The Naked Truth
November 17th was a success, despite what you may have heard. Today, many of us are forced to look at things in a slightly different way. Some of that comes as a result of seeing how many people turned out for the day’s actions across the country. Part, from watching as our police used tactics we have seen on the news in other parts of the world, including Egypt (whose people are back Occupying Tahrir Square and Alexandria because the military will not release control of the country to the people and are the same oppressors who were in power under Mubarak). Still more of our changed perspective is due to the fact that we can see that as the unconstitutional ‘super committee’ nears its deadline, in a tired continuation of the ‘crisis by invention’ strategy the government seems to have adopted in conjunction with the television networks, the first wave of our American Austerity is about to come into effect. The ‘automatic triggers’ they just began reporting on, are set to gut our social safety nets as austerity is enforced. The debt weapon is being leveled at us and as is always the case, perspective changes when you are staring down the barrel of a gun.
To see what’s ahead of us, look around the world. Look at Greece and Italy, whose governments have dissolved and been replaced by unelected leaders from the banking and finance communities. Bankers. Taking over countries due to the ‘crisis’ of debt. Watch as the police there are unable to control the growing swell of people, who refuse to go silently into their slavery, as many other countries have before. Look to Spain and France, both of whom are next in the deadly game of economic dominoes. See the unrest there. See it in Germany and England as well, as they unite together, intent on enforcing the will and reforms of the banks, because the governments of their countries, as well as ours, are owned ultimately, by the banks.
That is why they Occupy.
It is about fair taxation on the wealthy and the corporations. It is about protecting our people’s interests from those of the corporations. It is about the 99% of us out here, who work for a living but still can’t figure out how to send our kids to college. It is about the 99% of us out here paying over $3.00 a gallon for gas and know it is never going to get cheaper. It is about the 99% of us who know that our paychecks don’t go as far as they used to. It is about the 99% of us who suffer in silence because we don’t want to admit we are one illness away, one car breakdown away, from utter disaster when we have to buy Christmas for our kids.
They Occupy because that’s what it takes. To get noticed. To be heard. The corporations will drown them out otherwise and the politicians would use police to jail them all. They are keeping the press away from the places they intend to arrest people, do you wonder why?
They Occupy because that is ALL it takes. You just have to point and say: ‘Look’.