The Master Plan of those who would bind us to save us continues, seemingly unabated, with most people either clueless, or powerless, or both. There are many lasers to focus on this, but this article deals only with the macroscopic economic one. That's plenty, and a basis for real change in itself.
The private extra-national banking forces conspire to rid us of the US Dollar (read: the Federal Reserve Note - FRN) and put us on an international currency only they can control. This is the Euro-disaster writ large!
The worst part is they can make a semi-plausible albeit superficial, case that having a single currency would prevent wars between then-non-sovereign nations. After all, Euroland hasn't had a major war since adopting that currency, right? Well, the serfs are protesting and even revolting every day, but once they muzzle the last of the independent media, and throttle the internet with manipulated "bandwidth" charges, and Aaron Swartz-like annihilating "copyright" charges when there's anyone they don't like (IP monopoly is the new Land Monopoly), we won't even know about that.
All but Iceland are increasingly basket cases, and even much vaunted Germany won't survive once they give up the last of their sovereignty in exchange for granting new powers to the ECB to enforce austerity on the PIIGS. I actually think a reprieve of sorts is in the works, with QE from the ECB as a way of letting the masses breath and ease up on the revolution stuff for a bit. While they're enjoying the temporary prosperity, and getting into still more debt, the Goldman Sachs/Bilderberg group will be setting them up for even further tightening down the road, while collecting the trillions in I.O.U.s to justify it to the masses who are still conditioned to think money is something sovereign governments can run out of in a fiat economy, just as they do.
The permanent liabilities decried by the self-serving elites, whose spokesman are people like Pete Peterson and his duped self-flagellating minions in the OweNo campaign, also serve their cause. Getting us used to an unpayable debt is just another step to getting us used to an unavoidable debt, which is just another step to getting us used to unescapable serfdom.
I don't think the Occupy folks for the most part have a clue how this all ties together. With youthful idealism comes youthful inexperience and superficial understanding, alas. Campaigns like Strike Debt, help out individual homeowners, while making it seem like winning the populist lottery is a successful strategy against the debt-based monetary system, still as firmly based on monopoly as ever, and seemingly impervious to these gnat-sized pinpricks against its carefully laid centuries-old TINA armor. The Strike Debt people say "We want an economy where our debts are to our friends, families, and communities -- and not to the 1%" but what we really want is payment for use of the commons, including prime locations, and Money for the People's needs, not corporate monopoly and greed, which means also better cycling of the 10s of trillions already looted in things like the CAFRs via the pseudo-incorporation of municipal entities and non-corporate-compliant off-balance sheet accounting that facilitates Crony/Ponzi-capitalism while impoverishing the 99% with false accounting methods.
Until there's a movement with movies, educational opportunities, and clear-eyed and equally strident activist groups that embrace all of these and, and more, and can get the numbers of followers to be a real force for change, we will continue walking down the Hudsonist Road to Serfdom.
Thrive came close, in terms of movie offerings, though Foster Gamble's reliance on the Procter-Gamble fortune is as awkward as it is inevitable in our Money-rules political economy, and after all, it's still "just a movie," mostly anyways. But, history shows mass movements wind up being subverted in a meet-the-new-boss-same-as-the-old-boss way, so it'll take more than that to reach Alodia utopia.
Most of the rest of what passes for Progressive alternatives is a series of distractions, able to give us small battle victories, while we lose the major war. Oh yeah, and the clock is ticking and we're not getting warmer in a good way...