WWII Vet to Wall Street Protesters: “I Am So Proud Of All You People”

WWII and Other Military Vets Support Wall Street Protest

A reader posted the following comment regarding the Occupy Wall Street protests:

I am so proud of all you people who are showing your back bones, to stand up and put a stop to the Banking cartel, who is defining History, by insisting that We The People, use their Fiat Money system. Our Constitution states, that Only Gold and Silver shall be used as lawful Money. The So Called Federal Government, is really only to have Ten Square Miles, in which to conduct their so called wisdom to Protect the Sovereign States. But look at how much territory they call, Federal lands etc. We Have a rouge Government, which is completely out of control. Your movements of collective peaceful protests, are the beginning of the end for the crooked Fiat Money people. I am a WWII Vet, South Pacific Campaign. 94 years young, handy capped, from War Injuries. I want you to know from my Heart, I am so proud of each and every one of you. So Hang in there, your movement is just what this Country needs.

I’m not certain whether the reader is one of these gentlemen attending the Occupy Wall Street protests:

http://i.imgur.com/GmSFY.jpg

Vet

In fact, military men of all ages support the protests:


Vietnam Vet

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  • Howard T. Lewis III

    You know, I think this internet thing has possibilities. We have the spirit of America here, and nobody has burned anything, except the respectability of champagne swilling fools who don’t know that the thoughtless radioactive contamination of the waters of Champagne is their problem too. Every day believing they hit a home run, not facing up to the fact that they were born on third base, and have not made it home yet. The Occupy Wall Street Protesters have hit the home run. Watch out for the crowd with the bebop hats and the mace cans. They are living in the past.

  • http://blogdredd.blogspot.com/ Dredd

    I like it.

    One problem that comes to light in this demonstration is that the “job creators” are the ones who got richer via the wars “over seas”.

  • http://www.ronpaul2012.com Jerry Hubley

    My grandfather was a ranger in WWII, and said nearly word for word what those distinguished veterans said as well, many times. Listen to them they know what they’re talking about!

  • Bev

    Fiat (Paper) Money is not the problem. Historically, it can be backed by silver, gold, property or not backed at all and still work as intended.

    The problem is our money is DEBT, created from bankers’ loans to government, business and us. So, we can never get out of DEBT, only go deeper into DEBT.

    Dennis Kucinich’s Bill, H.R. 6550, the National Emergency Employment Defense (NEED) Act of 2010, provides the superior fix to that almost un-fixable of our national financial systems, the private, debt-based money system of money creation using bank-credits and consumer-debts, known as fractional reserve banking.

    The Kucinich Bill – available here –

    http://kucinich.house.gov/UploadedFiles/NEED_ACT.pdf

    puts an end to the entire private fractional reserve
banking system, replacing it with one of government-issue of the nation’s circulating media, without issuing any debt.

    • Bev

      Dennis Kucinich’s NEED Act for Jobs and Money Reform is now HR 2990, formerly HR 6550.

      http://my.firedoglake.com/gammaglobalist/2011/10/08/representative-vows-to-occupycongress/

      To anyone concerned about the national debt, austerity cuts, unemployment, or the extreme concentration of wealth and power among the elite, the NEED Act is what you have been waiting (and protesting) for.

      Don’t confuse this proposal with the specious calls to replace “fiat” money with gold (commodity) currency. The problem is not fiat but rather debt-based currency, controlled by and for banksters. The NEED Act does “end the Fed” as we know it, but achieves this the right way: with sovereign, debt-free Treasury notes. Gold currency, on the other hand, is an elitist scheme which would devastate the already reeling middle class.

      Under HR 2990, the dollar is to be issued by US Treasury as a public asset and spent into circulation for the public good. This will allow government to invest in large-scale projects without borrowing or adding to the national debt. Millions of unemployed can be put back to work rebuilding and expanding America’s infrastructure. Debt-free money could also clear the way for single payer health care – a reform which would save lives and money while boosting the economy.

      The author of HR 2990, Dennis Kucinich, has pledged his support for the Occupy movement and vows to OccupyCONGRESS:

      video
      http://my.firedoglake.com/gammaglobalist/2011/10/08/representative-vows-to-occupycongress/

  • http://www.stargate-chronicles.com Clark C. McClelland, former USN NASA ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    Our once GREAT Nation is now in the hands of the Communist Nations, Russia (still the USSR) and China. Our next war planned by the Zionists will be to fight that war for Z advancements on earth.
    Z is a PARASITIC CANCEROUS DISEASE on earth. All our wars have been fought for this purpose. That disease MUST BE DESTROYED GENETICALLY TO SAVE the USA and the world.
    Obama and the Secret Shadow Government GAVE the USA Manned Space Program WE HAD to Russia. THEY gave the International Space Station to the Communist nations on earth. The USA paid about 97% of the cost of that ISS. Wake up brain dead in this nation
    Open my website above. Learn the TRUTH of what is happening to our beloved earth.
    Open my book chapters on my website to HELP me live in POVERTY.
    Thank you, to ALL TRUE PATRIOTS of the USA.
    Clark

  • semiramis

    There are things that should makes us wonder…. hmmmm

    We know George Soros backs this occupation.

    GEORGE SOROS BACKS ANTI-WALL STREET DEMONSTRATORS

    http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2011-10-03/news/30238603_1_anti-wall-george-soros-press-conference

    We know JP Morgan give the NYPD a LOT of cash.

    JPMorgan Chase Donates $4.6 Million To NYPD During #OWS Protests

    http://ology.com/politics/jpmorgan-chase-donates-46-million-nypd-during-ows-protests

  • G. W. Young

    I held up my right hand and swore to defend The Constitution of the United States on three occasions.

    I don’t recall reading an exception clause nor an expiration date on my oath in the document i signed.

    Do i hear a bugle?

    • Brian T. Osborn

      You sure do!

  • Jeff
  • todd

    If I may, I am seeing a very ill informed news media out there. For example, Their list of demands ACTUALLY include the following from their official site: (let us remember, these kids are fresh out of college with degrees in economics, and no way of paying their student loans. Not just a bunch of Stoners like the old days. times have changed. These Kids are VERY WELL EDUCATED. See for your self:
    Thank you for allowing me this say.
    1-INVESTIGATE, ARREST AND TRY THE WALL STREET CRIMINALS (Is bundling toxic debt into “AAA” status loans and leaving entire economies in ruin, illegal? one of many examples.
    2-CONGRESS ENACT LEGISLATION TO PROTECT OUR DEMOCRACY BY REVERSING THE EFFECTS OF THE CITIZENS UNITED SUPREME COURT DECISION -(we really do need to get BIG MONEY out of our government from the top down, even Warren Buffett says that.
    3-ACTION ON GLASS-STEAGALL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass–Steagall_Act — Wiki entry summary: The repeal of provisions of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933 by the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act effectively removed the separation that previously existed between investment banking which issued securities and commercial banks which accepted deposits. The deregulation also removed conflict of interest prohibitions between investment bankers serving as officers of commercial banks. Most economists believe this repeal directly contributed to the severity of the Financial crisis of 2007–2011 by allowing Wall Street investment banking firms to gamble with their depositors’ money that was held in commercial banks owned or created by the investment firms.
    4-CONGRESS PASS THE BUFFETT RULE ON FAIR TAXATION SO THE RICH AND CORPORATIONS PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE & CLOSE CORPORATE TAX LOOP HOLES INCLUDING PROHIBITION ON HIDING FUNDS OFF SHORE. Pass the Buffet Rule on fair taxation so the rich pay their fair share.
    5-CONGRESS COMPLETELY REVAMP THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION AND STAFF IT AT HIGHEST AND LOWEST LEVELS WITH PROFESSIONALS WHO GET THE JOB DONE PROTECTING THE INTEGRITY OF THE MARKET THEREBY PROTECTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND INVESTORS.
    6-RE-ESTABLISH THE PUBLIC AIRWAVES IN THE U.S. SO THAT POLITICAL CANDIDATES ARE GIVEN EQUAL TIME FOR FREE AT REASONABLE INTERVALS IN DAILY PROGRAMMING DURING CAMPAIGN SEASON.
    7- CONGRESS ENACT SPECIFIC LAWS THAT EFFECTIVELY BUILD A WALL BETWEEN THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY AND THE U.S. MILITARY. If we’re going after corruption and also trying to reduce all the unnecessary wars that are costly in so many ways (most importantly costly in terms of human life on both sides), then this is the GRANDDADDY OF ALL REFORMS. Any of you who have seen the award winning widely popular documentary “Why We Fight” will realize the HUGE impact of this. Here’s a snippet of Eisenhower’s brave speech.
    “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
    Like I said, the news media is making them out to be a bunch of rag tag, bongo beating stoners, but I believe they are in many cases, VERY WELL EDUCATED. no way of paying off their student loans, and basically no future, and nearly everyone reading this knows this to be true.
    Good night,
    http://occupywallst.org/forum/specific-demand-and-action-list-for-washington-dc/

    • Bev

      In addition to Kucinich’s the NEED Act, newly HR 2990 to change the Money System away from bankers’ CREDIT/DEBT Money, I very much like that list you provided. Good to see.

  • Nam Vet

    Its about time!
    I am a Vietnam Veteran and am glad to see our military and vets protecting our people from the Wall Street thugs.
    It’s time for our veterans to stand up and take back our country back from the thieves that have destroyed our way of life.
    Those sipping on Champange and mocking the protestors on Wall street may live to regret their actions.

  • TJ Johnson

    “Many” in the military implies most…nothing could be further from the truth. I served 25 years, and no one I know supports spoiled, incoherent, drug-addled hippies who cannot even tell us what theyare protesting. The few coherent ones in the crowd do not represent the majority of the Free Lunch for Everyone in America Party. Ridiculous hyperbole. Conduct a study of military personnel before attempting this propaganda.

    • Lyrad

      For those of you who would burden our liberty with more laws “The Need Act”, and speak of re-distribution of wealth- a hearty “fuc% off you globalist pigs, to you! We already have safeguards built into our Constitution and Bill of Rights that override this lunacy that we have become subject to. Maybe if you people would actually read those doccuments you would see that the way has always been clear, follow the Constitution. Subversion of that supreme law makes you an enemy of the constitution and the oath that our military takes covers dealing with this situation quite well. I am a cmbt vet, and that entitles me to absolutely nothing above and beyond any other citizen. Get you heads outta you slimy communist?socialist asses and be Americans. Stop being socialist republican or communist democrats, either you are an American and have no need of a party because you can stand on your own or you are something less!

  • vince

    As a veteran I nor any veteran I know would support these protests.

    • Brian T. Osborn

      As a veteran, I, and several other veterans I know, DO support these protests. Not only do I support them for the purpose of reigning in the enfettered abuses of the richest of the rich, I support them because what they are doing is GUARANTEED by the Constitution I swore to uphold. Anyone that calls themselves a veteran and opposes the right of these people to redress their grievances by exercising their RIGHTS to assemble and exercise their FREEDOM of speech is a TRAITOR to the Constitution and the United States of America.

  • Daniel

    I have been proud of individuals in the military who held on to their humane mission to protect, if not the mendacious politicians who sent them onto trumped up wars to protect the interests of – guess who! Now the chickens come home to roost, and it’s Wall Street that’s got to own up.

    Forget the right/left smokescreen they trot out during election year – it’s been about good cop/bad cop, all to enrich the powerful. We can have a much more meaningful dialogue about money when it’s not some corporate network charade. What’s important about money is that it be connected to intrinsic value, which is what gold and silver represent *sometimes*. Roads, safety, and education are even more intrinsic which is why, if government is kept from lending through banks into derivatives and is held responsible to development which benefits the country as a whole – the reasons the founders could readily agree on the need for a Post Office – I believe we can have an honest standard not tied to gold.

    Gold would be better than this fiat banker’s racket, anyday.

  • JC

    @Vince: I am a veteran and I support these protests. But then again, I have also taken my Oath to the Constitution of the United States seriously, too.

  • RG

    It makes me sad that these men who have defended America, are being duped by the same lies told by the communists, fascists & socialists that their brothers in arms died fighting decades ago. YES our government is corrupt, and so is our currency, but you are getting into bed with devils, who hate this country.

 

 

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