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Occupy Wall Street and Shay’s Rebellion Does Anyone Have Courage Anymore?

By September 21, 20113 Comments

I give a lot of credit to the band of  protesters  who are camped out in New York City. (Occupy Wall Street)   They are showing courage and leadership where everyone else in this country is just failing.

It really is a sad commentary on our press and our country in general when the press will not report on this.

There have been courageous leaders in this country once or twice before:

From Wikipedia:

Shays’ Rebellion saw some of its opening salvos in Central Massachusetts, in the town of Uxbridge, in Worcester County, on Feb. 3, 1783.[2][3] Gov. John Hancock suppressed local riots, after a request by Colonel Nathan Tyler of Uxbridge.[2][3] Lieutenant Simeon Wheelock, of the Town of Uxbridge died at Springfield, in 1786, while on duty, protecting the Armory.[4] Shays’s Rebellion caused George Washington to emerge from retirement to advocate a stronger national government.[5]

The financial situation leading to the rebellion included the problem that European war investors (among others) demanded payment in gold and silver; there was not enough specie in the states, including Massachusetts, to pay the debts; and throughout the state, wealthy urban businessmen were trying to squeeze whatever assets they could get out of rural smallholders. Since the smallholders did not have the gold that the creditors demanded, everything they had was confiscated, including their houses.[6]

At a meeting convened by aggrieved commoners, a farmer, Plough Jogger, encapsulated the situation:

“I have been greatly abused, have been obliged to do more than my part in the war, been loaded with class rates, town rates, province rates, Continental rates and all rates…been pulled and hauled by sheriffs, constables and collectors, and had my cattle sold for less than they were worth…The great men are going to get all we have and I think it is time for us to rise and put a stop to it, and have no more courts, nor sheriffs, nor collectors nor lawyers.”


  • Blue Floridian says:

    Matt, I love this website but why not have a vigorous comment sections. Comments I post are hardly ever published. Information is power. Publish the comments

  • Ron says:

    Evolution, Peaceful Revolution?
    Hopefully Courts will declare government abuses and failure to enforce the laws protecting unalienable rights of the “People”. Legal fiction (Corporations) harming people is a travesty and this is getting worse. Possible peaceful legal remedy now or most likely violent rebellion later?

    The statutes are being written in the corporate interest and thus the divide widens…

  • speakout says:

    When you do the research on the history of this country and the structure of the “system”, You discover that this country was always (and England too) controlled by the Merchants, and therefore we have the Merchants Law system. The bankers were the ones always trying to “make a buck” off a buck. The bankers/money changers go all the way back to biblical times, collecting money for the “elites”, the “scribes”, the ones that knew the “law”. The rules that they made up, to charge the common man if he didn’t “obey” their laws, profits for their benefit. They strayed from God’s true laws – there were only 10 important ones. We now have over 60 million statues,codes, laws, etc.we have to adhere to. It’s insane! The justice system was supposed to protect the people, not profit off their misfortune. Everyone is on a treadmill to make money for the beast. Well today we see the evolution of a system out of control, entrenched in greed and corruption and obsession for power over the worker/slave. We are the slaves that generate the “money” for the government/banking system. The entire “system” needs to change, This will take a revolution as they will not go quietly, as they have reaped the rewards and profits of our labor for decades. We are their “cash cows”. It is time for the people to stand up and say ENOUGH!

    We don’t need to pay interest on funny money. Wall street should not be making profits on inflated values that don’t exist and when the s..t hits the fan, the debt gets dumped on the people.

    NO ONE should have to pay the state a property tax, or forced insurance that gives someone else the rights to kick someone out of their home. Before the Fed Res system came in, in 1913, there was NO property tax, and no income tax in this country. The beast has a big appetite and it is growing bigger every year and is not sustainable. The government does not make money, it just spends money and creates debt for the people to pay. It’s backwards. They should collect the revenue and then spend what they have, not spend it before they have it. They are only supposed to collect excise(sales) tax, not all the hundreds of fees, licenses, etc., etc, etc. The Federal Government is the beast. We don’t need them really. When was the last time they did anything for you or me? Lots of money gets spent, but we never see it.

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