Friday, November 18, 2011


While violent or pacific confrontations have been taken place in New York and in many other cities of the U.S. between the Occupy Movement and Police, the roots of the unrests are based on political and social discontent mostly from those who are unemployed, vagrants, and Communists who always intervene in chaotic situations.

Members of the Occupy Movement refer to it as an international protest, which is primarily directed against economic and social inequality.

The Movement started in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, on July 30, 2011, with Occupy Dataran, followed by New York City and San Francisco on September 17, 2011. Wall Street and San Francisco were occupied, and the Movement expanded to 95 cities across 82 countries and over 600 communities in the U.S.  But since 20 years ago, Vancouver Magazine has been encouraging rebellion and sabotage against Black Friday and setting the stage for the Occupy Movement.  The name Evan Samuel Heimlich has been single out as one of the main leaders of the Movement, but without confirmation.

By November 17, 2011, close to 2,600 towns and cities were "occupied." Vancouver is in the province British Columbia, Canada.

The movement was initiated by the Canadian group Adbuster (from the magazine with the same name)  and partly inspired by the Arab Spring in Cairo's Tahrir Square and Spanish "Indignants." They used the slogan 99% symbolizing the victims of the present situation.

One of the inspirations for the movement was the Democratic Village set up in 2010, outside the British Parliament in London. They received additional attention when the Internet group Anonymous encouraged its followers to take part in the protests, calling them to set up kitchens in lower Manhattan. Kallen Lasn, long time editor of Adbuster---considered the Carl Marx of the Occupy Movement---has long believed that "Wall Street and vast corporate wealth have sent the US into what he calls, 'terminal decline.'''

As stated, this is a Movement that cannot be ignored because the great amount of followers, some of them becoming very violent. Sooner or later people are going to die, protesters or police members, and we'll be involved in a very serious social unrest, which will make the economy worse, as it is already happening because the revolts, which are costing billions of dollars.

Since the start of civilization there have been always those who have and those who don't have, plus those in the middle. The American Revolution had its origin because the English economic strangulation on Americans. The Russian Revolution was the result of the Czars abuses against the people. So, the French Revolution and so many more. Recently, Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.

The Communist thesis of  "equality" is a joke. Not even God made us equal. Some bigger than others, people with different skin colors, some more intelligent than others, some good workers and others lazies. The word equality is just that, a word.

But this doesn't mean we cannot find a way to make life more fair for humanity. We have touched this subject before and have proposed many times the legal mandate of PROFIT SHARING. Then corporation and proprietors could avoid the sinking of the world society. Why some big corporations don't have their fair share to pay taxes?

It would be unjust to blame President Obama for the present crisis, taking power with two wars going on and the debacle allowed by ex President Bush, who, even being advised of the coming financial storms many times, he didn't impose regulation in the housing industry, favoring Walls Street and his billionaires friends.

Let's be just and truthful. Yes, this world is hungry for Social Justice. But we regret violence. There are other ways to achieve it. Mahatma Gandhi did it in India.

It is legal, Constitutional, to protest, but peacefully. Liberty has limitations by laws, and laws have to be respected and obeyed.