This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, September 5, 2020:
Adbusters, the Canadian outfit behind the OccupyWallStreet protests nine years ago, is at it again. This time the target is the White House. And, it’s all but guaranteed to reelect the president for a second term despite the intentions of the revolutionaries in the streets.
It’s been nine years since we set off the political earthquake of #OccupyWallStreet, laying siege to NYC’s Zuccotti Park and inspiring thousands of similar protests around the world.
The Occupy anniversary arrives September 17th, 2020. And it may be the perfect day to trigger another global big-bang moment — a massive collective action of the sweetest kind of disobedience.
The why hardly needs recitation. Because, for these nine years, the shadows have only grown longer. Inequality has soared. Not a single Wall Street CEO spent a night in jail for his role in the 2008 financial meltdown. Politicians and corporate criminals continue to savage the public trust with impunity.
And all the while, this howling void of a president, his sins too many to name, sits smugly atop a corona death-toll that may surpass two-hundred thousand Americans by Christmas.
Its focus is on Election Day, and moving toward the New World Order:
#WhiteHouseSiege will electrify the U.S. election season — and it doesn’t stop there. Drawing wind from #MeToo, #BLM, #ExtinctionRebellion, and protests against Trump’s lethal bungling of coronavirus, we’ll inspire a global movement of systemic change — a Global Spring — a cultural heave towards a true world order….
Lafayette Square may be cordoned off and military police will doubtless be there in full force. But what can they do if hundreds of thousands of us turn up all over the nation’s capital, day after day, and start playing totally non-violent improvisational jazz … much like we did in Zuccotti Park nine years ago?
#WhiteHouseSiege has an ominous ring to it. But it could turn out to be the most beautiful, festive, and effective uprising that America has seen since the Revolution.
Together, with history watching, we can electrify the election season — and win.
It’s likely to end badly for the protesters. OccupyWallStreet began in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district, on September 17, 2011 and ended when they were forced out two months later.
It’s also likely to end badly for Joe Biden. How will he respond to the protest? Will he criticize it, costing him the support of the far-left radicals who have captured the Democrat Party? Will he support it, admitting that he is no “moderate” after all?
Will he reprise President Obama’s support of OccupyWallStreet, when his president said “The most important thing we can do now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side”? Will he iterate Nancy Pelosi’s support of OWS: “I support the message to the establishment, whether it’s Wall Street or the political establishment and the rest, that change has to happen”?
We know one thing: Trump will have a field day. He will light up his Twitter account every day, drawing attention to his opposition to the obstruction and the inevitable violence that will take place, confirming his stance to voters of his tough stand and his image as the “law and order” president.
In other words, if the WhiteHouseSiege happens, it will likely be a gift from Biden to the president, all but ensuring his reelection in November.