Sunday, February 27, 2011

Power to the people

While I find it disturbing that the plutocrats have been so successful in duping so many under-informed Americans into supporting them against their own best interests, I'm heartened by the indomitable spirit of the protesters in Wisconsin. Heading into the second full week of the 24-7 sleep-in occupation of the State Capitol, it's encouraging to see cops engage in civil disobedience.
Ryan reported on his Facebook page earlier today:
“Police have just announced to the crowds inside the occupied State Capitol of Wisconsin: ‘We have been ordered by the legislature to kick you all out at 4:00 today. But we know what’s right from wrong. We will not be kicking anyone out, in fact, we will be sleeping here with you!’ Unreal.”
You would not have seen this in the 60s.

I can't recall another time when law enforcement joined a protest, instead of trying to quash it. Gives me hope that the oligarchs have finally over-played their hand.

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