OCCUPYING THE CHESSBOARD OF THE DIALECTIC
by Brother Gregory Williams
November 6, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations are born out of frustration in an attempt to protest what people think is the problem. Accusers who divide opposing forces into Wall Street on one side and brain-dead zombies of the Flea Party on the other, suggesting that they should be targeting George Soros instead, are as blind to the solution as they are to the problem and are little more than brain-dead zombies of another party. In being little more than opposition to a perceived problem groups will gather and joust complaining with little understanding of the difference between problems and symptoms.
The result of any protest, whatever it may be, is seldom tied to a solution but only to a personal perception of what the problem might be, which in this case is often labeled as capitalism. “Capitalism is an economic system in which the means of production are privately owned and operated for profit from investment, usually in competitive markets.”
The term capitalism used here to define a problem in the economy is a misnomer if not a missed diagnosis for several reasons. The first being that there has been almost no true capitalism in America since 1933, if not 1913 with the creation of the Federal Reserve and fractional reserve banking. Once America went down that road we were dealing with debt-ism not capitalism.
Of course debtism leads to despotism which is not the result of capitalism but rather Capitolism if I may coin some new terms.
We know that there is a problem because millions of people are feeling the pain. They have lost everything and millions more are losing daily through a declined economy and inflation. It would be easy to point fingers at everyone from the rich to the politicians who serve them. Are banks and greed the problem and if it is greed which dictator do you want to elect and grant the power to stamp it out? Are these things the problem or the symptoms in a sick society?