If you listen to the experts over at Fox News, or the ubber wealthy round table at MSNBC’s Morning Joe, you might be of the opinion that it’s over. If you’re of this opinion, chances are, you never really understood (or cared to) just what this movement is about; and that’s the truth about it.
But that’s OK, because the truth is: it ain’t over. Much oike many movements before its inception, the latest strategically planned national crackdown, will only serve to add fuel to the fire. If anything, I believe this movement will continue to grow in spite of what is being said by naysayers. But hey, maybe I’m wrong; maybe it’s curtains for Occupy Wall Street. Hell, maybe you can convince me of it after watching the following video.
Oh, and about that “strategic crackdown” thing, check this out:
Over the past ten days, more than a dozen cities have moved to evict “Occupy” protesters from city parks and other public spaces. As was the case in last night’s move in New York City, each of the police actions shares a number of characteristics. And according to one Justice official, each of those actions was coordinated with help from Homeland Security, the FBI and other federal police agencies.
[…] According to this official, in several recent conference calls and briefings, local police agencies were advised to seek a legal reason to evict residents of tent cities, focusing on zoning laws and existing curfew rules. Agencies were also advised to demonstrate a massive show of police force, including large numbers in riot gear. In particular, the FBI reportedly advised on press relations, with one presentation suggesting that any moves to evict protesters be coordinated for a time when the press was the least likely to be present.