Larry Flynt calls for left and right to unite in rebellion against banksters

August 21, 2009
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From Larry Flynt, via HuffPo:

We all know that the first American Revolution officially began in 1776, with the Declaration of Independence. Less well known is that the single strongest motivating factor for revolution was the colonists’ attempt to free themselves from the Bank of England. But how many of you know about the second revolution, referred to by historians as Shays’ Rebellion? It took place in 1786-87, and once again the banks were the cause. This time they were putting the screws to America’s farmers.

Daniel Shays was a farmer in western Massachusetts. Like many other farmers of the day, he was being driven into bankruptcy by the banks’ predatory lending practices. (Sound familiar?) Rallying other farmers to his side, Shays led his rebels in an attack on the courts and the local armory. The rebellion itself failed, but a message had been sent: The bankers (and the politicians who supported them) ultimately backed off. As Thomas Jefferson famously quipped in regard to the insurrection: “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Perhaps it’s time to consider that option once again.

Flynt does not call for an armed resistance so much as a national day of strike, without working or purchasing, similar to the “buy nothing day” promoted by anti-capitalists. It’s a good idea, but I would only add the caveat that it’s better to encourage people to begin trading with their neighbors again instead of WalMart, to avoid hurting the owners of small businesses who are just as badly hurt by the banksters’ shenanigans as anyone. Flynt ends with this message, which we all can agree with:

The real war is not between the left and the right. It is between the average American and the ruling class. If we come together on this single issue, everything else will resolve itself. It’s time we took back our government from those who would make us their slaves.

FYI: Flynt even gets into David Rockefeller and the NWO in this piece.

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