It's going to be a cold night at the Occupy Toronto campsite, as the clock on the church that has refused the occupiers sanctuary, counts down the hours before they are evicted.
Because you don't have to ask yourself what would Jesus do eh? Or be a weatherman, to know that a cold wind is blowing.
Not only is the hanging judge in fine fettle, the right-wing rabble is in a frigging frenzy, some neighbours are outraged their dogs don't have enough room in the park to shit, and some old lefties are comparing the Occupy movement to Jonestown.
We will see whether the legions of activists seduced by the likes of Princeton University professor Cornel West ("It's a democratic process, it's a non-violent process, but it is a revolution") will be allowed to remember Occupism's anti-democratic belligerence, its violence, its provocations, the weird call-and-response rituals, the shouted incantations and the dead junkies, or whether all that will be expunged from the popular culture's collective memory.
Jim Jones? Huey Newton? Walter Mondale? Our provocations? Our violence? What century or what reality is he living in? The silly old geezer.
Does this look like Jonestown?
With pepper spray instead of Kool-Aid...
Or the violence of a police state? Defending the interests of the wealthy and the comfortable.
And who is the
One of the great failings of the elites has always been an inability to recognize the boiling point. Marie Antoinette was carted off to the guillotine. New York was brought to its knees by the 1863 riots. The hippies ended the Vietnam War. The Occupy movement is easy enough to laugh off now, but when we reach the point where average, hard-working people realize that can’t even raise their own families, the tide may reverse like a tsunami.
Do our enemies, really think we're going to give up so easily?
Or that we're not prepared to be beaten or arrested.
To try to stop the grunting greedsters from turning our society into a jungle, and torching the planet.
Do they think we are not smart enough to take our movement to another level?
It is time to move into phase 2 of #occupywallstreet. Whether that means supporting certain policy ideas, running our own candidates for office, putting pressure on politicians and corporations, whether this goes one way or another I can not say, but that change is coming whether the corrupt status quo wants it or not. Whose Democracy? Our Democracy! Whose streets? Our streets!
Do they really think it's the beginning of the end, instead of the end of the BEGINNING?
If they do, they don't know us.
Or understand ANYTHING.
Cynics will laugh at me for saying this, and the loyalists will call me a dirty hippie and a criminal and all the other things they have grown fond of calling us. But these people do not matter. To history, they will be irrelevant. To history, there is only you. Ignore the loyalists, ignore the cynics, keep fighting. Shut them down. Shut the entire god damn system down. No one can stop this. I love you all.
The movement will survive the destruction of its camps because WE will make sure it does.
The capitalist pigs, and the Cons, and the broken lefties who suckle their sagging tits, can eat my shorts. Or choke in their own bitter bile.
How dare they insult us. Who do they think we are?
When will they ever learn? We are the
How often must I sing this song?
Or we will change the world.
Or they will DESTROY it...