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There is a people.  They get together and form a government based on the rule of law, unalienable human rights, justice and equality for all, economic prosperity, and national defense.

Under the democratic system, the people decide which sectors of society are going to be public (under the purview of government), and which ones are going to be private (entrepreneurship, business, private industry).

Generally speaking, sectors related to national defense, public education, national infrastructure (roads, bridges, dams), law enforcement, correction facilities (jails, prisons), general revenue (taxes),and many others (as decided by the people), are in the public sector.

The public sector operates under the concept of "the commons" (shared by the citizenry).  There is no profit motives when it comes to the commons.  It is completely altruistic, and its only purpose is the common good of society at large.

Hence, the bigger the public sector, the more democratic a society, since more aspects of it fall under the control of the citizenry and the democratic process.

In a normal democracy, the private sector enables an environment where goods and services are sold in a free (properly regulated) market.

This describes a healthy, normal democratic system.

Tyranny and feudalism are the enemies of democracy, and those who would-be tyrants are always looking for ways to undermine it, driven by greed and lust for power.

The citizenry, after having established a functioning democratic system, benefits from it, and the economy grows, and prosperity is distributed in a way that avoids dangerous concentration of wealth and power.  When this happens, the middle class grows, and as it does, its members become complacent and less vigilant against the rise of tyranny and fascism.

Because would-be tyrants are constantly ramming away against the walls of Democracy, trying to bring it down, when the citizenry lets its guard down, they eventually are able to bridge its defenses.

That's where we are today... And that's why tomorrow there is going to be a massive revolution.  And that's why it will continue until democracy is re-established.

How the Plutocratic Tyrants were able to bridge the citizenry defenses against oppression?  It starts with planning, ideas, strategy, ideology, and lots of patience.  They operate in terms of decades (in their planning and execution).

The first line of defense against tyranny are the elected representatives in governments, and thus, the would-be plutocrats work relentlessly in trying to corrupt the entire political system, until they succeed.  Which is where we are today, and explains why there will be a revolution tomorrow.

They corrupt the politicians by bribing them (money, jobs, favors)

Once the political class is in the pocket of the plutocrats, then they proceed to do their bidding.  At that point democracy has ceased to exist, and the system has become a Plutocratic Kleptocracy, which is where we are today, and explains the reasons for the revolution tomorrow.

The money-grabbing, sycophantic, greedy politicians, then proceed to take down the entire regulatory framework that prevents dangerous accumulation of wealth and power into the hands of a very tiny fascistic, sadistic, and sociopathic ruling elite.

Once that happens, then the stage is set for the rapid tearing down of constitutional protections, the looting of the country's treasury, rapid and massive transfer of wealth and income, and power to the plutocratic ruling elite, at the expense of the citizenry, and rapid dismantling of the social infrastructure necessary for the existence of a vibrant middle class.

The media is taken over and used as a propaganda tool (which explains why it took so long for people to realize what was happening); education is quickly undermined (defunded), since an educated populace is the biggest threat to would-be tyrants.

There is a rapid move to privatize government functions (law enforcement, education, prisons, etc.), which is essence means the dismantling of democracy itself.

Today's tyrants are international in nature.  They are linked through an international financial system (cartel) which has been able to take control of several countries by putting into place a sovereign debt financial mechanism that in the final analysis works similarly to the "indenture servitude" concept.

The system entangles the countries into a sophisticated international financial web, not too different from what real spiders do.  The aim is the same: Use this criminal international financial system to take down the democratic institutions in several countries, and then move in, consolidate power, and establish a supranational feudalistic fascist system.

This explains the situation in the United States, with a rapid privatization of huge sectors of government, undermining of access to education, massive plunge into economic insecurity in among the middle class, rapid growth of poverty, hunger, foreclosures, etc.

And it explains what's happening across Europe, in Greece, Italy, Spain, France, the UK, and others to come.

And it explains why tomorrow there is going to be an international revolution across multiple cities in the U.S. and Europe.

Tomorrow is going to be a very important day in history...  This international revolution will have to be relentless, non-stop, until this evil international regime is taken down.

That means the end of the eurozone (and the euro); the decoupling of national economies from the predatory and fascistic international financial cabal (that means, defaulting on all the foreign debts); the break up of all the supranational financial mega banks; the rebirth of national monetary systems (fire up the currency printing presses).

It means not accepting draconian austerity measures.  It means organizing the economies so all citizens have access to free education all the way through college; health care as a right; strong regulatory framework to avoid dangerous concentration of wealth and power (and monopolies).

The system will have to be stopped on its tracks.  That's the revolutionary mission tomorrow (using peaceful tactics).  Once stopped, the pressure needs to be kept on, relentlessly, week after week, month after month, until democracy is fully restored.

Occupy the streets, the intersections, the banks, the high-profile political fundraising (bribery), the G20, and G8 meetings, and the meetings of the money-grabbing regents of the UC system, and many others.

This will have to be done, and the criminal and oppressive system will have to be forced to stop, because as it's always the case in every historical period, the tyrants are not going to let go willingly.  They don't even really realize what they're doing.

Bloomberg doesn't fully understand how he's a tool of this tyrannical system.  Mayor Quan doesn't understand it.  Mario Monti in Italy doesn't fully understand that he's part of the international financial cabal.  They don't see it.

They can't... They don't understand the true consequences of their actions; the suffering imposed on people.

That's the nature of tyrants and plutocrats... They need to be forced out.

Tomorrow, Occupy, and stay on it until the revolution (based on peaceful resistance) is successful.


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Comment Preferences

  •  It's time. The ship is going over. Time to right (5+ / 0-)

    it. Things have got to change.

    "We're here to start a dialog, nothing more. We keep quiet and let the press, the politicians, and the Wall Streeters hang themselves." From a veteran protester in the civil rights days at Liberty Park. h/t to pistols at dawn.

    by mrsgoo on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:55:02 PM PST

  •  U2 know about this vid? Prolly support it nt. (2+ / 0-)
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    ozsea1, G2geek

    post hoc, ergo propter hoc

    by RvgAqs on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 11:01:14 PM PST

  •  a trumpet calls. (5+ / 0-)
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    ozsea1, deepeco, katiec, DRo, Ray Pensador

    join us this thursday morning...

    with this simple request...

    that we are nonviolent...

    but determined...

    that we gather in the streets...

    and public places of every city...

    & march...

    on the edifices of power...

    & that we each carry...

    a simple cardboard sign...

    that tells our story...

    in a few simple words...

    and those who wish...

    to risk arrest, to do so...

    by sitting in civil disobedience...

    we ask this because...

    our voices together....

    & our stories combined...

    give us HOPE from despair...

    & build strength in our multitudes.


    our one demand? return what was stolen.

    by stolen water on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 11:14:43 PM PST

  •  Too bad Samantha Bee exposed OWS last night... (0+ / 0-)

    on "The Daily Show."

    So, this "leaderless" movement's leaders meet in the comfortable atrium of Deutsche Bank on Wall Street? And the Zuccotti Park encampment is segregated? And the various Zuccotti Park occupiers she interviewed didn't seem terribly bright?

    Yeah, Ray, everything changes today!

    Or, ya know, not.

    If this had been a Fox "News" segment, I could easily dismiss it. That it came from "The Daily Show" makes it heartbreaking.

    As I've said to you before, Ray, I do admire your passion. But this fomenting-the-revolution nonsense is ridiculous.

    How about I believe in the unlucky ones?

    by BenderRodriguez on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 03:14:58 AM PST

    •  it can become a self-fulfilling prophesy. (0+ / 0-)

      Sooner or later a call to act goes viral, and the action goes forward, and it occurs in enough places to get noticed and make a difference.

      Then it's not ridiculous: it's leadership, or it's prophetic, or at least it's the right person saying the right thing at the right time, as with Jesse LaGreca chewing out Fox Noize.  

      Once we cross the threshold to talking about revolutionary change, we've smashed the Overton Window, which is the only window it's OK to smash.

      At that point all of the encampments, sit-ins, stand-ins, teach-ins, and
      mic-checking of elected and un-elected plutocrats, comes down to actions that wield and exercise power:  voting with your ballots, voting with your dollars, and voting with your feet.  

      That's when the power structure gets overturned: when they are de-elected,
      de-funded, de-legitimized, and when there are new and better to replace them and act according to the will of the people.  

      Don't say it can't happen.

      Never say never.

      "Minus one vote for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 04:46:21 AM PST

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  •  Revolution? Exaggeration makes us look silly (2+ / 0-)
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    Dude, the US is no where near revolution today.  Maybe it's coming but simply proclaiming that November 17 is a revolution because a few hundred people are gathering in Manhattan doesn't make it so, and makes this entire forum look silly.  You really should live through a real revolution or at least read a book about one before you start proclaiming revolutions.

    Also, your understanding of international finance is very simplistic.  You really think that

    the decoupling of national economies from the predatory and fascistic international financial cabal (that means, defaulting on all the foreign debts);

    Do you know who eventually holds that debt?  

    For the US China holds a lot of that debt, and to them it's savings, which is the flip side of debt.  Those savings come from Chinese companies, but they also come from hundreds of millions of Chinese peasants and workers who are unbelievably frugal and thrifty.  A NY Times report from about a year ago examined the finances of a few peasants and workers and found that a peasant farmer with one pair of clothes -- an old worn out Mao suit -- had the equivalent of several thousand dollars in savings.

    So what you're saying is stiff the Chinese peasants and workers whose money was lent to some upper middle class Americans to buy McMansions.

    When the Greeks began looking into defaulting, they realized that although French banks owned a lot of their debt, Greek pensioner and pension funds were right up there as holders of Greek debt as well.  So yeah, that'll work -- stiff the European pension funds.  Greeks should stiff their own retired workers.

    It's a much more complicated problem than sloganeering is able to comprehend or address.

    Lastly, this is also simplistic:

    Hence, the bigger the public sector, the more democratic a society, since more aspects of it fall under the control of the citizenry and the democratic process.

    While a strong public sector is vital, that doesn't mean that the bigger the public sector the more nirvana-ish society becomes.  If there's one thing we learned from democratic transitions in both communist and fascistic societies in the 90s, it's that private civil society is critical to a democratic society.

    In other words, you've created a simplistic dichotomy between public and private.

    In that model, what is a union -- public or private?  It's basically bargaining over wages in the economic sector.  Would you prefer that unions be taken over by the state, as they are in China?  What about civic organizations -- should they be subsumed in the public sector?  What about OWS -- should that be part of the public sector?  What about small organic farms?  Yeah, just put it all under the public sector because our politicians are so trustworthy and selfless.  

    That'll work.

    •  I think I see the problem here. (2+ / 0-)
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      HamdenRice, BenderRodriguez

      You're a Democrat, while Ray is an anarchist.  I don't post on anarchist websites and I'm not sure why anarchists post here.  

      But nobody's buying flowers from the flower lady.

      by Rich in PA on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 06:04:41 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

      •  Odd for an anarchist (0+ / 0-)

        It's odd if he's an anarchist, because he is actually proposing a socialist or even communist system in which as much as possible comes under the public sector -- ie under government.

        I'm all for democratic socialism, but having spent time in late apartheid South Africa, I also learned that having "private spaces" was absolutely vital to having a launching pad for the movement.

        Weirdly, I guess that makes me more of an anarchist that he is.

        But yeah, it's weird that he would want to post here.

        Also, my main critique is just that he should be more reality based.  It's one thing if he said, this is like May 4, 1919 in China the beginning of a revolution, recognizing that it's the first step in what might take 30 more years, but he seems to be saying the revo is today, which is just bizarre wishful thinking.

      •  Strange you would say that. I'm a free-market (0+ / 0-)

        type of guy, business consultant, with lots of customers, who believes in democracy, the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law.  I'm perplexed why you would even think I'm Anarchist, socialist, or communist (not that I criticize them, since they do have an important role to play).

        •  So you're a free market business guy who ... (0+ / 0-)

          advocates stiffing Chinese peasants out of their savings and Greek pensioners out of their pensions?  

          How would you like it is someone did that to you or your clients?

          Sort of like you got yours and fuck the Chinese peasants?

          •  You're not making any sense, but I'll address your (0+ / 0-)

            comment, regardless.  The financial system is broken.  It's a criminal system, and it is directly responsible for plunging millions and millions of people into economic insecurity; it is directly responsible for a huge increase in poverty.

            Pension funds have already been looted, due to the corruption.

            The thievery and corruption has destabilize democratic governments in Europe and the United States.

            We are talking about a supranational criminal plutocratic kleptocracy.

            That situation has nothing to do with a real free market that operates under the rule of law, that is properly regulated, and that is useful to the vast majority of citizens.

            It is anything but that.  It's criminal system that violates every tenet of democracy, free market, and the rule of law.

            I hope that helps you clear up your confusion.

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