THE PARALLEL LIFE OF AMERICA TODAY, AND 50 YEARS AGO
Temecula, CA – As regular readers know, my 50-year class reunion is coming up. I graduated in 1963, the
Why do I say this? Because events of the last week or so have illustrated a general scrubbing of history by ‘the powers that be’ for the general population just as they did 50 years ago. I can say this because I was around fifty years ago. You see, 50 years ago the FBI worked hard to discredit/disrupt Dr. Martin Luther King’s mission statement to the world. Now it turns out that Hoover’s old agency is still the same. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. must be spinning in his grave.
‘The FBI worked in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, US military, private corporations and law enforcement agencies in a campaign of monitoring, spying and disrupting the Occupy Movement at least two months before the first occupation movement against social injustice began in September 2011.
Recently disclosed FBI documents received by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF) indicate that the bureau had known of a plan by a mysterious group in October 2011 — the name of which was blacked out in the released document — to identify the leaders of the movement in Houston and then assassinate them.
PCJF executive director Maya Verheyden-Hilliard said the report proves that federal agencies are “functioning as a de facto intelligence arm of the Wall Street and corporate America…against people who are engaged in First Amendment-protected free speech activities.”
The official report said well before Zuccotti Park was occupied and before the first protest began on Wall Street, there was an “FBI meeting with leaders of the New York Stock Exchange and with the security organizations of the Wall Street banks to develop a coordinated strategy for dealing with the Occupy protests.”
The report further revealed that the FBI considered the Occupy movement as a potential criminal and terrorist threat even though the agency acknowledged that organizers explicitly called for peaceful demonstrations and “did not condone the use of violence” at occupy protests; again just like in the days of Martin Luther King.
FBI records were reportedly obtained by the PCJF through a Freedom of Information Act request to the agency, with many parts of the documents censored by the bureau. (News source – Mr. Z; *- first of the Living In A Mirror Series articles)