"Our whole approach to security is built around the assumption that you can kill an idea. Guns, brutality, coercion: This is the common wisdom. It's sustained by a moral numbness that permeates mainstream culture and is carried along by the corporate media, which perpetuate a facile misunderstanding of the world with the throwaway certitudes embedded in their reportage."--Robert Koehler
Let's not make any pretense about what is happening.
What we are witnessing at Liberty Square and public venues all across "Amerika" has nothing to do with damage to public property, fire hazards, threats to public safety and health hazards.
It is a coordinated attempt to muzzle a movement that is stubbornly and in a very public in your face fashion delivering one simple and concise message: The Amerikan crony capitalist system is corrupt to the core and the people are sick and tired. It has nothing to do with communism, socialism, nihilism, anarchism, flower power, collectivism or whatever else the GOP Presidential debate team says.
It has everything to do with this...
The Powers That Be don't like the fact that this very unpleasant idea is finally gaining broad based public traction and we can all thank the OWS movement for it.
Now Mayor Douchebag, who owes his primary allegiance to the banksters that support his Billionaire .0001% lifestyle, has decided that he wants to position himself as the chief mouth for the totally unrepentant and unreformed Wall Street gangsterhood.
He wants us to believe that it is all the fault of the monkeys in Washington DC, not the organ grinders who pay their bills. He can harp, shill, hammer and mace all he wants. As Medgar Evers famously said: "You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea."
The idea is out of the box and his Royal Douchbag's "alternate side of the street" theories of First Amendment Rights will do absolutely nothing to change any of that.