Jubilant protestors react to the news that Bloomberg backed down (at least temporarily) in their fight to continue the OCCUPY WALL STREET! movement (with a base at Zuccotti/Liberty Park). “Sanitation” was a blatant ruse Hosni Mubarak would have used (and everyone knew it):
When the Tahir Square protest took place in Egypt, the (eventual) supporting cry was (in essence) “We are all Egyptians now!” When Americans/U.S. citizens decide to “Walk Like an Egyptian,” it’s time to blanket the media outlets with paid-off hacks/actors like Erin Burnett (“Seriously”: CNN/Fox = same) and Rep. Peter King (“Do Not Allow Any Legitimacy For Wall Street Protests, Or It Will Be Like 1960s Again”), then follow that up with an excuse via NY (billionaire) Mayor ( “Trying to Destroy Jobs”) Bloomberg to Sanitize the park — in order to shut out/down their “Walk.” The world (and beyond) has been watching all of the revealing actions.
Clearly, the NY protesters were, and are, “managing” the sanitation situation in an honorable fashion. For instance, they have even coordinated their own clean up crews. Yet, would you have asked the same question (for debate) if Hosni Mubarak had actually used the “sanitation” angle/tactic? If he had done so, the world would have known that it was a ruse to undermine the rising protest. That element (sanitation) is a red herring. For curiosity, it works as a fleeting question. But, as a focus, it only serves to fulfill the propagandistic goals of those who wanted it (the question) to be central. Refer to “12 Most Absurd Laws Used to Stifle the Occupy Wall St. Movement Around the Country.” In that article you will see “measures the authorities are using to discourage, deter and crack down on peaceful protests.” Of note, among other obvious “roadblocks,” 9) No Potties: “Occupy Dallas protesters have been walking a half-mile to use the nearest toilet since they started camping out in Pioneer Plaza because they could not afford the $1 million permit that would have allowed them to bring in a Porta-Potty. Now, that is commitment!”
Ask yourself, is needing a $1 million permit reasonable? Or, is it part of a blatant goal to “discourage, deter and crack down”?
Here, there is (supposed to be) a 1st Amendment: “the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” When “Absurd Laws” or sabotaging “measures” are put forth in such a manner as to obviously override the latter, it is time to stand up and speak out – even more. Further, during those times in which the clarity of the abuses (absurdity) becomes absolutely clear, it is crucial to not give validity to their methods by asking the very questions that the saboteurs provided as a means to undermine the dissenting movements.
(Stand like Jesus and Gandhi. Speak like MLK. Walk Like An Egyptian.)