YOU CAN'T KILL AN IDEA...

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CAPITALISM

"Our whole approach to security is built around the assumption that you can kill an idea. Guns, brutality, coercion: This is the common wisdom. It's sustained by a moral numbness that permeates mainstream culture and is carried along by the corporate media, which perpetuate a facile misunderstanding of the world with the throwaway certitudes embedded in their reportage."--Robert Koehler

Let's not make any pretense about what is happening.

What we are witnessing at Liberty Square and public venues all across "Amerika" has nothing to do with damage to public property, fire hazards, threats to public safety and health hazards.

It is a coordinated attempt to muzzle a movement that is stubbornly and in a very public in your face fashion delivering one simple and concise message: The Amerikan crony capitalist system is corrupt to the core and the people are sick and tired. It has nothing to do with communism, socialism, nihilism, anarchism, flower power, collectivism or whatever else the GOP Presidential debate team says.

It has everything to do with this...

 

 

TIME PELOESKY
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And this

RAJ BOEHNER

 And this

MF GLOBAL WINDOW

And this...

CME TRADING KIT

And this...

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BOOK OF BAILOUT KAPITALISM
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And this

A NATION OF CORPORATIONS

And this

STEVEN J BAUM
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And this

 

PUBLIC ENEMIES

The Powers That Be don't like the fact that this very unpleasant idea is finally gaining broad based public traction and we can all thank the OWS movement for it.

Now Mayor Douchebag, who owes his primary allegiance to the banksters that support his Billionaire .0001% lifestyle, has decided that he wants to position himself as the chief mouth for the totally unrepentant and unreformed Wall Street gangsterhood.

He wants us to believe that it is all the fault of the monkeys in Washington DC, not the organ grinders who pay their bills. He can harp, shill, hammer and mace all he wants. As Medgar Evers famously said: "You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea."

The idea is out of the box and his Royal Douchbag's "alternate side of the street" theories of First Amendment Rights will do absolutely nothing to change any of that.

 

THE BLOOMBERG AMENDMENT
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NYC FIRST AMENDMENT SIGN

 

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STRENGTH THROUGH FRAUD
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THE EXCHANGE
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BIGGUS DICKUS

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THATS ALL FAUX

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overthehill's picture

As much as we all here, the readers of Zerohedge, appreciatiate your fine work it still comes down to about 3% of the population that actually get to see it. Unfortunately, the 3% actually wind up talking to themselves. Therefore TPTB could care less.

There's little time left to turn this debacle around. The only person on the national stage at this time who is capable of doing it is Ron Paul. All the rest will be BAU. Of course it is highly unlikely that RP will get the Rebublican nomination. That would actually be a good thing providing he runs as the candidate in an independent third party.

Of course there's the multitude of idiots to contend with . . . As the following article borrowed from urbansurvial.com states.

This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2011.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president."

 

Unfortunately, many in that 'multitude' were in abject fear of continuing the Republican NeoCon policies only to find that TPTB that control both parties continued the process . . . It will be tougher to fool a lot of the 'idiots' next time around . . .

In any event, most likely future generations will look back at WB7's revealing, satirical art work and wonder how that multitude of idiots just didn't get it . . .

 

 

 

overthehill's picture

As much as we all here, the readers of Zerohedge, appreciatiate your fine work it still comes down to about 3% of the population that actually get to see it. Unfortunately, the 3% actually wind up talking to themselves. Therefore TPTB could care less.

There's little time left to turn this debacle around. The only person on the national stage at this time who is capable of doing it is Ron Paul. All the rest will be BAU. Of course it is highly unlikely that RP will get the Rebublican nomination. That would actually be a good thing providing he runs as the candidate in an independent third party.

Of course there's the multitude of idiots to contend with . . . As the following article borrowed from urbansurvial.com states.

This quote was translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung of 28 April 2011.

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of Idiots such as those who made him their president."

 

Unfortunately, many in that 'multitude' were in abject fear of continuing the Republican NeoCon policies only to find that TPTB that control both parties continued the process . . . It will be tougher to fool a lot of the 'idiots' next time around . . .

In any event, most likely future generations will look back at WB7's revealing, satirical art work and wonder how that multitude of idiots just didn't get it . . .

 

 

 

williambanzai7's picture

He should run independent. Maybe he is sticking it out for what little exposure he gets from the debates.

I believe my Flickr account is Serving as a broad dissemination channel. That is currently averaging over 100,000 views monthly.

Bastiat's picture

At this point they have gotten away with so much blatant, in-your-face corruption, lies, violence and treachery that, increasinly, they make little effort to conceal it.  Their arrogance has become openly contemptuous.  We are moving into the time when they will piss on us and not even bother to tell us its raining.

This is a nice rant by Celente on having his CME gold long (through Lind-Waldock, cleared through MFG) liquidated after this margin account disappeared:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-mVWYvOm0&feature=youtu.be

Bolweevil's picture

"Burn the boats" there's no going back now.

General Debility's picture

Whew! My Banzai/coffee fix! What a relief!

LivermoreJim's picture

Die trying?  Best idea of yours I've read yet.  Go ahead.

Dr. Gonzo's picture

Great images today WB7.

mind_imminst's picture

Bravo. Finally putting Obama's face up there with the rest of the "criminals". 'Bought time.

machinations of men-do's picture

Art is the physics of the meta.

devo's picture

Hank Paulson is one of the most vile human beings. We need to rethink our criminal system. Someone like Ted Bundy, a violent sociopath, receives the death penalty. Hank Paulson, a non-violent sociopath, receives 200million dollars. Society puts too much weight on the violence component and not enough weight on the real problem, which is the mental illness known as sociopathy. By rewarding sociopaths, simple Darwinism says we'll have more of them in the future. You can't kill the idea until you kill the sociopath who conjures the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hhPvas-Q8Y

 

General Debility's picture

Well you see Devo. I don't think these people are actually sociopaths. Remember that Swiss study with the two samples being incarcerated psychopaths and traders. The traders came out worse.
It really is addiction. When ordinary people become addicted and it goes untreated, they manifest symptoms worse than psychopathy.
You didn't think there was anything worse than psychopathy on this earth? Me neither. Until I got a degree in addiction studies. They need rehab.

Step One: We admitted we were powerless over fraudulent activity--that our lives had become unmanageable and we had destroyed the world as we know it.

Escapeclaws's picture

Sociopaths always tip their hands momentarily. That way, when they do you in, they can say they gave you ample warning so your demise is your own fault. Perhaps that explains the Denver airport murals, etc. By the way, I'm not sure I would call them mentally ill. They can be quite lucid. What they are is evil. Perhaps you're not a victim?

SOCIOPATHS RUIN LIVES

...just ask a victim

devo's picture

I'm definitely not downplaying Bundy.

Whether someone like Paulson is mentally ill depends whether you believe mental "disorders" are the same as mental "illness". Paulson could be considered a psychopath rather than sociopath. The former implies a psychological, genetic, and environmental factors, while sociopaths' behavior is due solely to social factors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy#Psychopathy_vs._sociopathy

I once read that most CEO's are, by definition, psychopaths or sociopaths. I agree they can be lucid and brilliant. Mental illness doesn't imply dull, etc. Many mentally ill people are brilliant.

 

Escapeclaws's picture

I confess I have difficulties with the whole concept of "mental illness". I believe it arose as an analogy to physical illness, which has ascertainable organic causes. The term "mental illness" does not have this pedigree. Furthermore, perhaps because of its inchoate nature, it has to be one of the most abused and abusive terms in any language which is often simply applied to people who are different or have different opinions, such as political prisoners. I believe the negatives outweigh the positives for this term.

williambanzai7's picture

I wouldn't down play Bundys crimes. But Paulsen certainly should be held accountable for his, along with the rest of them.

devo's picture

Not to be all Libertarian or anything, but I think true capitalism would be a welcome relief.

CH1's picture

Not to be all Libertarian or anything...

Go ahead and be what you are.

wisefool's picture

simple taxation effects sound money. sound money effects simple taxation. It is the only way capitolism can be sustainable.

In the clip you posted, Paulson admitted he not only bailed out all of his feinds (sic) but he got some of his other feinds (Bush Admin) to make him SEC-TRES so he could sell 200 Million in stock TAX FREE. WB7 is brilliant as always considering:

  • Pelosi creates tax code making AAPL the largest company in the world, owns stock.
  • Paulson bailed out I-banks and pays no taxes. Also gives funny money to evil institutions to buy out or push out the few decent ones that remained
  • Timmy tax cheat.
  • Romney wants access to the nations secrets, power of life and death over soldiers and "enemies" but he wont make his IRS-1040s publically accesible?
  • Many many other examples.

Bloomberg had a harvard professor on today saying "The wealth gap is because OWS'ers dont have the same skills as the top 1%" Later they collected web questions for their reporters on the street to ask OWS "why dont you people get jobs?"

If these people (pelosi, paulson, timmy, romney) are the highly skilled people with jobs, role models if you will, snarc: I am going back to advocating for pedophile sports heros that run dog fighting rings in tax payer funded stadiums.

Ron Paul 2012. Bite your toungue and vote for Cain if we can not get Paul elected. (again, simple taxation would eventually bring about sound money)

williambanzai7's picture

I'm not sure how it will work anymore. But it would have to be better than the horse shit we have now.

FMR Bankster's picture

We could start at the very beginning. No more corporate forms of business are allowed to operate in the USA. Only propriatorships and partnerships. Corporations are just legal creations of the goverment to allow people to avoid responsibility for what they do or is done in their names. Radical I know, but sometimes that's what's needed. It would sure as hell keep the size if these big banks (and other business units)small if every partner was responsible for the actions done in their name.

Ignatius J Reilly's picture

ok, another 3 t-shirts there at least.... how do I get them?  You are rising on the google-ometer from me alone!  ;-)

gjp's picture

I'd take the Public Enemies in a t-shirt for sure

williambanzai7's picture

I am pretty sure that one is in the shop already. I have to check. If not it will be.

Ignatius J Reilly's picture

That one and how about the Alternate Sides sign as a t?

 

Looking now, can't find.

 

Bloomberg constitution is another good one.

 

recently saw a shirt that read, "f@#! You, I have enough friends"  I'm less direct.

Zola's picture

Revolutions have always started with the arts- witness the enlightenment movement in Europe and ultimately the writings of people like Thomas Paine in America. Back then the book was the communication medium for ideas, today it is the internet. The groundswell is getting bigger and bigger with art at the forefront shaping and waking the minds of men.

DaveyJones's picture

great point. it's the safest medium and the best one to bury the message -when its dangerous. The painters the poets, and the musicians. I'll never forget an interview with Neil Young a few years back when he said he was surprised and saddened that something had really changed in this country where it it took a sixty year old canadian to make lyrics that a twenty year old american kid should be singing. Looks like the tide is finally turning.... 

williambanzai7's picture

I love books. The idea of pigs throwing all the books in the garbage and laughing about it just roils me. I see the images of the Nazis burning books. It is a very powerful metaphor for the struggle for truth.

gangland's picture

i am a book worm as well. I cant fucking believe the fucks trashing books and laughing about it. just unreal.

I've said all along about banzai that every revolution needs it's own poet.

Thing is I came to this country 30 years ago as a kid. I came from a country that had a real revolution.

When I came here, even as a kid, I realized that this thing was not sustainable.

The snake eating itself feels full the entire time, clueless that it is consuming its own body. until the very end.

As a kid, and I shared this with no one but myself, I always thought there would have to be a reset revolution someday.

I wasnt being prophetic, just calculating things in my own head. I thought, yeah maybe by 2015-2020 there will be a real revolution here.

I swear I never thought we would actually get close to that. I do not recognize this country from the country I came to 30 years ago.

and now that things are reaching that point, I am actually, sad, heart broken and afraid.

I was hoping it would never reach this apex. that's why we came here!

I've lived for 30 yrs a macro version of the obama bait and switch I feel.

Real Revolutions are not fun. you dont want a real revolution.

That the elites do not realize this and will not or cannot do anything to ameliorate the situation is absolutely stunning. absolute evidence of the socio-psychopathic nature of the elite mind.

That they'd rather take down the system than lose one iota of power is beyond belief; but a lesson in reality that took 30 yrs to break down any idealism that had survived my childhood experience.

I'm very saddened and afraid of what is going to happen; to the point that now, I am in denial.

Now i hope and dont want to believe as I did when i was a kid that there will be a revolution. I'm hoping like everyone else. That is real fear. I take it back, I dont want a revolution. put me back in the matrix.

Overflow-admin's picture

Farhenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury (1953)

"Guy Montag begins this classic novel as a fireman: meaning he is a man society calls on to burn all books, which are outlawed. Unlike “1984? or “Brave New World,” “451? doesn’t speak politically against the left or the right politically, but speaks against the dumbing down of society, specifically on how Hollywood pop culture slush and TV entertainment can create an entire nation of people who are not only incapable of fighting for their rights, but who don’t even realize the importance of doing so. This is a brilliant novel that shows Guy going from soldier of the state to an independent free thinker who must go on the run to survive."

Just spot on!

xcehn's picture

"I'm very saddened and afraid of what is going to happen; to the point that now, I am in denial."

The early 21st century will echo the early 20th century in terms of violence and brutality. Nationalism and fascism are going to be revisited.

williambanzai7's picture

Once again, I believe Europe will be the barometer for the storm ahead.

gangland's picture

We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! - William Wordsworth 1807

dexter_morgan's picture

Or, in this day and age, using an internet kill switch........for our protection of course

earleflorida's picture

i wait anxiously every day, for your brilliant mind to bring to life...your greatness,... as that of a  satirical political advocate of the 3rd kind - yours is unique without precedence - 

Bravo!!!   wb7 

williambanzai7's picture

Every day I am hovering with these images, then suddenly I have a chance to deploy them in a very pointed message and their inherent power is magically realized.

We are inundated with news about unpunished institutional thievery and millions are being spent knocking down tents and trashing books.

ebworthen's picture

Yes, the desperate attempt to squelch the idea is in full swing.

It has been comical, nay tragic, to hear the conservative radio crowd jump on the "Trash OWS" bandwagon and paint everyone pissed off about the bailouts as drugged out hippie recasts; as Rush and Hannity and Beck try to harken back to the old glory days of the 1960's.  I'd bet they are getting a wake up call from a great many of their audience over their hypocrisy and lack of depth.

This is not a left or right or liberal or conservative issue; this is right versus wrong and good versus evil at the level of individual choice - being fought in a myopic bi-polar framework of black-and-white stupidity and simplistic sound-byte rabbit hole of madness!

Politics is the distraction.

Mass Media is the opium.

The truth will set us free.

divide_by_zero's picture

You've got it all wrong, it's an NWO versus US thing, the info has been out there from day one. And once again Soros stepped in to support his puppets in NYC. The National Lawyers Guild that got the injunction for NYC OWS is a progressive legal outfit funded in part by guess who thru his OSF front group. Rank and file progressives always seem to be blind about being used by the elites like Soros(ever wonder why they marched on Murdoch and Koch's house while walking by Soros and Immelt's house, repeated in DC). Just follow the money.

NWO organized OWS to provide violence in order to justify martial law, problem is OWS never mustered popular support in any meaningful way that would justify martial law. Order came down, time to fold the tents, try again another time before the elections. George will probbaly keep his pet project going in NYC for awhile though.

ceilidh_trail's picture

I agree-no coincidence that they walked by soros and immelt's manses... See my comment above about chelsea clinton.

divide_by_zero's picture

Yeah, unfortunately most here even on ZH like WB can't seem to connect the dots. Soros spends at least $48M directly buying influence in the media in everything from Columbia School of Journalism up thru NPR and of course the alphabet soup of MSM(except Faux of course, but they aren't that far off the reservation) using high paying  side jobs in groups like Center for American Progress(misnomer if there ever was one). Then there's another $50 million at least he's spent thru all his front group (503Cs etc) on the judicial system, getting judges elected or recalled, legal theory pushed forward, state constitutions re-written all with the aim of taking the selection of judges and legal doctrine from the people and putting in the hands of the progressive elite. His money has been pumped into everything form the ABA to the League of Women Voters, hundreds of orgs taking his money. And since his Tides group had a hand in writing the Porkulus Bill hidden down in there were matching funds for many of these groups. The American public is now paying for Soros to fuck them out of their Constitutional rights and the Consitution itself.

grovernors's picture

Kick all the traitors out I say.

"If any citizen of the United States shall accept, claim, receive, or retain any title of nobility or honour, or accept and retain any present,  pension, office, or emolument of any kind whatever, from any emperor, king, prince, foreign power, or secret society, such person shall cease to be a citizen of the United States, and shall be incapable of holding any office of trust or profit under them, or either of them."

tona2009

The slightly modified version of the purported 13th amendment to the US Constitution.

metastar's picture

Banzai,

You insult the Faux News Channel by posting real news.

williambanzai7's picture

Poor old Rupi is not in a very good position to speak from his high horse these days.

Pitchman's picture

Below is a comment to an article by Bill Black.  It is profane and the number of like reactions are growing by the day:

if the king and his princes aren’t going to punish the people’s tormentors, isn’t it the right of the people to unseat the king?  Didn’t a document some rubes signed back in 1776 say just that?  To be perfectly clear, this unwillingness of current leadership to “shake up the tree” while the fruit of that tree is poisoning us, gives us the right to defy that leadership.

We the People accept that Justice is not divine and have thus acquiesced that justice must be guided by process to minimize error and the persecution of the innocent. However, the king’s abandoning the pursuit of justice is not a legitimate use of process, it is an unjust act favoring one group of citizens beyond all others, to which the People have every right to respond, including decorating lampposts with tyrants and banksters.

  THE RULE OF LAW MUST APPLY TO ALL AMERICANS!

 

"The bane of humanity is we learn nothing from the horrors of past atrocities and history repeats itself. Our/Your passive acceptance of one transgression always makes way for another.  This and the belief that injustice, visited on our neighbor, will not one day come knocking at our door is the banality of evil..." - Inflection Point

See: RAPE OF THE REPUBLIC

 

TO FREE OURSELVES, RESTORE FREE MARKET CAPITALISM AND REESTABLISH OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC, WE MUST FIRST ELIMINATE THE MOST PERNICIOUS CORRUPTING FORCE OF ALL.

END THE FED!

See:

Money Power And The Central Bank: Life Is But A MEME

END THE FED: THE FIRST STEP IN RESTORING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

14 Reasons Why We Should Nationalize The Federal Reserve

 

Also see how Banksy has drawn upon WB7's work:

Even the Fed Can’t Value Financials’ Risk

Temporalist's picture

Re Banksy - every one of those Mono(oligo)poly squares should say "Get Out Of Jail Free - (not applicable to Serfs)"