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Occupy Wall Street is nothing like the Egyptian revolution

Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas — The Occupy Wall Street movement has been contaminated and will soon be rendered ineffective due to the lack focus by its participants and its infiltration by FBI.

Newscast Media was the first and only new outlet in this news article to use critical thinking and predict that the US government would plant covert agents to gather intelligence about the inner dynamics of the movement. It appears the FBI had already planted its agents even before the execution of Troy Davis and has an extended network of agents working within.

Gawker has now confirmed that indeed there are plants within the movement masquerading as protesters, and are indeed spies gathering information and sending it back to the FBI headquarters and New York Police Department.

How the movement got corrupted

The Occupy Wall Street started out with pure intentions as participants genuinely protested against the banking cartel’s manipulation of the economy. They even published their own newspaper after the media ignored them. All of a sudden the media became actively involved, unions endorsed the movement, politicians jumped on the bandwagon and even multi-million dollar celebrities threw their weight behind Occupy Wall Street. When Barack Obama endorsed the movement, that was the kiss of death, and it took a whole new twist.

Today the media has turned what started out as a genuine movement into a Democrat v. Republican; Liberal v. Conservative or Socialism v. Capitalism movement, and have adulterated the entire revolution. Once the mainstream media, unions and politicians got involved, the movement became tainted and lost its potency. Former president Bill Clinton opined that the demonstrators needed to clearly define their goals, something I have already written about.

The streets are ours

The Egyptian revolution and Occupy Wall Street are as different as night and day. The Egyptians were clear that the revolution belonged to them and not the media or politicians. In fact when there was a media black-out in Egypt, that’s when the revolution became the most effective. At one point CNN’s Anderson Cooper said they ran him out of town because Egyptians had a distrust for the corporate media. Other media practitioners were arrested and detained, and it was the “Alternative Media” that captured the true essence of the revolution, causing the ousting of Mubarak.

When Cindy Sheehan was protesting the Iraq war, she launched her movement in front of the White House because it was a Republican president who authorized the war, now that you have a Democrat president who was responsible for authorizing the greatest transfer of wealth from taxpayers to the banking cartel, the demonstrators and media practitioners pretend that he is a saint and should not be blamed.

When the Tea Party raised genuine issues concerning the state of America, the media called them racists, after seeing how effective the Tea Party was in helping the GOP defeat Obama in the mid-terms. All the Christophobes in the media ran hit pieces about how the Tea Party lacked diversity, yet when the American Nazi Party endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests, the media was silent. When the White Power separatist group endorsed Occupy Wall Street, the media has revealed its treachery by pretending these racist groups do not exist. It is obvious the media is intentionally painting the Occupy Wall Street in a superficially favorable light for their own ulterior motives.

The Daily Mail has been honest and reported that protesters were joining Occupy Wall Street movement to have sex with each other and do drugs. One of the protesters in the Daily Mail article said, “I’ve seen people making out, having sex, it doesn’t look good.”

The most telling thing is not a single one of the protesters is carrying the U.S. flag. Compare that to the Egyptians who were in one accord, and were in the streets for love of their country and countrymen. There was neither atheist, Christian or Muslim. They all joined together and the Egyptian flag was on display as a symbol of solidarity amongst all Egyptians. The events were captured in a documentary by Egyptian filmmaker Neveen Shalaby called The Agenda and I.

Another video below captures the raw passion and determination of Egyptians

Video by Tamer Shaaban

This journalist cautioned media practitioners to wait and see how the movement unfolded, yet because media practitioners are constantly in competition with each other, and always trying to out-do one another, they jumped on the story and ran with it. Accordingly, this whole Occupy Wall Street movement has now lost its legitimacy and effectiveness to create the intended change, because it has been infiltrated and contaminated.


Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - October 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

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Mubarak to remain at resort home instead of prison due to health

Former president Hosni Mubarak

Newscast Media CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian newspapers are reporting that for the time being, former President Hosni Mubarak will remain at the hospital where he is being detained in Sharm el-Sheikh.

In a statement published on its Facebook page, the public prosecution said that a medical report prepared by a panel of doctors recommended against transferring the former president to Tora Prison hospital.

Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the team of cardiac doctors sent by the prosecution to re-examine Mubarak said the Tora Prison hospital is not equipped to receive a patient in critical condition.

Mubarak “suffers from repetitive attacks of atrial fibrillation, accompanied by severe drops in blood pressure and momentary reductions in blood flow to the brain, which leads to a momentary loss of consciousness,” the panel said, according to the statement.

The panel said Mubarak suffers from cardiac irregularities that could lead to a sudden heart attack. The irregularities tend to increase when Mubarak is subjected to psychological pressure, it said. Mubarak also experiences depression and muscle weakness and cannot get out of bed without help, the panel said. X-rays have shown that he suffers from constriction in the carotid arteries.

The prosecution said it has sent the panel’s report to the criminal court for review before making a decision. It also submitted another copy to the interior minister to decide on whether to complete preparations at Tora Prison hospital.


Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - May 31, 2011 at 6:46 pm

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Reasons why what happened in Tunisia and Egypt wouldn’t happen in America

Revolutions happen in collectivist cultures

Newscast Media HOUSTON, TX–The uprising we saw in Tunisia and what we currently see in Egypt are happening because third world and developing countries tend to have collectivist cultures. In Africa there is a saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” In other words, in a collectivist culture, people are encouraged to work in groups. It is one for all, all for one. It is a lot easier to mobilize and organize revolutionary events in collectivist cultures than it is in an individualistic culture.

America is an individualistic nation. An individualistic culture places more emphasis on personal achievement at the expense of group goals, resulting in a strong sense of competition, that’s the reason people have no problem abandoning their families and children just to pursue careers. It’s also the same reason why people in an individualistic culture have no problem dumping their parents in nursing homes at a certain age because the parents are then looked upon as inconveniences. You never see Asians, Latin American natives, African natives or even American Indians doing that to their parents. It’s because they come from collectivist cultures.

Since the American society is individualistic, the self-important “It’s all about me” attitude would cripple any effort to hold mass demonstrations that we see happening in third world countries. People in the US are more concerned about how they benefit personally, than how a group benefits collectively. As long as a person in an individualistic culture has a job, why should he or she care if a neighbor doesn’t have a job? Your boss can fire you anytime, yet you need to give your boss two weeks’ notice before switching careers. It is possible to live in a neighborhood without having contact with neighbors for two or three years in an individualistic culture. That would never happen in a collectivist society.

In an individualistic culture when a person is invited for a job interview, the boss or supervisor on the other side of the desk is looking at the interviewee wondering, “I wonder how much work I can get out of this individual for the least amount of money?” The interviewee on the other hand is looking at the prospective employer wondering, “I wonder how money I can get out of this employer for the least amount of work?” It’s never about how a culture or community can mutually benefit from each other’s fruits of labor.

However, in Tunisia and Egypt, people closed their businesses and offices. They realized the youth who graduated couldn’t get jobs and were setting themselves ablaze to make statements. Nobody, not even the governments were listening to them. They collectively decided to join the youth and started a revolution. Even after the government cut off their Internet service and other means of communication, these freedom fighters continued collectively as a single impenetrable unit. That’s where their strength resided.

In America, if the government threatened to shut off the Internet and phone services, it would be enough to disperse crowds. We live in a society where people are addicted to Blackberrys, iPhones, Social networks and television, so depriving the average American from the above-mentioned services would be too much to bear. The society we live in is very superficial and pretentious. There is a general lack of depth and substance in conversations. Relationships are shallow and seem contrived. More often than not when people approach you, they are trying to sell you something. To them you are more of a business transaction than a human being. Anything that challenges or stimulates the intellect is frowned upon. I would venture to say that in some communities you are even reviled or despised for being educated because intelligence is perceived as being “uncool.”

In colleges very few professors teach because teaching is their personal calling in his life. Most are there because they checked out of the corporate world and saw teaching as something to fall back on. These teachers, professors and instructors aren’t even passionate about their craft or students. They wouldn’t hesitate to flunk a student who held a different worldview or political opinion than they did. They forget that college is a place for debate and exchange of ideas. They don’t think about how their actions could affect an entire community or generation, because they think individualistically. In a collectivist society the success of the student is directly proportional to how a teacher rates his or her success. Your successes become theirs, even when you out-do them.

Revolutions like the ones happening in North Africa occur when people are in one accord. In the West when a girl is dating a man and tells her parents about it, the first thing the parents ask is: “What does he do?” In third world countries especially Africa, when a girl tells her parents she has a boyfriend the parents ask: “Whose son is he?” The difference between the two responses is that one culture places more value on how much money a person makes or whom that person works for, whereas another culture places more emphasis on the person’s upbringing.

One might ask, what’s wrong with people putting value on what a person does for a living? Isn’t it honorable to work for a living? There is nothing wrong with that as long as one can separate oneself from one’s job, but in an individualistic society it is almost impossible to do so. That’s the reason why it is not unusual for people in America to fall into deep depressions or to commit suicide once they lose their jobs. In other cases, they simply become jaded and self-destruct.

Somehow these people have failed to realize that you are not your job or job title. You are not the company you work for. You are not the car the you drive, and you are not the neighborhood you live in or Country Club you belong to. Strip the average person in an individualistic culture of a job title, car, house, membership clubs, and cell phone, you’ll have someone walking on the road to ruin. Ask the average person to spend a week without watching television, they’ll look at you with a confused look on their face, like Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at a Congressional hearing, when asked: “Where did the money go?”

The only group of people that can come close to having a revolution are Mexicans. We saw it on May 1, 2006 when they collectively had the largest immigration protest march in the nation.

It is rare nowadays to meet authentic individuals with raw passion because all the status we think we have, is merely status quo.


1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by Joseph Earnest - January 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

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