Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The 1% Solution applied to OWS

"From here you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance, and the end of your insignificant rebellion."
Early in the morning, Mayor Bloomberg ordered the NYPD to conduct a sweep-and-clear paramilitary style raid on Zuccotti Park. The 1% have allowed this little rebellion to go on long enough. The Plutocracy would prefer if you just sat back and accepted your enslavement and Classacre (Class Massacre) and stayed silent.

As with all Iron Fisted Tyrants, Bloomberg, the handmadien of the 1%, cited the health and well-being of the protesters for the necessity of the violent crackdown. And the removal was conducted in the early am, after the Brooklyn Bridge has been shut down till 0600 hours, and with media persons being specifically moved to an area away from were the beatings, pepper-spray, tear gas, mass arrests, destruction of private property and use of bulldozers to roust OWS occurred.This isn't the first #Occupy to be removed with in the early morning with the use of heavy machinery and paramilitary action.

Here is the Right's reaction:

Over at Michelle Malkin's site it's constant calls for more police violence against the Protesters. I'm surprised they haven't called for water boarding the protesters to determine who is leading them, although there have been calls for high pressure water cannons to be used so there's that...

At HotAir this post from the odious "Captain" Ed Morrisey highlights the entire intentional disconnect,
If the Occupiers have an actual and legitimate agenda, why can’t they demonstrate within the law to make their point?
Ah, within the law. That's the whole point, the 1% and their Rightwing Attack Dogs have been working and shaping and refining a political system which has wrested power and money from the 99% and has made it legal for them to do so. It's the Free Speech Zones all over again. But, conservatives, ala "Captain" Ed, don't actually believe in Democracy, they are and always have been authoritarians and little more than mouthpieces for the Plutocracy.

Of course, a move like this has caused a lot of internet traffic and chatter. The best rundown comes from Mother Jones reporter Josh Harkinson's firsthand account. But, interesting blog, facebook, twitter traffic aside the most important news came when Oakland Mayor Jean Quan apparently admitted the 11/15 Raids were coordinated,
“I was recently on a conference call with 18 cities across the country who had the same situation,"
with Authorities in other cities and possibly the Department of Homeland Security and that before the day was done there were already two injunctions issued by Judges.

The first one was a restraining order allowing the Protesters to return and stopping Bloomberg and the NYPD from interfering at all with OWS.

However, the second one was not so beneficial to #Occupy. tT also shows the level of duplicitious chicanery the 1% are always willing to stoop too, to stop the 99%. It stops all "Camping" in the Park. OWS is not Camping. It is Protest. It is a Righteous Shout against the Economic Inequality and Legalized Theivery the 1% have set up in this Nation. But, it's the 1% legalese solution to stifling dissent and outlawing Democracy. By labeling it "camping" the 1% empower their political, media, and law enforcement dogs to disrupt, detain and beat those who attempt to return.

OWS and the #OccupyMovement are the most clear example of Democracy in the US. That the Rightwingers hate it because their Plutocratic Lords and Masters hate it. And the hypocritical conservatives demand Authorities destroy #Occupy, preferably violently, but also using the laws finely crafted and purposefully adopted by the 1% to stifle and eliminate protest.


ran said...

They call it camping so that any legal action has Clark vs. Community Creative Non-Violence as an obvious legal precedent (not that the Supreme Court cares about stare decisis unless it suits their needs). Of course, that Supreme Court decision didn't say erecting the tents was illegal, but sleeping in them was. Bloomberg of course took that to mean he could destroy the tents.

Tomorrow should be interesting in NYC.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Guess what word makes a comeback? Embed. As in the New York Times had reporters embedded with the NYPD prior to the Zuccotti Park raid.

Also over 5000 books were apparently bulldozed and destroyed along with the tents you mentioned Ran.

"The rights you have are the rights given you by this Committee [the House Un-American Activities Committee].
We will determine what rights you have and what rights you have not got."
- J. Parnell Thomas

ran said...

Geez. Embedded reporters? What is this, Iraq? I assume the strange DARPA equipment isn't far behind?

And yeah, I heard about the disaster at the library. I think Steve Schwarzman summed it up best when he said "It's like when Caesar invaded Alexandria in 48 BCE."

Patricia said...

Why not some good old fashioned book burning? Bloombergs defense of an indefensible position would be laughable if it wasn't so insidious. It amazes me that there isn't a bigger outcry against this. It's even weirder that reporters are embedded with the NYPD, but not with the Occupiers. This is a smaller part of a much larger whole of exactly how was the federal government involved the crackdowns and eviction of other Occupiers in other cities. Bloomberg certainly did not act alone.