March on Wall St. June 22, 2011, Noon

In Completion, Firmness, transitory, whispering on June 13, 2011 at 4:20 am

High Bridge, New York City

(The High Bridge, NYC, 1900)

Why can’t I find any information about this march on the internet?  Perhaps my “personalized” search results  have refined the feisty side out of me?

I cannot even find (on their own website, Democracy Now!) the interview with Amy Goodman sometime in the last 2 weeks about the insidious way “personalized” search results are resulting in effectively “siloed thought” (as our friend Phil Balla would say)…or, alternatively, censorship.

This crackdown on U.S. protest  is most amusing while the Times simultaneously declares, “The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks. ”   U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors

All, apparently, except, our own.

I would be delighted if people from all areas of the country (and world!) could email me (tuniest_tunism@hotmail.com) or post comments to this blog on whether or not their Yahoo!  (my preferred option, since Google and Yahoo are like Republicans and Democrats, where Republicans are Full Calorie Option and Democrats are really Republican-lite) or Google spy machines offer them information about this upcoming march.

For while we think search engines are searching “for” us,  they are really searching us, inside and out– our interests, family, friends, shopping habits, social networks,  job-related data, income, zipcodes, health problems, sexual peccadillos, ad nauseum….  And we do all their work for them by giving them hours of data for “free” while they agree to not charge us for our work, by offering us more and more “free” platforms, which are all really data-mining endeavors disguised as “services.”   Then, the FBI just has to put subpoena power to all the technology companies (which they long ago did), and, by jingo, the Republicans are right!  You don’t need government if you can just get Google to do all your work for you! “Fire ’em all, Google IS the new fed!” says Trump….

Few people ever read the privacy policies informing us how entirely non-existent our privacy is—our privacy exists like the market is truly “free.”   But we read the policy, get angry for a day or two, then get seduced by the utility and ubiquity of technology, trying to keep in the back of our mind that it is like riding on a public subway….and if Weiner had a momentary lapse there, all the more reason we need to show up on the streets a thousand-fold to accommodate the loss of one of the few quasi-progressive voices in congress (though strangely, after I followed him, then replied to his solicitation for followers, he didn’t follow me back on Twitter…I use a “Keep Fighting Wisconsin Union” sign as my Gravatar, not a photo)….

(And why haven’t we heard from even the “progressive” voices about Weiner’s efforts to impeach Clarence Thomas? Was he actually making progress before this burning at the stake?  Intuition suggests he must have been close to touching a nerve…but after Weiner’s  \”data dump\” May 27, 2011 about Clarence Thomas’s financial disclosure forms–poof–the issue vanishes, as Weiner’s  “transgressions” cover up a Supreme Court Justice who wears no clothes as he parades the streets for corporations and makes a mockery of men.)

Theoretically, by naming this post for the march, at least it should temporarily appear high on search result lists for “March on Wall St. June 22, 2011.”

Mr. President, Why Haven\’t There Been Criminal Investigation of Wall St. Elites?

The article suggests there are too many cozy relationships.  Anyone who is not cozy is invited to join us, and sing out loud…

But the spooky fact that I can’t find info on the U.S. internet about a march coming up very soon, or about many past marches at all, makes me start to become highly suspicious of “The Arab Spring.”

Maybe it really was a coup by corporate control (esp. U.S. oil interests) to “liberalize” the economies of the Mid-East away from dictatorship control, straight into their slimy hands covering their unctuous blood oil with Invisible Hand Gloves of the Free Market….

But when you shine the right light of citizen scrutiny, the invisible ink suddenly turns up the names of the same banksters and mega-corps that have bought most of our politicians from under our noses….Blank Paychecks (BP), Exxon-Motel, Golden Slacks, Citi-Coup, Chevwrong,  etc….setting up shop wherever the taxes are non-existent and fussy national lines and courts don’t smudge their profits…using companies like Facebook and Twitter as their gilded executive fine ink pens….Technology companies today are the quill pens of yore, being merely the ink (invisible interface) that  transmits the rules, the terms of the contract, and the important players….

If that is the case, we should be flattered there’s no news of this impending march….it means these monster corps are possibly scared of us…normal, “non-corporate” people.  Average citizens, and moreso, non-citizens.  I hope they’re right, but given the sorry state of activism in the U.S. these days,  I’m not holding my breath.  I’m just planning to take solace in whoever’s there, even if it turns out to be as small as a church service…

Sometimes the most powerful events in history have few witnesses.  But Democracy is a day-in, day-out process of raising our voices, never letting them be succored into conciliatory acquiescence to the money that never sleeps as it devours the world from our feet: as it blows mountaintops off the face of the earth in West Virginia in an area as large as Delaware; as it causes mass suicide of farmers in India who are in debtor’s prison with genetically modified seeds that grow a crop but do not create seed corn;  as it buys our press who fills infinite cyberspace with empty hypocrisy while real greed pillages the land ruthlessly, and “hundred-year” weather events crowd the door in every state and country in the world, happening every few weeks year after year now, mocking their name like Democracy is a mocking label of our government.

If derivatives, CDOs, MBSs, and the very word, “complex” makes your brain freeze over before you muster enough rage to scream yourself hoarse, consider this: suppose Goldman Sachs declared it owned The Atlantic Ocean, in the very same manner Exxon-Mobil and pals have declared they “own” the oil in the United States. (Whereas countries like Venezuela act like world policemen to the international  oil profiteers, telling them to get their slimy hands off their supply:  it is the public’s, and the profits go back to the people.  And Venezuela is now using their public monies from their oil to provide charity to U.S. families who have been cut off from home heating oil subsidies by Republicans in congress.  Oh, but they are evil Socialists, don’t you know??)

This means you must call New York and arrange your next family vacation with Goldamn.  Planning to sunbathe?  That’s available for hourly, daily, weekly, and! just posted: minute options.  Yes,  ordinarily, 3 minutes of sunbathing is $5.00.  But if you double down for 6 minutes of plain sand sitting, bringing your own towel, they’ll arrange a convenient discount of  $9.00 for 6 minutes.  Of course, if you would like to sit in the Royal Government Sacks [of gold] beach chair, you’re looking at a minimum $150 per day flat rental, whether you use it for the whole day or just for a minute or two….Lucky for you, all quoted rates are “as is”–no pesky taxes apply, because Godamn is just weary of paying taxes, and figured out it doesn’t need to, because the government doesn’t own anything anymore—they privatized every speck of land and water, and liquidated the country into purely the private sector.

A similar fee scale, of course, applies to boating, swimming, and fishing.  Goldman Sachs owns the access to the water, the periphery of the water, the water, and all its contents, and has exclusive jurisdiction over all the activities that occur in and around the ocean.

But this is NOT A MONOPOLY!  John Boehner just screamed, “HELL NO!  HELL NO! ” so you KNOW  this has to be true!  It only applies to The Atlantic Ocean.  If you don’t like it, you have four other oceans to go swim in.

What?  Don’t have money to get off the East Coast?  Well, good, because if you had made it to the West Coast you may have been disappointed to learn that David Hamilton Koch recently purchased The Pacific Ocean.  But of course, this shows The Invisible Hand of The Free Market working its finest:  he’s charging DOUBLE the Goddamn Sachs rates–it’s  “the west coast premium,” don’t cha know?

So, simply by staying on the unaffordable East Coast, you are actually saving double by not traveling to the West Coast!

And that, my friends, is The Free Market at work.  By the time you made it to the Indian Ocean, on the rumor it was not yet privatized, it would be.  Mergers and acquisitions run unchecked, and the Sherman Anti-Trust law is a relic as quaint as the telegraph line in the age of Twitter.

The only possible way to stop the inevitable monstrification (thank you, Sarah Palin, for giving the whole world license to invent words) of ever larger “too big to fail” pools of money galloping faster than the law around the world, wreaking havoc on country after country and never pausing in jail, is through massive international complaint and resistance…a steady din of a cry for prosecution, on blogs, the streets, comment pages, the streets, and wherever people are gathered.  Did I say the streets?  Wall St.?  Washington?

The streets.

Tell Wall St. if the market is so free, they better get pictures of the founding fathers of the U.S. government off our currency.  (mmmm, careful what you wish for…..Actually, Wall St. uses electronic transactions for everything, so it is quite possible they have  forgotten what printed money looks like, or that actual U.S. citizens have real jobs printing paper money.  In fact, Wall St. doesn’t even use the computers on Wall St. itself much anymore.  They have retreated to the vast reaches of cyberspace, much like you and me).

Move over Ben and George,  Wall St. doesn’t need your colonialism anymore, it’s just too suffocating to have to abide by the concept of  “nation,”  let alone “wealth of nations.” (Why do you think you never hear the term “nation” anymore–“homeland” has replaced it entirely, just like it did in Hitler’s Germany).    Wall St. now prefers wealth freed of nations“wealth without nations,” kinda like “doctors without borders,” but in reverse Robin Hood….

Though perhaps  Wall St.  is messaging Andrew Jackson’s Trail of Tears, and now considers every one currently living in the U.S.  to be the current crop of  “Native Americans” to be forced to march away, out of the way, out of sight, to some place where we don’t have to be heard from, where our culture vanishes, where we won’t demand messy treaties, where we very well may die of disease along the way—for this is exactly how Wall St., and their handmaiden, the press, is treating the unemployed, the veterans fighting multiple tours in combat missions, the veterans trying to cope with civilian life in a world of  high unemployment, the uninsured, the debt-laden students with no job prospects, the hungry, the homeless, the hopeless, the starving, as well as the angry, the determined, the organized, the adamant, the resolved, the absolutely blood-boilingly outraged at the mere concept of Ryan’s Mediscam, the seethingly unemployed, and all the people who say everyday, “We’re not going to take it anymore!” in all the little and big ways they can think of.

We are all being ignored equally by the press and consciously streamlined out of search engine “optimization,” whether we are in the throes of despondency or over-zealous optimism about the force and fate of prosecutions.

Or about overhauling the system.

Or revolution.

It matters not how peevish or grandiose your ideas are on the plateau of ideas, for your ideas matter very little to Wall St.

Money alone matters.  Ideas are considered of little consequence, since they have been able to dream up and orchestrate any manner of flim flam fraud under the rubric of derivatives, crisis, or bailout and get all the money they could ever want, with all the future promise of buying up more markets, more governments, and more control than they ever have time enough for in one lifetime.  Which is why eliminating the inheritance tax and making sure dynasties can continue for generations and centuries as they did during the many centuries of feudalism of the Dark Ages is a real priority for these international bandits right now.   They are still bitter about The Renaissance and The Enlightenment, and they are still furious about the outcome of The Civil War in the U.S.  (they still call it “The War of Northern Aggression”).

That fact alone should make us determined to come together and be heard.  Or be a herd. (We may even thunder while we are there,  Mr. Brisbane!)   Anything to rustle up the bull on Wall St.,  to debunk the bull coming from Wall St., and to start throwing it back at them, rather than letting them continue to assault us as we watch our ostensible “representatives” cower or cave or get a cut or otherwise make deals and compromise on us, on our jobs, our homes,  our streets, our air, our water, our country, and our planet.  Understanding that these components of community  are not “ours” for all time,  but that we are only borrowing them while we are here.

But to let others who disavow this continue unchecked, and believe they do rightfully own trillions of dollars themselves at the expense of billions of mere wage slaves,  today and into perpetuity… is a dishonor to the very principal that life itself is borrowed only for a short while and everyone has the equal chance to soar, blossom, and fly as their imagination and creativity deems fit, so long as it does not ruin that same opportunity for others…..

We’re not gonna take it anymore.   See you June 22.   I will do my personal best to make it wheel-chair accessible, offering my services to any wheelchair-bound person who would like to go but feels leery.

It will be beautiful.

U.S. Sub-treasury [Federal Hall], Wall St., New York

“U.S. Sub-treasury [Federal Hall], Wall St., New York, 1900”


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