Sunday, November 27, 2011

Get Off My Lawn - Occupy L.A.'s Final Day

Get Off My Lawn - Occupy L.A.'s Final Day

Mark your calendars. Tonight, Sunday night is going to be pretty messy. In fact, if you work downtown you probably want to consider calling in sick and making this a five day weekend as Occupy L.A. has been given their eviction letter. It seems that the piss poor excuse for a Mayor we have is trying to shut down Occupy LA.
The City Hall park where Occupy Los Angeles protesters are camped will be closed at 12:01 a.m. Monday, triggering what officials hope will be an end to the nation's largest remaining Occupy camp.

But police might not immediately begin removing protesters who linger, the mayor said at a news conference Friday with Police Chief Charlie Beck. He said officials hope in the coming days to help protesters move their belongings and to find beds in homeless shelters for those at the camp who need them.

The two officials would not say whether police were prepared to use tear gas or rubber bullets to clear protesters who refuse to leave, tactics officers in other cities have turned to while clearing Occupy encampments. "The goal is to do this as peacefully as possible," Beck said.
Hmmm, well. I guess they're going to try to do this as peacefully as possible I guess. But let's be real. This is Los Angeles and considering that all the other Occupy locations around the states have been getting cracked down, the notion that Los Angeles was going to be the home for all those snow birds who are Occupying colder climates, it was only a matter of time before OccupyLA was going to get shut down before that.

The sad thing about the Occupy movement is that they still trust and believe that Obama is on their side. It's more of a slap to the face when the White House is defending the Egyptian protesters again, while they continue a black out on commenting on the Occupation at home.

Gee, thanks Obama for being such a great President of other countries. God damn. I shouldn't be surprised. This is just a classic disconnect between foreign policy and domestic policy. A president can say A about foreign policy and B about domestic situations and policy without ever facing any serious consequence that they contradict each other. That and Goldman Sachs doesn't have as much there as they do in the USA.

It comes to no surprise that all this eventually comes back to bite the US in the ass every time, such as Egyptian security forces doing the pot calling the kettle black routine. Though if there's one thing in common we will soon have, it's that we'll soon have a glorious death from above.

Apparently there is new legislation in the works in the senate and it evidently passed through without so much as a congressional hearing for the following:
Although I haven't seen the actual text and lack the ability to vouch for the validity of these claims. The ACLU is claiming that revisions to sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA for the 2012 fiscal year will allow the United States military to perform domestic combat operations and allow for the indefinite detention of 'combatants'... which considering the new operational jurisdiction may be American citizens.
So basically they can bring predator drone strike goodness to the domestic side of things now. I have to ask, what the fuck is going on with us? It's as if they straight up don't even give a fuck or even pretend to act like they care anymore about the rights of the people. Just look at this shit:
In support of this harmful bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) explained that the bill will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield” and people can be imprisoned without charge or trial “American citizen or not.” Another supporter, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) also declared that the bill is needed because “America is part of the battlefield.”
Ah, just what we needed, the feeling that America is filled with terrorist of all shapes and sizes that need to be taken out with predator drones.

Anyhow, getting back to the Occupy Movement - It's just a matter of seeing how the LAPD reacts when the time comes that push turns into shove. Best of luck to whoever is out there currently and will be there at 12:01 when the bullshit excuse that the lawn needs maintenance and people need to leave it comes about. Or maybe it won't be anything bad at all.

The Occupy Montreal got evicted early yesterday and they left peacefully with no arrest being made. Police eventually removed the remaining protesters - including a man dressed up as Batman who tried to hug an officer. I just have to wonder though, what the fuck? Dressed as Batman? Way to miss the point completely that Bruce Wayne IS the 1%

What it really feels to me is that it's approaching the end of Occupy LA and the movement as a whole. LA will probably be the signal that the beginning of the end of the movement is upon us. I can't really say I'm surprised to see it coming,

Even if the raids made everyone a bit angrier and more desperate in those other cities, L.A. hasn't had any sort of problems in the past two months. They were expecting that with the colder weather, people were going to drop out of their camps in other locations with L.A. being the one that the weight would fall upon to carry.. and here we are with it about to be taken apart.

I'm just wondering if everyone was expecting the Occupy movement to be something like V for Vendetta, with a big bunch of people showing up and everything gets fixed right away. I can tell you by simple logic that it's not going to happen like that. And maybe I'm being too paranoid. This whole movement started two months ago, so there's bound to be some ebb and flow to getting it working.

Fun Fact: Did you know that minorities have been hardest than anyone because of the recession. Wealth dropped by over 60% for Hispanics and 53% for blacks. With a third of both groups have zero or negative net worth because of the crash. That is what de-regularization and Wall Street did to them.

So how do you watch all this? Well, Oakfosho has been trying to get down to L.A. for the midnight shit to hit the fan. So you could most likely go here and see something.. or donate to a good cause.

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