Friday, October 14, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: We Are Not Afraid

I see that New York's monkey police are threatening to crackdown on Occupy Wall Street.

A possible confrontation between New York police and hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protestors loomed Thursday after a Canadian company requested police help while cleaning up three weeks' worth of garbage at the movement's base in Zuccotti Park.

And that a Canadian company is to blame. Just in case anyone still thought that corporate Canada was different.

Or that the Canadian hogs weren't getting fatter and fatter. Or that it couldn't happen here.

How can the Occupy movement not touch a chord? Put plainly, there is something completely screwy about a society in which, to take a current Canadian example, airline attendants, some of whom barely make $50,000 a year, are being challenged on their legitimate right to strike while, as Toronto Life magazine recently reports in its hot-off-the-press Who Earns What issue, certain fund managers in Toronto raked in salaries up to $34-million last year.

Now they know better.

Just like those corporate hogs should know that we are not afraid. They can't stop a movement that has the survival of the planet as its banner. They can't arrest or kill an idea.

They don't stand a chance against this kind of  call to action.

There are no excuses left. Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history. Either you obstruct, in the only form left to us, which is civil disobedience, the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street and accelerated destruction of the ecosystem that sustains the human species, or become the passive enabler of a monstrous evil. Either you taste, feel and smell the intoxication of freedom and revolt or sink into the miasma of despair and apathy. Either you are a rebel or a slave.

And the power of peaceful protest.

Yup.This is a movement whose time has come.

You can't arrest an idea.

I'd rather be a poor rebel than a rich slave.

And together we shall change the world....


Wingnut31 said...

According to CBC the starting salary for flight attendants is $18,000 a year, below the poverty level

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a more relevant fact to the struggle of flight attendants, air canada's ceo's salary has multiplied through this time of cutbacks