(4 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
As the leaders of the People’s Republic of Plutocracy, Inc. prepare for the corporate coronations of Romney and Obama in Tampa and Charlotte, they’re fervently hoping Occupy Wall Street won’t spoil all the fun by sending dangerous American citizens into the streets to tell the truth all over the place. In Beltway offices, Homeland Security meetings, and conference calls with the militarized police departments of the One-Percent, the same questions are being asked about Occupy Wall Street. Who are those people? Why are they going to the national conventions with protest signs and devious plans to say whatever they want about the government, right out loud, in broad daylight where other citizens might hear them? What the hell do they think this is, a democracy?
I’ve got a feeling it’s not going to matter how many riot police are in the streets, pepper-spraying everyone in the twilight’s last gleaming, Americans are going to hear what Occupy Wall Street has to say in Tampa and Charlotte about the “government” and the “job creators” and this trickle down train wreck they call an economy.
Oh yeah . . .
Oh please believe me, I’d hate to miss the train. Oh yeah.
The chorus of our new national anthem is inspiring, isn’t it? Feel free to sing along Fox viewers, low information voters, brainwashed birthers and cable pundits, pulpit pounders of the Westboro Baptist Church and Obamabots of the Great Orange Asteroid . . .
Every worker had a hard year,
Every banker had a good time,
Every general had a wet dream,
Every fat cat saw the sun shine.
The corporate media isn’t going to cover the convention protests objectively, they didn’t in 2008 and they aren’t going to this year. But they know damn well why the protesters will be telling the bankers, the venture capitalists, the credit default swappers, the corrupt politicians and the warmongers and the gay haters to get back down into that hole in hell they crawled out of and stay there.
It’s not a complicated message. It’s only two words long . . .
Playing music on a rooftop is almost as seditious as gathering in a park. Play a song or hold up a sign and the police are in your face. Halfway through Get Back, the men with badges turned off Lennon’s amplifier. Harrison turned it on again.
For a year now, the police and the corporate media have been turning off Occupy Wall Street’s amplifiers, wherever they gather, the amps get turned off. We know why. But I’ve got a feeling Occupy Wall Street’s amps are going to be cranked up loud at the corporate coronations. If the police turn them off, Occupy will turn them on again. Get Back is going to ring out from the rooftops of Tampa and Charlotte so loud the whole world will hear it.