Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Demonstration: A Video for OccupyWallStreet

WARNING: graphic footage

Soundtrack: The Rolling Stones - Live in Brussels, 1973
'You Can't Always Get What You Want'

compiled video footage from Occupy Wall Street action
September 17-25, 2011


Iggy O said...

Four score and a hundred and fifty years ago
Our forefathers made us equal as long as we can pay
Yeah, well maybe that wasn't exactly what they was thinkin'
Version six-point-oh of the American way
But hey we can just build a great wall around the country club
To keep the riff-raff out until the slump is through
Yeah, I realize that ain't exactly democratic, but it's either them or us and
And it's the best we can do.

Steve Earle, "The Best We Can Do."

What the heck can we do, Miso?

I respect the kids' dedication. I wish they had coverage from major media in the same way the damned Tea Party has.

I wish these kids had a coherent agenda.

I wish the dispossessed, evicted, under-or-unemployed middle class were there in solidarity against the white-collar criminals who wrecked our economy, instead of rallying to the Christo-fascists and libertarian extremists of the GOP.

I wish Americans cared more for this than they do for "Dancing with the Stars."

I wish it were 1968.

I wish we had more spine, from the President down to my colleagues and students.

Guess I'll stroke a check, write an editorial column, and call it Revolution. It's the best I can do.

Miso Susanowa said...


1. We can talk. That is what netpower is all about, and what we do best. Check my other blog Netpolitik.

2. This is a good test of the boundaries of control of the Old Media. The NEW Media is going gangbusters; again, see other blog.

3. YES TO THAT. They are young; they need help with coherent demands.

4. They should be.

5. "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - T Jefferson

6. What goes around comes around again. Remember, it took several years to organize the protests against the Vietnam War...

7. amen, but it's up to us; in every generations, theres a few with spines who do the heavy lifting. It's up to us and the net.

8. From each according to hir abilities *hug* we know the net; we know communication; it's time to use it instead of being endusers. We have our own function.

Graine Macbain said...

You don't need a coherent agenda to spark a revolution, only rage and courage. At this point, a coherent agenda would only be hijacked by the Democratic politicians and professional progressives who would defuse it better than any fascist goon squad could ever achieve. Everyone knows in their guts what the cause it, they only need to feel they can succeed if they act.

Anonymous said...


Miso Susanowa said...


I am already watching the various groups try to hijack the message; it's very informative as to who's really who and what they really want.

I'm particularly watching a few "progressive" and "liberal" orgs and how they handle themselves. It's time to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Graine Macbain said...

Some on the left seem more frightened by this than the right. I would hazard a guess that those who talk left but have big bank accounts (and portfolios) move right fast when it comes time to walk left.