Generation OS13: The new culture of resistance


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Greetings Citizens, this public service broadcast is brought to you by Anonymous.
In the light of recent events it is clearly, and by that we mean all of us,
are suffering an attack on civil liberties at an alarming rate.
Liberty is a concept of political philosophy and identifies the condition
in which an individual has the right to act according to his or her own will.
I think those bailouts were absolutely required to save your civilisation,
now if you talk about bailouts for everybody else, you’ve got to say to the people
“suck it in and cope buddy, suck it in and cope.”
The Global Insurrection against banker occupation,
people are angry and they’ve got their pitchforks, they’ve got their torches.
What the governments have done is to turn from a democracy into an oligarchy,
and we’re seeing an oligarchy and in fact a kleptocracy emerge here.
The Governments are not representing the interests of their constituents.
Jamie Dimon said: “Too much is too much, not all banks are the same,
I just think that this constant refrain …bankers, bankers, bankers…..
is just unproductive and unfair, people should just stop doing that.
” You’ve been caught stealing money from americans, stealing money from the globe,
committing acts of financial terrorism, in bed with a terrorist…..
what do you mean is enough is enough? Enough is not enough until you are in fricking jail,
JAIL, JAIL. I’m sick of Jamie Dimon. Enough is enough of Jamie Dimon, somebody shut this guy down.
Off with their heads
A thousand demonstrators chanting killers in uniform, lobbed firebombs at police.
This government minister was stoned by a mob.
It all makes perfect economic sense, I’ve calculated that you need to eat approximately
37 quadrillion twizzlers each, in the next twelve months to balance the budget.
When I was at secondary school in the early seventies, we were told that we were going to
have a three day a week leisure society, in school,
they said computers are going to come, it will be three days a week work leisure society,
sounded pretty good to me. And of course there has been that money there and those things
for us all to do that.
Free papers are incredibly powerful means of communication,
I think that’s why we started “Bare Bones” as a free paper, because we wanted it as
a bit of an antidote to all this London Lite, Metro or the Evening Standard, which are so powerful
and across the board completely shit
Our show, we make the news, and then we report the news that we made.
Even a newspaper can save you from a bad burn.
I think there is a feeling that things are very bad at the moment, the amount of bands
that I have interviewed in the past six months, from British Sea Power to Zola Jesus to Cold Cave to Liars,
all saying quite honestly that they feel there is sort of an apocalyptic air at the moment,
what is going to happen, things feel like there is something really unpleasant around the corner.
I would say they are not mad conspiracy nuts all these Artists,
they are just very troubled by the state of things
and by discussing that in interviews they are making a point.
Does the Government really think they can win that war if the young people are like “fuck this”,
you can’t beat that, you can’t beat us, no. It’s impossible, there’s no fucking way.
All Governments are based upon the cooperation and submission of the populations that they rule,
the dictators are never as strong as they tell you they are,
and the people are never as weak as they think they are early on.
The Power that banks now exert over our affairs, diminishes the power of democratic government
to respond to what would be the real public interest of its citizens.
You must have a leader, because people are like sheep and they have to be led.
I think you know that I am there for you, and I do care so very, very, very much.
Throughout history, many of our heroes have stood on the wrong side of the law, so to speak…
Martin Luther King, or Malcolm X, tons of our so called heroes when they first stood up and spoke
the shit they said was against the law….. and so we can’t really count on the law makers
or the powers that be to see shit as it should be when it first happens.
Economic Dictatorship
97% of money in existence was created by banks out of nothing, every time a bank makes a loan
it creates new money and charges interest on it.
The banks then make securities from this debt, this is known as a derivative,
and allows the banks to create even more money out of nothing.
There’s no rule of law, it’s a kleptocracy. And they sell poo-poo with each other
and that’s the economy, the American economy is based on selling poo-poo from one bank
to another for fees, and then when there is too much poo-poo in the system they declare bankruptcy
and demand a bailout. Which is like getting a clean pair of underwear,
what do they do with a clean underwear? (fart….fart) Ohh, that’s more American securities, look….look,
lets sell these, lets get another billion dollar bonus (fart) Ohh I just made myself another bonus.
That’s what Wall Street is all about, it’s just selling poo-poo, that’s it, it’s worth nothing.
The creation of new money in this way leads to price inflation in the goods it was created for.
This process of money creation is undemocratic and gives the banks power and wealth they do not deserve.
The thing I noticed about house prices, now in 1979 we made an Lp on our own
and we had to borrow a load of money, it probably cost 700 or 1000 pounds to make an album
and press it ourselves. The house next door to the one we rented was on sale for 3500 pounds
and you could get houses for under 2000 pounds, which is proportionally a lot cheaper than it is now,
because it still only costs you 1500 or 2000 pounds to make your own album,
but houses cost substantially more now.
If we can inflate the value of these houses, and if I can get you to pay me back three
times the amount that I’m lending you, I would much rather lend you half a million
than 10’000, because I have you right were I want you and I have your wife and your girlfriend
where I want them, because they are going to have to work as well, you won’t have
one parent being able to support the family.
The systems that are operating currently are in a state of dissolution,
and people need to become aware of that, to stop living lies,
and to start facing up to the horrible bitter truth that for the last 30 years we’ve been involved in
a boom and bust economy that’s got us nowhere and has failed,
and what we have now is a government that no-one voted for attempting to repair it.
You can think of the financial sector as being wrapped around the real economy,
almost like a parasite, and that is why it has been called parasitic for so long.
The financial sector extracts interest from the economy, the property sector extracts economic rent, as do monopolies.
The key thing about parasites is not simply that they extract nourishment from the host,
the parasite takes over the hosts brain to make it think it’s part of the economy,
to make it think it’s part of the hosts own body, and in fact, that it is almost like
a child of the host to be protected. And that is what the financial sector has done today.
The Nationalisation of the banks, doesn’t follow any of the principles of free market
capitalism whatsoever, it’s pure hypocrisy. So what you are actually looking at is
the maintenance of power.
What I’m doing is not just a statement in terms of the lyrics,
but I think it is very important to make lyrics important again and what is written about.
So many people were worried about how it was sung, they were only using music for escapism,
and that is what often happens when we are peaking in terms of wealth as a nation,
it happened in the eighties and there was a lot of music which was about what the musicians wore and that sort of thing,
it was very consumerist in that way. So people forgot that you could use music
as a way to express your issues with government, with society, with whatever,
even if it is just talking about your own little problem.
Puppet Regimes
None of the parties offers a suitable form of government,
they hope to organise a festival march to the city of London to demonstrate against
the bankers and financiers, who they say, are the real people who control us.
Western Democratic Governments have become puppets to corporate and banking interests,
violently subjugating descent in their own populations, to maintain a corrupt and inefficient
system. Technological progress has been used not to better peoples lives, but to make a
tiny minority extremely wealthy.
The City in its own right, the city of London corporation, which is the local government authority
for the city of London, is in itself a slightly alien political entity in Britain.
It is not just another municipal authority, it has all of its own rules
that are very different from what apply in the rest of Britain
Certainly all of the political parties rely on donations and traditionally that is were
the conservatives have got most of their money from, is from the city.
London is a tale of two cities, London has a mayor, currently boris Johnson and it has
a lord Mayor who is sitting in the guild hall. There have been reformers in the past who
have said what we need is one government for London, we need to expand the city to include
the 8 million or so residents and you have one single London government.
The labour party for much of the past century had a pledge in it’s manifesto to abolish
the city of London corporation and merge it into the rest of London. Tony Blair,
as part of his bid for power decreed that that pledge would be abolished and he made a deal with
the city and made a promise to reform it instead, and that reform ended up being an expansion
of the corporate vote. It’s a totally bizarre story,
I mean how many people in Britain really know about this.
What is sir Tony going to do if JP Morgan goes bust?
He’s a surreptitiously stealing money from people kind of a Sir.
Well of course, because he consults for JP Morgan, at 2 Million Dollars a year and that goes back
to the exit plan for the politically corrupt class, in the UK they are allowed to walk out of downing street,
walk across the street, walk into JP Morgan and say give me 2 million dollars a year.
People are becoming informed, and then at the same time people like Julian Assange
are threatening to really fucking inform us about what is going on. And there is a reaction,
there is a response to that information, once people know, once people learn, then it becomes inevitable
that people have to move and grow and change accordingly. Technology is extremely empowering
and the thing is they can’t control it, because these kids were like born OS13.
It’s beyond their control, and it’s always been like that, that’s nothing new
that’s how hip hop came to be, that’s how so many things have come about.
Tax Dodgers
Something that has come up lot, is that these cuts have to happen that they are an unhappy truth.
They’re necessary, but they’ll be done fairly, everyone will be hurt just the same,
which just isn’t true. There’s 25 billion that could be taken in by tax to cut the deficit,
which isn’t either because of people avoiding tax through illegal means or through exploiting tax loopholes.
In 2005 Philipp Green, the owner of Topshop, paid himself 1.2 billion pounds,
but because his business is held in his wife’s name
and can be channeled through lots of offshore accounts, he escapes paying 300 million pounds in Tax.
Settle down, Settle down, everybody settle down, now one thing we forgot when we came in,
what did we forget class? We did not take the register, so Jenkins, Jenkins, Jenkins.
Very good, now hands up anybody who isn’t here.
And there is what some of us call the Philipp Green defence, which is no tax was avoided
because no tax was due, but what he doesn’t say, was "that no tax was due because I put
a lot of work into making sure that no tax was due".
UK Uncut was a new phase for me, it was something that kind of exploded onto the streets
which is absolutely fantastic. We are just at a very early stage of a process,
and UK Uncut is looking at one particular aspect of this system which is corporate tax avoidance,
which is a very important part of it, but what is really out there is something
that is much bigger than that and much more all encompassing.
Tax Havens
Tax Havens have been completely under the radar for such a long time, partly because
there has been this perception that these are just places for a few Mafiosi, and celebrity
tax dodgers and a few spivs. The fact is, that these are now the heart of the global economy,
the figures are absolutely staggering, half of world trade in a way passes through tax havens.
Britain has a particular role in this global offshore system, there is no dispute really
that Britain is responsible for about half of the tax havens in the world, and Britain
is a Tax Haven in its own right. Every multinational Corporation these days
will have offshore subsidiaries that they will use for various reasons, cutting down
on their tax bills is usually top of the reasons. Recently the mail on Sunday did a great little
investigation about how many offshore subsidiaries the UK banks have and the top three, Lloyds,
Barclays and RBS had 550 Offshore Subsidiaries, it’s always the banks, the banks are right
in there, this is the heart of the financial system.
Governments of OECD countries have found themselves curiously reluctant to crack down properly
on tax havens and when you look at the amount of illicit money coming in under the table,
it is hardly surprising it’s been so difficult to crack down.
I think now that there are a lot more people talking about how rotten this system is,
a lot more people are feeling uncomfortable in these jobs, so I am hopeful that there
will be a lot more revelations and people coming forwards to explain
what the system really looks like.
Debt Based Monetary System
Digital Money which makes up 97% of the money supply comes into circulation as the result of bank loans,
when these loans are repaid the money supply shrinks, in order to effectively maintain
the illusion of growth total bank created debt must forever increase.
If governments are unwilling to go further into debt, someone else, such as students, must take on more debt
to supply the economy with its medium of exchange.
This is the way the debt based monetary system is designed.
If you’re leaving university with a 30 or 40 thousand pound debt, you have only one choice,
which is to get a job straight away. You don’t have the luxury of taking a year or two off
to freak out and to carry on your music project that you were doing or to do
an unpaid job that maybe in the long run is going to be a more interesting life for you.
With that scale of debt, it’s total control and that is the really frightening thing.
Governments are actively promoting a system which needs ever increasing debt,
whilst at the same time pretending, that debt needs to be reduced, in fact they are just shifting
the debt burden. Banks should not have the power to create the medium of exchange.
I lived in a village and nearly everyone who lived on my street worked in offices out of town
and they all had houses that were bought on mortgages and cars that were bought on loans,
and that was the dream, you can become middle class as long as you can sign the right papers.
And that is really how the power is maintained, by keeping people in a level of debt,
in a deficit, at a disadvantage.
They’re talking about instituting one hundred trillion dollars of new debt, that’s one
hundred trillion dollars of worthless cocktail napkins with smeared lipstick that sais 100
trillion dollars on it, exchanged amongst corrupt bankers for fees,
to pay for these godforsaken overpriced hookers.
A lot of the time it seems that politics in this country hasn’t changed for hundreds of years.
Where is the line? What is the point where it is ok to have violent protest?
I watched “V for Vendetta” yesterday, and at the end of “V for Vendetta” at the end of the main credits,
the song comes on, it’s a protest song, at the beginning of it there’s this quote
that sais “How dare you tell somebody to have a non- violent protest, when you’re being violent towards them”.
And I find that really, really interesting and I think that there is a place for people to be violent…..
I went on the biggest march this country has ever had which was against the Iraq war
and that was the point where I though, Fuck it. I actually feel helpless,
I feel like a baby living in this country, that can do nothing.
I think it’s funny how they interpret violence, violence apparently no longer means
a human being harming a human being, it means vandalising property. So a trashed treasury window
is much worse than Alfie Meadows being left with brain damage, as a result of police induced head injuries.
Or Jodie McIntyre being humiliated and pulled out of his wheel chair.
I think the media has some pretty skewed values in terms of what constitutes violence.
Silver Liberation Army. Men the Enemy has asked for it, let him have it, seek no quarter
nor give any beyond reason, be firm, be just, and God speed you all.
Stop. If you’re in the airport, stop. Listen to me right now, buy silver and crash JP Morgan.
And this is how you take down a giant, you find that vulnerability, you go in there hard,
in JP Morgan’s case they’re short silver, that’s their vulnerability, you hit them
there really hard and they will go down like a sack of beeeeep. That’s the only way,
you have to think of them like a vampire and you have to drive that silver stake through
their heart, they’re short billions of contracts of silver, their balance sheet is at risk,
the more silver you take off the balance sheet the greater the probability they’ll go bankrupt
and then we’re down one terrorist in the world, you’ve got to do it.
This then is the enemy, primitive, murderous and fanatical, this war machine, this empire
can be beaten. But let us make no mistake, for total victory we must make total sacrifice.
And Blast.
It’s still early in the game for Jamie Dimon, he may go the way of Jimmy Cayne.
Flat fricking broke.
Suck it in and cope buddy, suck it in and cope.
Our politicians are afraid, of you of me of the ordinary people, they’re afraid of us.
Wherever they are hiding, we’re going to find them, and we are going to root them out,
we’re going to smoke them out, and we’re going to drive a silver and gold spike through their hearts,
until they can’t breath another FIAT currency breath.
Something like 2% of the worlds population have ultimate control over the money, which
controls my life, your life, everybody’s life. If that money was in our hands instead
of their hands, then in fact the world would be a much more happy place.
They’ve shut down the banks, and now they’re looking for those bankers,
and they’re going to string them up by their thumbs, and they’re going to beat them
to within an inch of their life.
I think that making you suffer enough will ease some of my pain.
Turning reality into fiction,
and fiction into reality.
Off with their heads.