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February 18-20, 2011 -- America takes to the streets and its against the Tea Party corpo-fascists and their puppet governors

publication date: Feb 18, 2011 
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February 18-20, 2011 -- America takes to the streets and its against the Tea Party corpo-fascists and their puppet governors
Last November 24, WMR reported that when the massive anti-corporate protests that swept Iceland, Ireland, Greece, the United Kingdom, France, and other countries -- keeping in mind our report was well in advance of the "Arab Wave" revolt -- would come to the United States, it would be due to a state-by-state economic collapse. Based on the worker and student revolts that began in Madison, Wisconsin and are now spreading to Columbus, Ohio; Lansing, Michigan; Tallahassee, Florida, and soon, other states, it now appears that the prognostication of a former top White House economic adviser is coming to pass. 
WMR reported: "A top economic adviser to the Democratic Party, speaking on deep background, told WMR that the domino-like collapse of the economies of Iceland, Greece, Ireland, and, now, possibly Spain, is coming also to the United States. One of the triggering mechanisms will be at the end of this month when two million idled workers, now collecting unemployment, will be dropped from the rolls. At the end of December, another two million workers will join the ranks of those who have exhausted their unemployment benefits and a total of 4 million Americans will be without unemployment checks and face destitution.
Four million Americans will put financial pressure on municipalities and state governments already facing bankruptcy. Unlike Iceland, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, and, to some extent, Spain, which have strong central government control, the United States is a federal republic and, as such, the collapse of the economy will be state-by-state and begin at the municipality level, according to our source who has contacts within the Obama White House and the Democratic leadership of the Congress."
In Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, and Florida, Republican governors elected with Koch Industries and other corporate funding through the Republican Party contrivance known as the "Tea Party," began slashing state budgets at the expense of state employees and students while handing huge tax breaks to corporate fat cats and the super-wealthy.
The corporate media is doing its best to downplay the impact of the first wave of state-by-state revolts across the country. And it now should come as no surprise why Senator Joe Lieberman, who represents the uber-rich elites of tony Connecticut towns like Greenwich, Darien, and New Canaan, and his West Virginia colleague, Senator Jay Rockefeller of the American robber-baron clan, backed the idea of an Internet "kill switch." Just as occurred with the Mubarak regime in Egypt, the oligarchs will cut off Internet and cell phone-based social media communications if they feel that their entrenched interests are threatened by a massive revolt by the American people.
Currently, on the CIA-influenced Google search engine, articles, such as those on labor union websites, linking the events in Madison, Columbus, Lansing, Trenton, and planned protests in other state capitals, are not easy to find. After news that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the law firm Hunton & Williams, HBGary Federal, Pentagon contractor Palantir Technologies (which has taken over the walls and floors of the Pentagon Metro station with its advertisements -- photographs prohibited), and Berico Technologies conspired to infiltrate activist groups and their websites, with Justice Department approval, the writing is on the wall for America's workers, students, and middle class. It is a warning sign of things to come.
Now that the Supreme Coiurt has ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations are people and they have the right to donate as much money as they want to candidates for office, it should come as no surprise that corporate-backed Tea Party Republican governors now sit in office in Madison, Columbus, Lansing, Tallahassee, Augusta, Harrisburg, and other state capitals. Now that the Supreme Court has sanctioned corporations owning the electoral process in the United States, it was no surprise to hear protester calls in Madison for budget-slashing-for-the-working class and tax cuts-for-the-wealthy Governor Scott Walker to be removed from office, just like Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
And in Wisconsin, we have witnessed, for the first time, reluctance by the National Guard to put down protests while seeing the state police and firemen joining protesters. Without the fire power of the Guard and the police at their disposal, corporate lickspittle governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin, John Kasich in Ohio, Rick Snyder of Michigan, Rick Scott of Florida, and others of their ilk are mere "paper tigers." The Tea Party fanatics are calling for governors to declare the protests a "law and order" issue and call out the Guard and police. It is instructive that most Tea Party Republicans in the Congress voted to renew three provisions of the Patriot Act, a law that protects the interests of corporate America and its military-industrial complex and infringes on the constitutional rights of the American people. The Tea Partiers are the same military service-dodging cowards who called for U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now call for it in Iran. Given a popular revolt, they, like their comrades in Cairo and Tunis, will be the first to flee to the safety of their gated communities and off-shore time-share condominiums. 
Without the Guard and police at their disposal, the Tea Bag state leaders, installed by corporate bags of cash, are ripe to be physically hauled out of their offices and de-throned as governor by the popular will. And after Main Street, the next stop on the itinerary is Wall Street. And that puts Washington in a bind: will it disengage U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan to fight state revolts at home or maintain the neocon fool's errand of fighting a phony war on terrorism against poverty-stricken people in some of the most remote areas on the planet?
Either way, the spreading of the anti-elite Euro and Arab revolts to Main Street America will turn Washington, DC into a capital city without a country to govern -- it will be another Brussels, a capital in name only and a quaint tourist attraction with no real power. And that will be a great event for America and all the world's people and other living things.

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