What do NGO’s, Think tanks, and Lobbyists all have in common? Legislation… creating “law” and getting it passed by government officials they “sponsor”. This wouldn’t be a problem if these groups were working for the best interest of society and humanity as a whole, unfortunately there isn’t a maximum “profit” to be gained in that arena. Yes, they work for “special” Corporate interest who work for increasing their value for their stake-holders at almost any cost.
In turn this means that Multi-national Mega-Corporations are persuading our elected representatives on multiple fronts using money as their “1st amendment Free Speech right” to get it enacted as “law”. Their goal is to decrease regulation of their own industry, create regulation of their smaller counterparts, creates tax loopholes and any other benefit conceivable for them to reap the maximum profit, even if it means destroying the Earth and making the populace sick and poor. This is the Global Trend of the “Free Market” and “Democratic Capitalism”.
The people have had enough around the World and are rising up in the name of “We The People” standing against Government corruption, meaning Corporate Collusion with Government. These uprisings from the G8 and the G20 to the recently implemented Austerity Measures are increasingly advocating a Non-Violent method of protest. The people are learning that rioting brings no change except the loss of Civil Rights and expanded Government control. In many of the videos from around the world you can see the non-violent protest being met with batons swinging, riot gear, tear gas, rubber bullets and even sonic weapons. It is disheartening to see the blind submission of these police and “security” agents to the will of protecting corporate interests, yet, it is inspiring to see people’s strong resolve to remain non-violent in the face of extreme brutality.
This September 17th many of these Global Activists are uniting their efforts to occupy all the major economic centers around the Globe, in a stance of Civil Disobedience resolving to remove the parasitic grasp corporations have on our governments. https://occupywallst.org/
These activists are calling for the occupation on September 17th of Wall Street and any other major financial centers to mirror the Tahrir Square occupation in Egypt and the Plaza de Sol occupation in Madrid, meaning it will be; Non-Violent, Organized, Egalitarian, Consensus, Respectful and Creative.
We can have a balanced, progressive, abundant world and a healthy Earth, it is a matter of steering. Who should be steering the course on our expedition into a better Future?
Blessings and Peace to the Activists who are sacrificing life an limb for the future of humanity, may the conscience of those called to beat them down awaken so they may fulfill their oath and protect the people’s 1st Amendment rights.