Sola Gangsta wrote:In a way, the population of America through "Occupy Wall Street" is like a massive organism trying to "wake up" but hasn't had it's morning coffee yet. There is little point in the protest in itself during the short term, but I suspect this is just the beginning. We are entering an era similar to the 60's mood wise and almost everybody I know is fed up and some people I know have already taken drastic action. Many like myself have so radically changed our lifestyles since 2007-2008 that we don't fit into paper regulation easily anymore and fall through the legal cracks because there isn't a category to address the way we live (homeless, yet with our own transportation and business owner at the same time for example, with evap pond and a RoundUp weed sprayer for showers - or the local gym). Hey the carpetbaggers at the IRS (and the American public) can at least thank me that I'm not drawing unemployment or using food stamps! (which would be a much easier path for me, but I refuse to take it). My own experience with becoming a homeless software engineer is that it has freed me from the chains of economic bondage and made my situation salvageable and created economic stability and greater security. But most people will not even consider it because it carries a stigma. This stigma has been put to great use to place the rest of you who pay rent/mortgage into greater economic peril, so I suggest you get over it and see it for what it is: a trap set for you to your financial disadvantage. What you own really owns you because it is used by authorities to get you to jump through their hoops. I have 2 hoops to jump through; the DMV and the IRS. The first is because of my truck and the 2nd is because of my business.
The whole point of a protest is to make something happen, so it is not in the interest of protesters to obey the rules. The rules of assembly are set up to make any protest ineffective and "manageable" by elites. If the power brokers were willing to listen in the first place, there would never have been a need for protest, so I suspect that this phase is about getting people aware and migrating them gradually until many are on the same page which means that there will be lots of disturbances over the next couple of years.
No one is in complete control. There are many agendas. To expect a protest to "make sense" is not rational because it is a symptom of all the national "karma" (for lack of a better word) that has built up. Also, if I was the leader of one of these protests, I'd be smart enough not to telegraph what the purpose/agenda is right off the bat because "the enemy" is playing dirty.
Radical Self wrote:Side question: Veteran Burners - has a library been done at BM yet? I saw a few "cafe copy" books in center camp but not much more. And what about a book burning?
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Savannah wrote:Black Rock City Public Library has been there in at least 2007 and 2009; may have been there other years (maybe even this one).
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