Saturday, October 22, 2011

OccupyCincinnati Under Attack: The rich rule us all

9 Spineless Cowardly Assholes minus the Chief Asshole, Mayor Mallory




























In less than 9 days, Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig went from stating publicly that Cincinnati Policer were not to arrest Occupy Cincinnati Protestors to saying 'they could possibly be arrested' to the protestors being arrested this morning and their tents thrown away by city workers.

So either the police chief said one thing publicly and another privately - or City Council rules Cincinnato for the wealthy white citizens of Cincinnati only. If you are poor or middle class and live in a neighboorhood that doesn't count with them (you know, the kind that have blacks and Latinos living there) the people of that neighborhood don't count.



Thanks Cincinnati City Council. You all suck.


It is a fact that 3CDC is the corporate arm of Cincinnati City Council. They do the dirty work that Cincinnati City Council officially can't do. They now own Fountain Square, although they will tell you that the people still own Fountain Square (we don't) and that they merely "administrate it". However the fact that you have to get permission and permits from 3CDC to hold an event there, makes them a defacto owner and public entity.

Piatt Park, like many others, is "administrated" by the Cincinnati Park Board, supposedly on behalf of the people of Cincinnati. However just like every other government entity from Congress on down, what starts out as, "we will take care of the administrative work of maintaining a park," turns into a mini-dicatatorship over a piece of land. They tell you who can be there, when they can be there and what you can and cannot do when you get there."

And the Occupy Cincinnati Protestors moved their protest from the obscure outskirts of Lytle Park to Piatt Park - which only makes sense - what's a protest if it can't be seen?

These young white kids found out fast that CPD does not give a fuck about them. Being white is no longer enough protection to keep you from getting arrested in this city or in this country. If you stand with the poor, middle class or minorities, expect to get treated with the same disrespect - expect to be treated, at best, like a second class citizen and at worst, a criminal.

I wholeheartedly support Occupy Cincinnati and the OccupyTogether movement. I think Cincinnati, as much or more than anywhere else, needs this movement. Cincinnati is purposefully segregated and the rich are aligned against the poor to the point where any space that is Occupied by the poor is currently under renovation by 3cDC and they are pushed out.

Just like the protestors.

I wish I could drop my life and go protest with them. Even in the cold and rain. I have a mother with MS and an internship that will probably let me go any day now. If and when that happens, Occupy Cincinnati will have another protestor. In the meantime, I will go join the march today at 2 and see if there is anything I can donate to their cause.

Oh - and a special note to Roxanne Qualls. Shut up already. Or just get on the Bortz/ Ghiz train and support your own upper class already. But no one needs your platitudes about oh how sad it is the protestors got arrested while saying nothing else could be done. It's just the law.

All of you on City Council make me sick and I despise all of you today more than ever before. You are all a bunch of spineless cowards who have no business on Council whatsoever. You've proven, by allowing the OccupyCincinnati protestors to be arrested, that you have no interest in anyone who would speak up for the the leaset of those in the city you claim to serve.

You disgust me and when you look in the mirror, you all should be ashamed.

8 comments:

  1. You are always honest. At the most basic level, I think we should respect one another for who we are, what we believe, and what has brought us to where we are today. Even if we strongly disagree.

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  2. I would say that - if the 9 people on City Council here believed the same.

    Time and again, they have proven that only the wealthy have a voice in this city. When even the smallest group of -eaceful dissenters must be met with police force, the people behind it, can only be called cowards and regarded with the utmost derision by those who value justice, fairness and giving a voice to all, not just those with a lot of money.

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  3. The Occupy (Your City Name Here) movement is an amusing example of Primal Scream Therapy.

    As it endures, the movement begins to resemble, more and more each day, the society it claims it rejects. But this obvious irony goes unnoticed by the Occupy crowd and its credulous supporters.

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  4. no_slappz makes the salient and stringly conspicuous point. The Occupy movement is lacking.

    The OWS crowd is more prone to lawless behavior than, say the tea party. But I think it is a generational thing. Not a good excuse — just the facts.
    When I left higher education in 1981 it was the end of the Carter era. Interest rates were at 18%, inflation was double digit and unemployment was high. I never considered that I wouldn’t make it. I just opened an office, hung a shingle and put my head down and worked my butt off. You guys can probably relate. I wonder if today is a different era. All of us, both the left and right suffer under heavy regulation. The tax code is obscene. The Wall Street banksters don’t seem to understand that they didn’t make it on their own. They got to the top as part of the American team, not just the dream. And they seem to have forgotten that we have always made room for the kids coming up behind us. Unlike me, the kids today are rightfully not sure of the American dream. You might say “it’s the Republicans”. But it is not a party thing. It is not a left vs right thing. It is an American thing. Both parties need to shake themselves. Our biggest problems are not the result of Dems or Repubs. They are the results of money in politics and politicians who answer to money, unwilling to change this monster we (both parties) created. Meanwhile we mentally masturbate over left vs right.

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  5. Can't get over reference to the Primal Scream Therapy as noted by no_slappz. Brilliant.

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  6. The OWS crowd is more prone to lawless behavior than, say the tea party.

    Really? Can you prove this statement.

    Mind you, No slappz / Chris is probably one of my least favorite people on the Internet and has been for years now. He followed me back here from Barbara Erenreich's site and ever now and again uses my blog as a pissing post. I generally despise his narrow-minded and downright mean point of view.

    I think most conservatives don't get the #OWS crowd because most conservatives tend to like things combined down to a single talking point.

    Hence the initial commands from conservatives to OWS: "Let us talk to a leader of this movement" or "define a list of demands and then we'll talk to you".

    I just don't think people like you two, or most conservatives in general can understand that there's more than one issue that #OWS is fighting for...and they all stem from the economic injustice that has been done to the American People as a whole.

    A crime against us has not only gone unpunished, the perpetrators have been rewarded...with money they took from us...the people they bankrupted in the first place.

    They want these people held accountable by a government that refuses to do so...because they're being paid off with the money they took from us...the people they bankrupted in the first place.

    The interesting part in all of this is that #OWS is a liberal/progressive movement. And the fact that Barack Obama is a focus of that backlash speaks volumes to the view of conservatives that Barack Obama is a liberal and enjoys the full support of liberals.

    Barack Obama could well lose in 2012 to one of the idiots running from liberals staying home for lack of a candidate or voting for third party candidates.

    And if we get Republican leadership back in the White House, then you won't have to worry about a movement like #OWS anymore. It will be quashed with the national guard and that will be the end of it.

    It's a shame though...because honestly, the issues #OWS is calling attention to need a voice.

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  7. I said: The OWS crowd is more prone to lawless behavior than, say the tea party.

    “Really? Can you prove this statement.”

    I said that as a result of media coverage I have seen to this point but I am willing to agree that media coverage may be slanted and I will retract my statement.

    “Mind you, No slappz / Chris is probably one of my least favorite people on the Internet and has been for years now.”

    Be sure, I am not posting to create problems or make life difficult. I won’t do that. It’s your blog and I respect that. If you prefer I don’t post I won’t.

    “I just don't think people like you two, or most conservatives in general can understand that there's more than one issue that #OWS is fighting for...and they all stem from the economic injustice that has been done to the American People as a whole.”

    I don’t consider myself a conservative and certainly not an ideologue. I completely understand that the OWS crowd has a myriad of issues that trouble them. And so do I. It’s not fair for you to lump me in a specific group. Let my ideas identify me over time. Not the color of my skin or two posts. I think I am fair.

    “A crime against us has not only gone unpunished, the perpetrators have been rewarded...with money they took from us...the people they bankrupted in the first place.”

    You and I agree about that. I understand all too well. I have lost everything before; my home, my business my retirement. I get it.

    “It's a shame though...because honestly, the issues #OWS is calling attention to need a voice.”

    We agree on that.

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  8. I spent a good bit of time yesterday disagreeing with a number of Conservative poster's conspiracy theories about our President. Some of them probably think I am a Progressive. I am not an ideologue. I consider myself open minded and I will stay that way on any blog I visit.

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