Who Are The Top 1%?

I recently heard where one of the Occupiers asked Michael Moore if he would be willing to give someone in need a million dollars.  Afterall, the guy really is one of the top 1% - certainly one of the super rich.  Last I heard, Mikey had refused to comment.  Makes one think of all these media and celebrity types speaking out in favor of the Occupy Wallstreet movement.  Uh, so let me get this straight.  The Occupy movement is about redistributing the wealth - at least that is what the primary focus is - the hoarding of the wealth from the rest of us to the upper echelon's.  And yet we have these ultra wealthy individuals, who only seem to favor an increase in taxes on their income as a means of offering up more of their income.  In truth, who really needs a multi-million dollar salary or a hundred million or even billion dollar networth?  NO ONE.  Not that the idea is inherently evil.  I just take issue with people who have a stockpile of money they will never use and don't need, all of which would be much better utilized helping rebuild our economy (i.e. through donating funds to help folks get into a home, return to school, rebuild the infrastructure, help someone start their own business, etc. etc.).  My beef comes in when they think they're like those people who are protesting when NOT ONE OF THEM knows what it's like to be struggling and poor in today's economy.  Many of them never have known such struggles as an adult.  And while I realize that some of these folks may have come from poor or working class backgrounds during their youth and younger years, to that I say "big whoop".  Being poor at 10 or 22 is vastly different than being poor at 40 or 50 - especially when the income drop comes suddenly after years of working your ass off.  And MOST ESPECIALLY in today's economic climate of hyper inflation.  The dollar goes oh so far less today than it did 20, 30 years ago.

Anyway, click on the link below for the top 1%. 


Occupy This!

The Occupy movement has me thinking.  What isn't there to Occupy in this world?  What part of this system truly works for All? 

I'd like to Occupy the real estate market.  Rip it up.  Tear it down.  Get rid entirely of the idea of buying a home.  Remove completely the concept of buying and selling, buying and selling, over and over again in order to make money.  I find it utterly contrary to us as human and spiritual beings to move so much - especially when it's usually about the pursuit of profit/more dollars.  How does this make any of us better than the bankers?  The elite?  IT DOESN'T.  Housing is a human right.  A RIGHT.  NOT a privilege.  And believe you me, when you've been priced out of the market, you do indeed begin to view home ownership in this light.  There's plenty of space on this beautiful planet to provide each of us with a home and land OF OUR OWN.

This leads me to my next Occupy desire.  Occupy this overpopulation bullshit.  This planet has a vast intelligence whereby she is not going to allow for herself to be overpopulated.  Life itself is also vastly intelligent.  Souls simply will not come to this planet in abundance any longer if she is not capable of supporting life.  Nope.  The real issue is how the resources on this planet have been raped and hoarded.  Mega corporations steal land from indigenous populations, employ destructive farming principles that create unhealthy food and leave behind soil that is no longer farmable, hence making way for said evil scum corporation to go spread their evil ways on other lands.  Waterways have become our dumping ground and private mega corporations own most of our water supply.  Add those two together and you have the illusion of mass water shortages; illusionary only because THIS WAS NOT CREATED BY WE THE PEOPLE but THEY THE CROOKS WHO RUN THE SHOW. 

Ah, this leads me to my next Occupy statement.  Occupy the myth of manmade climate change.  The powers that be along w/their mega corporations have spent years perfecting weather control/creation/manipulation technology.  Think about this for a moment.  What's one tactic these folks use when trying to get the populace to embrace something nad and difficult?  SELF BLAME.  Blame the private citizen.  Not us.  Blame the private citizen for driving a gas-powered vehicle.  Blame the private citizen for using incadecent bulbs.  Blame the private citizen for x y and z, ad nauseum.  But us?  Why, we will travel the world in our private jets and our limo's to tell you why YOU need to change YOUR behavior.  After we induce you with guilt and encourage you to go to one of our many partners (i.e. WALMART, etc.) to stock up on :::choke choke::: "healthy" compact mercury-laden fluorescent bulbs and turn off your lights and keep your home thermostat at 65 - WE will then return to our 10,000 square foot mansions where every room is a perfect 72 degrees and remain silent on the MASSIVE amounts of energy waste our corporate partners employ every moment of every day.  And when we return home, we'll mentally masturbate over all of the stuff we have like the glut of gas powered cars we own.  Oh but hey, one of those is a Prius so that alleviates our guilt and allows us to put the finger right back on YOU:  private citizen who, if lucky, are still living in your own little meager house, driving to a job each day, working for da man.  In between your slavery, excuse me, your typical daily schedule, don't forget it is YOU who is causing the planetary destruction known as climate change. 

While we're at it, let us also Occupy slumlords.  You know who you are.  You also spend your time in the state of mental masturbation these days because you KNOW people are desperate in this current economic state.  You KNOW there's been a huge glut of people now in the rental market due to the foreclosure scam.  (And what the phuck isn't a scam when it comes to da system?)  Rather than reaching into your hearts and offering out some compassion (i.e. reasonable rental rates), instead you decide to massively jack up the rents because, hey, you know, some poor schmuck will do whatever it takes to be in your home.  Not only do you charge ridiculous rental prices, you think you can take advantage of your new renters.  You won't fix things unless court-ordered.  You lie.  You threaten.  You are always willing to evict for no reason at all other than your latest tenant is smart and aware and knows his/her rights and gawd forbid you be BOTHERED to MAINTAIN your property.  Hell, you'll even go so far as one of your scum pal banks and evict an entire family - children and all.  Let me tell you this from personal experience:  Hell hath no fury like a mama with a little one who has faced no-fault eviction.  Let us just hope paths never again cross...

So many things to Occupy.  Health insurance.  The cost of milk and bread.  Stupidity.  The church.  Religion.  Coal.  Oil.  GMO foods.  I could go on and on in my anger and apathy.  But what is the point?  What would this accomplish?

Nothing.  Not a darn thing.

You see, we can tear down walls and rebuild, we can march and scream and shout, but nothing and I mean nothing will change with the level of thinking and feeling we employ in our daily lives.  We need to Occupy our hearts.  Our innermost feelings.  We need to remember what it's like to be a child again.  We need to Occupy our innocence.  Our hope.  Faith.  We need to Occupy that space where we look at everyone around us and we desire to reach out and take the others hand and say "hello!"  I watch my little one do this and I know - she has the answers.  She knows.  And somewhere within, so do I.  And so do you.