|No We Won't!|
Crack-down madness began breaking out in cities where the largest groups of Occupy Wall Street had become a political pain in the ass. Suddenly without warning the largest Occupy encampments became another example of the disappeared.
Multiple cities were under siege in a matter of days- leaving angry protesters speculating about the possibility of collusion between city mayors and some mysterious entity with very deep pockets. On one day these same mayors were slashing public services in budget quick fixes- then on another, their coffers were suddenly flushed with fresh cash for extra cops and law enforcement candy that seemed more geared toward military operations, than local law enforcement.
Where did this money is coming from? and were Mayors simply talking amongst themselves or did they get instructions for the crack-down from the Federal Government.
Yes-- that Obama Federal Government.
This idea started when Oakland's Mayor Jean Quan mentioned that she'd taken part in conference call with officials from 18 other cities to figure out what to do with the occupations, which were obviously become bothersome....and expensive.
Then there was the rumor that the Justice Dept was using the FBI and DHS to work within local police departments and offer assistance in finding cause, justifying the evictions, like safety and health violations. These manufactured reasons became the justification for breaking up the encampments. Some of these laws were literally dragged out of the legal history museum. Old worn out laws got fresh inspection from over-eager legal beavers mining laws as if looking for gold.
Where there's a will (to find illegal activity)- there's a way. (to make it stick)
Laws that dictate such rules like, 'no more than three persons can wear masks in public at any one time.' from the good ole days of the Ku Klux Klan. Other laws were reinterpreted, taken out of context, and given more power where littering could be warped into a felony offense if done on federal land. Being cited for erecting illegal structures could mean you put your picnic umbrella and folding chair in the wrong spot.
We all know that after 911 all law enforcement agencies became seriously unhinged and worked fervently to coordinate with each other under the guise of keeping us safe. These coordinated efforts were a top down deal that blurred the lines between policing and national security. Today's law enforcement has become something more akin to black ops than the beat cop.
When every American has been deemed a potential threat, then any large movement of these same Americans can be perceived as a threat against national security which requires by law-- hauling out the big guns.
They are set up to coordinate against enemies of the state. But now they are coordinating against the citizens of the state - which is a huge difference and a huge mistake.
The problem for them is the more they coordinate against the movement, the bigger the movement becomes.
Either way the timing's very interesting - and, for some people, very convenient. The nation's expecting a deficit package from the undemocratic Super Committee, anticipating another possible free trade deal, and waiting to see whether Wall Street will go unpunished for its foreclosure crime wave. All that makes this a very good time for dissident voices to suddenly disappear.
Unfortunately for them, it's not going to be that easy.
When the Super Congress cracks down on the American people with their proposed cuts to Medicare and Social Security while bailing out the super rich with a new Republican proposal to make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Things might get a little hot.
The Occupy movement has raised the hackles of the financial hyenas and political sell-outs that work hard to maintain the status quo. They seem to believe throwing money and gasoline onto a fire will put it out.
They don't understand people are starting to pay attention and are becoming galvanized.
The old way isn't working, and every day more Americans know it.