Okay so I have started posting a lot more news stories and have begun to get a lot more political on my personal facebook page with the 320 or so friends and family that I consider close enough to share my thoughts with. To be honest I turn down a lot of friend requests on facebook because I try to keep it more intimate of a setting where I post pictures of my kids and talk about personal things in my life. So you would expect that when my habits unexpectedly change and I start posting a lot of political reports people would pay a little bit of attention. I mean obviously someone i.e. ME who they supposedly care about is upset about something!
Now I know a lot of you are saying hey, get over yourself man. It’s the holiday season and people have their own problems etc. I understand that, I do but these aren’t just my problems things like what this article is about is EVERYONES problem! Our Government, The United States of Americas Federal Government is stripping us, the citizens of the United States of Americas rights as defined in the Constitution of the United States. Yet 90% of the people I feel are close to me and I care a great deal for are turning a blind eye to what is going on!
When I confront people they act as if it were someone elses job to ensure their rights are kept. As if some magical superhero is going to pop out of Obamas pants and stop the laws they are passing. Guess what people, THERE IS NO ONE ELSE! It’s your job! It’s my job! It’s every citizen of these united states job to ensure, police and fight for these freedoms we hold dear because I assure you if you don’t they will be stripped away under your very nose!
The current United States Federal and State Governments are run by big money corporations who want to exploit us and our land for as much money as they can get. Oh and don’t kid yourself it’s working and has been for decades. Things really hit the fan when President Bill Clinton recalled the Glass– Steagall Act in November of 1999. This took the ability of the federal reserve to regulate interest rates away and allowed bank holding companies to own other financial companies, effectively removing the separation that existed between investment banking which issued securities and commercial banks which accept deposits. Or in other words this allows your bank to gamble with the money you deposit in your bank account without your knowledge or permission!
Now I know you are going to say but our money is safe because it’s insured by the FDIC and you are correct but think about it for a second. The FDIC is federally funded by tax payers money. So if Bank of America for example, gambles 10% of their holdings on a coin toss and loses the FDIC or well we the tax payers have to cover the loss. But if they gamble your money and win, you don’t get a damn thing! Sound like a fair deal? Repealing the Glass – Steagall Act also led to the “To big to fail” companies like Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and Goldman Sachs by allowing them to buy up all the smaller localized banks and giving them control over 60% of the worlds money. Oh and guess who’s money that is? That’s right it’s yours isn’t it? It’s the non-rich people. The top 1% are the people who have all the safe money in untraceable accounts in Switzerland or invested in things like gold so they can avoid paying taxes on it.
This all leads us to where we are now $15,000,000,000,000.00 in debt. Fifteen trillion dollars away from the great 90’s when we were all living the fast life, making money, raising our kids and sending them to college so they could have an easier and better life than we did. Now all these kids are getting out of college and there are no jobs for them. Unemployment might be at 9% across the board but for people 18 to 25 it’s at about 50% and they still have loans to pay back so the minimum wage jobs they can find can’t even cover their loan payments and transportation to and from work let alone food or a place to live.
That’s why we Occupy! Not because we’re lazy or made bad choices or want a hand out or up for that matter. We are trying to wake you poor bastards up before it’s too late and the corporations that fund and run government and own all the main stream media outlets strip us of the only rights we have left to open your eyes away! Don’t do it for me or my family and friends. Do it for yourself, your family and your friends . Do it now! Spread the word! Fight for your freedom, for our freedom before there is no freedom left!
I bet you are thinking what can I do. What difference can one person make? Well just look at Norman Borlaug and that should tell you what a difference just 1 person can make. In my opinion we need term limits on all public offices. This would limit the corporations ability to corrupt any controlling number of senators or congressmen. I also think we should limit anyone holding a public office to only earning their salary while holding that office, prohibiting corporate campaign contributions and by giving each candidate a cap on the amount of money they can use to run for office. I think we should reinstate the Glass –Steagell Act and keep banks from being able to become “to big to fail”. Beyond that I don’t know. Come up with your own ideas if you don’t agree with mine but DO SOMETHING!