Youth should be the only issue of the 2012 election, because all the subsidiary issues — inequality, the rising class system in America, the specter of decline, mass unemployment, the growing debt — are all fundamentally about the war against young Americans. But the choice young Americans face is between a party that claims to represent their interests but fails to and a party that explicitly opposes their interests and actively works to disenfranchise them.
The protesters, the occupiers, the kids who screamed themselves hoarse in the parks of New York and Oakland last year have spent the winter nestled underground nurturing their strategies. Has there ever been a movement so full of people who don’t want to be there, who would rather be working?” —
Which brings to point: Republican, Democrat, Independent. Whatever they call themselves, they are only able to run for office because they’ve been given the okay before you’ve even been given a chance to vote. They were chosen before hand by the despicable people that annihilate our people and planet, all to “rule” the “sheep”. It’s a charade.
for spacious skies
for amber waves of grain
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain
god shed his grace on thee
and crown thy good
from sea to shining sea
So going through my dashboard I saw a reblog in which the source(not necessarily the people reblogging) decided to point out another dead youth and shame everyone who is seeing red about the murder of Trayvon Martin. I think that person is missing a point, and showing as something of a hypocrite along the way.
Why would you point out another youth who is victim to a terrible circumstance and tell everyone “shame on you”? It’s not a game. Don’t they both deserve respect? What about the hundreds of thousands of other youths who have recently died from injustices? Does this person who’s playing the, ‘why don’t you know about this young man as well, shame on you’ game even know the names of all those other people? Yet they can try to make people feel guilty for giving a damn?
How about instead of playing dumb games like that on peoples minds, you let them be angry? Let them realize, let them wake up to the scope of wrongs around them and do something about it. Instead of trying to make people guilty. That way something can get done.
I don’t see what’s wrong with people being enraged at the deaths of both of these people. Hell, I think people should be enraged at the deaths of all of these people around the world dying due to terrible circumstances. Why would you try to play like people should be ashamed because they may not have known? Why not just tell them?
Then while you’re at it, maybe you can learn more about the other people who have died of injustices. That is, once you’re done trying to play one sorrow against another. That is a terrible disservice to everyone who had died for or because of such wrongs. None of those deaths are justifiable. No matter how many people can give names.
Justin Akers Chacon, No One is Illegal
Our exploitation is profitable. Understand that immigrants are not your enemy, the corporations that enjoy the fruits of cheap labor are.
Probably nothing but…
So who decided to use the clenched fist for the occupy movement, and why?
Edit: I already know what the clenched fist stands for and about its origins and introductions into various other movements. I understand that it’s an important symbol throughout history, and while it’s origins and use through history are fascinating, I am wondering who brought it into OWS and why they decided it was the best thing to use.
I have no problem that it is being used. It works. Hell the symbolism behind it may very well be the meaning it is being used. (Or to connect it to other movements. Lack of another idea. Not wanting to create something that could be taken out of context. etc) I don’t want to speculate though, I like the symbolism.
I’m just curious about its introduction into this particular movement. By what person or persons(maybe a mass group), and various reasons or accounts. (If at all possible.) Thank you.
When a girl tells you if you were the last man on earth she wouldn’t have sex with you, whisper: “Who would stop me?”. It shuts her up fast.
If a man ever says that to you, ladies, look him dead in the eyes and say, “I would.” If you have a blade, a personal tazer, or any other purchased or self fashioned weapon, now would be the time to lay it on the table. It shuts misogynists up fast.
- be thin
- have a vagina
- give birth
- cook for you
- have long hair
- wear makeup
- have sex with you
- be feminine
- be graceful
- be fashionable
- wear pink
- love men
- be the media’s idea of perfection
- listen to your bullshit
Author’s Note: This is from my blog
A new bill, HR 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, also known as the “Trespassing Bill,” is soon to be signed into law by President Obama. This bill effectively criminalizes protest and will hurt protest groups and movements such as Occupy quite hard.