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The 99 Percent, Occupy Wall Street Predictions and Declaration

PROPHECY NEWS FLASH (06 October 2011): Scroll down to the end of this article and read the first of three expected declarations from the Occupy Wall Street Movement.

What happens when an angry mass of people feel like their lives are stuck in neutral by perceived symbols of power oppression? If they aren’t heard, if they aren’t able to move forward, they can riot.

Predictions for 2011
Chapter 2, Watts-ington DC

Friends,
I have been anticipating a popular street rebellion for years now. A potential “Tea Party” initially issuing out of the politically Left wing and labor-oriented side of America’s hollowing out Middle Classes, the new poor. Among them are college graduates who can’t find a job, the overworked and underemployed. The chronically unemployed whose jobs went overseas, the elderly whom the hardhearted will cut their care. They are blue-collar laborers deemed second class Americans because they build the colleges rather than attend college. They are the first of many from the 45 million uninsured working poor soon to join the crowds gathering in the streets before Wall Street.

Now for something more radical than Left and Right wing extremism. This initially rag-tag collection of people of differing generational and political backgrounds do seek a common ground. They are radical enough to share something rather than be a part of the spoiled and whining-child political polarization that is in fad these days. The demonstrators, be they Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or independent voters share being the “99 Percent” who are not part of Wall Street, the banking system or billionaires who Bush, then Obama with few if any strings to reform attached, has bailed out for economic sub-prime speculation crimes. They are not the “Bangsters” who then took these trillion-dollar Bush-TARP and then Obamabailouts from the taxpayers’ pockets and used the funds to lobby and crush further reform.

The 99-ers are are losing their middle class status by the millions of households annually since the Great Recession began in 2008 and returns at the end of 2011. They lose by creeping legislation their health benefits the majority of our US Senators will not lose. They’ll still have their pensions, their health care. Many a US Senator is a millionaire, just like President Obama and Bush before him. They can spare a crocodile tear and muse in comfort inside their swank townhouses and White House in Washington DC, tossing a few cheap words about feeling empathy for the rest of us. In truth, they neither need nor protect your labor laws, your clean air and water laws — many of which are set to quietly run out and vanish by the end of 2012. They hope you’re not watching them do it. The corporate media distracts your attention from them doing it. You the people give the corporate media permission to use your airwaves. You can threaten to pull the plug on them if in the name of journalism they overlook the steady usurpation of your rights and freedoms.

Barack Obama, today's Faux Pas or tomorrow's Guy Fawkes Pas?

Your legislators in the pocket of the 1-percent powerful give allegiance to a handful of moneyed lobbyists and not the struggling millions of true citizens. They aid a new American who is not a real person. There is a new species of “citizen” given birth by a ruling of the Supreme Court in 2010. There are new “Americans” otherwise known as mulit-billion-dollar “corporations.”

The American Declaration of Independence may have famously declared that “all men are created equal” but I think multi-national corporations masquerading as single American citizens are a little more “equal” than you or I, thanks to the Supreme Court’s billionaire-bullshit made into law. Since then, their 1 percent is far more equal than all the 99 percent of Americans put together. You even pay more taxes than the 1-percent wealthy. They pay hardly any taxes and have become insanely rich as the rest of the country descends insanely into poverty.

Watch well, you aristocratic gentry of the 21st century. History has a bad habit of repeating itself. The costumes and social façades may change, but the essence of history does not. Think Russia, you wealthy folk. Think of what happens when one percent holds two thirds of the wealth of a nation, demanding the rest suffer further impoverishing sacrifices that the boyars of billions of hoarded bucks do not, a lion’s, share.

Don’t Francis Fukuyama-up again by listening to idiot Neo-Con philosophers that promote an End of History when in truth history is perpetual. The look of things may change but the communism that fell in the early 1990s, the fascism that fell in 1945 can return once again when economic crises spread to become political crises like they did in Czarist Russia, leading to the Bolshevik Revolution and also when the wimpy Weimar Republic collapsed and became Hitler’s Third Reich.

While billionaires revel in their offices thirty stories above the angry streets below, they may not hear the same murmur, or see the gathering masses in protest with any more foresight than the last Russian Czar and his oligarchs less than a decade before the Russian Revolution. Nicholas I, sitting complacently behind the walls of his Winter Palace; the 1 percent ruling gentry, on their faraway estates – getting richer, getting fatter, chose to be unmindful if not in complete denial of the growing masses in St. Petersburg and Moscow protesting the lack of bread, the lack of jobs, a fair share of the nation’s sacrifices and bounties.

You wealthy in your gated communities and high-rise bank offices, do you think history has ended?

Do you believe you can’t find yourself within less than a decade lined up against a wall and shot in a bloody revolution, especially in a country awash in 300 million guns?

America is at a critical crossroads this autumn of 2011. We are less than a decade away from our own version of a Nazi Brown or Bolshevik Red Revolution, if polarization of the political dialogue deepens whilst leadership strays. I have been gathering and reporting for years collective visions from may seers of diverse disciplines and historic times dating a Second American Revolution coming as soon as the 2020s. Though I personally work towards that revolution being peaceful and refreshing the American Dream, I must admit that my efforts run against a prophetic collective momentum presaging a revolution and or civil conflict far bloodier than any experienced in US history so far.

For F's sake, Francis. History does repeat itself. Look at the girl in this iconic kiss photo, celebrating the end of WWII. She did it again!!

I foresaw grass root, popular protests coming in predictions documented for the period of 2010 through 2011; moreover I anticipated the people movements coming from the extremes of the left and right wing. The Tea Party on the Right and the initially left leaning “99 Percenters” movement, though the latter, I predict will ignite the middle class mainstream, the invisible majority of independent voters, from now through November 2012. The presidential candidate that can either join the wave or lead it will be elected president.

What follows is my prescient testimony to how we got from the Recession to what I hope is a peaceful rebellion of the 99-Percent movement that may yet forestall a violent revolution in the next decade.

We will begin with a selection of the predictions from the end of 2009, in which I logged what was coming in the next two years as a failure to reform political and economic systems. It accurately foresaw the US rich and elites (including the Congress and the President) not listening to or answering the needs of 99 percent of their economically suffering constituents. Then we move to predictions logged at the end of 2010 that anticipated the people movement that on this very day received the official endorsement of US union support. The demonstrations now spread beyond New York and Washington DC to 30 cities across the US. This is only the beginning of a protest of mass-American discontent with the way sacrifice and wealth isn’t shared.

We start with a passage from late 2009 anticipating how do-nothing politicians wouldn’t risk leading and applying bold solutions to economic problems in 2010-2011.

Fate comes calling. Everyone this year is going to have to pay their pound sterling or dollar’s worth of flesh, be they rich man poor man, CEO, thief. You can’t spend more than you have or inflate values in commodities and currencies that don’t exist. Washington DC, you can’t waste another year like you will squander 2010 blundering about beating your chests before the sensation-centric media. You politicians must venture dangerous, unpopular decisions on a plethora of challenges.

Predictions for 2010
Chapter 4: Real Economy Reform Hits a Wall Street of Banksters

Next, a scathing oracular attack on the elitism of Barack Obama: this immature and inexperienced “Meritocrat” from the Ivy Leagues surrounding himself with economic advisers stuck in the same bubble. The oracle presaged a flunking grade, noting that by the end of 2010 it would be clear Obama sold himself out to elitist fantasies about leading America out of its economic doldrums:

Finance is the handmaiden of Industry and yes, the young and inspiring president [Obama] came into office with a generational pain in the national reserve, an unregulated disaster of the Bush administration leaving Obama holding the last straw that brokered the camel’s bank. Early and decisive finance reform was one in a host of Obama’s messianic campaign promises pushed to the back of the bus.

He soon surrounded himself with a think tank of insider experts, a Secretary of Treasury quarterback and an offensive Wall Street team of blocker banking insiders. None ran a real mainstreet business. These academics never made billions in the “real” economy. No Trumps, no Michael Bloombergs. Just fellow college elites. Abstract and professorial economic specialists. Technocrats like Sec. of Treasury Tim Geithner

I mean Geithner smells of insider trading in his job at NYC Fed for chief finance minister of the land. He crashed Lehman Bothers then bailed out other bigger failures. He overlooked paying $50,000 of his own taxes even. How is he punished? With a “bonus”—running Obama’s US Treasury Department.

Rewarding failure smells like the team spirit of elitism. The new president is comfortable with wonky elites by the grace of scholarship pulling him out of destined obscurity as a lower middle class hangout in Hawaii. By the grace of university grants he was given access to the echoing halls of higher learning-how-to-impress and influence people for promotion. Obama is smitten by the elitist lifestyle. He wanted to belong then; he wants to belong now, all rhetoric aside. This egoistic need stands in the way of his potential for greatness…

More than naivety or a shallow read of history will bedevil Obama in 2010. It would seem he has made a bargain with the CEOligarchs of the financial sector. He thinks he can stroke the hand and change the heart of the elites feeding him power and significance.

Predictions for 2010
Chapter 4: Real Economy Reform Hits a Wall Street of Banksters

Despite my oracle’s pessimism in late 2009 about the coming two years, it did eventually presage oligarchic control colliding with popular desires for reform as a repetition of the great 250-year cycle of middle class revolutions defined by the returned rare transit of Pluto through Capricorn. Now as before, when the wealthy class push comes to the people’s returned shove, you begin to see the kind of demonstrations before icons of authority, such as the Tahrir Square-like demonstrations currently ongoing near the façade of Wall Street. The corporate media may disparage these little demonstrations as they are employed to be teleprompted by their masters to do, but back in 2009, my oracle bore witness to such protests coming on like pebbles of people power that will soon start an avalanche of hopefully peaceful revolution and reform between now and 2024.

The pendulum has begun to swing and though it seems hard to believe that government will reform and regulate business as it used to, the long-term progress of this era of Pluto’s transit through Capricorn (2008-2024) will bring a subconscious desire for control and reform to return.

These powerful Plutonian collective unconscious forces described in the prescient poetry of astrology frame a deep and urgent desire for revolution that is rooted in logical, working and well-defined systems. The founding fathers of America labored and argued hard to forge such a rational constitutional system of governance the last time Pluto passed slowly through the sign of Capricorn. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States are products of that transit.

Predictions for 2010
Chapter 4: Real Economy Reform Hits a Wall Street of Banksters

In the following passage, my oracle foresaw a new definition of racism would rise that is more based on dividing us between the races who “have” and the races who “have-not” wealth and elitist, moneyed influence. The US leadership and especially the president – subconsciously perhaps – belong to the racist “haves” who patronize the “have-nots”. Obama is an Ivy League millionaire. He spends most of his days with other Ivy League or politically influential millionaires and billionaires. His feeling our pain is filtered through this new form of economic racism. His empathy is abstract, cerebral. My oracle saw this coming at the end of 2009 when it had me write the following:

A new Aquarian-Age racial discrimination coming is far more subtle than what is at last being transcended since Obama’s advent: a kind of racism not easily exposed. Mostly very good people unconsciously are caught under its spell. Even the president himself seems in his rhetoric to be unconsciously a racist in the new cut of destiny’s wild card. He’s of the Race of “Haves” who often patronize those belonging to the race of “Have-nots.”

Attention Muggles! Meet the One-Percenters of pure blooded wizards.

Your economic standing is the new measure of racism in America. It’s like half-blood Muggles versus pure blood magicians in the Harry Potter novels and movies. Doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, red or yellow, female or male, if you’ve got the magic of money, you are part of the race of magicians, if you are any color or gender but without a lot of the color greenback dollar of a good bank account, you are a muddling un-magical Muggle-born…

In 2010, the Geithners the Obamas and all the other ivy leaguers in the US Cabinet will learn the hard way. Merit is earned after you leave the university bubble, not before. The real test of the measure of your authentic meritocracy is at hand, Mr. President, and that of your flock of preppy technocrats. It might do well to include in your ranks those of lesser racial respect who didn’t go to college but passed successfully through the university of life and hard work accomplished. You might talk to those who used higher learning as a means to that end rather than a means to a superior dead-ended sense of audacious entitlement.

Predictions for 2010
Chapter 5: The New Racism

Erin Burnett. How far you have fallen. From CNBC to CNN "BS". I happened to see her first show where this once respected journalist becomes a Corporate Media mannequin. In the Wolf Blitzer tradition, she tells us what to think about footage that only shows a few cranks dressed in zombie constumes in the crowds at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. Shame on you, Erin. You're the one who's the zombie.

Now let us move forward to predictions logged at the end of 2010. My oracle perceived the essence of a popular movement – that we currently define as the 99-Percent of Americans protesting the corruption, wealth hoarding and lack of sacrificing they perceive coming from the 1 percent of Americans who have the lobbies, the Congress, perhaps the president even, and the courts on their side. The race of “haves” are ever more defined by the 99-percent “have nots” as tightening their control on the wealth and political powers in America. To the 99-Percenters it would seem my oracle as far back as December of last year, had provided the following prescient cautions, comments and instructions on how to use social media as a tool of protest and what to do with this tool next:

I predict that countries, common (communal) markets, and industries will continue to hurt themselves if they don’t come together and fix what are becoming inter-national, inter-global, interconnected problems. That’s why the rest of Europe will help Greece as well as Spain, Portugal and Ireland’s troubled economies with financial assistance by the middle of 2011.

Take back the power from CEOlygarchies. Rediscover your authentic needs, then demand influence over what they supply.

If governments are slow to support watchdog agencies, citizens of the world can expose and change behavior of corporations via the power of the Internet to organize protests and declare their demands. You can WikiLeak. Expose craftiness and undemocratic behavior of your governments and corporations. Don’t like what British Petroleum did in the Gulf of Mexico last year [2010]? Start an Internet campaign to boycott buying any product associated with BP until they change their dangerous drilling practices. Any customer can be the first spark of a watchdog agency getting his or her message out to the worldwide-wired human world.

The same citizen power carried by Internet can revolutionize government and politics. Government need not be dismantled. It can be redefined to suit our 21st century. E-Gov approaches. It gives everyone with a computer keyboard or a smartphone direct access to public servants and services.

Though the middle class in America seems politically adrift, it will presently be carried through this decade in the momentum of young-spirited, newly emergent middle classes in the developing world. They can spread an Internet demand of democratic values that can begin pushing back on corporate-controlled governments around the world.

The keyboard is mightier than the culture of bureaucracy that slows and inhibits political and social progress.

The first step in bringing efficiency back to government is a network of citizens undermining bureaucratic attitudes, demanding their governments share information as an individual right.

Predictions for 2011
Chapter 9: An Economy that Invents Demand

In my next blog we will let prophecy lift the veil on the present day’s other immediate and pressing economic quake, the default of Greece and the EU monetary union’s need to throw Greece out of its union, whilst finding 2 trillion Euro’s it doesn’t have to avoid European banking collapse.

You can read my oracle’s take on the Euro crisis right now by downloading my forecasts for 2011. Or, like the rest of my readership who already enjoy being a free member of my newsletter list, you can sign up here and receive a notice when this and any other pertinent article to how the future affects your life is posted.

John Hogue
(05 October 2011)

UPDATE — 06 October 2011:

FIRST DECLARATION FROM THE “OCCUPY WALL STREET” DEMONSTRATORS

I have posted the Declaration of Occupation coming from Zuccotti Park (renamed Liberty Park by the protesters) yesterday. It is the first of three planned statements explaining the views of the protesters.

The Occupy Wall Street movement describes itself as a leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions.

“The one thing we all have in common,” say the group, “is the we are the 99 Percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.”

They add that they are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve their ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.

Some of you are wondering why a prophecy watcher’s website is giving so much attention to this popular movement. If you trust my oracle’s instincts, they will point you to the next big thing happening in the future. This movement is a maturation of the first baby steps of the Tea Party movement towards something that I have been writing about since I posted my American Party Manifesto article, years ago. I have often said that only a third party movement that finds common ground amongst a frustrated and angry American populace will have the power to break the two-faced political monopoly of Democrat and Republican Parties that have polarized and frozen American democracy and begun handing it over to corporate control.

The Tea Party was the beginning. Occupy Wall Street and the other demonstrations spreading across the country is the second evolution of what will eventually become a great revolution from the invisible majority of Americans. It will eventually become a revolution from Middle America – the middle being what we all share as Americans.

What follows is the “Declaration of Occupation of New York City” and I predict there is much that all Americans can eventually agree on in these statements whether they politically see the world from the Left, the Center or the Right.

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As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies.

As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known.

Occupy Seattle demonstrations.

They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage.

They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses.

They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization.

They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless nonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.

They have continuously sought to strip employees of the right to negotiate for better pay and safer working conditions.

They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.

They have consistently outsourced labor and used that outsourcing as leverage to cut workers’ healthcare and pay.

Occupy Detroit's posters.

They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of the culpability or responsibility.

They have spent millions of dollars on legal teams that look for ways to get them out of contracts in regards to health insurance.

They have sold our privacy as a commodity.

They have used the military and police force to prevent freedom of the press.

They have deliberately declined to recall faulty products endangering lives in pursuit of profit.

They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies have produced and continue to produce.

They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.
They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil.

They continue to block generic forms of medicine that could save people’s lives in order to protect investments that have already turned a substantive profit.

They have purposely covered up oil spills, accidents, faulty bookkeeping, and inactive ingredients in pursuit of profit.

They purposefully keep people misinformed and fearful through their control of the media.

They have accepted private contracts to murder prisoners even when presented with serious doubts about their guilt.

They have perpetuated colonialism at home and abroad.

They have participated in the torture and murder of innocent civilians overseas.

They continue to create weapons of mass destruction in order to receive government contracts.

To the people of the world,

We, the New York City General Assembly occupying Wall Street in Liberty Square, urge you to assert your power.

Exercise your right to peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face, and generate solutions accessible to everyone.

To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.

Join us and make your voices heard!

The recent Occupy D.C. demonstration.

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