The Land Destroyer #OccupyWallStreet Guide

Change will not come until we understand and rewrite the entire balance of power in America.
by Tony Cartalucci

Updated October 10, 2011 - The SEIU, who for those that don't remember, played a pivotal role promoting Obama during the 2008 election as covered in their own 2008 Annual Report, is now coming out onto the streets as part of the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. Of course, between 2008 and now, nothing has changed as far as SEIU's funding and affiliations, and now it is abundantly clear to all who inquire that Barrack Obama is little more than a public relations officer for Wall Street's 1% of the 1%, the Fortune 500 and the Wall Street-London mega-banks (see #3 below). It should be no surprise then, that SEIU feels that the best solution to the current crisis is President Obama's "American Jobs Act."

Image: Taken from SEIU's 2008 Annual Report, Wall Street's fake-left fronts either hope left-leaning Americans are forgetful or fools. The SEIU led the way promoting Obama for president, now a bonafide corporate-fascist proxy whose cabinet is filled top-to-bottom with Wall Street bankers, military industrial contractors, and other mega-cartel special interests. The SEIU now insists that Obama's prescription, namely the "American Jobs Act" is the solution for what ails America, side stepping entirely the corporate special interests both Obama and SEIU truly represent.

The 200 pages of legalese appears to promise hundreds of billions of dollars more in crippling bureaucracy and a complex labyrinth of alleged tax-cuts. In reality, and like the recent health care scandal or the murderous UN Security Council resolution 1973, almost anything can be shoehorned in place of the attractive promises made in the program's overview. As SEIU and other establishment fronts attempt to move in on the Occupy Wall Street movement, now is the time, more than ever for real issues to be brought to the streets, the protests, and before the people. Even if you are a left-leaning American, Obama is most definitely not a "left" president, nor SEIU a "left" organization. The money flows from the same people supporting and engineering the so-called "Neo-Con" agenda as clearly illustrated below. We must become leaders, and the architects of our own solutions. We must stop following murky organizations with unclear agendas and dubious affiliations and funding.

It is not even to say that union members will continue going along with SEIU's obviously compromised leadership if the facts are brought before them, especially regarding Obama's Wall Street-infested administration. Signs of a movement being co-opted is a call to action, not a signal of defeat. If it is not your movement, make it your movement.

Please read Dr. Webster Tarpley's "Mere Protest is for Wimps; Revolutionaries Are Into Taking Power — How Occupy Wall Street Can Create a General Strike to Dump Obama,"

Other headlines for the day:

"OWS in Danger: Socialist Groups Aim to Hijack Movement" by Kurt Nimmo

Updated October 7, 2011 - The "Occupy the Fed" movement may be ignored predictably by the Western media, but it surely is beginning to catch attention overseas. Thailand's the Nation published an editorial titled, "Conveniently ignoring the truth," by Thanong Khanthong which explores just why a Thai newspaper might mention it but the US media elects not to. It also examines the hypocritical, self-serving nature of the western media and the corporate-financier elite that control it, in their coverage of protests worldwide.

Updated October 6, 2011 Reuters, in their article, "Obama chides banks, taps anger over Wall Street," attempts to portray President Obama as coming down hard on Wall Street bankers. Of course, all a reader must do is scroll down to "3. President Obama's Cabinet, Past & Present" below and see what a cartoonish spectacle his comments really are. He is a direct representative of Wall Street, paid for, installed by, and working on behalf of the largest banks on earth. His comments and promise for reform are all absolute theater, and represents a crass attempt by the corporate-financier elite to placate a rightfully angry and impatient American public.

An excellent article covering this in depth can be found at, titled, "Wall Street Puppet Obama Sympathizes With Anti-Wall Street Protests."

Updated October 5, 2011 - Added "The Obama Deception" full-length documentary to "3. President Obama's Cabinet, Past & Present."

Headlines for the day:

"Occupy Wall Street ‘Stands In Solidarity’ With Obama Front Group," by Paul Joseph Watson
"Why Are OWS Protesters Repeating White House Talking Points?," by Paul Joseph Watson

Updated October 4, 2011 - This is a work in progress and will get updates as time goes on. Much of this hasn't been published on Land Destroyer before - however - some of it, including all of #4 is taken from previous articles. The idea is to get most of this up as quickly as possible, to show people who to direct their anger toward and how to rectify the crisis America faces, then refine and add to it as the protests continue. Updates will be added in this section with dates. Readers are free to use any of the graphics or sections in their own work.


1. The Federal Reserve Directors
2. The Group of Thirty
3. President Obama's Cabinet, Past & Present
4. America's Unelected Policy Makers & Their Corporate Sponsors
5. Solutions

Photo: (left to right) Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, Kenneth Chenault of American Express, Kenneth Lewis of Bank of America and Edward Yingling of the American Bankers Association. These are some of the people who really run America, everyone else is for public relations, deflecting public ire, and placating the masses.

Photo: James 'Jamie' Dimon of JP Morgan, another banker who received a bailout from the Federal Reserve, is in fact also a Federal Reserve director. Indeed, the Federal Reserve is run by private bankers, for private bankers, who can bend American monetary policy to their will on a whim (with a little help from the lies of the corporate-media.)


As Americans begin pouring into the streets with dissatisfaction, there seems to be some confusion as to who the source of their problem is. That 'who' is a corporate-financier oligarchy that has been destroying America for nearly a century and until now, has done a good job of parasitically feeding from America in the shadows. They are not the "1%."

They are the 1% of the 1%. They are billionaire banksters like George Soros, James Dimon, Lloyd Blankfein, the Rothschilds, the Federal Reserve and the directors and chairmen of many of the largest corporations on earth including big oil, the military industrial complex, big pharma, big agri, and the corporate media who combine their resources and collective agenda in self-contrived institutions, think-tanks, and working groups to dominate humanity. Some of these include the Brookings Institution, the International Crisis Group, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Policy Initiative, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Below you will see a growing list of these names, companies, corporations, institutions, their agendas and how they interrelate. One thing that should be abundantly clear as one reaches the bottom, is that most of these names are reoccurring and the solution is self-evident. Many of these names are corporations, banks, and institutions we pay into on a daily basis. The solution of course, should we conclude they are indeed the problem, is to no longer pay into them with our time, money, energy, and attention.

1. The Federal Reserve Directors

The Federal Reserve is an unelected, private cartel of bankers who dictate to America, including its elected representatives, the United States' monetary policy. They generally do so with little or no oversight, lie to those charged with inquiring into their activities, and literally conspire against the American people through an additional corporate cartel their associations afford them that uses its vast power, influence, and operational capabilities to lord over the American public.

Image: A selection of mega-corporations and institutions that are represented by acting Federal Reserve directors. The incestuous relationship between banks, education, law, big oil, the military industrial complex and the US government has clearly reached a level of certifiable corporate-fascism.

The entire list of Federal Reserve directors can be found on their website, and includes the following perpetrators; James 'Jamie' Dimon of JP Morgan, James S. Tisch of the Loews Corporation, Lee C. Bollinger President of Columbia University, Michael F. Camardo formally of Lockheed Martin, Thomas I. Barkin of McKinsey & Company, Richard H. Anderson of Delta Airlines, Michael A. Cook of Walmart, Patricia E. Yarrington of Chevron, and many more.

2. The Group of Thirty

The Group of Thirty describes itself as "a private, nonprofit, international body composed of very senior representatives of the private and public sectors and academia," that aims to "deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors, and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and policymakers." A list of the group's members can be found on their website. (Click on the images below to enlarge.)

In reality, these are the policymakers; unelected, unaccountable bankers and corporate heads that literally write the destiny of the West and an increasing proportion of the developing world. The average person, saturated by lies, puppet politicians, crass entertainment, and false political choices most likely hasn't see a single face that makes up the Group of Thirty. This is the entire idea behind the corporate media and the parade of spectacles and distractions brought before the American public - so that you never take time to notice the Group of Thirty. Should the American people notice them, and the amount of unwarranted power they have illegally accumulated within their hands, the people would mobilize to dethrone these self-appointed arbiters of America's destiny.

3. President Obama's Cabinet, Past & Present

"Obama's a Muslim." "Obama's a Marxist." "Obama's a socialist." None of these are true. Obama is a puppet for Wall Street, and most likely doesn't even select the tie he wears on a daily basis. A quick look at his presidential cabinet shows how deeply rooted it is with Wall Street mega-banks and Fortune 100 corporations involved in everything from lobbying and law, to the military industrial complex. Realizing this, those leading calls of "Obama the Marxist" can now be written off as either careless in their research or intentionally misleading, with those in the corporate media, such as News Corporation's Fox News, amongst the latter.

Video: The Obama Deception, the definitive documentary illustrating how special interests control both sides of American politics and that a shadowy elite reign over the Western world economically, politically, and steer movements socially. You cannot "Occupy Wall Street" before watching and weighing the evidence presented in this important documentary. For the documentary's bibliography, please see this document.

Obama's cabinet represents some of the largest corporations and banks on earth and would only promote "collectivism" in order to have corporate-fascists lord over the "social purse" leftists would collect for them through the classic mechanics of a Communist society. It is unlikely that if intelligent, but otherwise misled liberals understood that Obama is just as much a corporate-fascist puppet as his predecessors were, they would continue supporting him. Obama's nose-diving approval rating seems to indicate that such a realization is occurring.

Image: Some members of President Obama's cabinet - each associated with the corporations and contrived institutions pictured below them. As we can see, this is a fair representative of the corporate-financier elite, who merely use "Marxism" as a political ploy to consolidate America's wealth before looting it.

Timothy Geithner (Secretary of the Treasury): Group of 30, Council on Foreign Relations, private Federal Reserve
Eric Holder (Attorney General): Covington & Burling lobbying for Merck and representing Chiquita International Brands in lawsuits brought by relatives of people killed by Colombian terrorists.
Eric Shinseki (Secretary of Veteran Affairs): US Army, Council on Foreign Relations, Honeywell director (military contractor), Ducommun director (military contractor).
Rahm Emanuel (former Chief of Staff): Freddie Mac
William Daley (Chief of Staff): JP Morgan executive committee member
Susan Rice (UN Ambassador): McKinsey and Company, Brookings Institute, Council on Foreign Relations
Peter Orszag, (former Budget Director): Citi Group, Council on Foreign Relations
Paul Volcker
: Council on Foreign Relations, private Federal Reserve, Group of 30
Ronald Kirk (US Trade Representative): lobbyist, part of Goldman Sachs, Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts, and Texas Pacific Group partnership to buyout Energy Future Holdings.
Lawrence Summers (National Economic Council Director): World Bank, Council on Foreign Relations

Obama's cabinet looks more like the makings of a corporate-fascist "Neo-Con" government, yet Obama's caretakers carefully camouflage the true nature of this overt contradiction with much help from billionaire bankster George Soros. Soros himself, is a long way from being any sort of "socialist" or "Communist" is too a corporate-fascist oligarch leading America's well-intentioned left along, just as he does social movements he funds throughout the world, sowing not the seeds for human progress, but those of human enslavement to an oligarchy he himself plays a role in.

4. America's Unelected Policy Makers & Their Corporate Sponsors

(From "Naming Names") This is your real government; they transcend elected administrations, they permeate every political party, and they are responsible for nearly every aspect of the average American and European's way of life. When the "left" under Obama is carrying the torch for two "Neo-Con" wars, starting yet another in Libya based on the same lies, peddled by the same media outlets that told of Iraqi WMD's, the world has no choice, beyond profound cognitive dissonance, but to realize something is wrong.

What's wrong is a system completely controlled by a corporate-financier oligarchy with financial, media, and industrial empires that span the globe. If we do not change the fact that we are helplessly dependent on these corporations that regulate every aspect of our nation politically, and every aspect of our lives personally, nothing else will ever change.

The following list, however extensive, is by far not all-inclusive. However after these examples, a pattern should become self-evident with the same names and corporations being listed again and again. It should be self-evident to readers of how dangerously pervasive these corporations have become in our daily lives. Finally, it should be self-evident as to how necessary it is to excise these corporations from our lives, our communities, and ultimately our nations, with the utmost expediency.

International Crisis Group

Background: While the International Crisis Group (ICG) claims to be "committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict," the reality is that they are committed to offering solutions crafted well in advance to problems they themselves have created in order to perpetuate their own corporate agenda.

Nowhere can this be better illustrated than in Thailand and more recently in Egypt. ICG member Kenneth Adelman had been backing Thailand's Prime Minster Thaksin Shinwatra, a former Carlyle Group adviser who was was literally standing in front of the CFR in NYC on the eve of his ousting from power in a 2006 military coup. Since 2006, Thaksin's meddling in Thailand has been propped up by fellow Carlyle man James Baker and his Baker Botts law firm, Belfer Center adviser Robert Blackwill of Barbour Griffith & Rogers, and now Robert Amsterdam's Amsterdam & Peroff, a major corporate member of the globalist Chatham House.

With Thailand now mired in political turmoil led by Thaksin Shinwatra and his "red shirt" color revolution, the ICG is ready with "solutions" in hand. These solutions generally involve tying the Thai government's hands with arguments that stopping Thaksin's subversive activities amounts to human rights abuses, in hopes of allowing the globalist-backed revolution to swell beyond control.

The unrest in Egypt, of course, was led entirely by ICG member Mohamed ElBaradei and his US State Department recruited, funded, and supported April 6 Youth Movement coordinated by Google's Wael Ghonim. While the unrest was portrayed as being spontaneous, fueled by the earlier Tunisian uprising, ICG's ElBaradei, Ghonim, and their youth movement had been in Egypt since 2010 assembling their "National Front for Change" and laying the groundwork for the January 25th 2011 uprising.

ICG's George Soros would then go on to fund Egyptian NGOs working to rewrite the Egyptian constitution after front-man ElBaradei succeeded in removing Hosni Mubarak. This Soros-funded constitution and the resulting servile stooge government it would create represents the ICG "resolving" the crisis their own ElBaradei helped create.

Notable ICG Board Members:

George Soros
Kenneth Adelman
Samuel Berger
Wesley Clark
Mohamed ElBaradei
Carla Hills

Notable ICG Advisers:

Richard Armitage
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Stanley Fischer
Shimon Peres
Surin Pitsuwan
Fidel V. Ramos

Notable ICG Foundation & Corporate Supporters:

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Hunt Alternatives Fund
Open Society Institute
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Morgan Stanley
Deutsche Bank Group
Soros Fund Management LLC
McKinsey & Company

Brookings Institute

Background: Within the library of the Brookings Institute you will find the blueprints for nearly every conflict the West has been involved with in recent memory. What's more is that while the public seems to think these crises spring up like wildfires, those following the Brookings' corporate funded studies and publications see these crises coming years in advance. These are premeditated, meticulously planned conflicts that are triggered to usher in premeditated, meticulously planned solutions to advance Brookings' corporate supporters, who are numerous.

The ongoing operations against Iran, including US-backed color revolutions, US-trained and backed terrorists inside Iran, and crippling sanctions were all spelled out in excruciating detail in the Brookings Institute report, "Which Path to Persia?" The more recent UN Security Council resolution 1973 regarding Libya uncannily resembles Kenneth Pollack's March 9, 2011 Brookings report titled "The Real Military Options in Libya."

Notable Brookings Board Members:

Dominic Barton: McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Alan R. Batkin: Eton Park Capital Management
Richard C. Blum: Blum Capital Partners, LP
Abby Joseph Cohen: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Suzanne Nora Johnson: Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Richard A. Kimball Jr.: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Tracy R. Wolstencroft: Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Paul Desmarais Jr.: Power Corporation of Canada
Kenneth M. Duberstein: The Duberstein Group, Inc.
Benjamin R. Jacobs: The JBG Companies
Nemir Kirdar: Investcorp
Klaus Kleinfeld: Alcoa, Inc.
Philip H. Knight: Nike, Inc.
David M. Rubenstein: Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group
Sheryl K. Sandberg: Facebook
Larry D. Thompson: PepsiCo, Inc.
Michael L. Tipsord: State Farm Insurance Companies
Andrew H. Tisch: Loews Corporation

Some Brookings Experts:
(click on names to see a list of recent writings.)

Kenneth Pollack
Daniel L. Byman
Martin Indyk
Suzanne Maloney
Michael E. O'Hanlon
Bruce Riedel
Shadi Hamid

Notable Brookings Foundation & Corporate Support:

Foundations & Governments

Ford Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
Government of the United Arab Emirates
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Banking & Finance

Bank of America
Goldman Sachs
H&R Block
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Jacob Rothschild
Nathaniel Rothschild
Standard Chartered Bank
Temasek Holdings Limited
Visa Inc.

Big Oil

Exxon Mobil Corporation
Shell Oil Company

Military Industrial Complex & Industry

General Dynamics Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Siemens Corporation
The Boeing Company
General Electric Company
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Raytheon Co.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Telecommunications & Technology

Google Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Verizon Communications
Xerox Corporation

Media & Perception Management

McKinsey & Company, Inc.
News Corporation (Fox News)

Consumer Goods & Pharmaceutical

PepsiCo, Inc.
The Coca-Cola Company

Council on Foreign Relations

Background & Notable Membership: A better question would be, who isn't in the Council on Foreign Relations? Nearly every self-serving career politician, their advisers, and those populating the boards of the Fortune 500 are CFR members. Many of the books, magazine articles, and newspaper columns we read are written by CFR members, along with reports, similar to Brookings Institute that dictate, verbatim, the legislation that ends up before the West's lawmakers.

A good sampling of the most active wings of the CFR can be illustrated best in last year's "Ground Zero Mosque" hoax, where CFR members from both America's political right and left feigned a heated debate over New York City's so-called Cordoba House near the 3 felled World Trade Center buildings. In reality, the Cordoba House was established by fellow CFR member Feisal Abdul Rauf, who in turn was funded by CFR financing arms including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, chaired by 9/11 Commission head Thomas Kean, and various Rockefeller foundations.

Notable CFR Corporate Support:

Banking & Finance

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
JPMorgan Chase & Co
American Express
Barclays Capital
Morgan Stanley
Blackstone Group L.P.
Deutsche Bank AG
New York Life International, Inc.
Prudential Financial
Standard & Poor's
Rothschild North America, Inc.
Visa Inc.
Soros Fund Management
Standard Chartered Bank
Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
Veritas Capital LLC
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Moody's Investors Service

Big Oil

Chevron Corporation
Exxon Mobil Corporation
BP p.l.c.
Shell Oil Company
Hess Corporation
ConocoPhillips Company
Marathon Oil Company
Aramco Services Company

Military Industrial Complex & Industry

Lockheed Martin Corporation
Airbus Americas, Inc.
Boeing Company,
DynCorp International
General Electric Company
Northrop Grumman
Raytheon Company
Hitachi, Ltd.
BASF Corporation
Alcoa, Inc.

Public Relations, Lobbyists & Legal Firms

McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
BGR Group

Corporate Media & Publishing

Economist Intelligence Unit
News Corporation (Fox News)
Thomson Reuters
Time Warner Inc.
McGraw-Hill Companies

Consumer Goods

Nike, Inc.
Coca-Cola Company
PepsiCo, Inc.
Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
De Beers

Telecommunications & Technology

Google, Inc.
IBM Corporation
Microsoft Corporation
Sony Corporation of America
Xerox Corporation
Verizon Communications

Pharmaceutical Industry

Merck & Co., Inc.
Pfizer Inc.

The Chatham House

Background & Membership: The UK's Chatham House, like the CFR and the Brookings Institute in America, has an extensive membership and is involved in coordinated planning, perception management, and the execution of its corporate membership's collective agenda.

Individual members populating its "senior panel of advisers" consist of the founders, CEOs, and chairmen of the Chatham House's corporate membership. Chatham's "experts" are generally plucked from the world of academia and their "recent publications" are generally used internally as well as published throughout Chatham's extensive list of member media corporations, as well as industry journals and medical journals. That Chatham House "experts" are submitting entries to medical journals is particularly alarming considering GlaxoSmithKline and Merck are both Chatham House corporate members.

No better example of this incredible conflict of interest can be given than the current Thai "red" color revolution being led by Chatham House's Amsterdam & Peroff with consistent support lent by other corporate members including the Economist, the Telegraph and the BBC.

In one case, the Telegraph printed, "Thai protests - analysis by Dr Gareth Price and Rosheen Kabraji," within which Price and Kabraji make a shameless attempt at defending the Western-backed, Maoist themed, violent protests. While the Telegraph mentioned that Price and Kabraji were both analysts for the Chatham House, they failed to tell readers that the Telegraph itself retains a corporate membership within the Chatham House as does the Thai protest leader's lobbyist, Robert Amsterdam and his Amsterdam & Peroff lobbying firm.

Notable Chatham House Major Corporate Members:

Amsterdam & Peroff
Coca-Cola Great Britain
Goldman Sachs International
HSBC Holdings plc
Lockheed Martin UK
Merck & Co Inc
Mitsubishi Corporation
Morgan Stanley
Royal Bank of Scotland
Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd
Standard Bank London Limited
Standard Chartered Bank
Thomson Reuter
United States of America Embassy
Vodafone Group

Notable Chatham House Standard Corporate Members:

Amnesty International
Boeing UK
CBS News
Daily Mail and General Trust plc
De Beers Group Services UK Ltd
G3 Good Governance Group
Hess Ltd
Lloyd's of London
McGraw-Hill Companies
Prudential plc
Telegraph Media Group
Times Newspapers Ltd
World Bank Group

Notable Chatham House Corporate Partners:

British Petroleum
Chevron Ltd
Deutsche Bank
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Royal Dutch Shell
Toshiba Corporation
Total Holdings UK Ltd
Unilever plc

These organizations represent the collective interests of the largest corporations on earth. They not only retain armies of policy wonks and researchers to articulate their agenda and form a consensus internally, but also use their massive accumulation of unwarranted influence in media, industry, and finance to manufacture a self-serving consensus internationally.

To believe that this corporate-financier oligarchy would subject their agenda and fate to the whims of the voting masses is naive at best. They have painstakingly ensured that no matter who gets into office, in whatever country, the guns, the oil, the wealth and the power keep flowing perpetually into their own hands. Nothing vindicates this poorly hidden reality better than a "liberal" Nobel Peace Prize wearing president, dutifully towing forward a myriad of "Neo-Con" wars, while starting yet another war in Libya.

Likewise, no matter how bloody your revolution is, if the above equation remains unchanged, and the corporate bottom lines left unscathed, nothing but the most superficial changes will have been made, and as is the case in Egypt with International Crisis Group stooge Mohamed ElBaradei worming his way into power, things may become substantially worse.

The real revolution will commence when we identify the above equation as the true brokers of power and when we begin systematically removing our dependence on them, and their influence on us from our daily lives. The global corporate-financier oligarchy needs us, we do not need them, independence from them is the key to our freedom.

5. Solutions

An entire section of Land Destroyer is dedicated to providing readers with concepts and examples of various solutions. Most of them involve boycotting these corporate-financier elite, their corporations, banks and institutions, and replacing them with innovative, local, self-sufficient alternatives afforded to us by technology and the unprecedented ease for regular people to collaborate with each other, educate themselves, and solve their problems pragmatically rather than politically at the mercy of politicians.

A few select articles for the Solutions Archive:

Sanctions: Cut the Globalists Off From Humanity
A Modern Declaration of Independence
Creeping Tyranny Meets Creeping Sovereignty
Free Markets & Socialism: An Alternative View
Destroy the Globalists: One Fat Cat Corporation at a Time
Self-Sufficiency: a Universal Solution to the Globalist Problem

Please see the Solutions Archive here.