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First, you must learn to smile as you kill,
if you want to be like the folks on the hill.

-John Lennon

Max Keiser says…

My advice to the leaders of this movement and to the movements all over the world is that they should look at the campaign from a couple of years ago called “Stop Huntington Animal Cruelty.” This was a campaign against Huntington Life Sciences, where the campaigners targeted the stock price of Huntington Life Sciences and drove the stock price down to zero. The company had to close and shut in the UK and run to America, where they got some safe harbor for their animal cruelty.

This is the best way to stop these types of banker terrorists. You need to target their stock price and you need to try to drive it down to near zero, and with the global movement taking shape, there is a way to effect this change in the stock price down to zero.

And you get a new balance of power. Power will shift. With reverse capitalism, the fund managers and the hedge fund managers are with the protesters, because they are the ones dictating the price discovery and this is the beauty of a new reverse capitalism. I would not say this is anti-capitalism, this is about reverse capitalism. This is about taking the tools of capitalism, putting them into the hands of the people, creating new price discovery and repricing these assets around the world and forcing the banker terrorists out of the system and sharing the wealth with those who are part of the world community.

via Max Keiser

Occupy Wall St: Chris Hedges Interview Transcript

via greekcabanaboy on youtube.

Filmed on Sunday, September 25, at the

Occupy Wall Street Protest.

Amazing interview with author Chris Hedges discussing global, historical, political, economic, and moral aspects of the reasons for the protest and the larger movements to which it is related.

Read a full transcript of the interview below.

Interviewers: OK World! This is an extreme pleasure.

Chris Hedges: Do you want to ask me questions or do you want me to just say something?

I: Introduce yourself, and tell people who you are.

Chris Hedges: I’m Chris Hedges, and I’m a writer. I just got back from Immokalee Florida where the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is about to begin a huge campaign against supermarkets like Trader Joe’s, Stop & Shop, Giant. Which is extremely important. Because if it succeeds, it will probably double the wages, which run between about $8,000 & $10,000 for agricultural workers in the tomato fields, who live in horrific conditions at best. And at worst, conditions that resemble slavery. But I’ve been following what’s been happening here (Wall Street Occupation) and this is really where the hope of America lies.
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James Howard Kunstler says…

“I don’t want to be party pooper, but is it possible that all the 9/11 remembrance hoopla was a kind of weekend refuge from reality for this psychologically spavined nation? Memorializing is easy; acting resolutely in the here-and-now is another matter. To me, the various 9/11 doings that radiated out over the media gave off an indecent odor of triumphalism – a correspondent of mine referred to it as “self-important histrionics.” We seem to put on these shows because we don’t know what else to do, and because the only truly effective homegrown industry left in the USA is public relations, the business of making your own reality.”

via Clusterfuck Nation

Steve Jobs says…

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”

via Steve Jobs Quotes

James Madison says …

“A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both.”

via TomDispatch: A Medal for Bradley Manning?

Edmond de Goncourt says…

“A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.”

Alec Baldwin says…

“The older I got, I learned to behave as my father did, which was not to be afraid of anybody. And I’m not afraid of anybody. Wherever I go, I don’t have a drop of fear in my whole body. Never. Never.”

Ezekiel says …

“There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.”

Ezekiel 23:20-21 (New International Version)

via @ktamura

Hafiz of Persia says…

Even after all this time,
The sun never says to the earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with
A love like that.
It lights the whole sky.