perjantai 15. huhtikuuta 2016

From Occupy to Democracy Spring

This morning I read from Helisngin Sanomat another news from Washington DC without a mention of demonstrations. It's already sixth day when people are trying to get their voices heard, but still our 'free' media says nothing. Although there was a line from Olli Rehn, Minister of Economic Affairs, who is at the moment in Washington DC stating that USA began to recover immediately from 2008 because of the quick reforms in the banking and financial sector…. Come on!!!! You only have to look outside of the window from that Peterson Institute right by the DuPont Circle to see how well the USA recovered. I was there last week and I saw too many homeless people. People are not happy!! They tried to state that with Occupy, but it didn't help, now they are trying again, but this time there is a true media blockage.

After reading the 'newspaper' this morning I opened a book on my nightstand and was mesmerized to tumble into the following lines. Notice that this was written 124 years ago!!!

'We meet in the midst of nation brought to the verge of moral, political and material ruin. Corruption dominates the ballot box, the legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench. The people are demoralised… The newspapers are subsidised or muzzled, opinion silenced... our homes covered with mortgages, labor impoverished, and the land concentrating in the hands of capitalists… The fruits to the toil of millions are boldly stolen to build up colossal fortunes… From the same prolific womb of governmental injustice we breed two classes - paupers and millionaires …' - Read by Ignatius Donnelly at the People's party national convention in 1892 in St. Louis.

You only need to step few blocks out from the city centres (that are mostly banks, investment banks and insurance companies) to see the real America. It didn't recover immediately from 2008. Dear Olli Rehn of Finland, Real America at the moment is poor, getting poorer as we speak and you just can't turn your back to it and say 'those people don't exist when I don't see them'. And dear foreign media, please pay attention!!! Murdoch doesn't need you, people does!

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