Washington has chipped away at the US constitution by violating the fundamental rights of the American public to freedom, effectively rendering the constitution null, a political activist tells Press TV.
“We find the US constitution being eroded, being smashed, being chipped away and being hydraulically busted into virtually nothing,” said Bill Perry, a member of the Veterans for Peace, in a Wednesday interview.
He pointed to the US police’s brutal crackdown on the Occupy protests across America, saying, “The First Amendment specifically says that Congress shall make no law to abridge or deny our right to assemble as well as free speech and the other elements.”
The exacerbating economic conditions, corruption, poverty, as well as social and economic inequality in the US have sparked the anti-capitalism Occupy movement in major cities in the US since September 2011.
The protesters use the slogan, "We are the 99 percent" to distinguish themselves from the one percent of the Americans who are in possession of the greatest portion of the nation's wealth.
The American activist lashed out at the United States’ media blackout against the 99-percenters’ movement, noting, “They don’t even want to begin to give us any kind of coverage in the media outlets that they control which are nearly every outlet.”
“The few independent media outlets don’t have the money to reach too many people and we find that to be a major problem and they get the entire one way benefit of their propaganda … and it’s really hard for us to reciprocate,” he added.
Touching upon the US support for opposition factions in different countries across the world, Perry argued that such a move takes place despite the fact that Washington continues to suppress popular protests across America.
“It’s the United States of Hypocrisy. They’ve done it so many times before and they’re doing it again and they’re going to continue to do it. They’re going to spread hatred; they’re going to spread evil and they’re going to spread greed,” he said.
Perry slammed the monopoly of the minority capitalist cartels over the American wealth, saying, “The one percent sees what they want and will kill millions to get what they want and that’s the real problem, we have to work on it every day.”