I am so enthralled and encouraged by the Occupy Movement and what it has accomplished to date. I search for appearances by Jesse LaGreca because he speaks to the heart of the matter, (He does it quickly which is very important, since most hosts seem poised to go to the next commercial), and vicariously live through the actions of those who speak for the 99%.
I donate where I feel does the most good and have given up on many of the other "Progressive Publications", because while they focus on this week's abomination, they pose no answers.
I live in the US Virgin Islands and have purchased tickets to be physically a part of this movement. Aside from that, what's the next step?
The first phase, if I may be so presumptuous as to refer to it as that, has provided a multitude of platforms with which to attack the powers that be.
How many of us really believed that the a policeman could so dramatically pepper spray a small group of non-violent young women, corralled into position yet receive a slap on the wrist with a punishment of the lack of some vacation time.
The transgressions have escalated well beyond this and have grown too many to try and itemize them in this Diary. My question is what we do about it and where do we donate to the course of our choice.
The movement has grown so much; we have survived through the ignore stage, swept past the ridicule and discredit stage and blown by the suppress it stage.
We are now at the "We need a serious plan to deal with this movement!" stage, as is exhibited by the K Street lobbyists who are planning how to diffuse this powder keg.
I want to donate to legal attack funds, not defense funds. I want to go after the officers who are on camera exhibiting no remorse, only sadistic pleasure. I want to pull Occupy support from all Police Unions until they stand in solidarity. Why should we support fascism?
I want a legal Blitzkrieg based on the many denials of rights, collusion between Cities to crackdown on our Constitutional Rights, excessive use of force, City ordinances being able to suborn the Constitution, theft of property, selective enforcement of health ordinances without initial warnings to allow discrepancies to be corrected. I want and will support any legal entities that promise to pursue the above mentioned goals.