Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

Why Occupy Wall Street Confuses People

It’s because Americans are a pragmatic people.

And there is no shame in that.

“What’s it for?” and “What will it do?” — for example — are questions any one of us will ask when confronted by something new.

For Occupy Wall Street, clearly the “What’s it for?” is to tell those in power that the end of their free reign is coming to an end. Popular resentment has boiled over into action now.

It’s the “What will it do?” question that nags.

How is change expected to come about?

Every politician and financier jumping on a jet and fleeing the country?

Politicians finally finding the backbone they’ve not had since the 1960s and rolling back the deregulation that’s been the trend since Reagan’s 80s?

Just don’t tell us something is wrong. We all know something is wrong. I have three damn years of screaming that’s something’s wrong and several hundred blog posts pointing to all that.

What’s next? What’s the end? What’s the solution or solutions?

If you’re going to publish a list detailing wrongs, what’s next?

“What will it do?”

I don’t think that’s either too much to ask nor a ridiculous question.

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I Don’t Know How To Title This Post

He should be fired:

And this panel should be disbanded immediately:

Secret panel can put Americans on “kill list’

American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.

There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House’s National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

This country has been hijacked by psychopaths.

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This Is What Occupy Wall Street Is

All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad!

You got to say, “I’m a human being, goddammit! My life has value!”

I didn’t see it. I’d been waiting for the damned anger.

Since 2007, I’ve been waiting!

And this is it.

Thanks to this Esquire article for waking me up: What They’ve Come to Find at Occupy Wall Street Is America

The System as we have known it will end.

Transcript: Howard Beale is ‘Mad as Hell’

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
— Mohandas Gandhi

Previously here:

Revolution Is Not For Children
Occupy Wall Street: October 2, 2011
Occupy Wall Street: October 1, 2011
The Blue Line Of Everyday Police Brutality
The NYPD Must Be Stopped
The Collapse Of All Things Comedy Hour!
Why I Dare Not Go
Occupy Wall Street: Recharging Tip
Occupy Wall Street: Sunday, September 25, 2011
Occupy Wall Street 2011: Placards
Occupy Wall Street: Day Six Photos
How To Protest In New York City
How A Revolution Begins
Operation Occupy Wall Street: Day Two Photos
Baal: Worth More Than Your Life
Operation Occupy Wall Street: September 17, 2011

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Writer Christopher Fowler UK Book Launch

Guest post by Liz de Jager, pictured above with writer Christopher Fowler

Earlier this week we attended the launch for Christopher Fowler’s new Bryant & May novel Memory of Blood.

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