November 6, 2011 in World
This is part one of a three part series designed to help readers become informed about the Occupy Movement.
The Occupy Movement exists because the current way of life on our planet no longer works for a majority of the people. In short, government cannot solve our current problems. This inability means anger and fear will grow as uncertainty persists. I call it “War in America.”
Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, believes these problems are direct outgrowths of the global depression of the 1930s. There are two overriding philosophies that come from that time frame.
The first is the idea that one group of people is better than another. This idea of eugenics was quite popular until Hitler used it to commit horrendous acts.
The second is the idea that government can create social programs to solve financial issues. President Roosevelt used this ideology to push the financial problems of that generation into the future.
The problem, as I see it, it that those two philosophies continue to exist in our society.
John D. Rockefeller set precedent for this when he assumed his sizable wealth gave him insight into education. Subsequently, he created the General Education Board in 1902. This system told us to go to school, work a job, and trust our money to the savings and investment bankers on Wall Street.
Rather than fix the system, President Roosevelt added to the Rockefeller philosophy by giving government the responsibility of taking care of the people that failed by using the system. He used the philosophy that one group of people (the wealthy) is better than the others (the poor and middle class) and created the social programs of Social Security, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Fannie Mae.
Today, the system still doesn’t work. Those who have failed continue to look to the government for help because that is what they have been taught to do. The difference today is that government doesn’t have the money to help because it bailed out the banks.
Apparently, this system doesn’t even work for the wealthy.
Therefore, The Occupy Movement protests against the system including government and the banks.
Since the Great Depression, the only consistent business has been war that uses big machinery and lots of weapons. Humanity has figured out these wars are foolish. The big business of military industry doesn’t care as long as war produces profits. American military doesn’t go overseas to win the hearts and minds of the people. It travels because war is profitable.
Therefore, The Occupy Movement protests against the military/industrial complex.
I call these protests war. I call them war because they are an occupation. They take ground.
I’ll write about which ground in my next article.