Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Comment on Police Eviction of Occupy Protesters

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.


JamaGenie said...

Good one, ppr! The printing press is a great analogy. What also comes to mind is that old song 'How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?' and that old saw about closing the barn door after the horse got out.

Congress is now holding hearings on a bill to censor what we can see and do on the internet (which means iPhones and cells too!) and who we can communicate with. A blatant back door attempt to thwart citizen protests like UWS! We all need to let Congress know we won't sit still for such things!

The captcha for this post btw is SUPIT. Change a letter or two and it turns into our general disgust for the 1% that needs to repent!

Cosmic Surfer said...

Thank you my sister for posting on this event. The CorpSpeak of the MSM is still playing their blackout games.

I hear the 1% are going "to allow" the protestors back in without their tens". How magnanimous of them.

I have only heard one person in nearly 10 weeks say anything correctly on camera - Donnie Deutsch on MSNBC ranted at Scarborough that no one gets it. This is going to escalate to violence because of the ignorant and arrogant responses of the police and Bloomberg as well as Quan, Hickenlooper, Adams, Cuomo, Hancock - it isn't just Bloomberg and the Provencal attitudes that make NYC the center of the universe.
They are pushing non-violent protestors to a point of no return; and they are pushing the FEAR of the police to use against the people - handing loaded weapons to fearful men in riot gear.
It may be their plan
I remember April, 1968 - Half the people in the country should.
The country burned. From Watts to Atlanta, KC to DC, NYC to Dallas. I remember.

This is a peaceful protest - civil disobedience for our RIGHTS. That spark can come and it will be some scared rookie cop shooting a kid that will do it.

Is this the plan of the corporations fighting for their hold on the planet?

pinkpackrat said...

Thank you both, Jama and Cosmic for thoughtful and cogent comments. I too remember 1968 and the violence of that year-- the Kent State Massacre and the Democratic National Convention. I am hoping that history will not repeat itself.