From: Another Green World(http://another-green-world.blogspot.com/2011/10/mumia-abu-jamal-occupation-like.html)
In Lower Manhattan’s Zucotti Park (renamed ‘Liberty Square’ by the
demonstrators), the cast of thousands swell in rebellion against the
betrayals by the banks, Wall street’s relentless greed, the plague of
joblessness and the craven servility of the political class–both
Republicans and Democrats–to their moneyed masters.
In short, the central focus of their protest is capitalism–greed writ large, especially since the economic tumble of Fall 2008.
Begun mostly by
unemployed youth, it has drawn the presence and support of public
workers, urban youth, students, teachers and a considerable number of
social discontent is so widespread that it is spreading like wildfire.
Wall Street, and then, days later, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Los
Angeles, and beyond. Demonstrations springing up like mushrooms after a
storm, in protest to the crony capitalism brought to us by the
professional sellouts called politicians.
(speaking of), like vampires at a blood bank, politicians are
descending on Wall St., to try to suck the life out of a movement that
could threaten their monopoly on power. For, politician’s only interest
in this protest is to exploit it, to weaken it, while they continue to
serve the very bosses the protestors oppose. You can count the number of
politicians who truly oppose Wall St. on one hand–and still have a few
Perhaps America’s greatest white revolutionary, abolitionist John Brown; had little regard for politicians. He told his family:
politician ••• you never could trust; for even if he had convictions,
he was always ready to sacrifice his principles for his advantage.”
Think about that. Now think about every politician you know. See?
People’s Power, sparked, in part by the mass protests in Cairo and
Wisconsin. Other sparks were the Troy Davis injustice, the assault on
several demonstrators by New York cops, the repression on the poor and
working class by the political class, and discontent with the long,
wasted years at mindless wars abroad.
This is people’s power.
May it remain so.
DuBois, W. E. B., John Brown: A Biography. (Armonk,NY/London:M. E. Sharpe, 1997
Wells, Robert, Passing Through to the Territory (Historical novel
extending the life and times of Huck Finn, Jim–and John Brown!)
(forthcoming, ca. 2011-12), p.224 (mss.).