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  •  Cognitive Dissonance (9+ / 0-)

    Is what those cops must be experiencing. Conservatives look at OWS and think "Dirty Hippies!"

    This is the same sort of response that is palpable when Sgt. Shamar Thomas shamed the cops for beating the protesters in the street.

    As an aside, OWS needs to get some spokesperons, and Ray would be a good choice. He's very good on camera.

    Above Grecian mantles were chiseled these words... Know Thyself... Nothing in Excess... the pop philosophy of its day.

    by ravagerofworlds2 on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 01:59:33 PM PST

    •  I've been hoping we'd have some faces (3+ / 0-)

      that get wider coverage that are "middle class looking" or suburbanish-looking .... or look like "working men".  Hard to really define but the sort of "real Americans" that would really do as you said...cause real head explosions on the other side, cause people in the "mushy middle" to re-evaluate the "dirty hippy/bored college kid on a camping trip" meme that seemed to be starting to take hold in the press and national imagination.

      THIS is the kind of amazing surprise that helps get the message out...the 99 per cent is everyone...and hey, office drone "I'm a 53 per center" it is YOU.

      Brave guy to make such a stand. I hope he'll bear witness to what is going on after the police vans drive the arresstees away. The stories I heard just from my son's arrest are chilling.

      In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. John Adams

      by blue armadillo on Thu Nov 17, 2011 at 02:32:40 PM PST

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