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Occupy Wall Street

Posted in Politics by raymondsoltysek on October 10, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

Much kudos to Occupy Wall Street for bringing the spirit of the so-called “Arab Dawn” to the temples of Western corruption.

There has been much sniping at the demonstrators, mainly from the right-wing media which accuses it of having no focus.  This, of course, is the same media that feted the Tea Party, with its keep-our-guns, no-taxes, end-state-healthcare, reduce-welfare, end-immigration, sack-our-Kenyan-President-for-daring-to-be-black agenda.  How focussed was that?  Of course, the left will always have its principles knocked, because the right doesn’t have any.

And there’s the usual nonsense about disruption: clean up after yourselves and then we’ll take you seriously, cry the doubters.  Of course, they wouldn’t, but they’re much more happy to see assault rifles at a Tea Party demonstration than discarded coffee cups at an OWS bash.

And, of course, the police are doing their bit too, pepper-spraying freely; and even having been denied the use of a megaphone to get their message across, these dastardly subversives have come up with the fiendish ploy of repeating everything that’s been said to them in a rather ingenious version of Chinese Whispers.

They’re also attracting some heavyweight support in the form of the likes of Naomi Klein,  a writer I admire very much.  I doubt this will amount to much, but as long as it’s going, I’ll be cheering them on.  Good for them.

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  1. Iain Paton (@blackdogtales) said, on October 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    This is a welcome grassroots development. I worry that opposition and anger can be usurped by vested interests, such as trade unions, whose bosses are on £100K plus. I think there is an argument for cuts, but the pain needs to be shared equally and this especially includes the bankers who take the cash injections and run. I heard that off-duty military personnel were out in Florida in support of this movement. ‘Occupy Wall Street’ says it all! OWS!

  2. raymondsoltysek said, on October 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks, Iain – OWS indeed! I can’t help hoping that a policeman maces an off-duty soldier in the face now – that would give this movement SO much respectability!


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