Friday, October 14, 2011

Repeat as Unnecessary

I suppose you could divide people into two groups: those who believe that those who don't remember the past are condemned to repeat it, and those who believe we're condemned to repeat it anyway.  Anyway, when it comes to Occupy Wall Street, some are repeating it: namely, the police.

Friday will tell whether the threatened showdown in New York happens, and if so, what it looks like.  But there as in other cities, police are reverting to their role and therefore their image from other protest eras: taking orders from big money, via the political establishment.  It becomes clear exactly who they serve and protect.

Conservatives have a much bigger and more instantaneous megaphone this time in squawk radio and FOX, which is relentlessly attacking protesters as dirty, flea-infested drug addicts (drugs being the latest obsession.)  What is different is that they aren't so effective, as these protests poll with a higher approval rating than the Teasters--a majority approval in the Time poll, doubling that of the Tpers.   

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