The following analysis of the "Occupy" movement from the Socialist Equality Party is a nice summary of the economic problems that afflict much of the West, and increasingly the U.S., but fails to account for the Zionist ideology at the center of these problems.
The statement correctly notes of the Occupy movement that
The demand for “no politics,” which makes an appeal to the desire among workers and young people for a united struggle, itself conceals a political agenda—that is, opposition to any fight against the corporate-controlled two-party system. The Democratic Party and its main backers are descending on the Occupy movement. Their aim is to make sure that the protests do not lead to a broader struggle against the existing economic and political order.The statement also notes that "the richest 400 Americans [Forbes 400] control $1.53 trillion, while a record number of people in the US have been driven into poverty."
What the statement leaves out is that Jewish researchers have found that "at least 139 of the Forbes 400 are Jewish." That's about 35%, even though Jews comprise under 2% of the U.S. population.
How do socialists explain such a disproportionate representation among Jewry at top of the wealth pyramid amongst American? Do they believe Jews are racially superior to non-Jews, or is there some other explanation? If there is an elite, self-serving Jewish network funnelling money and power to itself, don't American need to know that, and factor it into their own analysis?
The socialists simply declare that capitalism is broken and unworkable, without declaring the insatiable, self-serving Zionist component that is illegally conspiring to monopolize it, and that (along with its ideologically Zionist collaborators) has rigged the system into its current abusive and immoral state in order to enrich and empower itself through wars, theft, and statist-corporatist corruption.
It's obvious why socialists don't want to name the Zionist elephant in the room: because to do so would suggest that capitalism (free enterprise) is salvageable if the right steps to break this corrupting Zionist network were to be taken. But the socialists don't really want reform, they want absolute meltdown in order to seize the levers of power and build an earthly utopia.
Sorry, that was tried in the Soviet Union, and it turned into an earthly hell.
Nonetheless, the following analysis is instructive as to the political maneuverings behind the scenes and the corruption of both the Democratic Party and neocon wing of the GOP...at least as far as it goes. -- C.M.
The way forward in the fight against Wall Street
(WSWS.org) -- by Statement of the Socialist Equality Party --
The Occupy Wall Street movement has struck a powerful chord among millions of people throughout the United States and internationally. At the center of this growing movement, which has spread to hundreds of cities, is deep-rooted opposition to the immense social inequality that is the dominant feature of American and world society.
The top one percent—indeed, the top 0.1 percent—are responsible for the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, which they have exploited to further enrich themselves. The richest 400 Americans control $1.53 trillion, while a record number of people in the US have been driven into poverty. The median income of Americans has fallen 10 percent since 2007, even as corporate profits and the bank accounts of the rich have soared. Young people face a future with no jobs, in which their education gets them nothing but tens of thousands of dollars of debt.
The protests in the US are part of an international movement against these intolerable conditions. The year began with the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt and the outbreak of mass protests in Wisconsin. It has continued with convulsive struggles in Greece, Spain, Israel, Great Britain and other countries. This movement will expand and grow in the coming months.
The critical question is: What is the way forward? Here, the question of politics is central.
There are those who claim that the protest movement can be sustained only by excluding any discussion of politics, parties and programs. The demand for “no politics,” which makes an appeal to the desire among workers and young people for a united struggle, itself conceals a political agenda—that is, opposition to any fight against the corporate-controlled two-party system.
The Democratic Party and its main backers are descending on the Occupy movement. Their aim is to make sure that the protests do not lead to a broader struggle against the existing economic and political order. The AFL-CIO and other groups associated with the Democratic Party want to transform the anti-Wall Street protests into a harmless campaign for the reelection of President Obama, who for three years has faithfully carried out the dictates of the banks.
Politics is about the struggle between opposing classes and social interests. The program of the ruling class—bank bailouts, social austerity, war and the destruction of democratic rights—must be opposed with a political program based on the independent interests of the working class...MORE...LINK