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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sleeping Occupy, Non-Violence, Sleeping America

One wonders what it will take to wake up the American people. We now know that we Americans have resorted to torture, we are responsible for war crimes, and we have a government that has trashed some of the most important rights that we say we hold dear. Where is the outrage? Instead of rage at these revelations we have what? Very little of any reaction from the bulk of the population. Just business as usual with, for example, even one of our most "progressive" politicians, Senator Al Franken, defending the NSA spying on everyone everywhere. Are we so stupid as a people that we can't see what is happening to us? It would appear so. The great corporate-governmental plan to keep us stupid is working. No wonder education funding is reduced and teachers are attacked. Keep 'em dumb and they will never be a real threat. We are not Turkey or Brazil. As bad as some of us think things are here, our masses are lulled into submission. By the time the various Occupy's were evicted, participants had dwindled from the early large crowds to a fraction of the numbers we started with. We were worn down and waited out until it was easy to stamp us out. Would early on street warfare have made a difference? We'll never know, but such spontaneous tactics didn't happen on a wide scale with Occupy. Maybe next time?

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