On that note, here is an excerpt from Ventura's new book, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government, regarding the relationship between the 9/11 Truth and Occupy Wall Street movements, which I covered here.
Then came September 11, about which I continue to believe we've not been told the full truth. When a lie that big can be perpetrated on the people, you know it's just about game over. I've covered my thoughts about this in American Conspiracies and more than once on my television show, Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. But let me pause to refresh your memory about the USA PATRIOT Act that passed in Congress with one dissenting vote, an Act:
Which gave the Department of Justice the power to detain non-citizens simply on suspicion, without charges, without the procedural rights provided in the Constitution. It said the Secretary of State could designate any group a "terrorist," and any person who was a member of or raised funds for such an organization could be arrested and held until deported. 22Nine/eleven, and the subsequent invasion of Iraq and toppling of Saddam, swept under the rug further inquiry about Enron, WorldCom, or Bush’s banking regulators taking a chainsaw to thousands of pages of things that Wall Street took exception to—decisions “that allowed the free market to operate as a barroom brawl.” Goldman Sachs’ CEO, Hank Paulson, (before he became Treasury Secretary) went to the Securities and Exchange Commission to get lending restrictions relaxed for the five big investment banks. After that, Goldman went “berserk with lending lust. By the peak of the housing boom in 2006, Goldman was underwriting $76.5 billion worth of the mortgage-backed securities—a third of which were subprime—much of it to institutional investors like pensions and insurance companies. And in those massive issues of real estate were vast swamps of crap.” 23
Considering all this, recall the words of Thomas Jefferson from 1774 in Rights of British America, two years before the Revolution began:
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.24Near the end of his People’s History, Howard Zinn also said something prophetic, anticipating the OWS movement that he didn’t live to see take shape in country.
These struggles would involve all the tactics used at various times in the past by people’s movements: demonstrations, marches, civil disobedience; strikes and boycotts and general strikes; direct action to redistribute wealth, to reconstruct institutions, to revamp relationships; creating…a new joy in the collaboration of people….There would be many defeats. But when such a movement took hold in hundreds of thousands of places all over the country it would be impossible to suppress, because the very guards the system depends on to crush such a movement would be among the rebels. It would be a new kind of revolution, the only kind that could happen, I believe, in a country like the United States. It would take enormous energy, sacrifice, commitment, patience. But because it would be a process over time, starting without delay, there would be the immediate satisfactions that people have always found in the affectionate ties of groups striving together for a common goal.25NOTES
22. USA PATRIOT Act: Zinn, p. 680
23. Goldman Sachs' "lending lust": Matt Taibbi, "It's time to enshrine Hank Paulson as national hero," The Smirking Chimp, June 8, 2009
24. Thomas Jefferson quotes, www.thinkexist.com.
25. "These struggles would involve all the tactics ...": Zinn, pp. 639-640
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