This morning Shaun McDonnell, via Jimmie Bise (follow them both on The Twitter) pointed me to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’s website because of something that was, in their opinion, “unreal.”
So I went, and thought, what’s the big deal about IBEW keeping the cable cars running? What do these two have against cable cars?
Then I saw it:
I mean, wow.
From the article:
The Occupy Wall Street movement is starting to grab more mainstream media coverage. That’s what happens when police in the Big Apple decide that arresting 700 people, many of them unemployed youth, for trespassing is a good way to spend taxpayers’ money while the billionaires who nearly collapsed the world economy go to work unscathed in one of the world’s most powerful financial centers.
Those 700 people WERE BREAKING THE LAW!
New York City police say about 700 protesters have been arrested after they swarmed the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down a lane of traffic for several hours.
The group Occupy Wall Street has been camped out in a plaza in Manhattan’s Financial District for nearly two weeks staging various marches, and had orchestrated an impromptu trek to Brooklyn on Saturday evening. They walked in thick rows on the sidewalk up to the bridge, where some demonstrators spilled onto the roadway after being told to stay on the pedestrian pathway, police said. Most of those arrested face disorderly conduct charges, while others were accused of resisting arrest.
So, does this mean that the IBEW condones lawlessness until the protestors’ demands are met? Are they claiming that the policemen who arrested the 700 protestors are wrong for doing it?
The IBEW president continued the overt class warfare with this quote:
The demonstrators on Wall Street are right on target when they say they are part of the 99 percent of the American people who stand to lose if our economy doesn’t recover. Now even some wealthy citizens in the remaining 1 percent are realizing that, they too, could suffer the blowback from growing income inequality in the U.S. It’s high time for our leaders in Congress to listen real hard to what they are saying.
So what is the solution?
I showed a video yesterday where one of the protestors thought we should do away with currency, thereby allowing employees to were forced to make Pepsi to become farmers or doctors.
No really. That’s his plan.
The protestors are mainly looking to end capitalism and replace it with socialism or communism. Here’s one list of demands from some of the occupiers:
Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending “Freetrade” by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.
Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.
Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.
Demand four: Free college education.
Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.
Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.
Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America’s nuclear power plants.
Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.
Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.
Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.
Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the “Books.” World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the “Books.” And I don’t mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.
Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.
Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.
Unions have endorsed the protests and are joining them soon. These are not people who are looking out for the union worker. These are Marxist pigs. There is a sign from the protests that describe the relationship between the leaders of the unions and the average union worker. I’m not going to post it, but I’ll link to it.
If you are paying union dues, you are nothing more than a resource to mine for money. You’re a source of funding for the revolution.