Watching what is happening from afar I see that even the main stream media is finding it hard to continue ignoring “Occupy Wall Street” and this got me wondering why? Iconic photos such as the one to the left will sell newspapers but that may not be the entire reason. Usually the media is silent on protests against the empire.
Texanna via Penny may have an answer.
"This may be a way of redirecting the anger from the real issues that brought the protesters together. By channeling the anger toward policemen, people will start calling the police the problem, the police will hate the protesters for hating them, and eyes turn away from the financial terrorism that is causing all this."
Aside from the illegitimate arrests and violence against the 'occupiers,' the biggest problem is that there needs to be more protesters in the street.Several hundred thousand would be more like it. Peaceful and loud.
Hats off to those who are there! Wall Street just wants this gathering to go away so they can get back to their theft as usual but with the protests spreading to more cities the fat lady is far from singing.
Peter with a comment also at Penny's makes a good point.
"For me, the huge video cam presence is the real story. Never before has this police brutality story been witnessed with such clarity. This is revolutionary!
People need to have info REPEATEDLY pounded into their thick skulls That's how the Viet Nam war was presented to the people and the people turned against it. Every night the teee veee showed the atrocities of war and people FINALLY got it.
Likewise police brutality must now be REPEATEDLY pounded into the peoples awareness. If the MSM doesn't do this then the peoples(video cam) media must do it!"
Hillary Clinton had this to say about the Egyptian street protests but it seems that it will not always be applied here in the land of the bill of rights.
"We support the fundamental right of expression and assembly for all people and we urge that all parties exercise restraint and refrain from violence."Hillary has always been such a liar.
One question that has been asked for a long time is that if the SHTF will the police and military have a large enough number of those who refuse to violently attack their fellow Americans who are protesting against the machine and so turn the tide towards the people. We don't know if the report of Over 100 NYPD Officers Refuse to Work in Support of Occupy Wall Street Movement is true but it would be a big step in the right direction. We'll see.
We also don't know if it's seven minutes to midnight or perhaps it's more like 15 seconds till. What we do know is that the show is speeding up and it's always up to us as a collective to stop the hands before the whole thing blows up. If the protests continue and start having an effect, behind the scenes a decision may be made for a diversion. We'll see about that too ... and maybe soon.