Posted September 18, 2013
by Jerry Alatalo
Occupy Wall Street began the worldwide conversation two years ago, which instilled in the minds of men and women that there is something wrong about the way things are setup on this Earth. The unequal distribution of wealth, where the top 1% have concentrated money, assets and power in recent decades, had the natural expression of growing disapproval by many exhibited in thousands of men and women protesting on Wall Street. In the past few days there was a reunion, or revisiting of the events from two years ago, where the term 99% first became introduced to the people of the planet.
The important thing about Occupy Wall Street (OWS), even though its momentum has seemed to weaken, is that the people on Earth now know that the only way positive change can come about is through taking action. What was also important about OWS was that there were many more people around the planet who became aware that there is something wrong-through independent and collaborative research into the world of international finance, monetary systems and reform, and how exactly money is making the world go round in these times.
Many millions of men and women became inspired by the OWS movement to find out exactly how the world’s financial systems work, who benefits from the current financial state of affairs, and what the alternatives are for a fairer, more equitable way of doing business on Earth. Before the protests of OWS there was a significant lack of awareness of how the money systems on the planet truly operated. During the past two years that lack of awareness has diminished, to the point where large numbers of men and women have come to truly know the nuts and bolts of the world’s financial machine.
In effect OWS let the genie out of the bottle, so to speak, that genie’s being in the bottle for hundreds of years, representing ignorance of the framework of world monetary systems, the owners of banking institutions who have profited mightily: the so-called 1%. It is obvious that the biggest revelation to come from the mouth of the “genie” set loose by OWS is that central banks around the world, banks like the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank, World Bank and Bank for International Settlements, are owned by private interests and individuals. This fact has come to be known and understood by many millions of people around the Earth as a result of the efforts of those involved with the Occupy movement.
One could only guess at the number of men and women who have learned this essential fact. We may safely assume that the number is significantly large, that there is a silent mass of people who have taken the necessary steps to come to a high level of awareness about the true realities of international monetary systems-the nitty-gritty of finance on Earth. One senses that Occupy Wall Street was only the kickoff at the beginning of the football game, the first pitch in the baseball game, the referee tossing the ball in the air at tip-off in a basketball game. Now the real action begins.
Because life on Earth does not stop evolving, the people of the planet will continue to become more and more aware of the true realities on the ground where the situations and circumstances of every person are experienced and lived through. People are aware that their issues and concerns, rightly expressed by all involved in OWS, were spoken about but not seriously addressed. People are aware that it is “business as usual” on Wall Street, and that the “too-big-to-fail” or “too-big-to-jail” banks are more profitable and have even more concentrated power than before the events of 2008.
In this time we are seeing that there is a fast approaching “tipping point”, where the power of private corporations and individuals to control the quantity of money in the various countries around the world shall be determinedly challenged and overcome. This coming worldwide tsunami of change has nothing to do with class warfare or competing ideologies. It has everything to do with humanity setting itself free.
American history books do not teach students that the War of Independence between the colonists and Britain was all about financial freedom. The new residents of America wanted control of their financial destiny, freedom from the money chains of the bankers of Britain, fought for that independence and sovereignty and freedom, and won it.
In the decades that followed the war for independence, for freedom from economic slavery, has been ongoing to the present day. Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy were assassinated during the conflict. At this time we find humanity in a state of silent anticipation of events which will lead to freedom for every person on Earth. It is up to each person what actions they will take because of their awareness of world monetary matters. Some will choose to do nothing because “my voice does not matter… I am just one person, I can’t make a difference”. Another group of men and women may speak a little to their family and friends about the issues of money on Earth.
Still another fraction of the human community may take more actions like writing letters to newspapers, speaking their minds on radio talk-shows, and internet comments sections, leaving phone messages to their government leaders and representatives, pointing out what they have learned through independent research. Another segment of people will devote various amounts of time to write about money, financial systems around the world, the present-day possibilities and potentials, and the positive aspects of national governments’ taking the power of control of quantities of money in their societies and countries away from a small handful of people representing profit-making institutions, and placing that enormous power in the hands of the 99% as a public service institution of the government.
What follows is a recent interview of Bill Still on Red Ice Radio. I would strongly recommend visiting his website billstill.com, and viewing his powerful documentaries. Those documentaries are:
The Money Masters
The Secret of Oz
It was an interesting coincidence that, an hour before listening to this interview, Al Jazeera America reported on protests in Greece against austerity measures which will close hospitals, schools etc., and result in approximately 50,000 men and women losing their jobs. Greece is approaching 30% unemployment.
This is the reality on Earth in the year 2013.
- Canada now dominates World Bank corruption list, thanks to SNC-Lavalin (business.financialpost.com)
- World Bank chief urges China to better manage urbanization (reuters.com)
- Occupy Wall Street, two years on: we’re still the 99% | Justin Wedes (theguardian.com)
- Occupy Wall Street Plans Rallies On Second Anniversary Of Movement (huffingtonpost.com)
- Maybe Occupy Wall Street Wasn’t Such A Failure After All (businessinsider.com)
- Two years after Occupy Wall Street: Poverty persists and economic inequality grows (rt.com)
- How 7 Occupy Wall Street Issues Stack Up 2 Years Later (huffingtonpost.com)