"There are no excuses left. Either you join the revolt taking place on Wall Street and in the financial districts of other cities across the country or you stand on the wrong side of history. Either you obstruct, in the only form left to us, which is civil disobedience, the plundering by the criminal class on Wall Street and accelerated destruction of the ecosystem that sustains the human species, or become the passive enabler of a monstrous evil. Either you taste, feel and smell the intoxication of freedom and revolt or sink into the miasma of despair and apathy. Either you are a rebel or a slave."
These are the opening words of the website and movement of #OccupyTogether.
Read further and they demand you choose. And do it fast, bucko, because there are forces determined to crush this.
It's at this point I started to actually giggle. Maybe it was the foreboding music playing mockingly in my head, or the seemingly manufactured crisis they demand we pay attention to, but mostly this has Obama and Crew's stank all over it.
COME ON, GUYS! We ain't buying it. To clarify: The majority of America ain't buying it.
I love how that they have taken to saying that this is a "leaderless movement." First, they bitch about dirty "teabaggers" and their osmotic movement, then they bogart our lines.
It's smacks of the clueless left gloaming on to something seemingly popular, yet highly undefined and confusing, even to the protesters (um, what is your purpose again?!). It smacks of Barry organizing the effort, or at the very least of his Crew leading the "leaderless movement."
They want, nay NEED, their Tea-Party moment, but neglect to realize they lack the substance or cajones for the long slog needed for real change.
Lefties, here's a clue: when you have the likes of Michael Moore, Susan Sarandon and the thug-based unions in your corner, you know you're headed in an interesting (y-a-w-n) direction.