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Posted by less lee in Editorials & Other Articles
Sun Oct 09th 2011, 11:02 AM
Saturday, October 08, 2011
This Toilet is Occupied

It always starts with an idea from a fringe group. Then it escalates like a snowball careening down a mountainside. It gets bigger and bigger until it becomes so huge, you wonder who/what started it in the first place. A new set of leadership replaces the originators. “Occupy Wall Street” was started by Anarcho-Communists (Left wing Anarchists); you see them holding black and red flags, marching in the street. Anarchists started Social Security in the 19th Century. The Communist Party picked up the issue in the early 20th Century, then the Progressives took it over. Finally, the Democratic Party reformed Social Security and, in 1935, FDR made it law.
“Occupy Wall Street” is an extension of “The Battle Of Seattle.” A lot of that movement’s veterans are still active. The right wing’s current criticism is the same old, tired rhetoric I used to endure during the late 60’s and early 70’s. “Dirty, lazy hippies that have no jobs have these protests because they’ve got nothing else to do!” Yeah, yeah, right! After the whole thing died down in the mid 70’s, 60’s bashing became a right wing sport that’s lasted through four decades! The reversionary yarns got really fictitious. If you believe the John Birch Society’s tall tales, the Trilateral Commission created the entire counter-culture in George Soro’s basement with craven Devil Worshippers and White Witches. Some think this is true! Tea, anyone? They blamed everything on the 60’s! From kiddy porn to the Gay agenda. Drugs and Reality T.V. Political correctness? It’s the 1960’s fault! You can’t make fun of crippled or mentally challenged people anymore because of P.C! Damn it! You can’t refer to black people with the “n-word” anymore! Sniff! Sniff! Kool-Aid, anyone?
I thought the ruling class in the U.S.A. was invisible. In 2006, I was ready to throw in the towel and become an American Refugee. Eight years of Bush and his merry band of Neo-Cons led to my own suicidal thoughts.
Rebellion is as natural as an earthquake or a tornado. To suppress rebellion is like surprising birth; it can’t be done! For centuries now, the rich have made the mistake of thinking that you can control society with drugs and religion. If you get rid of the intelligentsia and the press, then you can control society. Or divide and conquer, having one race of poor people blame another for their own misfortune. Well, it never worked and it never will! One thing they could never control is young people’s natural instinct for freedom! It’s always a youth-led rebellion, from Tiananmen Square to The Battle of Seattle.
I am proud of the young people who are protesting. In 2004, we tried to protest against the Iraq war, but that occurred on a Saturday and, on Monday, we were back at work! The longest I ever participated in a protest was one week. After a week, I needed my bourgeois comforts. So, all of you kids--Rock on!
How will this movement end? Who can say? Judging by history, they will fail, initially, but, the long-term effects will be victorious! Things like this take time. China is still under the boot of Stalin State-Capitalist authoritarianism, 22 years after their last uprising. At this point, time is on the people’s side. Right on!
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