Posted on February 19, 2016 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
(Please pardon the stream of conscience rant. It happens sometimes.)
This is what baffles my mind. It’s why I lay awake at night, wondering about where this will all lead and why the hell I’m still doing what I do.
Chris Hedges recently wrote about how he sees himself on occasion and I thought how perfect it was as a description of where I am most days:
“I spoke three years ago to the sparsely attended state gathering of the Green Party in New Jersey. I felt as if I was a character in Mario Vargas Llosa’s novel “The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta.” In the novel, Mayta, a naive idealist, endures the indignities of the tiny and irrelevant warring sects of the Peruvian left. He is reduced to meeting in a garage with seven self-described revolutionaries who make up the RWP(T)—the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (Trotskyist)—a splinter group of the marginal Revolutionary Worker’s Party. “Stacked against the walls,” Llosa writes, “were piles of Workers Voice and handbills, manifestos and statements favoring strikes or denouncing them which they had never got around to handing out.” Chris Hedges
Sometimes I feel as if I’m a tiny little ant, a misguided Learesque ant, raging against a tempest of change that I have no hope of stopping, taking comfort in the act of resistance for resistance’s sake and for nothing more. My work hides with the dusty fliers in the corner while the “Revolution™” is televised daily to massive critical acclaim.
Willy Loman remains an apt analogy.
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Posted on May 19, 2012 by willyloman
Posted on December 22, 2011 by willyloman
Posted on December 11, 2011 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
Kevin Zeese’s “Ode to Giving Up” is the blueprint for turning the Occupy Movement into a useless, spineless political mechanism like MoveOn dot org or the toothless and hijacked Tea Party. It is an effort by current self-proclaimed leaders of the movement to display their value to the elites by steering the angry and dispossessed back into the fold so to speak, back into the pen with the rest of the flock of sheep.
Occupy DC is dead. For all the boasting and promises by the gaggle of professional dissidents like Kevin Zeese and David “buy my books” Swanson, Occupy DC did not in fact remain in their little free speech zone until they forced “CHANGE” on the corrupt policy makers in Washington. But not too worry, in true spin doctor fashion, Zeese says that it’s still a major victory that they won but that after about two weeks the Occupy Movement (and thus the occupiers themselves) becomes a “diversion from the political objectives” that they sought in the first place. What is the nature of that diversion according to Zeese? “poverty, homelessness, inadequately treated mental illness and addiction”
Junkies, loonies, and those pesky poor people, that’s the “diversion” that got in our hero’s way.
Bill O’Reilly couldn’t have said it better himself.
Kevin went on to remind people that movements take years and even decades to affect change and he did suggest a new tactic though: lawn care.
Go talk to your neighbors and rake their yard for them or shovel their sidewalks. Whatever they need. According to Zeese, doing menial manual labor for free will show those fat cats in the dusty halls of the financial industry that “WE CAN” stick it to the man.
Here’s a hint for the Occupy Movement: yes you need come up with a Plan B now that the Department of Homeland Security got together with the mayors and police chiefs to coordinate your expedited removal from their fine cities but I would seriously think twice before letting Kevin come up with it.
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Posted on June 7, 2011 by willyloman
from Amped Status
The big banks have sold us out.
Democrats and Republicans have sold us out.
No one is defending our interests.
Our future is going up in flames.
It’s time for us to stand up and defend ourselves.
Trillions of dollars in fraudulent activity by the big banks on Wall Street caused our current economic crisis. Paid off politicians from both parties, along with secret deals made by the Federal Reserve, gave trillions of taxpayer dollars and subsidies to the very people who caused our crisis. After taking our tax dollars, they had the audacity to give themselves all-time recording-breaking bonuses and consolidate wealth in unprecedented fashion within the economic top 0.01% of the population.
While a record number of Americans are currently living in poverty and on food stamps; while millions of American families have been foreclosed upon; while health care, food and gas costs are skyrocketing; while over 200 million Americans are living paycheck to paycheck struggling to make ends meet, the super-wealthy have never had it better. We now have the most severe inequality of wealth in American history. The depravity of the Robber Barons has been outdone.
As their current policies prove, economic central planners have become so arrogant and tyrannical in their shortsighted greed. They think we are an ignorant and apathetic population that they can continue to exploit without fear of rebellion.
We are finally declaring that we have had enough. We will not remain passive while global banking interests destroy our future. We know the systemic causes of our current crisis and we are going to strike at the root.
On this Flag Day, June 14th, Operation Empire State Rebellion (#OpESR) will launch. #OpESR is a decentralized non-violent resistance movement to end the system of political bribery (campaign finance and lobbying) and break up the big banks centered at the Federal Reserve.
To coincide with the launch of this movement, people have begun organizing acts of resistance throughout the US. We are calling upon you to take an action of your own. Whether it’s taking part in a local public protest, withdrawing your money from one of the big six banks, starting a community group or passing out fliers. Anything you can do to rebel against the system of economic tyranny in a non-violent manner is welcome.
As a first step, please join the actions against the banks in one of the cities shown here, or use the ‘schedule an action’ tool to create your own.
Action Planning Site: http://www.fss34.com/opesr.html
Social Network Group: http://ampedstatus.org/network/groups/a99/
For further information read: Prepare For Revolution: The Empire State Rebellion Begins on June 14th
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Posted on May 29, 2011 by willyloman
Posted on March 22, 2011 by willyloman
(reposted from 2011)
lyrics after break
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