THE Night Of The Living Occupiers - Coming soon to a square near you. Or maybe to your lawn.
ZOMBIES are scary. They have dangerous weapons, like hands and teeth and are liable to attack defenseless cops and billionaires at any second. Can't get rid of snow, can't get rid of Grifters. Stay out of Malibu Left-Communist. For the wind passeth over and its gone.
We are all about ending welfare for the wealthy as we knew it. Its a copkiller thing. Things are crackling like a hickory-log fire now. Bambi's ratings are lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon track. N'Mitt looks slicker than deer guts on a door knob. Bullfarts? Never underestimate the power of an acid flashback man.
Some call youse a whining collection of gullible, entitled, indolent youth and bitter, aging hippies looking to relive the glory days of the ’60s. I call youse my freebase.
We all went to sleep from the 70's on, to all intents and purposes, while the evil meanies of the right worked night and day to advance their agenda and create the machinery necessary to sustain and enhance their gains. We played the most passive defense, at best, while they played the most agressive possible offense. They never let up for a moment in seeking further advances, and they never hesitated to re-fight the few battles they lost along the way. Now we are waking up, and we have a chance to rectify some of the horrible things that became the new normal while we conceded all that ground. And we better not blow it this time.
Occupy Wall Street went global yesterday. The truth is Occupy Wall Street was already global and had been since it began. The organizers themselves launched an occupation action because they were inspired by what citizens in Tunisia, Egypt, Spain and Greece had done this year. They saw what they were doing as part of a global revolution that had to happen against the forces of greed and corruption in the world, which are forcing austerity measures on people in many, many countries.
Who knows where the “Occupy” movement is headed? That is the beauty of the moment.
Young people are stepping out and putting their bodies on the line all because they believe in the revitalization and reinvention of democratic society. They understand that the power has to be shifted from the few—the corporations, the political class and the richest 1%—to the many—the citizens, who should be more included in the decision-making process. Rebellion is changing the terms of the debate. The presence of people out in the street is influencing what politicians and talking heads say on news programs.
It is only the beginning. It will only continue to escalate and grow. Much like the internet is. Be afraid Conservaturds. We know who they are. We know where their offices are. We know where they live.
Starting in 1773, Americans by the hundreds showed up at the homes of Imperial British officials and demanded their resignations. If they did not resign, they were tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail.
Most resigned. Within a year, most colonial offices were vacant. So began the American Revolution.
We need to remember our history. Both what worked, and didn’t.
Nothing in this country will change unless we do what Egypt did and that is demand the things we know we are suppose to have. Like Single Payer.
Alan Grayson is not hesitant about stepping forward.
Grayson responded, “If I am the spokesman for all the people who think we should not have twenty four million people in this country who can’t find a full time job. Who should not have fifty million people who can’t see a doctor when they’re sick. That we shouldn’t have forty seven million people of this country who need government help to feed themselves. We shouldn’t have fifteen million families who owe more on their mortgage than the value of home, OK, I’ll be that spokesman.”
PEople should be demanding that he and the rest go. Run, run, run, run away. I like no leader – the media can’t pin the blame on anyone person or anyone person’s comments. Indeed if each location at least gets a spokesperson, it begins to remind me of the Greek city states, and their habit of local laws on not letting any one person have too much wealth or too much power.
OWS has gone global. As the Arabs inspired Americans, so Americans are now inspiring Europeans in a big way. It won’t be long now, I predict maybe a year or so, before some corporate-dominated European government falls and then the dominoes will start tumbling.
As I said, this isn’t the Sixties. It’s the flip side of globalization. For now, OWS is doing just fine without any formal leadership, thank you very much.
textynn October 15th, 2011 at 9:39 pm «
I think OwS should keep it simple for now. And I think the main messages of OWS should be.
1. This is a democracy. when a majority of people want something, we should not be overruled. Which now is always the case. What people want and the numbers supporting things we want to see happen mean nothing.
2. We want clean elections and we want an end to corporate person-hood. Corporations are not people and do nothing but allow real people to commit crimes freely in the form of fantasy armor called a corporation. Lobbying should be seen a bribery and there is no place for bribery in a democracy.
3.Criminals should be prosecuted. We have a break with the societal rules and agreements when we let a class of people kill, rob, and control things illegally with impunity. It is not how a Democracy is run and it is no more justifiable than the pedophile explaining the food chain to a small child.
If these things were in place we would have Single payer easily and much much more. Until then we are just cattle and we will be slated for slaughter based on our worth to our masters. The people in place now will never relinquish their grip on their slave class and you can take that to their bank so they can rob you.
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