Sunday, October 30, 2011

Princess Leia's advice for Occupy Wall St

In solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Oakland, Denver, Nashville, San Diego, New York, and even Austin, where there were over three dozen arrests last night so the city could do "power washing", we offer some words of wisdom from Princess Leia.

"The more you tighten your grip, 
the more star systems will slip through your fingers."

If I sat on the board of a major bank, if I had influence over a local police department, and my aims were to disperse the Occupy Wall St crowd, it would be this: do nothing. Remove all police presence. If I wanted to get rid of the occupiers, I would remove all opposition to their movement whatsoever.

Let's remember that this is a movement which received little media attention until douchebag policethug Tony Bologna decided to mace a female protester. And quite simply, the more opposition they receive, the more people this will outrage and attract to their protests.

But that is not the nature of those with power. Those with power will exercise it to the detriment of the powerless, and often just to prove that they are more powerful than others.  What dicks.

Which is why I have no doubt that they will not listen to my advice.

Which is why the Occupy movement will continue to grow and be a positive force in this country. And I wish them all the best.

As for what's going on here in our backyard in Austin, according to reports it is City Manager Mark Ott who is ultimately to blame for the treatment of the Occupy Austin crowd.  A longtime foe of real progress in our very, very progressive city, we can only hope that this is the beginning of the end for Ott and that this will galvanize the opposition to him. He may be a fine city manager for someplace like Dallas, but not here. Hey hey, ho ho-- Mark Ott has got to go!

Here's just hoping no one (especially Mark Ott) has a space station the size of a moon with the ability to destroy an entire planet.  Because then we'd be royally screwed.

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