How do you view the protests against Wall Street and the disparity in U.S. wealth in the context of the themes of your book?
Occupy Wall Street as you know is an ongoing protest against social and economic inequality, greed and corruption in the US. The protesters believe that most of the wealth is controlled by only 1% of the population. The slogan “We are the 99%” was raised referring to the growing difference in wealth. I personally don’t see a problem with the protesters demonstrating as long as they have a clear message to convey and do it peacefully.
Unfortunately their message is very fuzzy to say the least. I hope and I believe that “Economic Warfare” is the long awaited message that Occupy Wall Street will carry on to the world to effect a real change. This book is a “game changer” whether one likes it or not and time will prove it. As the famous French physicist Blaise Pascal used to say: “Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.”
Who do you think is winning the battle, the wealth creators or the wealth takers?
As long as President Obama is in power, the wealth takers will prevail. And I say this beyond any reasonable doubt. It is a fact that the public servants who are supposed to be working on our behalf, paid by our tax dollars and charged with working to ensure domestic tranquility and promotion of the general welfare, seem to be alternating today between an apparent ambivalence and an adversarial position where our fiscal inquiries are concerned.
In the name of correcting the weaknesses in the financial system, these agents of the state have launched a full-blown assault on the true creators of wealth in this nation, while the small group who actually participated in, promoted, and profited from the latest economic crisis have walked away with millions of our dollars in their pockets. When capital flees America’s shores and Obama is left with a nation of victims and government employees, it will not be long before his mendicants come knocking on the door of the White House demanding their monthly check the question will then be who is going to bail him out?
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