NYPD was busy last night clearing Zuccotti Park of Occupy Wall Street protesters. Similar, coordinated round ups were happening in other states last night as well. The photo above is my comment. I don't know who took it or I would give a photo credit. I can't even remember who emailed it to me, but in the wake of riot police moving in on protesters, I felt I needed to share it here.
Occupy Wall Street is calling for a post eviction meeting at Canal Street and 6th Avenue this morning at 9 am and is making plans to shut down Wall Street on November 17th. You can't stop an idea with teargas and forced evictions. Repression only makes it stronger.
You cannot reign in the power of electronic worldwide communication and the level playing field it gives to old, young, rich and poor alike. You cannot go back to the old way of doing things.
The internet and social media have changed the world the same way the invention of the printing press did on the cusp of the Renaissance.. The monks sitting up there in the scriptorium illuminating manuscripts in the Middle Ages never dreamed how quickly the spread of ideas via the printed word would doom their way of life.
Wall Street bankers are in the same position today. Repent, Wall Street-- the beginning is near.