June 10, 2011

Second American Revolution Can Begin June 14, 2011

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
It is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,
Laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,
As to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
- Declaration of Independence

On Liberty: An American’s Perspective of Freedom, Tyranny, and Responsibility

By AnonymoUS, Amped Status
June 9, 2011

There is no longer a reason or time to be silent and inactive. We The People cannot wait for someone else, some mythical hero, to rise up and be the leader that frees us from our chains. Many are awakened, but even more are yet asleep. They will remain so until they bear witness to a mass movement in the streets. That is the mission of those who have been blessed with sight and understanding: To stand firm, arms locked together in a pledge of sacred honor, coalesced around first principles, and guided by righteousness. We must march on those who oppress us to further their political and financial interests. Each and every one of us is a leader, and it is our right and our duty to restore the foundations of the United States of America.

The average American knows the economy is a sham, the politicians are all captured by lobbyists, and the mainstream media (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC, etc.) are all toothless lapdogs. The sold-their-souls talking heads play their role of keeping the citizens divided so their masters, indeed, the same as our masters, can scrape power and treasure into their own hands. When was the last time you saw a politician stand up for an idea instead of a gift? When was the last time you saw a real reporter and not simply a bubble brain reading talking points from a teleprompter? When was the last time someone even remotely considered mainstream, other than Matt Taibbi, dug down into the mud to pull up some of the slime and expose it to daylight?

They, the tightly knit group of oppressors at the top, know a nation united under determination to achieve self-interest through individual liberty is not something they can control, and they fear it more than anything else. What else but fear would motivate the government to label a citizen a ”domestic terrorist” based on political beliefs, bumper stickers, or having served in the military? These tyrants are cowards and their ability to rein over us like subjects is derived solely from our propensity to be apathetic.

This apathy, coupled with a timidity induced by an inundation of police state reminders, has been allowed to fester on the back of many years of feast. But, as we enter a period of famine, the tables will undoubtedly turn. It is one thing to not be able to go out to a nice restaurant for dinner, but it’s an entirely different thing to be reliant on a handout for your dinner. And what of the startling statistic that government sponsored social benefit programs are equal to over one-third of public and private incomes? Let us put aside the psychological consequences of such generational operant conditioning (dollars for votes, meals for obedience), as there are others such as Cognitive Dissonance of Zero Hedge, who are much better suited than I to wade through these murky parts of our existence, and ponder only the precarious position our fiscal situation puts this relationship in.

According to the excellent resource, the US Debt Clock, the national debt of the United States of America is over $14 Trillion. How much is a trillion dollars? Look here (you may want to be seated before viewing). What’s worse, the Federal Government is running a budget deficit of $1.5 trillion this year. The situation does not improve much in the future either. One must logically ask, what are they doing with all of this money? See this. Some apologists for the Statist empire might argue this is not a new situation and it doesn’t matter. They will tell you the only time in the last 40 years we haven’t run a deficit was under Slick Willy Clinton, which is a lie. You are free to believe this line of thinking, that we can perjurously go on monetizing our debt, but do you really believe it? Would your credit hold up if you were borrowing 41 cents of every dollar you spent? Of course it wouldn’t.

The cold hard fact is the Federal Government is broke. According to their own estimates, by the year 2040, there will be money for interest payments on the debt and social security. Nothing else. Period. How will those 40+ million people (a number that is certain to grow) eat when there is no more free lunch? What will happen when there is no more Medicare and Medicaid? Will people continue to sit around, unfazed, drooling in a pharmaceutically prompted haze when their stomachs are grumbling? Of course not. They will rise up into the streets as the peoples of MENA and Europe are doing. There is one key, frightening difference: Militarized police, soldiers who have constantly been at war hunting for insurgents door to door, and world record citizen gun ownership. You do the math.

How did we get in this position? The treachery is long in the making. We can look at the Federal Reserve Act, or the importation of German Socialism in the early 20th Century, or many other happenings. To the point, the main culprit, the sleaze that pops up again and again, the enabler of suicidal tendencies, is the cartel of private banks known as the Federal Reserve.

These financial terrorists print toilet paper, loan it to the United States of America at interest, and the traitors in Washington allow it to be ”legal tender”. No, the issue isn’t quite that cut and dry as there are Treasuries involved and, to be fair, a majority of the interest income is paid back to the Treasury. However, one has to ask, why do we need the Federal Reserve? Why should one person control the monetary policy of the entire country? Why should this group of banksters earn any interest off of what is supposed to be our national currency? Why should the members banks of the Federal Reserve also be allowed to create money out of thin air? Why do we allow an unelected official to run a CONfidence game with something as critical as the nation’s money?

There are no good answers to those questions. In fact, the only appropriate answer is to realize the mistake and throw off this beast. There is far too much power locked up in the hands of too few people right now. They scratch each other’s backs, passing each other envelopes stuffed with the blood, sweat, and tears exerted through our labor and at the cost of the future of our children. And it is all done at the barrel of a gun. The IRS and the prison-industrial complex will not tolerate dissidents. If anyone else were to engage in such activities it would be considered extortion, if not robbery.

It’s time to say no more to infants, wives, daughters, mothers, fathers, sons and brothers being sexually assaulted to get on a plane. No longer can we sit back and watch as states like Mitch Daniel’s Indiana decide that the 4th Amendment is irrelevant. In the eyes of God or merely one’s fellow man, nobody can be judged pure and decent for remaining silent while tyrants slaughter citizens, in cold blood, for protecting their families. NO MORE!

What do we, as Americans, have if not our liberty? Nothing. History will judge us cowards, and our children will feel nothing but shame if we allow this to continue. Shame and shackles of debt have we saddled them with so that we could live on easy street playing kick the can. Know that you are not alone. Know that there are others thinking the same exact things as you are. There are others who are ready and willing to connect with you and fight for the common good.

The 2nd American Revolution can begin June 14th, 2011 if enough people are willing to express their frustration, peacefully, and show those who fancy themselves our masters We are mad as hell and We are not to be taken lightly. If you are ready to be a leader, find out more here – http://bit.ly/l2ImA7

The time is now. Stand up and be heard, or be silent and be judged.

We Are Americans
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget
Expect US

Prepare for Revolution: The Empire State Rebellion Begins on June 14th

By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus Report

Contrary to rumors being spread around, I do not know what our friends at Anonymous have planned for Operation Empire State Rebellion (OpESR). However, I wholeheartedly agree with the goals they presented in their "Communication #1" video. They are very similar to reports I have been writing and the movement we have been calling for on our social network. The Anonymous OpESR "manifesto" presented in their first video states the following:

"We are a decentralized non-violent resistance movement, which seeks to restore the rule of law and fight back against the organized criminal class.

One-tenth of one percent of the population has consolidated wealth in unprecedented fashion and launched an all-out economic war against 99.9% of the population.

We are not affiliated with either wing of the two-party oligarchy. We seek an end to the corrupted two-party system by ending the campaign finance and lobbying racket.

Above all, we aim to break up the global banking cartel centered at the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, Bank of International Settlement and World Bank.

We demand that the primary dealers within the Federal Reserve banking system be broken up and held accountable for rigging markets and destroying the global economy, effective immediately.

As a first sign of good faith, we demand Ben Bernanke step down as Federal Reserve chairman.

Until our demands are met and a rule of law is restored, we will engage in a relentless campaign of non-violent, peaceful, civil disobedience."

In addition to this manifesto, a press release was picked up by Zero Hedge which mentioned our site and directly referenced a list of "Grievances and Demands" that also appear on our social network. The release begins:

"We, Anonymous, would like to offer you the opportunity to join and support our movement. We are a group that formed on the internet — one that knows no constructs or absolutes, and one that has recently grown exponentially…" [Read full release.]

I do not know who issued this press release. For more information on my limited interactions with unknown Anonymous sources you can watch the TV interview I had with Max Keiser discussing this.

When I originally wrote about an "Empire State Rebellion," I was suggesting the possibility of Americans gathering in lower Manhattan's Financial District en masse, as Egyptians did in Cairo's Tahrir Square, to demand that the big banks be broken up. Since suggesting this idea, the report went viral, with many sites either republishing or linking to it. My various email inboxes exploded with people and groups, from across the political spectrum, saying that they wanted to make this idea into a reality. Shortly after that, an Anonymous video calling for an Operation of the same name was released, which has received over 150,000 views on our YouTube page, and an additional tens of thousands of views on other YouTube accounts and video sites as well. My interview with Max Keiser discussing the potential for a mass protest in lower Manhattan even inspired a Dubstep music remix entitled, "Empire State Rebellion: An Idea Whose Time Has Come."

There's also a music remix of the first OpESR video, created by an Anonymous DJ named FSS34, that is quickly becoming an anthem for the movement. The song mixes in lines from the manifesto with quotes stating:

"People need to understand that they can not get away with this.... The United States government no longer represents we the people.... We are the Paul Reveres and Patrick Henrys of our generation. You will be the intelligence Minutemen of this century. The power is in your hands.... We are about to bury rule by secrecy...."

From what I know about Anonymous, I have great respect for the concept and ideal. As I wrote in an earlier report,

"Organizations such as WikiLeaks and Anonymous are playing a critical role in exposing information and protecting those who are critical of the most powerful and corrupt elements within society."
A few months ago, when our site was attacked and knocked offline, it was Anonymous members who came to our defense and helped us when no one else did. Without these unknown protectors, we couldn't afford to continue to stave off attacks and keep our site up. For that, we have much gratitude and appreciation for them.

As I understand, Anonymous is a decentralized movement. It appears that there are many different groups acting independently that go under the name of Anonymous. I'm sure there are people that have done, and will do, things under the guise of Anonymous in an attempt to undermine and discredit the movement. The Anonymous we support and are in solidarity with have been acting as a "digital age Robin Hood," defending people against tyrannical governments and corporations. The successful role they have played in aiding the people of Tunisia and Egypt, along with the role they played in exposing Bank of America and the Chamber of Commerce's political smear campaigns against law-abiding journalists has proven their immense power and willingness to use it in defense of people who fight for freedom and justice.

Even though it appears as if I may have served as something of "a spark" or an inspiration for OpESR, I'm clearly just a pawn in this game. As they have demonstrated in countries throughout the world, this is a decentralized, leaderless rebellion. In a post on our social network, an Anonymous administrator wrote the following:

"A99 Operation Empire State Rebellion Exposed, Leaders Revealed

There have been many rumors surrounding A99 Operation Empire State Rebellion. Here we will reveal all you need to know.

We are a DECENTRALIZED non-violent movement. If you are looking to contact one of our leaders, go to the nearest mirror and peer deeply into it. It may take some time, but, eventually, one of our leaders will appear with answers to all of your questions.

Empire State Rebellion is an idea… an idea whose time has come!"

This is where their OpESR is a direct challenge to each of us, individually. It never ceases to amaze me how many people post online comments attempting to discredit people who are doing what they can to take action and fight back against the economic central planners who have robbed us all, yet all these commenters seem to do is just sit back bitching and waiting for other people to do what they are too passive or scared to do themselves. I wonder if these comments are coming from real people or from "fake saboteur personas," like those Anonymous exposed in Operation Metal Gear.

There are many movements taking shape that I personally think are flawed and misguided. However, I'm not going to sit back and complain about them because they are at least organizing and taking action. As Thoreau said,

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root," but for one hacking at the branches today, there are thousands who are hiding behind their computer screen and doing nothing other than complaining, thus making themselves complicit in their own demise and pivotal players in suppressing any resistance movement at all.

The bottom line: the Anonymous OpESR went viral because they have it right and hit the nail on the head. You can't dismiss Anonymous as a bunch of naïve young hackers when they can compose a concise 150-word statement, like the manifesto above, which correctly and directly focuses in on the systemic root of our problems. They have risen above the divide and conquer rhetoric to unite us against the "organized criminal class" that has robbed 99.9% of us. Breaking up the big banks and ending the "campaign finance and lobbying racket" is "striking at the root."

If people cannot unite on this common ground, we will all lose. Anyone paying close attention understands this as common sense. At this point, how people who understand this can sleep at night or look themselves in the mirror without taking action and fighting back is beyond me. As Nietzsche once said,

“Even the most courageous among us only rarely has the courage for that which he really knows.”

Our future has gone up in flames. For you and your family's sake, you better find the courage and start organizing. The collapse has clearly already begun and the decentralized rebellion Anonymous is calling for is urgently needed.

In the second OpESR video, which seems to have many hidden messages throughout, there is a binary code that reveals: "OpESRsixfourteen." There is also a graphic containing code that reveals June 14th as the launch date for whatever it is they have planned. June 14th is a significant day in American history. It was the day the Revolutionary army was formed and it is the known as Flag Day. As Wikipedia states:

"The American Continental Army was an army formed after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United States of America. Established by a resolution of the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775, it was created to coordinate the military efforts of the Thirteen Colonies in their revolt against the rule of Great Britain. The Continental Army was supplemented by local militias and other troops that remained under control of the individual states."

Join The MovementSo on this Flag Day, as we once again confront tyranny, let's all stand up for ourselves in a decentralized manner and launch our own revolt. We've been talking with several organizations about turning the "Empire State Rebellion" into a reality by organizing a peaceful mass demonstration throughout New York's Financial District — from Wall Street to the NY Federal Reserve, to the corporate offices of the six big banks and the ratings agencies. On June 14th, we will launch a massive display of non-violent force with this list of demands: End the "campaign finance and lobbying racket," "break up the banks," "enforce RICO laws" against the "organized criminal class," and order "Ben Bernanke to step down."

June 14th will also be a day when people who haven't already moved their money out of the big banks finally withdraw their funds. The silver movement will have a "Buy Silver Day." There will be many different actions from many different people.

The unemployed, underemployed, foreclosed on, those suffering in poverty and on food stamps will have their voice be heard. Those who have taken a pay cut, those who are struggling to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck, will have their voice be heard. Those impoverished by medical bills will have their voice be heard. Those drowning in student debt will have their voice be heard.

Those working on Wall Street who have watched the free market devolve into a rigged market will have their say as well. Hedge fund managers will show that they are with the people by shorting the big banks. High Frequency Traders will turn their algorithms against the banks as well.

The puppet politicians will know that they can no longer ignore us. 99.9% of the population will have their say.

Let's honor this Flag Day by turning it into a celebration of civil disobedience — a day to declare freedom and independence, a day to show the economic central planners that their day of reckoning has come!

The time has come for YOU to take the lead. For YOU to Stand UP.

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will." - Frederick Douglass

Help us plan these actions and many more: http://ampedstatus.org/prepare-for-revolution-the-empire-state-rebellion-begins-on-june-14th/

Google Map of June 14 Public Protests - 50k Strong and Growing

Washington, DC, Event Details:
  • Date: 6/14/11
  • Time: 11AM - 1PM
  • Details: Gather before 11 near bank; option: continue up to 5pm at your discretion ('official' protest end time is 1PM)
  • Contact: opesr.dc@gmail.com
  • Forum: FSS34
  • RSVP: Facebook Event
  • Tweet: Going to #OpESR #DC #FED
  • Optional Details: Remain on sidewalk (Not a street protest). This is not an event intended for entry of federal or private property. When at the federal building take care to avoid obstruction of vehicle entryways to federal property (these are typically guardposted). Please note that if you are taking photographs or filming the event, DHS (Department of Homeland Security) regulations allow you to take imagery from a public way such as a sidewalk, of the exterior of federal building, and the surrounding area. Move away from the federal building if guard staff tell you to or if they indicate a desire to create a buffer between walking protesters and the building.
  • What to do AFTER June 14
  • Move Your Money by July 4:
  • Step 1 (This can be done now)
  • Step 2 (After June 14) (by July 4)
  • Send the Banks another Message
  • On July 4, pay only $19.13 on your unsecured credit card as minimum payment
    NOTE: "STOP USING CREDIT if you want to 'starve the beast.' I was on board until the actual plan. This will backfire in your face like whoa, and is ill-conceived to start." - wintermutex85
  • Join the discussion for creative solutions that go beyond our current institutional framework - tweet to @DC_Camp #OpESR #DCCamp #acampada - or organize - take #DCCamp from tweets to an in-person event.

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