#occupywallstreet

And there’s a lot to be angry about [nowadays]… But I don’t think that people know what to be angry about. What has been created by this half-century of massive corporate propaganda is what’s called ‘anti-politics.’ So, anything that goes wrong, you blame the government. Well there’s plenty to blame the government about, but the government is the one institution that people can change and effect by participation without institutional change. That’s exactly why all the anger and fear is directed against the government. It has a defect: it’s potentially democratic. Corporations have no defect, they are pure tyrannies, so you want to keep them invisible and focus all anger on the government…

The government is exactly what Dewey described it as, the ‘shadow cast by business over society.’ If you want to change something, change the substance, not the shadow.

Noam Chomsky, “Class War: The Attack on Working People”

Let’s set the focus back on the ones really responsible for the problem. Change the substance and #OCCUPYWALLSTREET September 17th!

The right wing Propaganda-machine/blogosphere has started to jump into the fray.

From World Net Daily and from The Blaze.

Not entirely sure who has been using the “days of rage” language in conjunction with #occupywallstreet, but it sure sounds really scary and terroristy, right?

Ooh, and read the comments on WND if you feel like losing some faith in humanity today.

On September 17, Wall Street will be occupied. Not by warring/face-grabbing traders and not by troops sent in to put the volatile area under martial law, but by protesters who are going to “set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street.” #OccupyWallStreet has been organized by Adbusters, the “culture jamming” collective, who refer to Wall Street as the “Gomorrah of America.” (Where is America’s Sodom?) There’s a planning meeting tomorrow.