The time is right for a palace revolution: Will Occupy turn violent?

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    George Soros thinks it will ...

    The Daily Beast (23 Jan 2012): George Soros on the Coming U.S. Class War: The situation is about as serious and difficult as I've experienced in my career.'

    The Rolling Stones had some prescient lyrics 40+ years ago, perhaps as contemporary now as it was then:

    Evrywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
    Cause summers here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy
    But what can a poor boy do
    Except to sing for a rock n roll band
    Cause in sleepy london town
    There's just no place for a street fighting man
    No

    Hey! think the time is right for a palace revolution
    But where I live the game to play is compromise solution
    Well, then what can a poor boy do
    Except to sing for a rock n roll band
    Cause in sleepy london town
    There's no place for a street fighting man
    No

    Hey! said my name is called disturbance
    Ill shout and scream, I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants
    Well, what can a poor boy do
    Except to sing for a rock n roll band
    Cause in sleepy london town
    There's no place for a street fighting man
    No
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I have been saying for quite some time that I think there will be civil unrest -- widespread civil unrest -- for the foreseeable future. The problem is that when our so-called leaders don't respond to persistent, peaceful, non-violent protest, when they don't listen, when they dismiss people's concerns, when they don't care that millions of people are out of work, out of homes, out of health care, with no end in sight, well, then those leaders are practically inviting violence. There's a limit to what people are willing to put up with. I can't believe that they're all too stupid to see this; on the contrary, I think some of them do see this, and that's why they rushed through the NDAA.
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ...and when the cow kicked it over,
    she winked her eye and said,
    "There'll a hot time in the old town tonight."

    CNS News / Cybercast News Service (27 Jan 2012): Magazine Calls Occupiers To Come To Chicago In ‘Tradition of’ 1968 Rioters

    Sounds like they're putting new a lantern in the shed. This is the "invitation" from Ad Busters:

    Adbusters Blog (25 Jan 2012): Tactical Briefing #25: Showdown in Chicago

    The New Yorker has an interesting six-page article on the Occupy movement:


    2012 should be a very interesting year. :D

     
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    I think the movement is non-violent and there is ample evidence of agent provocateur activity in the Bay Area and elsewhere. The State is clearly preparing contingencies for civil unrest; it hardly makes sense to further the State's objectives.
     
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  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    During the 1968 Democratic Convention protests in Chicago, 1 out of every 6 protesters was a federal agent.

    So yes, infiltrators and agents provocateurs are par for the course. And always the first ones to turn to violence.

    By the way, in Oakland yesterday, police used tear gas and flash/stun grenades against protesters. When this happens in other countries, Americans get on their high horse and decry it; when it happens here, barely a peep. Because, of course, "that kind of thing doesn't happen here."
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And as we've already discussed, Rahm Emmanuel has put in place repressive new laws specifically to shut down protest in Chicago. Those laws will be on the books long after the G8 leaves town.
     

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