I think Gordon Gekko summed it up best when he said “The richest one percent of this country owns half our country’s wealth, five trillion dollars (1987). One third of that comes from hard work, two thirds comes from inheritance, interest on interest accumulating to widows and idiot sons and what I do, stock and real estate speculation. It’s bullshit. You got ninety percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own. We make the rules, pal. The news, war, peace, famine, upheaval, the price per paper clip. We pick that rabbit out of the hat while everybody sits out there wondering how the hell we did it. Now you’re not naive enough to think we’re living in a democracy, are you buddy? It’s the free market. And you’re a part of it.”
It’s true that the banksters have all the money. They have so much money that they have purchased the NYPD and turned them into ruthless oppressors and common thugs.
The video posted below is a disgrace. Where I come from only a coward hurts women.
Here are two more videos I found at occupywallst.org
SHAME SHAME SHAME is right. When the police were tired of people calling it like it is they viciously attacked the protestors without provocation.
My hat goes off to occupywallst.org they have released the name of fascist who sprayed these innocent protestors. His name is Antony Bologna.
According to a report at davidscameracraft.blogspot.com “The protesters were marching back to Zuccotti Park when the NYPD turned violent. Hitting, arresting and forcing protesters into a small area. At that point a NYPD supervisor yelled shut up to one of the protesters and shot pepper spray into her eyes point blank range and hitting a half dozen protesters (including 3 police officers) when they had nowhere to go. The same supervising officer was seen (photographed) laughing after the arrests while looking at his text messages.”
Antony Bologna is a fascist and a sadist. The only good thing to come out of this is that he sprayed three of his own men. Now that’s what I call instant karma.
We should not rely on Karma alone to dispense justice. I am calling on NYPD Internal Affairs to do their job and investigate this crime. They can be contacted at (212) 741-8401.
I think both of these men should be ashamed of themselves. If it were up to me both of them would be fired today and Antony Bologna would be arrested for assault.
It’s no coincidence that a fat cat like Bloomberg would preside over brutally suppressing a Wall Street protest. It’s also predictable that there has been a media blackout on these protests. The same people being protested own the so called mainstream media.
Fortunately the ACLU has come out against this oppression. They have released Know Your Rights: Demonstrating in New York City and What To Do If You’re Stopped By The Police They also have released this article NYCLU on the Scene at Wall Street Protests which contains the following advice:
You have a right to stand or march on sidewalks without a permit.
You may photograph or video the cops, but do not interfere with police action.
Remember officers’ badge numbers, names and physical descriptions.
File complaints about misconduct by calling 311.
If you march in the street without a permit, you risk arrest.
If ordered to disperse, do so unless you want to be arrested.
When I see the real silent majority come together and protest I am proud to be an American. These brave souls are fighting for equality at great personal risk. They are all heroes and deserve a heroes welcome not mace and jackboots.
Make no bones about it. This is all out class warfare and we the people are under attack. We cannot let these crooks think tyranny is business as usual. Let’s take the fight to the enemy!