Amid the election year insanity with its endless rounds of rote indignation at each new reactionary comment from one of the members of the traveling clown car known as the GOP primary, it’s easy for progressives to lose focus on truly important issues. As Chris Hedges wrote in a recent piece in truthdig, “Turn off
Originally posted at Annie’s View. I was saddened and frankly surprised to read Bishop Sisk’s letter on Facebook. The letter disappeared and reappeared shortly thereafter, along with the accompanying comments. It would appear that Bishop Sisk is bowing to public opinion and caving in and is no longer allowing OWS supporters to utilize their facilities
Without the cops amassing around the camp threatening people with arrest and violent attack – there would have only been a block party – but the violent police state showed up to smash our party – to foreclose our occupation of the TAS building– they came to reclaim the property of the lenders from the people – which is to say they came to take it from everyone to give it back to no-one.
GOP politicians have no policy answers which don’t result in more money flowing into the hands of the already rich. And all they can think of in terms of messaging is to fall back on their tired history of dividing Americans. But it’s not working this time.
Unfortunately for the political- and ruling-classes, cold weather will not make this go away. The focus has shifted away from a small park in Manhattan and landed squarely on every working class kitchen table.