Top 10 Things Occupy Wall Street Should Demand
Grant J. Kidney— Occupy Wall Street has proven itself a mighty force to be reckoned with. Taking its powerful message of fairness and of justice out into the streets, Occupy has vowed that until the greedy kingpins of market capitalism lend ear to what the people have to say, the protests will only get louder and louder until something ultimately gives.
Many have accused Occupy of not possessing a solid set of demands. Because of this, the mainstream media has simply written off what has become the largest protest movement in history as nothing more than child’s play.
Though Occupy’s core message is to change the whole system outright, I thought it wise to compile a simple list of what ought to be the top ten priorities for the movement.
1. Inform the masses to stop buying gasoline and to switch instead to bike riding, public transportation, and simple walking. Not only would the refusal to purchase gasoline help to cripple the big oil companies, but it would also help to curb negative environmental effects by reducing the number of cars out on the road.
2. Refuse to pay income tax. Our tax dollars are used for all manner of evil including the terrorization of the public at the hands of power-hungry police officers. We are essentially paying in to our own enslavement. If a great majority of the people refused to pay their taxes, we would help to defeat the biggest partner of the greedy banking institutions- the government.
3. Occupy the food supply. Not only is most of the junk sold to us at the grocery stores ridiculously overpriced, but it is also completely unhealthy. GMOs and a whole slew of cancer-inducing poisons taint our food supply, thus ultimately serving as a means to keep us fat and sick and thus easier to control by the wealthy tyrants who themselves only eat whole, organic foods.
4. Demand that mega corporations share one to five percent of their quarterly earnings with the public. In a time when companies like Apple have more money than the U.S. government, pressuring multi-billion dollar businesses in to giving back to the people what they have taken from us in the form of overpriced, slave labor created junk, will help to get the wheels of the economy turning once again.
5. No more banker bail outs, no more raising of the debt ceiling, and no more bonuses for the crooks on Wall Street. In what is the largest financial scam in all of history, bankers have used the tool of government to suck money out of the public treasury and straight into their pockets.
6. Make it illegal to buy off politicians. How is it fair that both Barack Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s campaigns are funded by the very same banking sources? When a politician is given money, he must serve those interests first before ever worrying about the welfare of the public.
7. Occupy the utility companies. Scientists like Nikola Tesla have proven that free and unlimited energy is quite the possibility. Tesla devised a way to wirelessly transmit electricity in such a way that it could empower the whole world- including the third world- forever and forever. When greedy banker J.P. Morgan found out that Tesla’s work threatened his and his buddies monopoly on energy, Morgan had Tesla’s lab and research destroyed. The key to many of the world’s problems lie in suppressed, energy alternatives.
8. Promote off grid, communal living. The tent communities of the Occupy Movement are a decent start toward establishing a new, holistic social system that we the people can migrate into, thus making this present system beneath which we dwell obsolete forever.
9. End the Fed. The fractional reserve banking system is at the heart of financial corruption worldwide. In America, the Federal Reserve System operates by printing money from thin air and then loaning it to the government at high interest. The government then taxes the people in order to pay off its debts incurred.
10. Push for alternative currencies and eventually, no money at all. Alternative currencies offer the public a way to opt out of the present system of usury and debt-interest slavery. ‘Bitcoin’ is one such model of a viable alternative currency. When the masses begin trading anything other than banker notes (dollars), it will ruin the financial empire of the upper one percent and force through many radical changes. Eventually, the shift into a new social paradigm which doesn’t involve the exchange of money at all ought to become the prime focus. Groups like the ‘Zeitgeist Movement’ and the ‘Venus Project’ propose such blueprints of civilization that are certainly worth checking in to.