the revolution (3)

               "It’s all GASP been put off!   Damnation, are our beloved Revolutionaries just procrastinators at heart?  Hope this blog puts you in the pink!"    



                          Gaza “Freedom Flotilla” Date
Changed for 4th Time, Now late June
“Beware the Ides of May” is apparently no longer their rallying cry . . . apparently scheduling “The Revolution” is proving a bit more difficult than Marxist-progressive activists anticipated. According to the Associated Press (AP), the much ballyhooed “2011 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, now operating under the name “Gaza Aid Flotilla” has changed its departure date for the fourth time in recent weeks and will now sail in “late June” according to the latest information. Popcorn, drinks and candy will be available in the lobby; please silence your cell phones and no tweeting or texting will be permitted.
The flotilla aiming to create a confrontation again this year with the Israeli Navy,  which monitors all shipments into the Gaza Strip (weapons ammo and “war supplies” are banned), was originally scheduled to sail on May 15, the date of the “Palestinian Holocaust” which the Israeli’s celebrate as the date of their nation’s founding. The history in question occurred 63 years ago. The original sailing date would have marked precisely one year since a similar flotilla attempted to outrun the Israeli naval blockade of the area.
            In that 2010 incident, nine of the people on a Turkish ship were killed and seven Israelis were wounded when the protestors began attacking the Israeli military boarders with sawed-off pipe segments.  One badly-injured Israeli was thrown overboard and had to be rescued.  The media worldwide treated the story as an “unprovoked Israeli massacre.” About a dozen of the well-known Jihadists on that flotilla had created videotapes of their “living wills” . . . so the question of who provoked what is really not a question. 
The sailing date for what’s now expected to be a 9-ship flotilla has changed from May 15, to May 22, to May 31 and now to “late June.” The “event” last year and purportedly the one this year have been funded by the Marxist/Feminist group Code Pink “Women For Peace” and planned by (70’s Weather Underground bombers and bomb-makers) Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dorne (both her names have been spelled various ways and she’s often called “Bernadette” as well) close political allies and personal friends of Barack Obama.  The American Ship “The Audacity of Hope” joins this year’s activities. The original May 15, 2011 date had been trumpeted in progressive and Marxist media as a date when simultaneous “uprisings” against capitalism and oppression would begin.  More on that ongoing collaboration between the radical left and Jihadist Muslims later . . . .
Turkish officials have stepped up criticism of Israel since the three-week “war” in Gaza ended in early 2009, and have stated that the Turkish activists are permitted to sail from its shores.An Islamic aid group in Turkey has said it expects the convoy to be at least twice as big as the one that attempted to reach Gaza last year. If so, since six ships set sail last year the most frequently released “nine boats” information would be a low estimate. This year's convoy includes the Mavi Marmara, the same Turkish vessel operated by IHH (Islamic “Humanitarian Relief “Fund) on which the activists died in the raid, and American vesselThe Audacity of Hope, the title of President Obama's second autobiography and of the sermon from Reverend Jeremiah “God damn America” Wright which Obama based his book upon.
Eight Turks and a Turkish-American died in the “event” last year. Seven Israeli soldiers were wounded. Each side said the other started the violence. The incident  plunged ties between former allies Israel and Turkey to new lows. Israel eased its land blockade of Gaza amid an international uproar over the raid. But it says its blockade policy prevents weapons from reaching Iran-backed Hamas militants who violently seized control of the territory in 2007. The original May 15, 2010 flotilla seeking to outrun the Israeli naval blockade was the first recorded instance of collaboration between the radical American leftwing and Jihadist Islamicists. The sudden and surprising “revolts for democracy” all over the Middle East were planned and funded by American unionists . . . the same people who bragged publicly in Wisconsin that the new union movement in the Middle East was “with us” as they ‘desecrated’ that state’s capitol.
For their part, Israeli military officials have confirmed preparations have been made to stop any new flotilla while avoiding casualties, and that different tactics would be employed this time around. The flotilla sailing on May 15th was lauded as a simultaneous event with mass “walk-ins” by Palestinians crossing the Israeli border to “reclaim” the land they lost 63 years ago. There’s been no mention of that concurrent event being planned this time around or of other synchronized events such as a planned destruction of America’s banking system first revealed by SEIU union bigwig Stephen Lerner planed by him also has not occurred. Here was their original scheduling:
#1 Code Pink, Ayers and Dorne again uniting for a repeat of the blockade-running event on May 15, 2011 with The American ship Audacity of Hope joining the festivities.
            #2 As SEIU Union bigwig Stephen Lerner promised (it’s all on videotape at my Rajjpuut’s Folly blog site in a different blog):
 the assault on the American banking system he’s personally planned . . . and designed to deal the ultimate crippling blow to capitalism is scheduled for May 15, 2011.
            #3 A whole range of nasty union demonstrations are scheduled to coincide with . . . wait for it . . . May 15, 2011.   The Union movement has now gone global (Workers of the world unite!) and far more Marxist. Go to the websites of the AFL-CIO or SEIU and see all their propaganda about all the countries “standing with Wisconsin.” They believe that Capitalism is on the ropes and all they have to do now is keep attacking the free market system until they can land a haymaker . . . and move their twisted statist philosophies into the forefront.
            #4 A restoration of lost land in which Muslim Arabs on all sides of Israel are supposed to simply walk into the country and “reclaim their acreage” is also scheduled for, yep, you guessed it . . . May 15, 2011. Beware the Ides of May???? 'er beware some other date . . . .
         It’s all GASP been put off!   Damnation, are our beloved Revolutionaries just procrastinators at heart?  Perhaps they see discretion as the better part of Marxist valor and now consider coordinated attacks a little too PINK to actually work without bringing backlash?  Nevertheless, despite the postponements, the facts are simple and straightforward, with this being the headline: 
The Radical Left has Now Joined with Radical Islam to
Initiate “THE Revolution” NOT Only Here in the
United States, but Around the World . . .
These moves are a culmination of several trends long in evidence such as the push for Shariah Law across Europe and here in the United States. To say that this new tactic is treasonous is a huge understatement.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
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                 The so-called "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" that attempted to run an Israeli naval blockade  and was funded by a feminine-Marxist organization called Code Pink; and planned by Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadette Dorn (you remember them, the bomb makers) celebrates its first anniversary this May 15, 2011.  What else is so special about that date?
Beware the Ides of May, 2011? Yep!
            As reported right here in Rajjpuut’s Folly several times already in the past year . . . “THE Revolution” is underway. “THE Revolution,” you say, “Hold it, hold it, when did this start? Why wasn’t I informed? . . . er’ what revolution?” Note to self:  ignorance is not bliss. Long-form headline:   The Radical Left has Now Joined with Radical Islam to Initiate “THE Revolution” NOT Only Here in the United States, but Around the World . . . these moves are a culmination of several trends long in evidence . . . details to follow, and for those interested in marking your calendar: May 15, 2011 is the key date . . . .
ITEM: If you’ve been plotting something for at least 65 years and been piling up successes furtively under the cover of dark, you must become pretty emboldened to finally come out into the open in the bright light of day . . . that’s the story for socialist and communist Americans and the union LEADERS who are right now openly calling for and planning open revolt.
ITEM: if you’ve got a grievance 63 years in the boiling (since the creation of Israel, the Jewish State) and been pretty damn violent about it the whole time without success, you’ll welcome anyone who promises to join with you in common cause . . . that’s the story for the Islamic Jihadists who since Sayyid Qutb first came to Greeley, Colorado (see: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11) to attend the University of Northern Colorado (then called “Colorado State College of Education”) shortly after publishing his first book Social Justice in Islam have been looking for a chance to martyr themselves to bring about an Islamic Caliphate and Mohammed’s Paradise on Earth. Qutb succeeded in 1966 and before his hanging remarked, “Thank God!   I performed Jihad for fifteen years to earn this martyrdom.”
ITEM: Osama Bin Laden, founded Al Qaeda in August, 1988, (even before the defeat of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan less than a year later; largely accomplished thanks to huge cash and weapons influxes and military training from the United States) but the organization was kept a secret. That date is important because already at that date Bin Laden had his eye on western targets even while the war with the Soviets was still raging. Even at that date the ultimate goal was world conquest for Islam. That goal has NOT changed. 
            A believer whenever possible in pure Muslim activism, Bin Laden (a Saudi) went to King Fahd of Saudi Arabia in late 1990 asking to be allowed to free Kuwait from the conquest of Saddam Hussein with a purely Islamic military from many Arabian nations. He was sent away. 
When Bush #1 sent in the coalition forces to neutralize and defeat Saddam Hussein’s forces, Bin Laden was aghast that “infidels” could be invited onto sacred Islamic territory to defeat Muslims. He publicly denounced Saudi Arabia's dependence on the U.S. military, saying that the presence of foreign troops in the "land of the two mosques" (the Holy Cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia) profaned sacred soil.  Not liking to have their monarch criticized publicly, the Saudis tried to catch and silence Bin Laden. Soon after U.S. troops were allowed on Saudi soil, Bin Laden’s organization in Saudi Arabia was raided by Saudi secret police and information released to the American FBI which on November 8, 1990 led to a raid on the New Jersey home of El Sayyid Nosair, a man with numerous Al Qaeda ties, which uncovered a great deal of evidence of terrorist plots against America including plans to blow up New York City (NYC) skyscrapers.  Just a few months later, in 1991 Osama publicly declared unilateral war against the United States.   The Arab world knew about this. The CIA and top level politicians knew about this; you were never told. 
            Despite Bin Laden’s declaration of war and the information discovered from the Nosair raid, the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 was a partial success for Al Qaeda. The CIA and top level politicians, of course, knew all about all of this; again you were never told. During the next decade Osama and his buddies were responsible for attacks all around the world; most notably for several dozen terrorist attacks in the Middle East, Africa and Asia; and for blowing a hole in the side of the American destroyer USS Cole at port in Yemen in 1998; he and Ayman al-Zawahir co-signed a fatwa that same year declaring the killing of North Americans and their allies “an individual duty for every Muslim”; and most infamously for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the twin towers of the World Trade Center and on the Pentagon in Washington. D.C. Note to self: it does not take two to make a war . . . .
ITEM: “THE Revolution,” (like the attacks from Al Qaeda) constitutes a war whether you like it or not or whether or not you’re even aware of it. You now -- in this blog -- have been given information that the main launch point for highly visible and irrefutable assaults upon you, our Constitution and the American way of life is May 15, 2011. Up to now “THE Revolution” has been going on all around you for forty-four years. 
The ground for the battlefield was originally scouted and prepared by self-proclaimed “neo-Marxist” Saul Alinsky of Chicago with his two books Reveille for Radicals (1946); and Rules for Radicals (1971). The two were how-to primers on radical activism aimed at community organizers in big cities. Alinsky dedicated Rules for Radicals to Lucifer (a.k.a. “Satan”) . . . that dedication has been removed in modern editions but there are still plenty of the old books around and Rajjpuut checked one out of the library less than six years ago, yep “Satan with a starting capital of just one snake” who “won his own kingdom” was lauded as “the first radical.”  Alinsky “tactics” (sometimes called “street theater”) were seen all over the New Left movement of the late 60’s and early 70’s. Some thought they were too “tame.” 
Most notable among these were terrorist Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadette Dorn/Dohrn (both spellings are very common and she’s also given her first name often as ‘Bernadine’) who once they left the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS -- because they were “too busy examining each other’s navels”) joined the Weather Underground sometimes called the Weathermen for whom they made and planted bombs during that era killing and maiming some police and others and losing more than a few Weathermen to incompetence.  Both Ayers and Dorn are still alive; both are close friends of the President of the United States; more on those two later.
ITEM: “Tactics” is how you wage war on a day-by-day basis. “Strategy” is what the long-range goals of the daily tactics aim to accomplish. With Alinsky’s ugly tactics now well-polished, what the progressive- (we must ‘progress’ beyond the ‘outdated and ill-conceived Constitution’ if we are ever to make ‘progress’ toward Utopia on earth) leftists needed now was a grand strategy defining how to make the goal (takeover of the United States and destruction of Capitalism) over time become a reality. Two Columbia University (NYC) Marxist professors Richard Andrew Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven provided that strategy with their May 2, 1966 article in The Nation magazine The Weight of the Poor: a Strategy to End Poverty. Suddenly everything fell into place.   Almost immediately the ideas they espoused became known as “Cloward-Piven Strategy” and C-P Strategy has remained the radical left’s most powerful, albeit slow, strategic idea ever since.
ITEM: The theme of the article was that the poor should be used as shock-troopers and only by making the rest of the nation fear them could the poor gain their rightful economic equality. The intermediate goal should be according to Cloward and Piven GNI (a guaranteed national income).   The basis for their strategy was that Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson had the previous year not only got us into war in Southeast Asia; created the two government spending boondoggles Medicare; and Medicaid (with a state side as well as a federal one which now constitute UNfunded liabilities of $75 TRillion); but also launched a “War on Poverty” dramatically expanding old and adding new welfare programs. Cloward and Piven decided that with Alinsky street tactics they could dramatically increase the number of welfare recipients, virtually bankrupt the nation and then get the Democratic Party (where they owned the most influence) to pass a GNI law  . . . POOF! SNAP! Abracadabra! ending poverty and advancing the revolution, they thought, dramatically virtually overnight.
ITEM: It took them part of eight years to know semi-success. The full story is found here in a recent Rajjpuut’s Folly in its painfully-detailed entirety:
The short version is: After creating something called the NWRO in 1967 with Black militant George Wiley, Cloward and Piven crapped in their own nest by bankrupting NYC which was bailed out by the federal government in 1975; and almost bankrupted the State of New York and many other states and big cities by doubling welfare rolls by 1970 from eight to sixteen million recipients. 
C&P and Wiley declared victory even though GNI was never seriously discussed in Congress. They publicly bragged about the great thing they’d done. They told their followers to now concentrate their attention on voter registration and federal housing. In 1977, one of the first things the new progressive president, Jimmy Carter, did was pass a bill called CRA ’77 (the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977) forcing lenders to knowingly make bad loans to unqualified would-be home owners. Wade Rathke, a Wiley Lieutenant sent to Arkansas in 1970 was in 1977 assigned to be the lead in creating a model organization in Arkansas to follow-up 0n the new C&P marching orders while taking advantage of CRA ’77 with C-P Strategies just as they had originally done with the welfare laws. Again the full version of events is found here:
ITEM: The nutshell version is that ACORN (Arkansas Community Organizations for Reform Now) was created in 1977. Using voter fraud** they elected an up and coming young Arkansas lieutenant governor to governor in 1978 and kept him in that post for 12 of the next 14 years until getting him elected president in 1972. Along the way they perfected their voter registration shenanigans and housing corruptions Alinsky-style so well that Rathke’s organization was expanded to every state and renamed (Associations of Community Organizations for Reform Now). They were so successful on the housing front that just by them operating in Arkansas they began to change the face of federal housing very quickly. In 1975 only one in every 404 home loans in the country was considered “suspect.” Typically, this suspect loan was made at 3% down payment to someone considered a very good risk such as an ex-military officer going to college on the GI Bill. After ACORN got involved (just in Arkansas, remember) by 1985 one in every 196 home loans was “suspect” and over half of those suspect loans were CRA ’77 loans in Arkansas and in other states that ACORN had recently spread to. These Arkansas loans were made to absolutely unqualified buyers.
ITEM: after five expansions of CRA ’77 (four expansions by ACORN president Bill Clinton alone) the financial meltdown of 2007 would hit the country like a kidney kick from a mule. As for Barack Obama, he was not only a community organizer in Chicago . . . he was also:
A.     An ACORN attorney in 1994, '95 and '96 shaking down home mortgage companies not only for bad loans now; but for long-range promises of bad loan quotas for the future and even donations to ACORN itself.
B.    An attorney-professor teaching both Constitutional Law and Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals in Chicago.
ITEM: After two legislative expansions of CRA ’77 in 1995 Bill Clinton (he also made a huge regulatory expansion of CRA ‘77 in 1993; and passed the Motor-Voter Act^^ in 1993 with Cloward and Piven standing behind him in the official photo) paid off his ACORN allies handsomely with a steroid-version legislative expansion of CRA ’77 in 1998. By 2005 more than one in three home loans was now suspect (34%) many of them made at 0.0% down payment for homes costing over $300,000 made to virtually homeless## clients.   The full details again should be known by every voting American:
That brings us almost up to date: So what exactly do we mean by “THE Revolution” and why do we say May 15, 2011 is so important? The answer to that question goes back roughly a year ago. About that time, the “near-ground-zero mosque was floated as a trial balloon to see if the American Mainstream media would back it and they did. Shariah Law in America as a viable option has been pressed by the extreme left and Eric Holder’s INJustice Department since that time. On the other end in early spring, 2010, several powerful American Union personalities and other prominent American leftists visited a few European capitals and roughly 17-18 Middle Eastern predominantly Muslim countries. They arranged discussions about forming a coalition to destroy what they hate most -- American Capitalism. Out of that discussion came the wave of so-called Democratic revolts across the Middle East; the so-called “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” blockade run; Shariah$$ Law- acceptability being promoted (it’s actually already part of law in some places in Europe); and plans to unite because “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” 
What we mean by “THE Revolution" is exactly the same thing the left has meant by “THE Revolution" since before Alinsky, Ayers, Cloward, Piven, Wiley and others could talk. It means the downfall of the United States of America; the expansion of leftist efforts in many countries and introduction of a global government believing as they, the leftists do. By the way, the Jihadist will be fine with just the downfall of the United States but they want an Islamic Caliphate and to behead all who fail to capitulate to Islam on some glorious day in the future. But you knew all that . . . here’s what you didn’t know:
Item: The so-called Gaza Freedom Flotilla funded by a feminine Marxist organization called Code Pink; and planned by Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadette Dorn (you remember them, the bomb makers) celebrates its first anniversary this May 15, 2011. 
This was the first known incidence of leftists in America and radical Jihadist Muslims joining forces. They (a group of Jihadist members of the Muslim Brotherhood (an organization that first became serious in Egypt under Sayyid Qutb) attempted to run the Israeli naval blockade (aimed at preventing arms and other military supplies getting to Gaza and to Jihadists elsewhere) and although the violence that naturally followed was at each step of the way begun and escalated by the Jihadists (each of whom had made video wills for their relatives before sailing that were captured by Israeli agents) the mainstream-lamestream media in America covered the whole affair as if it was an Israeli-provoked atrocity. Naturally the Arab press went hog-wild with the story . . . oh, sorry; Muslims don’t go hog-wild, so uh, camel-wild . . . 
Among other results of this evil-vile collaboration:  Mubarak is out and the “Democracy” that follows looks to be a Jihadocracy for Egypt similar to what rules now in Iran with no more enforcement of the (neutral toward) Israel peace agreement or the Trade (with Israel) agreements that Mubarak had long upheld despite their unpopularity among his people; there are now serious uprisings in almost all the Muslim Middle East; and the old version of Moammar Gadhafi is now looking pretty good as America seriously contemplates funding the Jihadist rebels out to oust his despotic butt. Anyway the first anniversary of that blockade-run attempt (May 15, 2011) will see a confluence of openly atrocious events in the Middle East and in America. Four in particular need to be exposed right now: 
            #1 Code Pink, Ayers and Dorn again are uniting once again for a repeat of the blockade-running event on May 15, 2011.
            #2 As SEIU Union bigwig Stephen Lerner promised (it’s all on videotape at my Rajjpuut’s Folly blog site in a different blog): 
the assault on the American banking system he’s planned . . . and designed to deal the ultimate crippling blow to capitalism is scheduled for May 15, 2011.
            #3 A whole range of nasty union demonstrations are scheduled to coincide with . . . wait for it . . . May 15, 2011.   The Union movement has now gone global (Workers of the world unite!) and far more Marxist. Go to the websites of the AFL-CIO or SEIU and see all their propaganda about all the countries “standing with Wisconsin.” They believe that Capitalism is on the ropes and all they have to do now is keep attacking the free market system until they can land a haymaker . . . and move their twisted statist philosophies into the forefront.
            #4 A restoration of lost land in which Muslim Arabs on all sides of Israel are supposed to simply walk into the country and “reclaim their acreage” is also scheduled for, yep, you guessed it . . . May 15, 2011. Beware the Ides of May.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
** ACORN ran a very successful voter registration drive across Arkansas; unfortunately, those who signed up as Republicans never had their paperwork delivered to the voting authorities and that’s how young William Jefferson Clinton won the state governorship in 1978. He lost the post in 1980 during the Reagan landslide, but got elected the next twelve years before becoming our first ACORN president.
^^ Motor-Voter was called “a twelve-lane highway to voter fraud” by those who understood it.
## After Clinton’s Steroid-expansion of CRA ‘77 legislatively in 1998, ACORN found it much easier to put unqualified home loan recipients into $440,000 homes in 1999 than they could into $110,000 homes five or six years earlier. These folks were typically:
A.      Without jobs
B.     Lacking decent credit ratings
C.      Often without even a rental history
D.     Welfare recipients, and especially . . . .
E.      People whose only “income” was food stamps
F.      Even illegal aliens
Even though this blog involves a lot of reading, every educated American voter should know the full details here: 
$$ That means things like total control and oppression of women and the burkha requirement; and solely “mosque activities” of Shariah law be allowed and left alone as long as only Muslims are involved. In other words the U.S. Constitution would NOT apply to Muslims in the country.


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Video Tape Exposes Union Rush to start “The Revolution”

Union Economic Terrorists Conspire
to End Western Civ In America NOW
       I’ve never had someone who’s visited my home several times, wind up plotting the end of Western Civilization, have you?   Well, it seems Barack Obama can’t say the same thing.  
Among Barack’s more radical friends like Van Jones, Steven Lerner, AFL/CIO President Trumka and SEIU President Andy Stern and 60’s bomb-builder William Ayers of Weatherman Underground infamy . . . are a lot of violent people who think that American consumption and your prosperity and your property are obviously the world’s biggest problems. White House logs show that SEIU (Service Employees International Union) bigwig Stern is the single most-frequent visitor and Trumka not only visits the White House almost as often as Stern, but brags among the Union rank and file, “I talk with the President every day.” Recent evidence suggests that they’ haven’t spent all their time talking about an American Renaissance, no sir . . . not talking about creating jobs and rebuilding the economy either.   No, quite the contrary . . . .
Frequent Whitehouse visitors Steven Lerner and Van Jones (ex-Green Jobs Czar) have discussed this little matter of bringing down capitalism quite often in public meetings and over the public airwaves and internet.  In Van Jones' case dozens of hours of his "let's blow the whole capitalistic system to hell and replace it with our superior one" speeches are available.  But Van Jones never gets down to specifics about how to do the dirty deeds. Lerner, on the other hand who’s only officially visited the White House four times to see Mr. Obama has just had a speech of his (plotting the immediate overthrow of capitalism through the destruction and scape-goating of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank) now going ballistic over the internet.  And Lerner gets down and dirty about sabotaging the American economy and why it's necessary:  to save the unions' power.   Silly Americans, can’t they see that "The Revolution" is good for everybody but those capitalist pigs? 
            To those of us who’ve been monitoring the Obama administration carefully, none of this is a surprise. 
What might be surprising, nay shocking to the rest of America is that The Revolution has already started . . . the first steps toward Lerner’s planned for destabilization are underway already.  Lerner, who is a high official involved with finances for one of the country's most-powerful unions, SEIU, has a secret plan to "destabilize" the country.   Which, Thank God! are no longer secret . . . .
The entire Lerner tape can be found here . . .
OR here:
What follows is a full transcript from The Blaze, the Glenn Beck website that uncovered the bigger story and also this Lerner speech made Sunday, March 19, 2011, just two days ago. Notice how you’ve heard Michael Moore, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, President Obama and all the union leaders and key Democrats tell us that there is no debt problem,” yet Lerner talking to his "fellow travellers" (Communist code phrase), has no reason to fib about the obvious facts and reveals the truth about how serious the debt crisis is . . . and how he intends to use that truth to strangle the economic lifeblood out of this country . . . .  So, damnit, wake up, and you decide . . . is this real? Are the Unions and (by extension) their great friend Barack Obama plotting to destroy this country so that they and progressivism might thrive? Remember progressivism is a hundred +-year old movement in this country saying, “We must ‘progress’ beyond the ‘outdated and ill-conceived U.S. Constitution’ if we are to make ‘progress’ toward a socialist Utopia on earth.” Listen to the video and you decide. Is the chaos they’re deliberately hoping to evoke with all its anger, fear, confusion and violence . . . is that what you want for your nation, your children, your family and your future? 
The SPEAKER: Stephen Lerner. Speaker at the Left Forum 2011 "Towards a Politics of Solidarity" Pace University March 19, 2011

Stephen Lerner -- is the architect of the SEIU's groundbreaking “Justice for Janitors” campaign.  He led the union's banking and finance campaign and has partnered with unions and groups in Europe, South American and recently in the Middle East in campaigns to hold financial institutions accountable and destabilize governments. As director of the union's private equity project, he launched a long campaign to expose what he called “the over-leveraged feeding frenzy of private equity firms during the boom years that led to the ensuing economic disaster.” 
The Speaker’s unexposed LIE: Lerner never mentions that a progressive mortgage program** (CRA ’77) that forced lending institutions to knowingly make ill-advised home loans to unqualified recipients created the sub-prime lending crisis that bankrupted the country.  After only 1 in every 404 home mortgages was “suspect” in 1977 and the system wasn't broken . . . Progressives of both parties, but about 88% Democrats, saw that CRA ’77 was created and expanded five times in the ensuing 21 years so that almost a decade later, in mid-2007, one in every three home loans(34%) was suspect . . . as $400,000 homes were in some cases pushed by ACORN for illegal aliens; and people whose only income was “food stamps”; and all sorts of people without jobs and without decent credit ratings.  What was Barack Obama doing in 1994-96? He spent it working as an ACORN lawyer shaking down mortgage lenders to force them to make these terribly stupid loans in accord with CRA ’77.  Nor does he mention how Cloward-Piven progressive strategy almost bankrupted New York State; did bankrupt New York City (requiring a federal bailout in 1975); and caused huge fiscal problems for all 50 states . . . nor how Cloward, Piven and George Wiley publicly bragged about the great thing they'd deliberately done in the name of progressivism.

The TRANSCRIPT:  Steven Lerner speaking . . . .

It feels to me after a long time of being on defense that something is starting to turn in the world and we just have to decide if we are on defense or offense.  Maybe there is a different way to look at some of these questions  it’s hard for me to think about any part of organizing without thinking what just happened with this economic crisis and what it means.

                I don't know how to have a discussion about labor and community if we don't first say what do we need to do at this time in history what is the strategy that gives us some chance of winning because I spent my life time as a union organizer doing justice for janitors, a lot of things. 
It seems we are at a moment where the world is going to get much, much worse or much, much better

                Unions are almost dead we cannot survive doing what we do but the simple fact of the matter is community organizations (Like ACORN, Rajjpuut) are almost dead also and if you think about what we need to do it may give us some direction which is essentially what the folks that are in charge - the big banks and everything - what they want is stability

                 Every time there is a crisis in the world they say, well, the markets are stable. 
What's changed in America is the economy doing well has nothing to do with the rest of us.  They figured out that they don't need us to be rich they can do very well in a global market without us so what does this have to do with community and labor organizing anymore?

                 We need to figure out in a much more through direct action more concrete way how we are really trying to disrupt and create uncertainty for capital for how corporations operate.  The thing about a boom and bust economy is it is actually incredibly fragile.

                 There are actually extraordinary things we could do right now to start to destabilize the folks that are in power and start to rebuild the movement.  For example, 10% of homeowners are underwater right now -- their home is worth a lot less than they’ll end up paying for it.  10% of those people are in strategic default, meaning they are refusing to pay but they are staying in their home that's totally spontaneous they figured out it takes a year to kick me out of my home because foreclosure is backed up.  If you could double that number you would; you could put banks at the edge of insolvency again.

                Students have a trillion dollar debt.  We have an entire economy that is built on debt and banks so the question would be what would happen if we organized homeowners in mass to do a mortgage strike if we get half a million people to agree to it; it would literally cause a new finical crisis for the banks not for us we would be doing quite well.  We wouldn't be paying anything.  Government is being strangled by debt

                The four things we could do that could really upset wall street:

1. One is if city and state and other  government entities demanded to renegotiate their debt and you might say why would the banks ever do it  - because city and counties could say we won’t do business with you in the future if you won’t renegotiate the debt now.

              So we could leverage the power we have of government and say two things,  "we won’t do business with you JP Morgan Chase anymore unless you do two things: you reduce the price of our interest  and second you rewrite the mortgages for everybody in the communities.  We could make them do that

2. The second thing is there is a whole question in Europe about students’ rates in debt structure. What would happen if students said, “We are not going to pay” ??  It’s a trillion dollars. Think about Republicans screaming about debt a trillion dollars in student debt

3. There is a third thing we can think about what if public employee unions instead of just being on the defensive  put on the collective bargaining table when they negotiate they say we demand as a condition of negotiation that the government renegotiate - it’s crazy that you’re paying too much interest to your buddies the bankers it’s a strike issue  - we will strike unless you force the banks to renegotiate.

4. Then if you add on top of that if we really thought about moving the kind of disruption in Madison, Wisconsin but moving that to Wall Street and moving that to other cities around the country.

              We basically say, "you stole seventeen trillion dollars - you've impoverished us and we are going to make it impossible for you to operate.  Labor can’t lead this right now so if labor can’t lead but we are a critical part of it  we do have money we have millions of members who are furious.  But I don't think this kind of movement can happen unless community groups and other activists take the lead. 
If we really believe that we are in a transformative stage of  what's happening in capitalism.

            Then we need to confront this in a serious way and develop real ability to put a boot in the wheel^^  then we have to think not about labor and community alliances  we have to think about how together we are building something that really has the capacity to disrupt how the system operates.  We need to think about a whole new way of thinking about this not as a partnership but building something new.

            We have to think much more creatively. The key thing. . . What does the other side fear the most - they fear disruption. They fear uncertainty. Every article about Europe says as they rioted in Greece the markets went down. 
The folks that control this country care about one thing how the stock market goes what the bond market does how the bonuses goes. We have a very simple strategy:
  • How do we bring down the stock market?
  • How do we bring down their bonuses?
  • How do we interfere with their ability to be rich?

               And that means we have to politically isolate them, economically isolate them  and disrupt them.  It’s not all theory I’ll do a pitch.

               So a bunch of us around the country think who would be a really good company to hate we decided that would be JP Morgan Chase  and so we are going to roll out over the next couple of months what would hopefully be an exciting campaign about JP Morgan Chase that is really about challenge the power of Wall Street. 
And so what we are looking at  is the first week in May can we get enough people together starting now to really have an week of action in New York I don't want to give any details because I don't know if there are any police agents in the room.

               The goal would be that we will roll out of New York the first week of May. We will connect three ideas:
  • that we are not broke there is plenty of money
  • "they" have the money  - we need to get it back
  • and that they are using Bloomberg and other people in government as the vehicle to try and  destroy us

               And so we need to take on those folks at the same time and that we will start here we are going to look at a week of civil disobedience - direct action all over the city then roll into the JP Morgan shareholder meeting which they moved out of New York because I guess they were afraid because of Columbus.
               There is going to be a ten-state mobilization to try and shut down that meeting and then looking at bank shareholder meetings around the country  and try and create some moments like Madison except where we are on offense instead of defense.

               Where we have brave and heroic battles challenging the power of the giant corporations. We hope to inspire a much bigger movement about redistributing wealth and power in the country and that labor can’t do itself that community groups can’t do themselves but maybe we can work something new and different that can be brave enough  and daring and nimble enough to do that kind of thing.

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            Looks like the ball is in your court now, Citizen, do you think they, (people like Lerner, Stern, Trumka, and yes, Obama) should be able to bring the whole country down? Do you think America is evil? Or do you think this country’s worth fighting for? Maybe you’re tired of your taxes paying for union benefits enough to bankrupt our staes; and for monstrous political war chests a lot; and those war chests getting people elected who are plotting your destruction and making their own political power permanent?
            As for Rajjpuut, he's looking for a Red, White and Blue Old Glory ascot. I think Bill O’Reilly would be willing to sell one for $10 and use the money to fund 7-8 worthy charities with . . . do good with charitible giving; show your patriotism; and let the anarchistic pinkos know that people don't see it their way at all.
Ya’all live long, strong and ornery,
**The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA ’77) was passed about as quickly as Jimmy Carter could get into office. It was expanded five times with the steroid version expansion happening in 1998 under Bill Clinton. Clinton was responsible for a presidential edict expanding the law in 1993 (as soon as he got into office); two more expansions in 1995; and the steroid version mentioned earlier, in 1998. Bush tried to get the law undone in January, 2005 but was defeated in congress. Finally, 30 months later a bi-partisan bill that was much weaker was passed in July, 2007. It proved too little, too late, but did prevent an absolute collapse in home prices. Mr. Lerner’s actions would finish the job . . . .
^^ Wooden shoes or sabots were thrown into the machinery of the forced labor camps: hence our word “sabotage.”
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