Greetings to all people who are willing to stand up for their rights!
I had planned on writing about the Indian Mutiny of 1857 yesterday, but didn’t.
The parallels in 1857 India to what is going on in today’s world were too grim and depressing.
Disdain of the masses by the ruling class.
Exploitation of a helpless population.
It all finally exploded into a savage bloodbath. I am convinced that human beings will NEVER learn from the past. We all think, “It can’t happen here.”
Either that, or we refuse to believe it IS happening because it would upset and intrude into our comfort zones.
Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.
I didn’t write yesterday because I was disgusted and fed-up with the majority of the human race who will willingly stand by and watch as their rights are eroded.
Not only will they sit idly by, they seem to relish denigrating the various protest movements around the world as if, by showing their willingness to be screwed, they’re expecting an extra scrap from the tables of their masters.
Is this a sign of their ignorance?
Maybe it’s just been ingrained into our societies since early on in life.
Remember the schoolyard bully?
He/she always had a cadre of “friends” who would follow the bullies around and were willfully cruel to the weak (at the instigation of the bully).
It wasn’t that they were also evil; it was because they wanted to be on the winning side and they were just happy it wasn’t them that was getting spat upon, or worse.
Bullying in the schoolyard is, unfortunately all too common, and we all say we’re against bullies.
Yes, we all like to say we’re against bullying.
BUT ARE WE?
People LOVE to be on the “winning side” and HATE to be seen as fighting a losing battle.
They will live in denial as long as they’re not the ones being bullied.
If the “occupy” movement succeeds, I predict that it will be harder to find an opponent of the movement in the aftermath than it was to find a supporter of Hitler’s policies in 1946 Germany.
OWS is not about getting someone else to pay the bills. It is about corruption in our government, in our corporations and in our law enforcement system.
It’s about a steady erosion of our freedom. Just a friendly reminder to the fat-ass haters of liberty.
The whole point of protesting is not moving when told to move.
If the country’s police departments are going to continue trying to crack down on the right to assemble with military style force, they’ll continue to see a defiant uprising rather than what’s largely been a non-violent movement.
If they continue abusing the American citizens, and can’t learn from history, they better get used to fire, too.
But, well Mr. Denial……..
Just keep your head down, keep going to work, keep kissing the ass, keep sucking it with the other cowards. Keep calling us “dirty hippies” so that your master will keep throwing you scraps, until he’s done using you.
So, what’s next?
Like it or not, the Occupy movement has to empower someone to speak on their behalf with authority and act with credibility, to communicate and strategize with other groups.
In addition, to regulate its more extreme elements and to attempt to counteract false-flag activities (such as that old woman at the AFP dinner who was actually pushed down the stairs by a security guard, and the event publicized as an assault by an occupier).
Speaking of reading and thinking for yourself…….Did you see this?
Wave of bombings across Iraqi capital kills 57
“A wave of bombings ripped across Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 57 people and injuring nearly 200 in the worst violence Iraq has seen for months. The bloodbath comes just days after American forces left the country.”
“While Baghdad and Iraq have gotten much safer over the years, explosions like Thursday’s are still commonplace. They come at a precarious time in Iraq’s political history, just days after American troops pulled out of Iraq.”
Calico Blackie says:
Oh yeah, it was worth it. Wars are always worth it (sure).
A couple of days ago, a popular website (Fark) held a photoshop contest. The theme of the contest was “Name the LAST thing you would want to find under the tree on Christmas Morning.”
This was the winning entry:
We’re fighting for our freedom at home too. Only none of us here in the United States has died (yet). But, it’s coming if things keep going down the tubes and we keep getting ignored.
Did you see this little news item?
From The Oakland Tribune
OPD Used Violent Cops Against Occupy
“Records reveal that the department put officers with histories of using deadly force on the frontlines during Occupy Oakland protests. Documents recently released by OPD, coupled with news reports of the Campbell shooting, indicate that the department appears to have systematically assigned cops with histories of using deadly force to deal with Occupy Oakland protests.”
“Michael Risher, an attorney with the ACLU of Northern California, was concerned by the backgrounds of the Tango Team officers assigned to deal with the Occupy Oakland demonstrations.”
“It’s very troubling to have officers with a history of excessive force being involved in policing a political demonstration because the use of excessive force at a political demonstration threatens some of our most fundamental constitutional values,” Risher said.”
WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT OUR COUNTRY WHEN OUR “LEADERS” DELIBERATELY USE THUGS TO OPPRESS US?
On that note…..
The cop with the pepper spray at UC Davis is Lt. John Pike of University of California Police. 530-752-3989.
NEVER STOP FIGHTING!
We are the 99%