The OWS Opposition

Who Is The Main Adversary Of The Occupy Protests?

The Adversary Facing The Occupy Protests
Illegal Police Coordination From The "Federal" Level Serves A Purpose
NewsFocus Op/Ed, by Tim Watts - 112811

The occupy protests, like their Arab spring counterparts, are a revolt by the people against an oppressive system. While the genesis of the American movement is very much in question, no one doubts the sincerity or the intentions of the brave citizens who are participating in it, however, some have questioned the message of the movement.

What does the movement want?

If you can't figure this out by now, then you watch too much TV news. I mean that, quite literally.

The mainstream corporate media has waged a disinformation campaign against the protests right from the start, trying to portray the group as thugs, or just indolent sponges that expect more free handouts from the system. That characterization is patently disingenuous at best, if not outright character assassination at the worst.

The corporate media benefits from the status quo of a US system that has undeniably turned fascist, a plutocracy of oligarchic rule, so it is in their best interest to wage a negative PR campaign against a peaceful movement that is about nothing more than reforming this corrupt system.

This isn't about freeloaders who want more free handouts from the system. This is about middle class American citizens who want to stop the take away from a lifestyle that they worked so hard to accomplish. If anything, they are the ones out to stop the freeloaders, the Wall Street institutions, bankers, and corporate welfare recipients who have bilked our country for $16-TRILLION in Federal Reserve bailouts.

The occupy movement is about people who are tired of seeing the rich rewarded for tanking our economy, while the middle and lower class are made to pay for it through stolen pensions and 401K's. They are angry about losing their homes, while the richest swoop in like vultures and buy them up for mere pennies on the dollar. They are angry about a lack of jobs and the benefits that labor worked so hard to attain for them.

Most in the movement are surprisingly savvy about the root evil behind the economic collapse of this country, the corrupt Federal Reserve system. Some venture so far as to postulate that this economic demise is not an accident at all, but a meticulously manufactured collapse of sinister intent.

Suspiciously enough, just like the 1929 collapse, the rich are getting richer during a horrendous economic climate. The filthy rich doubled their wealth in just six years after the Bush tax cuts, and now they've made even more money since the 2008 collapse. The S&P has reported that the top 500 companies have increased their holdings by 60% since 2008! All of this during one of the worst economic collapses in US history.

How is it that the ultra-rich are insulated from this disaster, aside from taxpayers bailing them out? The only logical conclusion is that the game is rigged in their favor, against the rest of us. They're not about to give up this system easily.

This doesn't sound like an economic accident to many. It's an economic mugging.

With the Federal reserve pulling the strings in Washington, it's no surprise that the federal government is cracking down hard on a movement that is trying to unseat the Fed from its corrupt stranglehold over our government.

For some to not understand where the buck actually stops in this country is highly naive, if not outright pure ignorance. It stops at the desk of the Federal Reserve, the true power in this country.

The Real Power In America

As the old saying goes, once power is gained it is hard to take it away. Unseating the Fed will be an epic struggle to say the least. To insinuate that Congress or the White House is directing the DHS crackdown over the protest is to dismiss the power of the Federal Reserve cartel.

Many presidents have commented on the greater power that exists in this country since the formation of the Federal Reserve.

They know that there is a power somewhere, so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it. -Woodrow Wilson

President Calvin Coolidge once remarked that despite being the most powerful man in the world, I am only in the clutch of forces that are greater than I am.

The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt [letter dated November 21, 1933]

And of all the people to comment on power and authority, read what Richard Nixon had to say about this secret, hidden power:

The nation's immediate problem is that while the common man fights America's wars, the intellectual elite sets its agenda. Today, whether the West lives or dies is in the hands of its new power elite: those who set the terms of public debate, who manipulate the symbols, who decide whether nations or leaders will be depicted on 100 million television sets as 'good' or 'bad.' This power elite sets the limits of the possible for Presidents and Congress. It molds the impressions that move the nation, or that mire it. -President Richard Nixon, from "The Real War."

Even Ronald Reagan was said to have remarked in his second term that he suspected that he was not in control of the nation, that there was indeed a greater power of influence that prevailed over the country.

And then there are these comments from notable US figures...

This [Federal Reserve] act establishes the most gigantic trust on earth... When the President signs this act the invisible government by the money power, proven to exist by the Money Trust investigation, will be legalized... -Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., December 23, 1913, [Congressional Record dated vol. 51]

I have seen these forces exerted during the different stages of this bill" and "The money power overawes the legislative and executive forces of the Nation and of the States. -Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., December 23, 1913, [Congressional Record dated vol. 51]

The financial system has been turned over to the Federal Reserve Board. That Board administers the finance system by authority of a purely profiteering group. The system is Private, conducted for the sole purpose of obtaining the greatest possible profits from the use of other people's money. -Charles A. Lindbergh Sr., 1923

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
-Henry Ford  

The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise power from behind the scenes. -U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter

Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded.
-Senator William Jenner (February 23, 1954)

Deny the existence of such a power base if you like, but far greater men seem to have known better for years now.

The ruling power of the United States doesn't come from Pennsylvania Avenue, it comes from the Federal Reserve and Wall Street.

The Federal Reserve Fights Back

A sudden mid-November lashing out by law enforcement at movements across the country has brought outrage to Americans. From New York, to St. Louis, Denver, Salt Lake City, Oakland, and Seattle, all across the nation, there was a very coordinated effort to crackdown on the movement, and as suspected, it came from the Federal level.

The question is, which level truly directed this? There are two "federal" entities involved here, the US Federal government and the Federal Reserve, the latter of which does not belong to the previous.

I dare to venture that if more people truly understood about this 99 year coup d'etat, the streets would be overflowing with anger. We would have riots instead of protests.

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has helped coordinate the police attacks on the protesters. This is not a bunch of mayors on a conference call taking matters into their own hands. Do you really think that 18 mayors all came up with the same idea, to call up the American Gestapo, Homeland Security?

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan spilled the proverbial beans when she admitted to the BBC that she had engaged in an 18 city conference call with other mayors. Journalist Rick Ellis of the Minneapolis edition of, takes the story a step further with an admission from an unnamed Justice official who told him the following:

Local police agencies had received tactical and planning advice. They were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules.

Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, going so far as to suggest that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated at a time when the press was least likely to be present.

Naturally the FBI was reluctant to respond to requests for an official response. Just as incriminating, at least 14 local police agencies all declined to respond to questions on the issue as well.

Make no mistake about it folks, this is a concerted effort that came from the top-down, not the bottom-up, but many miss what the top truly is. Some believe it is Congress and the President, but as many politicians have known for years, (see above) there is a darker power at work here, the central banking cartel that runs this world.

Money is power. It's as simple as that. It's been that way for millennia.

Misrepresenting The Movement

The pathetic corporate media shills that pose as news journalists in the US are doing their best to misrepresent the Occupy movement and the protestors. Rather than truthfully reporting on the substantive issues this movement is seeking to call attention to, they willfully neglect their duty and look in other directions, reporting on the lesser complaints, rather than exposing the real problem behind the country's ills, the Federal Reserve cabal.

The problem doesn't just stop with the corporate news sleaze, but also trickles out, to a limited extent, in the reporting of non-mainstream authors as well. Most shockingly for me, in a recent article from an icon of integrity and a person whom I truly revere.

One of America's greatest heroines, and someone truly admired and respected by this writer, is author Naomi Wolf. She, along with Naomi Klein, are the one-two punch of feminine intellect and activism in this country. Wolf recently penned an article in the Guardian UK, "The Shocking Truth About the Crackdown on Occupy." It is a very good article which also cites the aforementioned Rick Ellis piece on the DHS collusion with municipal law enforcement, but surprisingly Wolf cuts her analysis short, laying the blame for the federal intervention solely at the feet of Congress and the White house.

I respectfully and vehemently, disagree with her myopic assumption and assessment.

While our corrupt politicians and leaders indeed have financial sins to hide, assaulting the occupy protestors is not going to hide their misdoings.

Wolf also misses the true villain identified by this movement. According to her limited blind responses from her readership, she identifies Wall Street, but glaringly mentions nothing about the Federal Reserve. This absolutely floored me because Wolf is quite educated and extremely bright. It doesn't take a solicited email campaign to figure out what the problem in America is, the Federal Reserve cartel.

An email solicitation is a very feeble attempt at genuine research, for it is open to the danger of tampering. While Wolf did gather some worthwhile responses, her readership is obviously limited to the financially astute, given the fact that one of her top email responses was to reinstate Glass-Steagal. As a former researcher, I can guarantee you that 75% of Americans have no concept of Glass-Steagal. The number may very well be higher that that.

Please don't get me wrong in my critique of Wolf or her article, because this pains me to write a veiled admonishment of one of my truly favorite activists in this country. I have published much from Ms. Wolf and will continue to do so every chance that I get, however, unless you've been asleep under a rock for the last ten years, it doesn't take a limited email response to point the finger at the true enemy of our lost republic. It is my fervent hope that Wolf will address the Federal Reserve in upcoming articles.

Where Is The Harm?

As Wolf astutely points out, none of this police brutality was ever extended to the Tea Party protests. One could argue that they weren't camping out in public spaces. Fair enough, but Wolf also rightfully points out those camping out on New York sidewalks in front of NBC studios waiting to get tickets for Saturday Night Live. Certainly no one is assaulting them. You can also carry this rightful train of logic out even further. What about those who camp out for concert tickets and sports events? Why doesn't the NYPD arrest these public campers? Wolf's point is very well made.

What becomes clear upon reflection is that the Occupy protestors are wrongfully being singled out and targeted for attack. That much is quite clear.

If it wasn't for a tainted Federal court system, one could assume that these protestors have a solid legal case for assault and battery and wrongful arrest, but since the dawn of the new millennium and the reign of the treasonous Bush-Cheney regime, a heinous administration whose evil is now furthered by the Obama-Biden CFR team, getting your day in court is no longer viable, unless you're a corporation, or extremely wealthy.

For the record, for all of you Constitutional scholars out there, the OWS protestors are merely exercising their legal right to assembly. The Constitution expressly grants "we the people" the lawful right to peacefully assemble whenever we damn well feel like it, and to petition our Government of the people, by the people and for the people for a redress of grievances, as explicitly stated in the First Amendment.

To spin an old phrase... "Permits? We don't need no stinkin' permits!"

Our permit to peacefully assemble is our Constitution and our inalienable Bill of Rights. If someone wants to come back and argue that those rights have been rescinded under the Patriot Act, or other treasonous executive directives, "we the people" would be within our legal right to say that any such law made against the people, without our express consent, THAT is the law which is illegal.

Let it be said, we will honor no laws made in secret against us, or without our consent.

The People Fight Back

As a matter of fact, another much heralded document for which our country is founded and based upon is the Declaration of Independence. Maybe we should pass that one around Congress right now so they understand who actually has the legal right in this country. Perhaps we should make this document, along with the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, a more visible element in the Occupy movement?

"We the people" have the explicit right to overthrow a government of tyranny. We have that right. The Declaration of Independence so says, in pretty plain language.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. -United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776

It is ironic that we escaped King George, only to be assaulted by President George.

Know Thine Enemy

This reporter has openly questioned the impetus for the numerous uprisings around the world, because so far, not one of these protests has resulted in anything good for the people, not for Tunisia, Egypt, Wisconsin, not for anyone, except for those who hold the power. In Egypt, they entered into military rule. It would seem that those who hold the power have kept the upper hand.

With that said, let me say this. I believe in the Occupy protests. No matter who started this movement, we can occupy it to achieve our objectives, but you have to understand who is behind the opposition and what the end to their means truly is. The first precept in any conflict or battle is to know your enemy.

The enemy of our republic is the Federal Reserve system. Every American needs to grasp and understand that fact. If they are uneducated about the 1910 treason at Jekyll Island, or the 1913 takeover of our currency system by the Federal Reserve, then they need to bone up on their facts pretty damn quick, or follow those of us who know better.

Consider these quotes from past American statesman regarding the Federal Reserve...

We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.
-Congressman Louis T. McFadden in 1932 (Rep. Pa)

The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International bankers. -Congressman Louis T. McFadden

Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are the United States government's institutions. They are not government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign swindlers. -Congressman Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency, June 10, 1932 [Congressional Record 12595-12603]

Words like this from McFadden against the Federal Reserve so angered the bankers that they murdered him for speaking out. 

President John F. Kennedy also knew of the evils of the Federal Reserve. He tried to counter their phony money system by signing executive order 11110 which gave the US treasury the right to print its own currency backed by silver. This didn't sit well with the banking cartel, so they had him assassinated, much the same as they did Lincoln for his issuance of interest free greenbacks during the Civil War.

Our American history books fail to tell the true story of political assassination over the Federal Reserve system. Most would be stunned to know the real truth about Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Franklin Roosevelt and Kennedy. And yes, many suspect that FDR did not succumb to polio, but was indeed poisoned like Congressman McFadden.

All in all, this criminal cartel has done away with no less than four US Presidents, possibly five if you include FDR. The dots are easy to connect if you just do your homework and look at history with an adjusted perspective, with the knowledge of the Rothschild's long standing and well documented fight to re-establish a central bank in the United States.

If you're still not sure about the criminal leeches from the Federal Reserve, consider these words from the American President who was beguiled into allowing the cartel to take hold of our nation:

I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world--no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.
-President Woodrow Wilson

To add to all of this, Admiral Chester Ward, a former CFR member once said in 1975, "They control or own major newspapers, magazines, radio and television networks," and "the most powerful companies in the book publishing business." 

Remember the old Winston Churchill quote about "the victor always writes the history?"

Ward also said, "The most powerful cliques in these elitist groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and national independence of the United States."

The American people have been deceived about the true nature of the Federal Reserve. It is a cartel of corrupt bankers who stole our national sovereignty for their own personal prosperity.

If you still don't get the picture, then take the message right from the horse's mouth, from former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan who arrogantly proclaimed:

Well, first of all, the Federal Reserve is an independent agency, and that means basically that there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take. So long as that is in place and there is no evidence that the administration or the Congress or anybody else is requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing, then, what the relationships are don’t frankly matter.
–Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman

The Federal Reserve Agenda

What is the goal of these criminal banksters? Is it money? Not any more. Once you've fattened yourself at the feeding trough long enough there are other matters of interest, power. All insecure men seek what they don't naturally possess.

The Federal Reserve is but a small piece of the larger Rothschild global empire and their central banking institutions. What they want, and have been working patiently at for years, is to dissolve national status and bring the entire planet under a one-world rule, run solely by them. The Rockefeller family is a principal partner in this assault against mankind. Just like a mafia crime family, the Rockefellers run the American franchise of the Rothschild central banks, the Federal Reserve banks.

If you have a hard time with this, then once again consider the words right from the horse's mouth, this time from David Rockefeller:

We are grateful to The Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. -David Rockefeller, Bilderberg Meeting, Baden-Baden Germany, 1991

We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order. -David Rockefeller 

Some even believe we (Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it. -David Rockefeller, 2002 Memoirs

In 2012 the Federal Reserve will enter its 99th year of operation, but the Rothschild dynasty has been ruling world finances for well over 300 years. This is an extremely entrenched and long standing cabal that won't give up their quadrillion dollar scam easily. A million man march in every city does not bother them in the least, because they have the keys to the US government, the Congress, our politicians, the military industrial complex, and key law enforcement officials. They have access to weapons and advanced technology that most have no clue of. They have more power than most can possibly conceive.

Again, they will not back down to an Occupy protest, no matter how large it gets. Their recourse is simply the extent to which they are willing to sink to deal with it. They can hire agent provocateurs to create chaos within the movement, or they can just as easily detonate a nuclear bomb and blame it on foreign terrorists, or even an American patsy. They have options that they are not afraid to use because they are unwilling to have their family reputations ruined with public indictments. Rumor is one thing, but criminal convictions are another. They will fight to the bitter end to avoid prosecution for the human atrocities and crimes that they've committed. Be certain of this fact.

Our Hope

The seeming omnipotence of the Federal Reserve cartel does not mean the Occupy movement can do nothing. To be honest, what these banksters do fear is that the OWS protestors might awaken other powers within the US that do have the resources and the power to challenge them. What they do not want is for the generals and the military to take notice and side with the American people.

Our only hope is for our military leaders and intelligence officials to take notice and make a stand on our behalf. We need influential military and intelligence leaders to come to our aid. Generals such as Wesley Clark and David Petraeus would be huge advocates for this movement. No matter what you believe about the CIA and the NSA, there are white hats among these agencies. There are good people in the FBI. Not everyone is corrupt. These are the people that this movement needs to stir to action.

The hope is that Law enforcement would also see the light and cross over the police line to support their brothers and sisters. We are all Americans. United we stand and divided we fall. We desperately need their support if we are to win this battle.

This should be the goal of the OWS movement, to awaken our fellow Americans into taking action. The Occupy movement needs to educate others as to the hidden power that truly bankrupted this nation. It was not Wall Street alone. The direction comes from the Federal Reserve board that controls the printing presses for our currency. They set the policy and they run the financial show. The Federal Reserve is not run by our government. To the contrary, they are the ones who run our government.

We must also maintain the moral high ground, for that is the key to any insurrection in winning the approval of the public. The powers that be know this all too well so they will use any methods possible to steal this from the movement. The Occupy protests must not resort to violence. It is imperative to not sink to the violence already displayed by those trying to stop the movement. Their violence makes our case all that much stronger, to end the police state that is being imposed upon us all.

Once again, money is the true power in this world, but there is an equal to that, and it is the power of the people. When "we the people" become educated as to who our true enemy actually is, and we collectively say that we've finally had enough, only then can we bring about the hope and change we were promised in 2008.

The Cry of the Occupy (We Want Our Hope and Change)

The Message of the Occupy Protests is 'End the Federal Reserve'

The Violent Provocation of OWS Protestors


Ex-Seattle chief: 'Occupy' police use 'failed' tactics

Did Mayors, DHS Coordinate Occupy Attacks?

Update: 'Occupy' crackdowns coordinated with federal law enforcement officials

Homeland Security Coordinated 18-City Police Crackdown on Occupy Protest


See also:

Class Warfare

Economic Warfare

An Engineered Collapse


About The Author:
Tim Watts is a veteran San Francisco broadcaster with 25 years experience in the industry as an on-air talent, Program Director, and consultant. He is the creator and sole author of the websites, and He has been writing about U.S. corruption, while also investigating 9/11 from the moment that the first tower fell. He has documented his 9/11 research on a website called A September Coup

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