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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 01:23 PM
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"The Lords of Capital can purchase governments and write their own laws to maintain their power"


Bloomberg Personifies What the Occupation Opposes
by Glen Ford
Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report
November 15, 2011


New Yorks mayor Michael Bloomberg justified clearing the tents and other materials of Occupation from Zuccotti Park, saying the protesters will now have to occupy the space with the power of their arguments. This is a strange kind of logic from the 12th richest man in America, who occupies City Hall for one reason only because he has bought the office three times since 2001. Mr. Bloombergs $20 billion fortune maintains him in the Executive Mansion, not the power of his arguments.

Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat until he found it more convenient to run as a Republican, and then as an independent thus proving that money, not party, is what counts in New York, as in all American politics. Everything else is a diversion, and a lie. Bloomberg has used the mayors office to make the city more hospitable to his fellow economic one-percenters from all around the planet. But, in that sense, he is no different than the mayors of other American cities including most of the Black ones who collaborate in every rich mans scheme to expel the poor in favor of wealthier populations. Theyve all got a lot of Bloomberg in them; they are operatives for whoever has the money.

When Bloomberg moved to end the 24-7 physical occupation of Zuccotti Park, it was not on the strength of his argument which was full of lies and wholly unconvincing but with the raw power of his police force and its monopoly on violence.

Bloomberg, the personification of Wall Street, made his vast fortune selling a machine called the Market Master. Having mastered the market, the logic of money was all that was required for Bloomberg to become master of politics in the nations most important city. Bloombergs career is the story of today's America, a place where people who market machines and schemes so that money can produce more money for themselves and their fellow Lords of Capital, can then purchase governments and write their own laws in order to maintain their power in perpetuity.

Read the full article at:

http://blackagendareport.com/content/bloomberg-personifies-what-occupation-opposes
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Better Believe It Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:17 PM
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1.  Michael Bloomberg's "arguments" are powered at the end of a police billy club.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-17-11 11:45 AM
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2. Ultima ratio regum -- the last argument of kings.
Edited on Thu Nov-17-11 11:46 AM by eppur_se_muova
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ultima_Ratio_Regum_Cannon.jpg

Ironically, the original phrase is "The Last Resort of
Kings and Common Men" ... 

And let's not forget Mao's "political power flows from
the barrel of a gun".
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