Sunday, January 29, 2012

OWS smear?

Greetings good citizen,

The OWS movement has dropped out of sight despite (locally) one of the mildest winters in memory, (and I’m pretty old!)

Yet we have this snippet from today’s NY Times:

Police spokesman Jeff Thomason says most of the arrests came around 8 p.m. That's when police took about 100 protesters into custody as they marched through the city's downtown, with some entering a YMCA building.

About 20 demonstrators were arrested earlier in the afternoon, after police say they threw rocks, bottles and other objects at officers and tore down fencing.

Police say three officers were injured. Officers used tear gas and "flash" grenades on the protesters after they refused to leave.

Um, seriously good citizen, you don’t need to follow the link there are only a couple of more sentences than you see above…but it is worth the trip to see the single photograph that accompanies the article.

And what is ‘prominent’ in this photo of a makeshift barricade?

The ‘circle A’ flag of Anarchists! (Usually Black and Red but this one is Black and White.)

Anarchists come in a kaleidoscope of flavors and the corporate media has yet to accurately report which, er, ‘clic/subgroup’ is causing trouble.

Today’s bunch is a prime example as they have been ‘lumped in’ with the OWS movement!

If there’s one thing we know about the ‘99 percent’ it is that they have remained ‘apolitical’.

Anarchy, as a political movement, has a different problem. It has an ‘image problem’ created by people with more in common with Libertarians than with ‘true’ anarchists.

You see, this subgroup that erroneously believes in ‘no rules’ (A libertarian doctrine) has no relationship to true anarchists, who believe in ’rules without RULERS…BIG fucking difference!

It may puzzle an, er, ‘ignorant’ reader to learn that I am an Anarchist and have composed a list of rules to replace predatory capitalism with.

The public is largely ignorant of what ‘true Anarchy’ is about because it goes against the ’do as I say and not as I do’ style the capitalist favors.

In fact, so, er, ‘threatening’ is this idea of (true) Anarchy that capitalists have spend centuries doing unspeakable acts and laying them at the feet of ‘anarchists’!

Case in point, WWI was laid at the feet of a ‘bomb tossing anarchist’.

Which may have been true, in a political affiliation sense…but ever since and repeatedly the corporate owned media has not missed an opportunity to ‘demonize’ so-called anarchists and Anarchy along with it.

It is disturbing to see supposedly ‘educated individuals’ misuse the term ‘anarchy’ as a synonym for the term ‘chaos’.

Their meanings couldn’t be further apart! (Unless you want to give the gullible public the impression that they mean the same thing…)

Like money, alternative politics receives seriously short shift in our education system…

Ironically, Anarchists will not make the same ‘mistake’. They will insure children are taught all about the evils of ‘more for me’ capitalism and its wicked hand maiden, ‘representative democracy’ which robs you of your choices!

But YOU’VE been ‘raised to believe’ that there is NOTHING superior to our (madly dysfunctional) style of (if they don’t like it we’ll just ram it up their ass) ‘democracy’…a variety our leaders are so fond of that they have even started ‘exporting’ it!

We should all learn to love ‘democracy dispensed from the barrel of a gun’…

Or else!

How about the Arab Spring that has been widely advertised in Western Papers as a ‘cry for democratic freedom!’

I think the people of the world have seen for themselves PRECISELY the kind of results ‘Western Democracy’ produces, so it is highly ‘counter-intuitive’ to posit that they desire to, er, ‘imitate’ it.

How unfortunate is it the we keep butting up against the central premise of (limited) ‘participatory democracy’?

Perhaps a better question would be if you know what, precisely, that central premise is?

That premise is ‘They ( the people in charge) BELIEVE (with all of their hearts) that YOU are STUPID (beyond belief/words)!

That is the ‘central premise’ of (limited participation) ‘representative democracy’.

Because the resulting ‘mess’ is (ever and always) the Representatives fault!

And YOU, (idiot) keep voting for new representatives (HOPING something is going to change (besides the drapes in their office…)

You know what the definition of insanity is, don’t you?

It is doing the same thing, over and over again, each time expecting a different result!

So the REAL question you’ll be faced with this November is…


Thanks for letting me inside your head,


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