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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

How long?

This week at Berkely.

How much more will the wealthy's bought and paid for politicians rob from the poor to give to the rich?
How much more will people allow their economic and social mobility to be restricted?
How much longer are audiences going to tune in while those in the political media bubble continue to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted?
How many more homeless are going to freeze to death?
How many more people are going to lose their homes?
How much more will education and social welfare spending be cut to pay for 'law and order'?
How many more tear gassings?
How many more taserings?
How many more pepper sprayings?
How many more kettlings?
How much more unprovoked brutality are people going to put up with before nonviolent demonstrations and civil disobedience turn into a rain of paving stones and molotov cocktails when the riot police arrive? How long before people start sharpening their pitchforks and lighting their torches?


1 comment:

Beijing York said...

The media have done their best to serve their corporate masters and ensure that this movement be depicted as a list of ever-changing, but not worthy, miscreants. First it was entitled, bored suburban kids; then it was brain damaged old hippies; this followed by disturbed vets; tack on some crazy homeless people and drug addicts. This is how little respect those in power have for all of us. Let's face it, even middle-class unionized workers are fodder for condemnation, especially if they dare go on strike. How much more evidence do people need before they realize that unless they are part of the privileged class, they don't count?