"You work three jobs? … Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that." ~ President George W. Bush, to a divorced mother of three, Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005George W. Bush was beaming at his near accomplishment of murdering the Middle Class*. The American public and liberals everywhere have been struggling with the evil face of the conservative movement, which the common wisdom declares, has entered an unprecedented period of Reactionary Activism.
Well, it isn't. The Conservative Movement and the Tea Party are hollow shells. They were never angry at Wall Street and the Republicans for destroying the American Economy. What Republicans are preaching and teabggers and conservatives are swallowing is not some new phenomenon but an older one. The term for these heartless power worshippers is Social Darwinists**.
The Rich Plutocrats in this nation are incensed the Middle Class exists and the policies of Liberals and Progressives created a government which helped the poor and less fortunate rise. And the 1% rage and anger is not limited to being expressed whilst they sit around around in their executive corinthian leather high-backed chairs with cigars and brandy snifters. It's been out on public display.
According to the Social Darwinist Theory the Rich ascribe to, they are the Top of the Heap, they are due $700 dollar Pinot Noir Wine Dates. Taking away their Private Jet Tax Rebate is the height of Socialism! They are due the adulation and applause.
The Tea Party, whatever it was originally supposed to be, was immediately co-opted by the 1% and used to attack Federal Government programs which aid the poor. Look at their targets: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment Coverage, Pell Grants, Unions, Healthcare coverage for all Americans. Look at what they ardently defended: Capital Gains Tax Rates, Corporate Subsidies, Welfare for the Wealthy.
Everything the Republicans, "business friendly" Democrats and conservatives support are policies designed to use the power of the Federal Government to funnel money to the 1%.
Reagan wasn't the beginning, but he ushered in this Era of Deregulation and Corporate Control of Government and Bush wasn't the end. But, after the 2010 elections the Rich believed they had purchased enough politicians to deal crushing blows to the 99%.
And that is why the We are the 99% movement is causing so much anger amongst the Plutocracy. Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together are standing up to their evil pernicious plan to subject us to Corporate Feudalism and Wage Slavery.
But, it won't be easy.
At first, the 1% were sure the rapidly approaching bad weather would disapate the Protesters, but then the rains stopped in Chicago and the protests started in other cities!
"I think they're really touching a nerve. The nerve is the average American understands that as a result of the greed and the recklessness and the illegal behavior on Wall Street, these guys plunged us into the horrendous recession that we're in right now," Senator Bernie Sanders.Already incensed the Wall Street Criminals directed their Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg in New York to crush the OWS via tactics of the 19th century Pinkertons and the NYPD dutifully carried out the orders. Of course, the fact that JP Morgan Chase bank "donated" 4.6 million dollars to the New York City Police Foundation has nothing to do with Police tactics in New York.
The 1% are going to continue to try divide the 99% and play us off against one another. They are going to continue to throw a slightly larger crust of bread to their paid for Politicians and Law Enforcement Officials. They have the Guns but We got the Numbers!
Remember the Occupy Together movement is True Grassroots! Get out and support them. Attend a Rally! Offer legal or financial support to them when the illegal mass arrests begin. It's as simple as President Bush declared, 'You either Stand with the Plutocratic Terrorists or You Stand with the 99%!'
We Are the 99%!
*- From 2001-2009 under President My Pet Goat, multi-national Corporations laid off 2.9 million workers in the US, while creating 2.4 million jobs overseas in Slave Labor Nations. Median Income declined outright from 1999 to 2009. From 1960 to 2000, manufacturing accounted for 20 million jobs in the U.S. since 2000 we've lost a 1/3rd of those jobs. Between 2002 and 2007 2 out of every 3 dollars of Income growth went to the Richest 1%.Here is the Face of the 1% -
**- I know Charles Darwin did not invent the phrase "Survival of the fittest" nor is he responsible for the twisted attempts to use his proven Theory of Evolution to keep down the poor.