Sunday, November 6, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is All We Got

"In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: Not necessarily to Win, but mainly to keep from Losing Completely." Hunter Thompson 
The thing that is really really sad and really really scary about the importance of the  Occupy Wall Street movement and change is that if nothing changes anyone with less than 1 million dollars in cash is going down.   For the 99% it will be like other countries where the wealthy live well and rule and everybody else lives the best they can with very little.    The millions of the people who are unemployed inevitably will become homeless because you cannot live in this country with no income.  
We can't conceive of the fact that our educational system has become a training ground for servitude....a warehousing of children who will be thrown back into their communities to do the best that they can in low wage jobs and succumb to drugs and crime the stable food of crumbling communities all over the country.   Higher education is becoming more and more out of the reach of the middle class and the poor and is of questionable value in our country anyway. 
Maybe by bringing everyone and everything down to the 'servant'  level the corps will be able to bring manufacturing etc. back into the country and have those jobs done by Americans who will now work for any sum just to survive.   We can take note of Argentina which was once the #6 country in the world with brilliant scientists etc.  Through circumstances similiar to ours corruption , devaluing of the educational system etc. took the country from #6 to 3rd world. There is much much more to the silent war against the people of America....but yes We lost.      People complain that the OWS'ers are doing illegal things and that they are antagonizing the police etc....this is bullshit and it is the fear of the new 'scared to death' American.    If we think that the corporations are going to turn the country back over to us because we 'ASK" in a polite and orderly manner then we are Really delusional...we have seen the way change happened in other countries ...we have no history of anything changing because people marched and the otherside said OK cool we will give you back what we have stolen from you.        
This is NOT a movie!!! There will be collateral damage and I just hope that the kids and people who are on the front lines know that they can NOT expect the support of many Americans who would rather starve to death than face the Truth of where we are and where this is going if there is no change.  
 I am encouraged as in any movement for change a few brave souls stand on the front lines and then others follow until the numbers grow and grow.  I am encouraged with the elders and the police chiefs and the unions and the soldiers coming home and the young people who have witnessed the American dream crumble ....maybe this ragtag coalition can bring down the giant and help to build a country that we can all be proud of.  Cause what we've got now ain't it!

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