“And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.” – Aeschylus
I usually end a blog post with something reflective about it and the days events that I spoke of. Today’s different, because three years ago this became my call to arms in waking up from a very long funk of feeling sorry for myself because of 9/11. I had just started this blog the day before and had posted what has now become well-travelled piece on the Net…but I owe that post and the change in my outlook to this quote. Bobby Kennedy used is as a quote at Brother Martin’s funeral, in a way what he was trying to say to the crowd was “We may not understand why this happened now, but in the long run perhaps we will…and no matter, the pain never goes away”. I looked at that quote and saw it as a means to letting go…of letting my own survivors guilt disappear into the haze of ether in between universes and finally was able to become a bit freer enough to start a blog that I was very consistent at keeping up with originally bus have since posted when the fierce urgency of now warranted. The events of the past few weeks have finally made it necessary to speak out once again as I believe that our own government is trying to play both sides of this coin and is acting is a despicable (yet not unsurprising manner).
The Occupy movements have grown tremendously in the few short weeks I texted. Two weeks ago, a former Iraq War veteran was shot in the head by a tear gas canister in Oakland. He is still in hospital, learning to walk and talk again (he wasn’t badly hurt to the extent that he was like a stroke victim, but badly enough to where he needed some type of therapy). Since then, the Oakland Police Department have committed atrocities against the crowd; injuring peaceful protestors who offered no resistance and destroying their tent cities. The same has happened in Atlanta, Oklahoma City and scores of other places that the movement has spread to. Finally, the other evening the Nazi-like tactics of the NYPD struck again, beating peaceful protestors as they slept, wearing riot gear and destroying what has become the center and symbol of this movement Zuccati Park in lower Manhattan. To use this amount of excessive force against the populace in such a similar fashion looks as if it almost came out of a playbook. Well, now we know who’s, and it may be surprising…
The Obama Administration itself.
An Administration Official under strict anonymity told filmmaker Michael Moore that this was organized by the White House. While on one hand, Obama remains silent (VERY conspicuously absent in the issue, but has called for peaceful protests and for each jurisdiction to handle things in the manner it sees fit); it is also putting out a “playbook” for the coordination of these attacks against the American People and how to shut the protestors down. It seems as if Obama is now doing the will of his Corporate Overlords and Masters in enforcing destruction of these Occupy events. Freedom of speech is being suppressed. The right to have the press cover this was taken away by Bloombag the other night by arresting the reporters ostensibly for their own “safety”. A No Fly Zone was placed above the area. A NO FLY ZONE…last time I looked only the FAA could do that, not the fucking NYPD no matter how powerful these bastards think they are. If that doesn’t lead you down a certain line of reasoning, I don’t know what will. Supposedly, people will be allowed back into the park with no tends or blankets or any other equipment and will have to pass through 4 “checkpoints” TO GET INTO PUBLIC SPACE. I find that rather amusing…and the silence from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is just fucking deafening.
A man we voted for change and hope for the future has apparently sold us out and down the river and is kowtowing before the Gods of Wall Street who tell him what to do next. They’re making him look like fucking “Benson”.
There is going to come a day when the Army is called in. There is going to come a day when people are killed…and there is going to come a day when this idea which has now become an uncontrollable mass of uranium is about to go critical…you cannot stifle freedom. You cannot silence those of us who will continue to write and speak up about this. The sleeping giant has awoken, and we are now pushing the levers of power that we have. We will not be silenced, moreover I REFUSE TO BE SILENCED. I will continue to write until they drag me off kicking and screaming for a Cuban vacation. What I know, I will pass on, what I find out I will pass on. Consider me an internet conduit in the coming revolution…
…because make no mistake, one is coming. And it ain’t gonna be pretty.
“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” – John Adams