Thanks Bush for your Patriot Act, Homeland Security. And thanks Obama for reinforcing it.
There are some who say Occupy should have aligned themselves with the established political system. I say whatever "political system" we have is in ruins and we are experiencing the "Dark Age" of democracy. A complete breakdown of our former social structure. The irony about Bloomberg and the reasons for this fascist crackdown of Liberty Park, because it needed "cleaning" (implying that the Occupiers are, of course, filthy) is not lost on me. It feels so much like what Hitler used to say about Jews. That they are unclean and dirty, the way Occupiers are being described as. Now that they have been characterized (categorized) as this. What will be next? Will the poor and disenfranchised become concentrated in the future, like the ghettos in Warsaw? Will Homeland Security even need an excuse to "eliminate" any one or any group who dissents? The events of the last few days have made me question how far can the government go? I am really afraid of the answer.