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Declare Yourself, It’s Time to Confront the Financial Coup

November 2nd, 2009 | Filed under Activism, Economy, Hot List, News, Politics & Government . Follow comments through RSS 2.0 feed. Click here to comment, or trackback.

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By David DeGraw, AmpedStatus

Declare Yourself, It's Time to Confront the Financial CoupYou should be insulted and outraged by this disgraceful charade of a healthcare “debate.”
It seems that everyone is missing the elephant in the room. We could have easily insured every American with the highest quality of healthcare in the world, if our government
used just a small fraction of the money that Wall Street stole from the public.


This is literally a crime against humanity.

You could take another small fraction of the stolen money and pay off every foreclosed home in the US.

Just ask yourself: Why did our government give trillions of taxpayer dollars to the same people who destroyed the economy?

Think about that?

I’ll tell you why, because the government has been taken over. A financial coup has occurred and the Wall Street elite have stolen trillions of dollars in public wealth, and they don’t want a middle class anymore. People need to start understanding this.

If the economic crisis were an extreme weather event, at least the people would have a chance to actually see what is happening. When I look at the economic coup, I see a huge tsunami like wave rising out of the Atlantic and the Pacific at the same time. The fault lines have shook and millions have lost their homes, as the number of homeless continues to grow at a staggering rate. The tides are quickly rising, as a nation of propagandized citizens remain confused and passive.

So I stand here, watching our nation in crisis, watching the waters rise, trying to get the message out:

Economic Coup

Where are the lawmakers and politicians? Where is the press? Those with the most power are now coup conspirators and are on the payroll – very few attempt any resistance.

There are others, millions of others, who have also noticed the unprecedented theft of public wealth that has taken place, and it is just a matter of time before there is critical mass awareness. But to those of you already aware, I say: you see the waters rising; you see the urgency of now. It’s time to sound the alarm; the time to act is now!

The Wall Street Coup Leaders will remain in power for as long as they are allowed to hoard public wealth, which rightfully belongs to the masses. The denying of wealth to the masses is the key to their power. Most citizens don’t understand what is being withheld from them.

The coup leaders have desperately consolidated wealth and resources in an attempt to remain in power because they know their system of control is obsolete, and they are systematically trying to keep the majority of humanity from realizing their potential. The US government and the US mainstream media, with few exceptions, remain on the coup payroll.

The people of the US must urgently find ways of communicating on a mass scale, primarily through the Internet, radio and on a word of mouth basis. We must quickly build alternative political parties and vote out Republicans and Democrats – the Wall Street elite now dominate BOTH parties.

It will be a difficult battle, but we have the numbers and they have a diseased system of defense. Once mass public awareness looks imminent, the coup servants (politicians, mainstream media) will quickly abandon ship. Economic Justice is still available, if there are people willing to fight for it.

Declare Yourself; Will You Continue to Ignore the Financial Coup?People who are aware of this need to start taking it upon themselves and take the lead, declare yourself.

Research Tools:

We have created these media materials to supplement your research. Hopefully it can be a starting point for those who are still mostly unaware. But you know your audience better, so you can figure out how to best reach them. Do whatever it takes to make people aware of this coup. We need mass awareness

Fair Use Policy: Feel free to reprint, republish or link to any of the following:

#1) News Reports from Inside the Financial Coup

Several news reports have been very revealing when it comes to the financial coup that has occurred here in the US. Here’s a special report we have compiled which features vital information concerning the takeover. [Read More]

#2) The Wall Street Economic Death Squad

Know Our Enemies, EHMs – Meet The Wall Street Economic Death Squad: Hank Paulson, Tim Geithner, Ben Bernanke, Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, Alan Greenspan, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, John Mack, Vikram Pandit, John Thain, Hank Greenberg, Ken Lewis. [Read More]

#3) Wall Street Economic Death Squad Video

Here is the video featured in our report: The Wall Street Economic Death Squad. It features Congressional questioning from Representative Alan Grayson regarding trillions of dollars in Federal Reserve “off-balance sheet transactions,” with music by NIN and Jay Z. [Read More]

#4) The Greatest Theft in History – Wall Street Economic Death Squad – Part II (Video)

Here’s the follow-up to our Wall Street Economic Death Squad video. The US has been hit by an economic deathblow… [Read More]

#5) 2009 US Economy: Largest Transfer of Wealth to Financial/Political Elite in Global History

Political “leadership” of the two oligarchy parties spin their economic policy as being for the public benefit. Professional economists increasingly cast economic policy in unprecedented harsh criticism, even calling for public demonstrations against what they claim as gross violations of financial law. Let’s consider current facts of high importance… [Read More]

#6) The New Wall Street Psychological Operation: “Crackdowns, Clawbacks, Regulatory Rules, Reining In Pay”

When you read the headlines about “pay czar crackdowns” and “clawbacks” and “reining in pay,” you should know that this whole Wall Street psychological operation is being run by the same man who sold us the Iraq war!
[Read More]

#7) One Person in the Mainstream Media Who Gets It: “The Greatest Theft in History!” (Videos)

When it comes to the Financial Coup in the US, Dylan Ratigan speaks truth to power in a way very few others in the mainstream media are capable of. Here’s a must see collection of his insightful video clips. [Read More]

#8) Wall Street’s Naked Swindle: How the Economic Death Squad Killed Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns

This is a brief excerpt from Matt Taibbi’s detailed reporting on the inner workings of the coup leaders during their hits on Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. [Read More]

#9) How the US Government Blew Trillion-Dollar Trade of Century

What trader in his right mind decides to dump his money into a glorified black hole, taking on unlimited risk in the process, for minuscule returns? The banks should have been made to drop off an envelope at the taxpayer’s doorstep every month. [Read More]

#10) Economic Death Squad Strikes Again: Welcome to TARP on Steroids

The Coup Leaders hand down a new decree: the “Financial Stability Improvement Act” aka TARP on Steroids. [Read More]

#11) How Goldman Secretly Rigged the Housing Market – Economic Death Squad in Action

Goldman Sachs peddled more than $40 billion in securities backed by at least 200,000 risky home mortgages, but never told the buyers it was secretly betting that a sharp drop in US housing prices would send the value of those securities plummeting. [Read More]

#12) Remove Tim Geithner, Economic Death Squad Leader Must Be Removed from Treasury

Dylan Ratigan: Not only has the administration not fixed anything, they have made things much worse for anyone who isn’t a Wall Street banker. The process of taking back our country for all citizens must begin now. [Read More]

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  1. Declare Yourself, It’s Time to Confront the Financial Coup…

    People who are aware of the financial coup need to sound the alarm; the time to act is now! Declare yourself….

  2. Aaron said:

    I’ve been reading Amped since i came across one of your old posts on google: Geithner’s Toxic Bailout Basher Roundup. You guys were calling bullshit on this whole thing since the get go. I will print out some of your reports and spread the word.


  3. mike said:

    Economic Justice = Paulson, Geithner and Bernanke in Jail for Life! Goldman, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley hand over 30% of all current and future profits to the taxpayers who saved their ass!

  4. Evan said:

    intense Lincolnesque post

  5. Parzival said:

    Listen folks…these are the same idiots that invest in the status quo. They may have robbed the piggy bank, but they have no where to go. When Global Climate Change really gets “amped up” on the planet, when the billions of metric tons of methane gets released from the frozen tundra, and the acidic oceans are unable to store any more carbon, and sea level rises inundating Wall Street and small islands where their offshore banking occur, and so on, they will simply have no place to run… Their bio-survival tickets, (our money) will be useless. Justice ala Earth systems.

    Aside from that lets look at some real solutions to Seek immediate redress…

    Lets start by:

    1. Reinstating a progressive tax system. The first $30,000 of an individual’s income should not be taxed since it is probably the minimum necessary for basic living expenses. All compensation or consideration, including deferred consideration for insiders, over $250,000 should be taxed at 90%. Any amount paid by a business to any employee in excess of $250,000 in a year should not be tax deductible by the business. Eliminate capital gains and other preferential tax laws which allow rich people to avoid paying taxes. Tax estates at 90% of everything over $500,000.00. Eliminate the sales tax and all other fees which are regressive and have a more severe impact on lower-income people (i.e. the soda pop tax).

    2. Making it illegal for any politician to take anything of value, or for anyone to offer anything of value to any politician, for any purpose whatsoever. This includes cash, contributions to campaigns, jobs for spouses and kids. Prison time for those who ignore the law.

    3. Making all politicians comply with strict new blue sky laws. Make it illegal for any communications to take place between any politician or their associates and any person or entity on any subject that could, under any conceivable circumstances, come before the body of which that politician is a member. End the private meetings like the ones Obama had with the health industry. No more secret communications. Everything must be public. E-mails, phone calls, luncheons, dinners—everything must be public, recorded and posted online within 24 hours. This is equally offensive when Obama has secret meetings and cuts deals with the health insurance industry, and when Cheney has secret meetings and cuts deals with the oil industry. These politicians work for us, and they have no right to have any secret communications with anyone unless it involves a life or death national security issue. Something like the identity of an undercover CIA agent.

    4. Ending the private charities. They are just a tax cons. People put money into a private account under their own name, call it a “charity,” pay out 5%/year, and avoid paying taxes on the money they put into that account. Cap the tax deduction for charitable contributions to $1,000/person per year.

    5. Making it illegal any politician to work for, or accept anything of value from, any person or business which had any dealings with the body to which the politician belonged for a period of 5 years after the politician leaves offices.

    6. Stop expecting the Democrats to help us. Let’s make our own platform and tell politicians that we will only support them, and vote for them, if they commit to our platform.

    7. Recommiting the national government to serving the people. Not the businesses. Businesses are not citizens. Politicians have no right to put the interests of businesses or foreign nations in front of those of the citizens. Yet the opposite is our current situation. The government proudly announces that they have saved the banks and brokerage houses, they have saved Iraq, they are sending the military to occupy Columbia, they are standing firm behind Israel. What about the citizens of this country? Where are our jobs? Where is our national healthcare plan? Where is our pension program? We are supposed to be first, and none of those other groups should even be on the list. We the people, just us folks.

    8. The national government must immediately create and implement a plan for our nation’s future which includes a living wage and good jobs for all citizens, a fully-funded government-provided pension, a national healthcare system (perhaps modeled on the one in Israel funded 1/3 by bubsiness, 1/3 by individuals, 1/3 by a government fund, and to include dental), and a new national housing plan which requires all communities to build apartments and affordable condominiums, because the suburban single family residence is economically and environmentally unsustainable.

  6. Tax Guru said:

    I’ve been active in taxations for longer then I care to admit, both on the private side (all my working life story!!) and from a legal point of view since satisfying the bar and following tax law. I’ve furnished a lot of advice and redressed a lot of wrongs, and I must say that what you’ve put up makes impeccable sense. Please carry on the good work – the more people know the better they’ll be equipped to comprehend with the tax man, and that’s what it’s all about.

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