Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Saturday, November 19, 2011

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

 There is a new show on MSNBC called Up with Chris Hays On Saturday and Sunday mornings. His show at  7 A.M.  Saturday is going to have some kind of big exclusive about a company or organization of some kind trying to sell their plan to destroy the Occupy movement to government officials.
I also read today that some Mayors organization and Homeland Security have been coordinating actions against The Occupy movements in various cities like the simultaneous shutdowns that occurred earlier this week.
There are also stories of New York City cops going undercover into churches asking to use the restrooms and then doing head counts of the Occupy members sleeping in those churches.
I keep thinking back to the Bush administration after the Katrina disaster when Homeland Security was really getting their shit together. I remember at least twice reading press releases in the news about simultaneous arrests of more than 20,000 people with felony warrants out on them all across the country. They were lauding the success of the operations.
I was thinking about the coordination and intelligence gathering required to accomplish this, and the fact that the various police jurisdictions would have to know where these felony suspects were well in advance and just leave them alone until the operation started. I find this troubling.
I never heard any reports about how many convictions resulted from the exercises. That really doesn’t seem to be there point. I call them exercises because they seem to be more of a test of systems to be implemented when Homeland Security decides to arrest any large group that they think is a threat to the system.
As I watch and read the news accounts of what has been happening across the nation with proposed and enacted laws, and the extreme reactions of authorities and certain segments of the media to the Occupy movement I keep thinking about the stories I remember about FEMA camps and all the mass arrest exercises by Homeland Security. I worry, I do.
I believe there is a breaking point coming soon and a lot of people are going to be surprised. Giant corporations and their pet officials and the majority of the 1% really don’t care about the 99% and will find reasons to justify protecting their privileged positions.
The big question is, how many of the 99% will go along with them against their better interests?
Personally, I haven’t got a clue, but I do have hope.
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