We Are The 99 Percent

We are the 99%

We are the 99%

It’s been almost 2 and a half years since I went to the G20 protests in London, April 2009 in fact. That was when the economic downturn was just starting to have an impact. Since then we’ve had an election, a change of Government and in general our lives have got worse … unless we’re part of the elite 1%.

The other thing that has happened in that time is that becuase the downturn/recession/depression has spread wider, more people are starting to question the status quo. They have started to realise that it doesn’t matter which party is in Government, they really have no control over what happens – that control sits firmly with the global corporations, banks and international institutions like the IMF – all unelected.

And because past Governments of all flavours have allowed this to happen (with their revolving door consultancies), they are now in a position where they can’t change the situation. This was highlighted by David Icke in his book ‘…And the Truth Shall Set You Free’ which was roundly criticised by a media with vested interests that concentrated on his more outlandish headline grabbing theories about aliens but failed to address the underlying message of control by corporates and the Bilderberg Group that includes heads of those corporates and high ranking politicians.

Maybe if more people had been made aware of what was happening we wouldn’t have got to this stage but while the ‘Occupy’ protests have been going on the media has behaved in exactly the same way. These are worldwide protests thanks to the communication opportunity provided by the Internet – how long before that is censored in the name of Anti-Terrorism? – but the coverage hasn’t reflected that. ‘Occupy Wall Street’ which has been going on for 3 weeks wasn’t mentioned at all on TV and even on Saturday, when ‘Occupy London’ and similar events worldwide started, the main headlines were the death of a soap star and the Welsh rugby result.

It’ll be interesting to see what will happen if the protest at St Pauls stays put or even grows.

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