In this new video release, "as a first step," Anonymous has called for public protests beginning on June 14th, continuing "until Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down." To make their case, they have presented a list of recent scandalous Federal Reserve actions.
I'm not sure Bernanke is the problem. At best, he's a misguided nerd who believes he's doing the right thing. At worst, he's a bumbling idiot. Either way, I don't believe he even understands the level of destruction he has unleashed upon the global economy and genuinely feels like he has done the right thing.
The Fed is the problem, not whichever asshat we have running it. Unless the asshat in question is homicidal maniac Alan Greenspan, but that's another story.
Here's the latest video:
Google Map for the protests may be found here, with the following info (the dollar signs are an awesome touch):
This Flag Day, Tuesday June 14th, we will launch a non-violent social movement with this list of demands:
* End the campaign finance and lobbying racket
* Break up the Fed & Too Big to Fail banks
* Enforce RICO laws against organized criminal class
* Order Ben Bernanke to step down
The Banks - #BofA #Citibank #Chase #WF #Ally
Tweet: See FLAG DAY http://bit.ly/mdtXF3 #OpESR
Click on the $ on the map for rally info: #NYC #DC #Chicago #SF #STL #OKC #Flint #WI #Monterey
Organize a local OpESR protest: http://OpESR.fss34.com PARKING: Use 'Search Nearby' tool in action detail
GROUND CONTROL http://GC.FSS34.COM/
If you recall, "Anonymous" allegedly pulled this before, organizing a failed protest in March. I went to the Board at 6 in the morning to get pics of these folks who promised violence getting dragged off by rabid Fed SWAT teams only to find a single security guard and empty streets on Constitution Ave. My early drive into the District wasn't entirely wasted, I did manage to get a great shot of the Washington Monument at sunrise.
Follow the #OpESR hashtag on Twitter for more info.
I'll be sitting this one out. Happily. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.