I haven't seen this diaried yet, so if it has, please let me know and I can delete if appropriate .... but I think everybody here should know that Occupy Denver has capitulated to the concept of "cult of personality" - and at the request of a Democratic Mayor..... As you can see from the quote below:
In response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s insistence that Occupy Denver choose leadership to deal with City and State officials, ... Occupy Denver’s General Assembly has elected a leader
For the stunning details, please follow below whatever that thing is that separates this paragraph from the rest of the diary .....
First .... I think I left something out of the quote above .... to wit...
In response to Denver Mayor Michael Hancock’s insistence that Occupy Denver choose leadership to deal with City and State officials, and drawing inspiration from the notion that corporations are people, Occupy Denver’s General Assembly has elected a leader
And that fearless leader is ... (drum roll, please... or perhaps the theme music from Lassie?)
Occupy Denver’s General Assembly has elected a leader: Shelby, a three year old Border Collie. “Shelby is closer to a person than any corporation: She can bleed, she can breed, and she can show emotion. Either Shelby is a person, or corporations aren’t people,” said a Shelby supporter at the time of her election.
The press release goes on to describe some of Shelby's finer attributes .... including heart, warmth, and appreciation of the group over personal ambition. And taking a bit of a swipe at our duly elected leaders, O.D. notes that the above traits are
sorely lacking in the leaders some of them have voted for on national, state, and local levels.
O.D. concludes with:
Occupy Denver looks forward to communication with Mayor Hancock and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sometime this week to introduce their leadership.
Newly-elected leader Shelby will be leading this Saturday’s Occupy Denver march against Corporate Personhood, and invites all other civic minded dogs (and their leash-holders) to join.
Disclaimer: this diary shamelessly extracted almost the entire press release herein. Whip me if you must.....