our problems lie in both America’s corrupt monetary system and the bloated federal government that aids and abets it.
Which brings me to the following graphic and commentary used in Washington’s blog post which perfectly demonstrates my point –
Similarly, Time’s Roya Wolverson writes: I … came across this nice visual, a Venn diagram of the Tea Party and OWS’s overlapping interests, drawn up by the self-described “liberal-leaning libertarian” blogger James Sinclair:
The idea here is that our livelihoods are threatened by more than just the outsized power of corporations (in the view of Occupy Wall St.) or government (in the Tea Party’s view). It’s both these forces working together to their exclusive benefit that has the whole of America (minus the 1%, or the .01%, or name your miniscule number) mouthing off at one big boss or another.
Pundits and politicians thrive in a polarized world. So, threatened and fueled by the very existence of the other side, many of them have claimed these movements as yet another tool to gripe at one another…. And yet, there are a few voices noting these movements’ common cause. Jim Harper at the right-leaning Cato Institute is an example:
There are plenty of reasons to reject the possibility of alliance between Tea Partyism and OWS, but not necessarily good ones….To the extent the substance of their grievance is, or can be turned to, corporations’ use of government power to win unjust power and profits for themselves, that’s a grievance I can sit in a drum circle for.
And even some Tea Party organizers have said things like, “it’s funny that the Occupy Wall Street guys are also against phoney capitalism and we agree about that.”
The grassroots leadership of both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements are cognizant of the fact that it is the “middle” where the political strength of this nation thrives not the Right or the Left. Obviously, if the Right were strong they wouldn’t have infiltrated the Tea Party movement and if the Left were strong they wouldn’t be actively trying to infiltrate the #OWS movement. So, it seems to me the REAL “roots” in both movements would be doing the people, the majority of us in the middle who divorced ourselves from the Right/Left boxed thinking, a great service by shunning the infiltrators, ignoring the divide and conquer strategies and instead focusing on the “root” to our nation’s greatest challenge.
It couldn’t be more obvious…as one individual said “we’re in the 11th hour and losing, badly”. Well, maybe, just maybe these two grassroots movement’s leaders could come together and agree to focus their resources solely on the “root” of our nation’s very real monetary challenges, shed the shackles of divide and conquer by kicking the two Party’s to the curb and championing solutions that returns both America’s monetary system and federal representation back to her people.
One can dream, eh?
Bonus – here’s a very short video explaining the Big Government & Big Corporations/Banks enrich themselves at the people’s expense –