Blockupy – Feel Good Dissident Tourism Signifying Nothing

by Scott Creighton

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing. Macbeth

So let me see if I got this straight: for two years these guys planned the Block and Occupy operation known as Blockupy surrounding the grand opening of the new 1.3 billion dollar headquarters of the ECB, what they call the heart of the crisis capitalism system in Europe.

They get a bunch of people to show up, they hang out for two days, folks are injured by the troopers who are there to protect the billionaires and their servants, folks are arrested.

They give the agent provocateurs all the room they needed to let the MSM present opposition to the troika as nothing but a bunch of unruly thugs out to bash windows and burn carefully placed police cars.

And then, after 48 hours, they just leave. Go home. Take a break. Take a powder and declare victory.

“Alright everybody. We inconvenienced them for a couple days. Let’s all go home now before we get fired from our jobs at Starbucks”

Was that a movement or a fundraising event?

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Blockupy – What If There Were Another Battle for Seattle and No One Noticed?

by Scott Creighton

Nestled quietly on a riverside in Frankfurt Germany, the heart of the European Union’s financial capital, is a 1.3 billion euro twin monolith to the power of savage capitalism. It is the new home of the European Central Bank (ECB), which is basically the central bank of the European Union’s 19 central banks.

The ECB makes up one third of the dreaded “troika”: the ECB, the IMF and the European Commission. This is the unelected fascist banking empire that imposes toxic assets on nations and then, in the aftermath, forces them to borrow great sums of money to give to the banks that hold the toxic assets in exchange for crippling their domestic economies with brutal austerity programs.

Construction began on the new “Twin Towers” in Oct. of 2008, right around the time when people like Hank Paulson were threatening martial law if the tax-payers in the U.S. didn’t fork over 787 billion dollars to the banksters who decimated our economy with credit default swaps based on bad mortgages they themselves created, bundled and then peddled with phony triple “A” ratings. In the wake of that public bailout of nearly 1 trillion dollars, the Fed was quietly running another to the tune of 2 trillion bucks out of the back door. That money was funneled primarily to foreign banks and institutions… like the ECB for instance.

So you might say we American taxpayers own that shining tribute to 9/11 up there.

Again, very quietly, there has been a war of sorts raging over there in Frankfurt for the past week. You’re not going to hear much about it in the MSM.

A massive group of protesters made up of thousands of participants from across Europe have descended on the new ECB building in hopes of preventing them from using their new digs.

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