So, the memo has gone out. “Fiscal Cliff” is the new code, to scare people about the economy. Let us keep our tax handouts to the richest 1%, or we’ll threaten you with economic calamity and drive you off a financial cliff. We’ll threaten to crash your economy. Again.
Didn’t you do that to us already? Ooh. Pass TARP or you won’t be able to get any more loans! Okay. We passed it. Economy still went down the toilet! Do we need a rush on the banks? Just take all our money OUT of Wall Street’s Casino?
It’s not pitchfoks and shovels, this time.
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What started as a ragtag bunch of peaceful protesters on Wall Street, has now blossomed into a worldwide Occupy Movement. When people around the world started to see the peaceful assembly being attacked and peaceful, unarmed protesters being brutalized by “public servants” who are supposed to “serve and protect” them, more and more supported them. Veterans showed up, to help protect them. A worldwide movement is now in full swing, with countries as far away as both Egypt and Israel, marching in solidarity with U.S. protesters who have been brutalized beyond belief.
One such protester, US Marine Scott Olsen, survived two tours in Iraq, only to come home and get hit in the head by an Oakland Police “projectile” and suffered brain injury to the speech center of his brain. His crime? Simply peacefully assembling. He is said to have “provoked no one” and footage of the incident shows there was no cause for police to abuse their power so forcefully that night.
Scott Olsen. 24 Year old U.S. Marine, survived two tours in Iraq. Shot in the head by Oakland Police for Peaceful Assembly. Photo: copblock.org
Think about that one for a minute. Injured like this. Suffering brain damage to the speech center of his brain.
A two tour veteran of the United States. Literally silencing his speech. Simply for standing up for his right to free speech.
It’s enough to leave anyone speechless.