Monday, November 21, 2011

Remember Kent State

We are entering an era of mass protest reminiscent of the 60's and 70's. Judging from this video, not much has changed except they use pepper spray instead of bullets, but this can change too.  So what happened to to the right to peaceably assemble, the right of free speech.  The unrest is international and is focused on the economic crisis but is really about the deeper issues of justice and equality.

The Super Failure Committee could not have done other than what it did. I believe it is too late to stop the train and history is playing out here and abroad and will play out until some degree of justice is achieved. Cops spraying non-violent protesters like they were roaches. There will be some ugly times ahead. God help us all.

1 comment:

Russ Manley said...

It's hard to say "I support" unreservedly a movement that refuses to define itself . . . but lots of us working folks are so far pretty sympathetic to the Occupiers, and outraged at the continuing economic mess caused by unrestrained greed on the one hand and politico-religious fanaticism on the other. I just hope the people in the movement have the sense and self-discipline to keep it non-violent. Riots would be fun for the younger members, or so they might think, but extremely counter-productive.


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