Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like"...Another Day In Paradise - The Rantings of A Mad Woman and Freedom Fighter

"Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice."

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


Saturday, October 15, 2011, approximately 3000 brothers and sisters of the 99% met at Broadway and 14th Avenue in Denver – Lincoln Park, the PEOPLE'S PARK, surrounded by police was declared “closed”.
The movement is growing – the awakening of moms and dads, their kids, their parents, their aunts and uncles; their neighbors and co-workers; GI Gens to Baby Boomers to Gen X, Gen Y and Cyber….
AND we marched ….

Today we marched from that meeting place in view of the capitol building all nice and trimmed with white chairs and linens and a huge American flag to the left of the walnut podium and Colorado flag to the right.  The place where the governor,  Hickenlooper,  will be meeting with the veterans’ group in order to do his ‘governor” talk – talk of bravery and freedom; the greatness of the country and it’s flag and laws and grand Democratic values.

We marched down through the 16th Street Mall to the cheers of many of the workers and as the Saturday noon munchers were basking in the 80 degree sun.  We marched to the Fed and through the banking and financial district of Fidelity,  Great Western,  BOA and Wells Fargo - all those majors  in steel and concrete;  all dressed in Italian marbles and huge darkened panes of glass. 


We marched  keeping time on the narrow streets, the PEOPLE’S STREETS, passing film crews and bullhorns and gendarmes dressed in blue - many brothers and sisters standing on the statues and columns fists raised.  Chants echoed through the tall buildings and the concrete canyons...


We marched  our way back, about  2 miles in total, back towards the Capitol where we were stopped - The governor was speechifying on the Capitol lawn  - his photo op with the Vets was not to be interrupted by the mere citizenry -  Would be "unseemly" for the vets to watch us practicing our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. 

Hey, Hick,  do you THINK those Veterans, who watched the blood and guts and horror of war, don't appreciate what it was for which they had sacrificed their lives?

The police, sheriff and state troopers (mostly) have blocked LINCOLN PARK - the PEOPLE'S PARK - from anyone that isn't homeless or a tweaker....Guess Hick loves seeing drug deals and needle exchanges more than the faces of his countrymen, women, and children exercising free speech.
We have no issue with any of the 99% - the police, the troopers, the sheriff's department - many of whom support this movement but are ordered to stop our speech.

Many know they are part of the 99%. They are getting battered in their workplace as well and ordered to hold back the people under the Hickenlooper regime.  

Corporatist Hick would sell his mother for a shiny penny and sold a mountain to GE.  His bio reads of a common man - geologist and restaurateur - but rarely mentions his real estate development and business holdings...He is the voice of corporate personhood and protects its sleazy underbelly.
If there ever was a question as to why  Ritter was  only the one term  trying to be green, centrist Democrat made Gov, it can be answered here and now.  CO Democrats are purple and the political heads prefer their corporatists to the people. 

We saw it in Bennet, we saw it in Udall, we saw it in Salazar and we see it in Hick – all would sell our soul for 30 pieces of silver


We marched today for the 99% - our brothers and sisters joining as they come in trucks and vans and cars from places as far west as the Continental Divide, east as Nebraska, north as Wyoming and south as the Springs and beyond. Standing together in common cause with voices raised in harmony

Hey, Hick - THIS IS what democracy looks like

Saturday, October 15, 2011

#OCCUPYDENVER - State Troopers called in - WE ARE THE 99% - Just Another Day in Paradise - The Rantings of a MAD WOMAN and FREEDOM FIGHTER

#OccupyDenver has been on the ground since Mid September......

On October 13, in the warm afternoon sunshine of "Indian Summer", Governor Hickenlooper ("Hick" to his campaigners, buddies and proudly promoted in the commercials to make Johnny boy look like a good, down to earth, one of the masses, nice guy) decided to take exception to this. Afterall, he just sold our soul (and a mountain) to GE for an "alternative energy" plant - Guess he must appear he has a control on his state....

THE Hick stated that there is a curfew in Denver and the protestors are in violation...A SERIOUS matter, it seems. This is what he has put forth as to his objection to the occupation of Lincoln Park by the 99%.

Oh, yeah, he finally mumbled something about  veterans having a "do" planned at Civic Center Park this weekend.  I guess the Vets can't be troubled with the People practicing their CONSTITUTIONAL rights - They might get offended by THE PEOPLE thinking that those rights are important...  Never mind that this is exactly what those vets put their lives on the line to protect.

Maybe the HICK doesn't know how to connect those "dots."

There have been no riots, no obstruction of roads and traffic,  no disorderly conduct,  no violence or abuse,  no violations of laws other than that pesky, all important curfew....

A curfew that has been on the books for quite some time but not enforced on much of any scale, and only used when they want to bust people and don't have just cause.

Now that curfew was expanded to start at 10 pm to 6 am during the DNC but they allowed protestors to camp in the parks then. They dropped the expanded curfew after the convention and even hold events lasting until well past curfew time at parks - 4th of July, New Year's Eve, Cinco de Mayo...All those events demanding special dispensation (in other words - money ) as well as allowing all bars, restaurants and businesses to stay open as long as they want as long as booze is stopped by 3 am.

The People have camped in Lincoln Park for 4 weeks since Mid-September, along with the hundreds of homeless who live in the parks, next to the police station, next to City hall and up against the Mint, and even on the grounds of the Capital building, and no one said a word about curfew until Hick decided to play stormtrooper on the People's ass Thursday night and Friday morning.

I have never seen the homeless hauled in to a warm jail for breaking curfew. They stay camped out all day and all night - winter, summer, Spring and Fall - outside breaking that important and "so enforced" curfew all year round except during the convention when they were all rounded up and dumped in the suburbs - not seemly to have a sterno drinker disrupt the senators fun, ya know

The 99% - The people kept their heads Friday morning as they were stormed by men in riot gear and helmets - the PEOPLE stayed peaceful. Lincoln Park was surrounded by troopers still in gear all day Friday and they wouldn't allow a soul into it...
THAT IS against the Law - The PEOPLE'S RIGHT

There is the Civic Center Park to the East, across Broadway with a wide sidewalk and the people - the 99% - assembled there with the media. The police won't do a thing now but are ordered to hold curfew and bust them if they stay past 11 pm. No one can camp in Civic Center (except the tweekers and the homeless) or Cheesman (again except the homeless and the tweakers - and hookers plying their trade) or other areas

I guess the Hick can't sell us off and look at us at the same time. Poor Hick...King of LoDo, the servant to the 1%

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