Call for Action - General Strike
Calls have been sent out for a one-day US national strike this Friday, August 28, 2009. The strike was first proposed in the Thomas Paine's Corner website on August 22 and later a call for action was sent out by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri & Jim Kirwan on August 24 2009. Both articles (with links) are shown below in reverse chronological order.
2nd Article (1st below)
Calling A National General Strike
By Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri & Jim Kirwan
Then, a few days ago, a writer in the Huffington Post [see first article below], called for a one-day General Strike throughout the US to let those in Washington and New York know we are all fed up with the lies, and deceit, and the out-of-control white-collar crime that passes for government. He is right! However, only one day is not enough for the massive troubles we are in right now. It would be ignored. We want to call for a week-long NATIONWIDE GENERAL STRIKE.
The French have a history of doing this, and they get results. Get enough food to last for a week or more. Shop at your local organic Farmers Market. Fill up your tank, if you have a vehicle. Go home, be with your family and friends. Make this a time of love and connection. Make this a time of true peace in our collective hearts! Bury any superficial differences, because we all belong to the human family. If all we humans can do is harm each other and be angry (and we have every right to be!), then we have learned nothing about the higher, collective COMMON GOOD! We must rise to the occasion that these trying times require! Love! Caring! Justice! Peace! These must be our priorities!
1. PLEASE NOTE - We are URGING THAT THIS BE A PEACEFUL STRIKE!
This is to put on notice those who are supposedly "in charge." They are deliberately wrecking our country for some insane global police state, in violation of ALL our own sovereign national laws: 1. The system is broken! No checks and balances remain. Our redress of grievances has been continuously IGNORED BY CONGRESS AND OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIALS.
2. NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Don't spend inflated money on anything that requires paying local, state, or federal taxes. They have stolen far too much of our money already. Why should our trillions of hard-earned taxpayer dollars continue to be stolen and be going to CEOs to buy them mansions and other perks, when there are almost 7-million Americans out of work? Millions of our dollars also have disappeared into some deep, black hole. Not one official has yet to be held accountable. The off-the-scale financial debacle, that is on going, has been deliberately created to destroy our national sovereignty for a global NWO police state. This violates all our own national laws.
3. CONGRESS MUST HOLD THE FEDERAL RESERVE ACCOUNTABLE
Are there any Congress persons left who are not working for the corporations? Who haven't been bought off or blackmailed? Is everyone in the beltway corrupt? However, there is a far bigger picture: We need another kind of honest, transparent, national banking system that does not steal our money. The current system is totally flawed. The US is de facto bankrupt. It only enriches an elite private banking cabal, while millions of us are losing our homes and jobs. We need a real national, NOT A PRIVATE, banking systemwhere our money isn't stolen and going to banksters and fraudsters. There are enough real economists (for example, Nouriel Roubini, Ellen Brown, and Bob Chapman) who can really help fix this deliberately broken financial system.
4. WE WANT A COMPLETE CESSATION OF THE US GOVERNMENT'S ILLEGAL THREAT TO CITIZENS BEING FORCED TO TAKE POISONOUS, UNTESTED FLU VACCINES
...that will bring harm to millions of us [and others around the world]; or, if we refuse these poisons, to be abducted by force to FEMA prison camps and our homes and belongings confiscated. This is all unconstitutional and is heinous in the extreme. Pharmaceutical corporations will make millions of dollars at our expense. They are to all be indemnified by the government. So, if anyone is disabled or dies from these poisoned vaccines, there is no accountability! This is another theme-and-variation on the toxic swine flu vaccine of 1976 that had to be removed because people died from it. The vaccines being used this summer (basically, untested until now) are not even the same ones planned for this coming Fall. Many doctors both here and in Europe are sending out numerous media warnings about these dangerous vaccine ingredients. We do not have any informed consent! We are all experimental lab rats, or worse, for this massive criminality that will endanger all of us! We are all expendable for their corporate profits.
5. WE DEMAND A RETURN TO OUR CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS
No military build-up on US soil for lies and deceit. No more threats and illegal plans of militarization of "health" for more lies and deceit. No more scare tactics and threatening Martial Law for more NWO lies and deceit. No unfounded, false-flag threats of an unsubstantiated flu "pandemic." The seasonal flu is mild [unless more secret bio-weaponization is planned to do us more harm]; H1N1 [a strain of 5 different kinds of influenza that was created in some secret lab] is not natural. Shut down bio-weapons labs that pose a dramatic threat to our well-being and safety. Repeal Patriots 1 and 2 Acts and all other related-and-unconstitutional "laws" that have taken away our rights to privacy and freedom over the last nine years.
6. THE DOD, MILITARY, AND COMMERCIAL PLANES MUST CEASE AND DESIST IMMEDIATELY USING ALL CLANDESTINE, OVERHEAD WEATHER MODIFICATION AND HIGHLY TOXIC CHEMTRAIL AEROSOL AND HAARP PROGRAMS THAT ARE WRECKING OUR HEALTH AND THE ENTIRE WEB OF LIFE ON OUR PLANET.
THESE ARE ALL ILLEGAL AND HAVE BROUGHT GREAT HARM TO BILLIONS OF PEOPLE. WE DEMAND A CESSATION OF ALL SECRET PROJECTS THAT HAVE BROUGHT HARM TO ALL LIVING BEINGS AND THE NATURAL CYCLES OF NATURE about which we know very little. The military does not value any human life [not even the lives of our own soldiers who are on-going, expendable vaccine guinea pigs] or any other kind of living creatures, otherwise they could not plan to "take" (read: KILL) millions of sea mammals and other sea creatures over the next few years! NO, to the planned military bombing of the moon! For WHAT?
7. OBAMA MUST SHOW US HIS REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND GRADES
Why are they sealed now? Any other US citizen has to show these things for a job. Tell the truth. Transparency and accountability also include the highest office in the United States.
8. INCORPORATE THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE
First, do NO HARM in all areas of government and corporate plans where there is any uncertainty. We must no longer allow harm to come to us or our planet for governmental collusion and corporate greed. Precautionary, ethical conduct must prevail. Life is sacred; and we have an ethical responsibility to be good planetary stewards. We have a responsibility to leave things in better condition that they way we found them! We have a responsibility to our children. They are our dearest, most special family members. They rely on us! They need our love and carenot forced, poisonous shots! I want my own children, my precious grandchildren, and all those whom I love, and all those other members of our larger family of humanity, WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE SAFE AND FREE from any deliberately planned Military, or Corporate, or Governmental harm! Theirs is based on violence, war, and destruction. No more illegal wars! No more invading other countries illegally. We need to restore our beneficial social programs as the highest priority for our country. We do not need (we cannot
afford) to have the military budget take 2/3 of fiscal spending to do grave harm around the planet. This picture in which we are living out our daily lives IS ALL WRONG!
Freedom is not free. Freedom requires our citizen vigilance and attentiveness. Citizenship requires education.
THIS FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009, WE ARE CALLING FOR A NATIONWIDE GENERAL STRIKE THAT IS PEACEFUL. IT IS IN THE HISTORIC AND PEACEFUL PATH OF MAHATMA GANDHI AND MARTIN LUTHER KING.
WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH! WE ARE WITHIN OUR RIGHTS FROM OUR OWN CONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TO HAVE THESE GRIEVANCES ADDRESSED! ALL THESE ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL OPERATIONS THAT ARE HARMING ALL OF US MUST CEASE IMMEDIATELY!
The Internet is a great way to get this news out ASAP! It is far easier than what Paul Revere had to do on horseback. PLEASE SHARE THIS WIDELY AND PASS IT ON!
We can do this! We can come together in Peace and Harmony! Otherwise, there is no future for anyone. We, the people, must restore Truth, Accountability, Liberty, and Justice for All.
Common Sense 2009
Posted by thomaspainescorner on August 22, 2009
By Larry Flynt
August 20, 2009
Simulposted with The Huffington Post
The American government — which we once called our government — has been taken over by Wall Street, the mega-corporations and the super-rich. They are the ones who decide our fate. It is this group of powerful elites, the people President Franklin D. Roosevelt called "economic royalists," who choose our elected officials — indeed, our very form of government. Both Democrats and Republicans dance to the tune of their corporate masters. In America, corporations do not control the government. In America, corporations are the government.
This was never more obvious than with the Wall Street bailout, whereby the very corporations that caused the collapse of our economy were rewarded with taxpayer dollars. So arrogant, so smug were they that, without a moment's hesitation, they took our money — yours and mine — to pay their executives multimillion-dollar bonuses, something they continue doing to this very day. They have no shame. They don't care what you and I think about them. Henry Kissinger refers to us as "useless eaters."
But, you say, we have elected a candidate of change. To which I respond: Do these words of President Obama sound like change?
"A culture of irresponsibility took root, from Wall Street to Washington to Main Street."
There it is. Right there. We are Main Street. We must, according to our president, share the blame. He went on to say: "And a regulatory regime basically crafted in the wake of a 20th-century economic crisis — the Great Depression — was overwhelmed by the speed, scope and sophistication of a 21st-century global economy."
This is nonsense.
The reason Wall Street was able to game the system the way it did — knowing that they would become rich at the expense of the American people (oh, yes, they most certainly knew that) — was because the financial elite had bribed our legislators to roll back the protections enacted after the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
Congress gutted the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial lending banks from investment banks, and passed the Commodity Futures Modernization Act, which allowed for self-regulation with no oversight. The Securities and Exchange Commission subsequently revised its rules to allow for even less oversight — and we've all seen how well that worked out. To date, no serious legislation has been offered by the Obama administration to correct these problems.
Instead, Obama wants to increase the oversight power of the Federal Reserve. Never mind that it already had significant oversight power before our most recent economic meltdown, yet failed to take action. Never mind that the Fed is not a government agency but a cartel of private bankers that cannot be held accountable by Washington. Whatever the Fed does with these supposed new oversight powers will be behind closed doors.
Obama's failure to act sends one message loud and clear: He cannot stand up to the powerful Wall Street interests that supplied the bulk of his campaign money for the 2008 election. Nor, for that matter, can Congress, for much the same reason.
Consider what multibillionaire banker David Rockefeller wrote in his 2002 memoirs:
"Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure — one world, if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."
Read Rockefeller's words again. He actually admits to working against the "best interests of the United States."
Need more? Here's what Rockefeller said in 1994 at a U.N. dinner: "We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the New World Order." They're gaming us. Our country has been stolen from us.
Journalist Matt Taibbi, writing in Rolling Stone, notes that esteemed economist John Kenneth Galbraith laid the 1929 crash at the feet of banking giant Goldman Sachs. Taibbi goes on to say that Goldman Sachs has been behind every other economic downturn as well, including the most recent one. As if that wasn't enough, Goldman Sachs even had a hand in pushing gas prices up to $4 a gallon.
The problem with bankers is longstanding. Here's what one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, had to say about them:
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation, and then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their father's conquered."
We all know that the first American Revolution officially began in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence. Less well known is that the single strongest motivating factor for revolution was the colonists' attempt to free themselves from the Bank of England. But how many of you know about the second revolution, referred to by historians as Shays' Rebellion? It took place in 1786-87, and once again the banks were the cause. This time they were putting the screws to America's farmers.
Daniel Shays was a farmer in western Massachusetts. Like many other farmers of the day, he was being driven into bankruptcy by the banks' predatory lending practices. (Sound familiar?) Rallying other farmers to his side, Shays led his rebels in an attack on the courts and the local armory. The rebellion itself failed, but a message had been sent: The bankers (and the politicians who supported them) ultimately backed off. As Thomas Jefferson famously quipped in regard to the insurrection: "A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Perhaps it's time to consider that option once again.
I'm calling for a national strike, one designed to close the country down for a day. The intent? Real campaign-finance reform and strong restrictions on lobbying. Because nothing will change until we take corporate money out of politics. Nothing will improve until our politicians are once again answerable to their constituents, not the rich and powerful.
Let's set a date. No one goes to work. No one buys anything. And if that isn't effective — if the politicians ignore us — we do it again. And again. And again.
The real war is not between the left and the right. It is between the average American and the ruling class. If we come together on this single issue, everything else will resolve itself. It's time we took back our government from those who would make us their slaves.
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