1. “A Warning To #Occupy America
Beware Of Token Olive Branches And Empty Words
And so we come to today. Many high profile liberals have forgotten the lesson of 1968, a few of the older ones still remember. Though #Occupy America is being largely ignored by the liberal politicians and liberal media there is the odd phony establishment liberal showing up here and there to deliver the soothing but empty message. Some advice to the kids on the street: Ignore the messengers. They are only there to give you more Obama style false hope. Talk is cheap. Don’t pack up and go home on a promise from anybody. Wait until you see some action. More important than that, in order to successfully bring about change your protest must cost somebody dearly just like it did in 1968. But remember, that doesn’t have to mean you must get violent, though that is an option that should not be dismissed out of hand. The 19th century Prussian general Von Clauswitz said that the aim of conflict is to make the conflict so painful and hopeless for your adversary, that it is easier for him to give you what you want than to continue opposing you. What you have to figure out is who exactly you are fighting and how you go about hurting them. I’m not necessarily talking about violent conflict. There are many ways to make an opponent feel pain. Causing your opponent to lose baskets full of money may indeed be more effective than an AK47 in this case.
If you can stay long enough to make the powers understand that there is no hope of ending the conflict on their terms. If you can further sap their morale by making the conflict build over time with more people, more signs, more inconvenience as every day goes by. If you can resist the urge to take the token olive branch of nothing but empty words. If you can make your opponent hurt, and I man really hurt to the point they can’t sleep at night knowing tomorrow the pain may be worse. You will win this conflict and get what you want. ”
2. “Financial Giants Put New York City Cops On Their Payroll
The corporations pay an average of $37 an hour (no medical, no pension benefit, no overtime pay) for a member of the NYPD, with gun, handcuffs and the ability to arrest.”