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    The object is obedience, the handmaiden of abuse. And the object of abuse is power.  Power, to be felt, has to hurt.  So, the minions of power can be counted on to hurt.  No hurt; no power.

    Instead of obedience, the law enforcement goal is compliance.  In Vietnam and Iraq, the word was "pacification."  The Iraqi people who objected to being pacified, called themselves the "resistance." The Pentagon went to great lengths to avoid that word and insisted on calling the people "insurgents," as if they were surging in from outside (implying they were Iranians or invaders) when, in fact, the U.S. was the invader and the Iraqis were not deceived. "Insurgents" are people who resist the prevailing governing force.  In a very real sense, OWS has reversed the course of recent history and that's why the 1% are uneasy.  Then too, after forty years of hollowing out the cities and dispersing the population into impersonal suburbs, which impose a high tax in terms of time spent in daily transport, the country is coming back into the heart of the cities, setting up camps and cultivating relationships. Camping in the city is highly symbolic.  New York has been sending the children off to camp for decades.  Now the children are coming home to roost.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Sat Dec 03, 2011 at 06:49:12 AM PST

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