Two Years After Occupy…

 
 

 
By Alberto Pupo

Two years ago today the phenomena that was Occupy Wall St. began. A movement that grew out of the basic discontent against the excess of Wall St and the 1%, Two years later the actual Occupation Movement has all but vanished but its message has made its way into the American Consciousness. The Occupy Wall St. was responsible for bringing to the spotlight the monstrosity that is Wall St, and the massive inequality that permeates not just America but pretty much our entire world. The movement itself while physically moved out of its encampments via Continue reading

Fooled Again: An American Tale!

 
 

 

By Alberto Pupo

We the people have been fooled. The average American has been snookered, bamboozled, etc. The average American has become complacent with the way American society has turned out. Time and time again we are fooled by Public officials, Corporate Bosses, Lying Clergy and pf course The Corporate Media who spins the daily sound bite. A Nation which was created from Revolution finds itself in stagnation. A Nation which has a proud heritage of independence and finds itself dulled and sheep like in behavior. We the people have fallen and been lulled to sleep. The citizenry is ill informed and pop culture obsessed. The American dream has become the vehicle of a chosen few, who fancy themselves to be the elite of the elite; while the rest of us live in a culture where the modus operandi of the day is it is what is? What has made us so complacent? Where is the spirit and fire of our ancestors? Can we ever regain that fire and collective passion or has it died a violent death at the hands of sheer laziness. Continue reading

Predictions in the Political Landscape for 2013!

 

By Alberto Pupo

Now that 2012 has come and gone and we have luckily survived all the apocalypses.. except of course for the so call “fiscal cliff” stay tuned. We can now look into 2013 and see what the year in politics may bring. With the use of crystal ball handed from generation to generation the state of politics in 2013 will reveal itself. Here are some predictions at what may 2013 bring when it comes to the realm of politics…

 

A dramatic return of Occupy Wall St.- Yes the movement has not vanished. Yes it has done a lot of Continue reading

Crushing Dissent: The War on the Occupy Movement

By Alberto Pupo

The War on Occupy is on. As the Occupy Movement took it to the streets against the Empire. The Empire decided to Strike Back. Using the 9/11 Paradigm and the Civil Liberties extinguisher known as the Patriot Act. The FBI decided to attack some of the Occupy Members. In a caper that would make Hosni Mubarak blush, several individuals were arrested over the weekend for so called acts of terrorism. Yes using the old scare tactic of wild “anarchists on the loose”. The arrests served as a two pronged attack first to test the power of The Patriot Act at Home, and secondly to discredit the Occupy Movement in the eyes of the world further by using the Corporate Media to funnel yet more lies. Hold on to your hats folks because Civil Liberties Repression comes home this Spring, all to protect the precious War Machine. Continue reading

Occupy Strikes Back!

By Alberto Pupo

May Day has arrived. A day of Pagan origins and ancient roots which evolved into a day of solidarity in commemoration of the Haymarket Riot is a day that is reviled by the right wing on a global scale. This is a day where Unions and the value of the worker is recognized and celebrated. To most of the Capitalist Ayn Rand sycophants this means one thing Communism. The mere thought of May Day is enough to paint Norman Rockwell’s Robber Baron America red. Today May Day’s past collided with the present. The Occupy Movement in a show of respect and solidarity for the Labor traditions of the Holiday decided to hold a General Strike. The movement which has been fighting in quiet but innovative ways (just ask Wachovia), is back out on the streets and showing that the 99% are still here. That despite the best efforts of the Robber Barons and it Corporate Media hound the Genie will not be forced into the bottle just yet. The Occupy Movement once again is out in the open and ready to continue the struggle on this significant day. Continue reading