April 19, 2012
The Occupy crowd in California plans to close down the Golden Gate Bridge on May Day, according to the Bay Area May Day Clearinghouse.
From the group’s web page:
If any of the unions on the Golden Gate bridge declare a strike or shutdown action on May Day, we will act in solidarity with these striking workers and the international call for a general strike on May Day, by blockading the flow of capital to the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District. This will be accomplished by a collaboration of pickets and direct action which will shut down all modes of transportation from Marin to San Francisco.
In other words, the group plans to prevent the citizens of San Francisco from commuting and conducting business and earning a living.
Instead of blocking a public bridge that will do absolutely nothing to change the power structure and only interrupt the lives of ordinary people, the Occupy crowd might want to shut down the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, located at 101 Market Street.
Closing down and eventually eliminating the Federal Reserve will do far more to improve the lives of working people than blocking a bridge for a few hours.
It looks like the Occupy movement (at least in San Francisco) is more interested in centralized and entrenched unions and government action against business that would rather not be unionized. This will do absolutely nothing to change the economic or political situation in America.
It is no mistake that Occupy groups in a bankrupt California – due largely to the dinosaur size of its nanny-state government and financial commitments to unionized state workers – have decided to hold their Spring coming out gig on May Day.
May Day is the International Socialist holiday.
As Antony Sutton has documented, international socialism is a fabrication originally created by Wall Street. Sutton has shown how the Federal Reserve and bankster interests infiltrated and influenced the socialist movement, especially in the United States.
We now call it a controlled opposition.