Questions to keep in mind:
- Who organized the event?
- Who does the struggle represent most?
- How long have people of color suffered at worst conditions from corporate greed?
- watch the videos: who’s mostly at the occupation?
- If people of color were the majority at the occupation, would the occupation have lasted this long?
- Is racial inequality a central component in the struggle?
- Let’s say the occupation is successful, and a new system is put into place: who will the new system benefit most?
- Police brutality: cops have been killing and incarcerating people of color at much higher rates than white people. Is the police brutality at occupywallstreet reflective of the true racist nature of police brutality in this country?
- The South Bronx/16th congressional district is the poorest congressional district in the United States (where I live). How many people from the South Bronx are participating at this occupation? Even if they wanted to attend, could they risk the survival of their family by missing work and school?
- How are the participants of occupy wall street privileged in their access to receiving and sending information concerning the event?
WHERE THE FOLKS OF COLOR AT IN ALL THIS???
i posted this in response to this article
“Our intention is not to dismiss it as just this, but the gut feeling was that there is a serious disconnect down there. We left with mad questions! Where was the hood? Where was the poorest congressional district in the USA, from The South Bronx at? Like we say in Hip Hop, where Brooklyn at? Could it be that perhaps the working class couldn’t afford to just leave work and the responsibility of bills and family survival to camp out in a city park? Did folks from our communities not know about this? If people of color were occupying Wall St. would we have lasted this long?”
I recognize that the experience of black folks in this country has given us an entirely itchy race trigger which is not without justification. I’m not convinced that this is a reason for me not to question the imperial and pernicious scope of the American fiscal and monetary system in tandem with a collective of others that are doing so. Though I do admit, where these folks misstep, they shall be questioned and brought to face their privilege that they don’t err ever again. I take the tact that my ancestors already shot this move during the class rebellion of the Industrial Revolution and they were betrayed by white Communists for their efforts. I know still and ever that race matters until the day that it doesn’t anymore.
The fractional reserve policy perpetrated by the Federal Reserve, which has spread in practice to the great majority of banks in the world, is in fact a system of modern slavery. Think about it, money is created out of debt, and what the people do when they are in debt? They submit to employment to pay it off. But if money only can be created out of loans, how can society ever be debt free? It can’t, and that’s the point.
And it is the fear of losing assets coupled with the struggle to keep up with the perpetual debt and inflation inherit in the system, compounded by the inescapable scarcity within the money supply itself, created by the interest that can never be repaid that keeps the wage slave in line. Running on a hamster wheel, with millions of others. In effect, powering an empire, that truly benefits only the elite at the top of the pyramid.
For, at the end of the day who are you really working for? The Banks! Money is created in a bank, and it variable ends up in a bank. They are the true masters, along with the corporations and governments they support.
Physical slavery requires people to be housed and fed. Economic slavery requires people to feed an house themselves. It is one of the most ingenious scams for social manipulations ever created, and at it’s core it is an invisible war against the population. Debt is the weapon used to conquer and enslave societies, and interest is it’s prime ammunition.
And as the majority walks around oblivious to this reality the banks in collusion with governments and corporations continue to perfect and expand their tactics of economic warfare, spawning new bases such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
- Peter Joseph
Debt. How the US crushes modern resistance movements.