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Smash Capitalism: Liberate- or Obliterate- the Planet ^ | October 7, 2011 | Marita Noon

Posted on 10/09/2011 5:28:50 PM PDT by Kaslin

Occupy Wall Street is a chaotic collection of people with conflicting messages. According to the New York Times, they represent “A feeling of mass injustice.” They want to: 

One sign seems to cancel out another. Some, like “End the Fed,” could be seen at a Ron Paul or Tea Party rally. Some, like “unf*#@ the world,” are vague. Others, like, “Smash Capitalism, Liberate the Planet,” represent an underlying mindset.

It would be easy to write them off as a group of kooks who will go away after they have had their ten minutes of fame. However, what began as an apparent grassroots movement may have been high-jacked. Commenting on Occupy Wall Street, Nancy Pelosi said “God bless them.” According to the Washington Post, “Prominent House Democrats are embracing the Occupy Wall Street protests” and CNN reports that labor unions have pledged their support: “Wall Street protests swelled Wednesday to their largest numbers yet, after local unions pledged support to a third week of demonstrations against income inequality, corporate greed, corruption and a list of other social ills.” Rush Limbaugh believes George Soros money is behind the protests.

What if they do not go away? What if they were to get their way?

Because they don’t have a unified message, it is difficult to predict what kind of utopia the effort would produce, but we can make some educated guesses that I suggest need to be incorporated into the news cycle and private conversations.

It is clear that “corporations” are the villains—broadly represented by “capitalism,” specifically “banks.” Somehow, they believe that if we could “Smash Capitalism,” we would “Liberate the Planet.” If I were a newscaster amongst the demonstrators camping out in Zuccotti Park, I’d ask them, “Do you think the world would be a better place if corporate America was in charge or if environmentalists were in charge?”

I can picture the on-camera scene. A demonstrator dressed like a “corporate zombie” would scoff at the very question. “Environmentalists!” would be the quick response. states that there is no official list of demands, yet a list of 13 “demands” remains on their website—posted by “Anonymous.” Number five is: “Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil-fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative-energy economy up to energy demand.”

There is widespread belief that oil, gas, and coal—all fossil fuels—are at the base of much of the world’s ills. Demand seven includes “decommissioning of all of America's nuclear power plants.”

So what the world look like if just these energy-related demands could come true with the wave of a magic wand; if the environmentalists were in charge?

The foundation of my new book, Energy Freedom, is an in-depth study of environmental groups’ websites’ goals as they relate to energy. In short, they want to “kill,” “block,” and “deny.” The only thing they want to expand is moratoriums.

Here’s a sampling of what could happen to four major aspects of American life if the environmentalists were in charge.


Most Americans have the freedom to come and go in their individual cars as they choose. A 2006 survey found that 91% of Americans consider their cars to be a necessity, not a luxury. Yet environmental extremists are actively working to stop or prevent drilling for oil and gas. They also aim to shut down coal-fueled power plants and oppose nuclear energy. With a reduced capacity for electricity and transportation, our lifestyle, as we know it, ceases to exist.

Modern Conveniences

The same survey found that most Americans consider things like microwaves, air conditioning and heating, computers, and cell phones to be a necessity. However, in a limited-fuel, environmentally controlled society, these items would have to go. They all require electricity—as do electric cars. Additionally, each of these “necessities” is made from plastic and plastic is typically made from hydrocarbons.


Like modern conveniences, our health is heavily dependent on both energy and plastics. If you have been in a doctor’s office or hospital lately, you know that even taking your temperature requires electricity and plastics. Today’s extreme regulations could have an adverse impact on our health.


Without abundant electricity to purify water and pump it into your home and remove and process waste matter, you couldn’t live there. You’d need to move to a location near a fresh water source. Additionally, many environmental groups want to block the cutting of trees—making the construction of new homes near a potential fresh water source virtually impossible.

We all want clean air, fresh water, and a safe food supply, but stopping, opposing, denying, and blocking are not the ways to get it.

Huge strides have been made since the dawn of the industrial revolution. Despite increases in the typical activities that produce pollution, America is much cleaner now than it was twenty years ago. Since 1970, our population has increased and our energy consumption has gone up. We drive more miles each year. At the same time, our American ingenuity has been at work generating an increase in our Gross National Product. If you listen to Occupy Wall Street, you’d assume that pollution has also increased. However, the truth is that, despite this growth, our aggregate emissions are approximately half of what they were.

Michael Economides, author of Energy and Climate Wars says, “The US is certainly one of the cleanest, more environmentally responsible nations in the world. Virtually no European country can boast cleaner waters, more pristine rural landscapes or air quality.”

We need exploration and innovation in America. We need to tap into energy sources currently or in the process of being made off limits in America by the Endangered Species Act or by plans to lock up resources under the guise of a national monument. When you think about it, energy makes America great—and we do it in a manner cleaner and safer than anywhere else on the planet.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial

1 posted on 10/09/2011 5:28:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bottom line they’re mostly idiot commies, Marxists, leftist revolutionaries and or other assorted nutball anarchists, wackos, druggies and losers. The dregs of life. There will be violence.

2 posted on 10/09/2011 5:36:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Kaslin
Workers of all lands, unite — to smash the rule of English capitalism! You young upward-striving nations of the earth, combine to annihilate the old English dragon who blocks the treasures of the earth and withholds from you the riches of the world.

-Robert Ley, German Labor Front leader (Hitler's Trumpka)
3 posted on 10/09/2011 5:42:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (ALCS/NLCS playoff thread
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To: Kaslin

Come on. We don’t need no stinkinm’ Occupy Wallstreet threads on Free Republic! That’s all radio and television are talking about. Give us a break!

4 posted on 10/09/2011 5:47:26 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: Jim Robinson

You said it

5 posted on 10/09/2011 6:04:33 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: cripplecreek
The danger remains Communism.


It was the Communist plan in 1934. It is 0bama’s Communist plan today.

6 posted on 10/09/2011 6:13:21 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: FatherofFive


7 posted on 10/09/2011 6:31:41 PM PDT by VTenigma
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To: Kaslin
It would be easy to write them off as a group of kooks who will go away after they have had their ten minutes of fame. <<

As the weather gets colder..any old entrepreneur worth his salt would be hawking bus and plane tickets to Miami...The “New Protest Site!”

8 posted on 10/09/2011 6:45:41 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Paperdoll

Would you rather have some nice recipes?

9 posted on 10/09/2011 6:46:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: Kaslin

I love to ship these turds to north korea for six months.

10 posted on 10/09/2011 6:48:42 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: Jim Robinson
There will be violence.

And this will be used against the Tea Parties wait and see.

11 posted on 10/09/2011 6:48:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep...they want to wander around in their utopian society; a world without borders where everyone loves one another (literally), and there are no disputes, no wars, no borders, and no religion(s).
They want to wear their robes woven from organic cotton, grown, picked and processed in a communal environment that is all happy and no sad.
They hear nothing but the sweet sound of the lyre and the pan flute wafting on the constant balmy breezes.

In short...they are nutballs without a clue. The real world, especially the muzzies, await their arrival...

12 posted on 10/09/2011 6:50:18 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Kaslin

I have been trying to think of what this debacle reminds me of, all the repetitive chanting, the young people etc. It just seemed familiar to me. Suddenly, it hit me THUNDERDOME!!!

13 posted on 10/09/2011 6:52:24 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Mike Darancette

Yup. And this is not a “leaderless” movement like the media is claiming. It’s being orchestrated by our Marxist community organizer in chief. He desperately wanted to counter the pro-liberty, limited government tea party movement so he called out his Marxist/anarchist leftist revolutionaries and union thugs to “Get in their faces! Get loud! If they bring a knife, you bring a gun!”

When the inevitable violence erupts, it will have been incited by our treasonous, America-hating, capitalism-hating, liberty-hating, chief Marxist revolutionary calling the shots directly from the White House. It’s the only thing he’s good at.

14 posted on 10/09/2011 7:23:30 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Kaslin



15 posted on 10/09/2011 7:24:01 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Kaslin
The Green Police, they live inside of my head,
The Green Police, they come to me in my bed,
The Green Police, they're coming to arrest me, oh no!

16 posted on 10/09/2011 7:35:23 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: FatherofFive

Now where have I heard that name before...? Those bad pennies just keep showing up.

17 posted on 10/09/2011 8:39:02 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: Mike Darancette

No, you know I heard an interesting caller on a talk show last night. The young man from Seattle said that he was a Christian and a conservative, and he goes out with a sign every day after work to share what he prizes most.

That made me think, perhaps they are not all Sorosbots after all. God bless this young man, and others like him.

Though I am deeply concerned over the state of my country right now, I wouldn’t turn down a good recipe. :o)

18 posted on 10/10/2011 10:22:09 AM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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