Thursday, 17 November 2011 17:10
Our neighbor to the North has also become an anti democratic and repressive State within its own territory. This was confirmed by the police brutality in recent days against the demonstrators in several US cities which emerged from the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The movement seemed weak and isolated when it began with only some 200 people in Zucotti Park but soon gained momentum and support by the majority of New Yorkers, union leaders, intellectuals, artists and small and medium size business people.
In less than two days the protests have extended to over 100 cities and the agenda of the national political debates have changed. Taboo issues like inequality, domination of the society by the large corporations, capitalist greed and the empire´s crimes are now being discussed in many homes and editorial pages.
Why did the movement emerge, so much feared by the powerful north which has not stopped from repressing the protestors by dislodging them from Wall Street?
The United States is now going through the largest economic crisis ever as a consequence of capitalist greed, the government of money and constant wars. Unemployment has already reached 25 million, among them many young people. The nation with the most accumulated riches has 50 million people
living in poverty level, a large number without health insurance and public schools are in ruins. Millions have lost their homes and their lives heritage.
Meanwhile, according to official statistics, the richness of the most rich has increased 275 percent.
But there is also a crisis of values that makes the people believe less and less in their politicians and institutions. The people believe they are not represented by the large corporations and banks that pay the politicians’ political campaigns like for example, President Barack Obama, executive branch of government or the members of both Houses of Congress.
Congress has never had such a low acceptance rate among the public opinion as today. Those designed to control the world are in crisis and the cycle of imperial wars cannot be sustained any longer.
We must add the threat of a nuclear holocaust against humanity if the mediocre governments and opportunists of the White House and its allied capital continue in insisting in their plan to attack Iran.
We can also add issues like global warming that cause famine and is rapidly ending with a number of important ecosystems for the survival of humanity. This cannot continue and we must radically change this policy.
These changes must be made by the people and not the capital or politicians. This and more is demanded by the occupy demonstrators.
Facing repression which surely continue and Occupy Wall Street has wisely responded: “You cannot dislodge an idea whose historic moment is here to stay”.