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    Posted: 02 Oct 2011 at 12:25
Arab Spring spreads to America . Protesters fed up with the corrupt system of government in America which has led to the mega-rich greatly profiting at the expense of the poor are attacked by police after a peaceful sit-in on Wall St.

The governments of Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Iran, Saudi, Myanmar, China, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the Taliban have urged the international community to act before it is too late.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/30/occuply-wall-street-march-police-plaza?newsfeed=true

Little concerned that The Guardian can't spell "occupy"  though.
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Strange. Americans fighting capitalism? It can't be. They love it, and they love to work for a exploiter. This love for the boss is what they call "work ethics"... 
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Give me a break here...
 
For conspiracy nuts, here is an interesting take--
 
Which sort of clashes with the take here--
 
As for police violence against the protesters. Oh the cruelty, oh the barbarism, of the injustice! The aging flower children were hit with tickets! After all, even NYC authorities have to maximize their cash flowTongue!
 
ap Wall Street Protest jt 111001 wblog Occupy Wall Street Protests Spread Across the Country
 
Police encounter demonstators on the Brooklyn Bridge during the Occupy Wall Street protests on Saturday.


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Come on you Pinguin! Many are fed up with the current situation and if there is going to be another recession then there will be large scale protests and chaos in US. Perhaps this is a sign for the beginning. 

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Interesting. There haven't been a social economic revolution in the U.S. since the times of Roosevelt. All the rest have been smoke curtains that never attack capitalism and the system itself, such as the hippies, the women, black and gay revolutions.


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Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

Interesting. There haven't been a social economic revolution in the U.S. since the times of Roosevelt. All the rest have been smoke curtains that never attack capitalism and the system itself, such as the hippies, the women, black and gay revolutions.


 
There wasn't one then either since governments do not "originate" revolutions! The problem comes from the attempt to smoke the environment with hazy definitions.
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Originally posted by Harburs Harburs wrote:

Come on you Pinguin! Many are fed up with the current situation and if there is going to be another recession then there will be large scale protests and chaos in US. Perhaps this is a sign for the beginning. 
 
Obviously you didn't know about what happened last November. Pinguin is right, its all me me me in the US. The hell with others even if it destroys me in the long term.
 
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Sounds like a meeting of OPEC ministers! Really Al, regardless of the Hollywood Delusion (e.g. Gordon Gecko), "protests" and "demonstrations" are as American as apple pie  otherwise the historical narrative of the American horizon would be quite dull. Watch out here comes Carrie Nation!
 
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Sounds like a meeting of OPEC ministers! Really Al, regardless of the Hollywood Delusion (e.g. Gordon Gecko), "protests" and "demonstrations" are as American as apple pie  otherwise the historical narrative of the American horizon would be quite dull.
 


Where Hollywood dictates, this nation slavishly imitates. No room for real individual thinking is allowed anymore.
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This is a good sign. Maybe it means a greater interest in civic life is re-emerging.
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I heard about this from Americans who involved in the protests, and they felt pretty hard done by the authorities & media as well.
So before y'all claim conspiracy theory - shoot an email to the protest organisers and get their view.
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Hey folks, you are all having a deja vu moment! Has everyone forgotten that the current antics are but Chapter 2 of the hijinx planned back in the summer of 2010.
 
 
As for "conspiracy", chalk it up to the Internet and in many ways to organized Labor flexing political muscle and utilizing the Media to project non-existent "massive" support given the fact that numbers do not match ballyhoo--
 
 
Heck, the last time people went after "greedy bankers" ir was the opening of the 20th century. Of course we could attend a film festival and watch Jimmy Stewart handle his version of the caricature in It's a Wonderful Life.
 
Now if the crowd actually wanted to spark things up, they should all hotfoot it to Riker's Island to release all of the "political prisoners" and pull a Bastille moment.Wink
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Sounds like a meeting of OPEC ministers! Really Al, regardless of the Hollywood Delusion (e.g. Gordon Gecko), "protests" and "demonstrations" are as American as apple pie  otherwise the historical narrative of the American horizon would be quite dull. Watch out here comes Carrie Nation!
 
 
Ah, good old Nation. I think her success was more due to her being 6 feet tall (in an era where the average male was 5' 6'') than any super ability. I wouldn't like to be in the shoes of the bastards who stood in her bulls eye.LOL
 
Anyway I do agree that protests are at the very heart of the American psyche, hell America was founded by people protesting the fact that England wasn't christian enough. I was just musing about how did such a protest gather pace in this era of greed is good.
 
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I've always thought it funny that today, when people speak of "protests" they garnish their hallucinations with the psychedelia of the 60s and the comfy coddlers of the Vietnam Era. Even weirder they disregard the Tea Party as an aberration of contemporary politics: What the middle classes complaining about government? Long before the Tea Party, there was the Anti-Saloon League and you can bet your boots they undertook political actions in much the same manner. Likewise the current brouhaha over "immigration" is actually a repeat performance of the zaniness at the the turn of the century between 1900 and 1915. Few people understand that the Federal Income Tax is the brainchild of these righteous recalcitrants who were trying to break the political love affair between politics and booze, given the fact that it was the production of alcoholic beverages that represented the mainstay of federal revenues through the excise taxes levied on its production.
 
The funny part about all of this is that somehow the current crop of loons are viewed as "pure" and actually a reflection of popular discontent; totally ignoring the fact that there are many a vested interest supporting this public theater for their own political ends.
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