Occupy has three demands:
1. Get money out of politics
2. Reverse the legalization of the corruption and crime in both banking and related industries (e.g. military-industrial complex.
3. Close loopholes that allow Congress to legally cheat the public at every turn by passing laws favoring their own investments.
Federal Government has federalized state and local law enforcement against its own citizens, and this endeavor is being run by NY Representative Peter King.
The “third rail” of the two-party tyranny has been exposed. A Civil War has begun, between the 99% and the 1%. With the exceptions of Kucinich and Paul Sr., Congress is with the 1%.
The violent police assaults across the US are no coincidence. Occupy has touched the third rail of our political class’s venality
The Guardian, 25 November 2012
US citizens of all political persuasions are still reeling from images of unparallelled police brutality in a coordinated crackdown against peaceful OWS protesters in cities across the nation this past week. An elderly woman was pepper-sprayed in the face; the scene of unresisting, supine students at UC Davis being pepper-sprayed by phalanxes of riot police went viral online; images proliferated of young women – targeted seemingly for their gender – screaming, dragged by the hair by police in riot gear; and the pictures of a young man, stunned and bleeding profusely from the head, emerged in the record of the middle-of-the-night clearing of Zuccotti Park.
Phi Beta Iota: Occupy must focus on King and burn him (metaphorically speaking) out of office. Then it must read/listen to the Open Letter to Occupy /* and place its full attention on the Electoral Reform Summit that will take place, it now appears that event will occur in Washington DC is a very prominent place easily accessible to broadcast television networks. The lines are drawn. Congress has turned against its own people, publicly.
Tip of the Hat to Josh Kilbourn.