(LIKE they hadn't planned the 2 month anniversary already)
After lunch (or LUNCH as they billed it) at 3:00 pm: "OCCUPY THE SUBWAYS & RECLAIM our democracy!" They threatened to shut the subway system down so the 99% couldn't get to and from work.
So, after the orchestrated chaos on Wall Street had abated, I decided to check out two locations at 8th Avenue and 23rd St ( C Train ) and the City Hall (R Train). From what I saw"Occupation Subway was a Big Bust."
a short VIDEO
23rd Street had a smattering of media, none of whom stayed very long.
Nothing was happening
The People's Mic was supposed to share stories of how banks and corporate greed have impacted the 99%, never happened. Nope . Nada.
Everyone seemed to be real low-key. Even the cops.
Over-sold OR the participants were just too lazy to do as they'd been instructed. Instead, standing around chatting with each other and ignoring the passers by.
23rd st is also the local stop for the The Episcopal Church's Theological Seminary.
Without the seminarians, this would have been an even smaller turnout...
The Episcopal Church, all the Mainline Churches seem to be supporting #OW, cause "You Know, Jesus was a SOCIALIST"
FOOLS, Tools and the reasons for demise of these denominations are not exaggerated.
Liberation Theology . #OWS is what 'a' CHURCH looks like?!
The 99% had a lot of apprehension about the shutting down of the city; the subways. But, not this guy! "Be NOT Afraid". Nothing to fear but...."
Union Square and the students, apparently that was the only stop with any action, with students chanting "Shut the city down!" They spilled in to the streets and hurt the average 99 % who live and work in that area. Rioting so we can all be EQUAL!
Class War, yeah, that's the ticket!
N17 was billed as "Mic Check! Global Day of Action" by #OWS . A day to celebrate, all day, their second month anniversary. But WHY "N17" ?
It is a significant date for the Revolutionary Organization 17 November
A Marxist Revolutionary Guerrilla, organization (characterized as a terrorist group by the Greek state and the United States and the United Kingdom) formed in 1975 and believed to have been disbanded in 2002 after the arrest and trial of a number of its members. The group assassinated 23 people in 103 attacks on U.S., British, Turkish and Greek targets.
Nothing was sacred. Nothing off-limits They killed and terrorized with abandon. And THIS is a role model for #OWS as they vow STOP Capitalism.
N17 is here so so we can finally be FREE.
We must riot in the street and throw things at the cops ( vinegar, lit cigarette, bricks) so we can all be FREE.
I caught a bit of the QUIET action at City Hall Subway stop where the participants were directed to Foley Square by #OWS volunteers.
The sidewalk around City Hall and City Hall Park was lined with Police. For hours, waiting for something to happen. But, as far as the Subway Occupation went ....Nada...
NEXT post is 5 PM (Foley Square) RECREATE so we can be FREE FREE FREE
They will claim there were over 30,000 people in Foley. Having attended many rallies and protests there and after walking through the entire RECREATE portion of N17, predictably the attendance numbers seem to be GREATLY EXAGGERATED.
Even so, Bloomberg and Company need to hold firm against this formidable EVIL ; greedy, envious and determined to destroy America. One Occupation at a time.... ( so we can be FREE)
Second post from the Merchants Press Conference at NY City Hall on Monday, November 14. 2011. You can find the first post of the merchants here
Next are the anarchists from #OWS Base Camp who managed to highjack the Merchant's Press Conference.
They hovered, listened and then swooped in .
Seducing the press with their lies, lies and more lies.
And well rehearsed in the 'Art' of Mockery....
The merchants just weren't ready for the Pied Pipers of Zuccotti who insisted these small business men were liars.
Sherman Jackson, the Leader of the Pack, lied about how many restaurants were around the park, snidely told the woman who organized the protest that she was an EDP (emotionally disturbed person) and suggested she was wearing a mask because she was too ugly to show her face.
Jackson mocked anyone who said they had read something or shad een a photograph and insisted the feces behind the restaurants might have come from a DOG so he demanded DNA evidence,
Which means this merchant is the liar according to Sherman Jackson, #OWS facilitator
One of the #OWS associates claims she spoke to 50 merchants and only 4 claimed to have any problems. She never said WHO those 4 were.
This is the video of the #OWS infiltrators.....
Not sure if this is a good thing, but by morning the #OWS eviction buried their story, that the merchants were being put out of business by the Occupation of a City Park.
Within a few hours, the occupiers were finally evicted and Zuccotti looked great! (Ever so briefly)
But it ain't over! November 17th is their Day of Reckoning.
And now, according to the SocialistWorker.org, they've discovered that the NYPD isn't "One of the 99%". They are the "Enemy in Blue" because "they serve and protect private property and the existing racist, sexist, and massively unequal social order."
Since the NYPD must Protect and Serve the residents of NYC from terrorists, let's HOPE our police have no sympathies for their attempt to Resist austerity. Rebuild the economy. Reclaim our democracy.
Taking the Revolution to the Streets
Here's hoping the Mayors of our cities and our Police are able to stop this insurrection.
3 AM EST- WOW! Before I could even get this post up, the Mayor has cleaned our Zuccotti! BUT there is a caveat. The squatters get to return...as long as they abide by the rule of the park. Let see if they really mean it this time. Meanwhile, the are gathering in Foley Square by the Court House. Hope the police don't back down this time.
The notice to vacate:
Apparently it was a covert operation. Please gathered under the Manhattan Bridge. Even the cops didn't know what they were doing....
A quote from NY Post makes it clear that the threatened violence on Thursday was the deciding factor. Not the pleas of the merchants or the residents, thought this quote seems to imply otherwise.
Bloomberg reiterated his support for the protesters’ right to free speech but said he was aware that business owners — about 10 of whom rallied against the protest today at City Hall — have legitimate complaints.“We’re not going to allow people to stop commerce and to stop people’s right to go around and express themselves. No one group has the right to protest. They all have the right to protest,” Bloomberg said.
I have my doubts...more likely it was the threat of a major insurrection in the City Well, guess they really did themselves in by over-reaching. Glad something finally made the Mayor finally do his job.
Leaving this post up as I wrote in. The videos are still revealing. The plight of the merchants and the arrogance of the OWS.
NY POST: "On Thursday, the Occupy Wall Street movement, according to the group's Web site, planned “Mass, Non-violent Direct Action” to “Shut Down Wall Street” at 7 a.m., “Occupy the Subways” in all five boroughs at 3 p.m. and “Take the Square,” referring to Foley Square, at 5 p.m. Protest organizers were also touting signs alluding to China’s infamous Tiananmen Square revolt.
A Press Conference/Protest was called by a concerned citizen to support the merchants and to protest the 'occupation'. She is NYC born and raised, a layed-off elementary school teacher who unfortunately hid her face behind a white mask. Maybe not the best choice, but her reason for being there wasn't hidden. She's mad as hell at the stone-walling Mayor Bloomberg and his City Council. They have continued to ignore the pleas of the small businesses in the Wall Street area. The city, the businesses and the residents are being held hostages by the anarchists. The damages to the businesses downtown are already at half a million and climbing, yet the merchants and a timid turnout . Fear of retaliation will do that.
With the best of intentions the protest was a bit unorganized. There was never a clear beginning to the Press Conference; for the merchants who were able to attend, there was no clear indication of who was a merchant, who was a supporter and WHO was representing the Strong-Arm of the Occupiers.
Part 1- VIDEO- The woman who organized the protest spoke first while waiting for merchants to arrive
The press was clueless, they just didn't understand the merchants; that the vandalism and harassment has taken it's toll, not only financially but also emotionally. Even Brookfield Properties was harassed and intimidated into calling off the police when it came time to wash-down the park. The same thuggery is now focused no the merchants.
Next are statements from some of the brave merchants who came out to speak to the press.
Part 2 VIDEO- The Merchants speak the truth without prevarication
There was also a smattering of residents from the area as well. And one particular videographer who was angry enough to speak his mind to the clueless press.
Part 3 VIDEO The Stalwart Videographer. (Michael)This guy is fabulous! One of the OWS Propaganda Facilitators started asking him questions. And this no nonsense guy from Queens laid out for him. Love how he defends the Tea Party.
But the press was sucked in by the Propaganda Reps of the Occupation, spewing the party-line.The liked hearing that all is really just fine with the Occupation and the surrounding merchants. No problems at all. No one is unhappy. No one is suffering damages or losses. Lies, Lies and more lies poured from their mouths and the reporters hung on every word.
An obnoxious display that was going unchallenged so I pressed one of the Propagandists to respond to my questions, questions that supported the claims of the merchants. The rude, snide and cocky responses were to be expected.
Part 4 VIDEO The Propaganda Facilitators from Camp #OWS
This video will be posted later on the 15th ( Tuesday)
Bloomberg and the City were put on notice by the anarchists at Zuccotti Park. This Thursday the #OWS insurgents would march from their Home Base all over Wall Street. They were planning to shut down the Stock Market and to swarm the subways. Will they pull thus off now that they are evicted?
Recently, maybe until 1 AM this morning, the anarchists were content. All was fine at Zuccotti Even though other camps sites were being reclaimed by their owners, Zuccotti held firm .They were proud, committed to the destruction of America.
They insist (they KNOW) that AMERICA is with them. America Supports them.
Bloomberg and Company praise them sayjng the protesters were largely law-abiding and did not bother anyone.
"If you go one block away from this park, you would never know it exists," he said last week. "It's just literally -- in any direction, one block away -- there's just nothing."
But a police officer who was posted at the perimeter of the park for seven days said he is one “ fed-up New Yorker.” “After speaking with many of them ( the occupiers) , I realize they are unemployable takers,They just want to be able to tell their friends, ‘Hey, I was there.’ There is no leader, no voice. They have money in the bank but can’t agree on using it and no one knows who controls it. I’m sick of it. Fed up like everyone else.”
Well, the Park was cleaned. 6 am and the tents are gone. Will they stay gone?
Will we have riots in the streets? Sure hope not but, it ain't over... til it's over....
Dec 25: Found 13 extra pics that are now added to the end of the slide show
UPDATE: November 6, 2011. “Freedom's Highway. The Road to Socialism." ZUCCOTTI PARK. (aka Liberty Park)
Please scroll down for videos
A cooperative "planned economy", one that could meet people’s needs directly and foster meaningful social, economic, and racial equality. They're here to show us 'how it's done'.
Need a bogeyman, that evil corporate WAR machine aka AMERIKA to STAND together as ONE.
JOIN THE REVOLUTION
YET, all is not well in Who-ville. It's devolving. The 'People' do not ALL get along.
A stroll thru the park is a glimpse at their future. Our future. The one they want to force on US. (Three to a PUP tent hovel) Oh yeah...can't wait...
The Anarchistsseem to have their OWN Camp....
But Papa George (Soros') money and ACORN and the Working Families Party.. If anybody can hold even these malcontents together, they are the glue.
Cause money talks (that evil by-product of Capitalism) These malcontents. These hy-po-crits. They CAN be bought. Methinks they DO protest way TOO much.
And crammed and jammed amongst the glut of tents and mounds are the ever faithful working groups.
PR Table taking a REST
Class War Camp (Eating the Rich) Ooh yummy. Can't Wait.
The Facilitators, just hangin'
Wow. They've even got their own banner (made from the stolen police netting)
So many working (or just hanging) but they have their INDIVIDUAL spots (even if they can't SPELL)
Everything is FREE. So RISE UP. Celebrate. It's FREE!
However, the kitchen area didn't seem so wonderful. Maybe that's why the BUMS are threatening the local merchants for that FREE food....
Maybe I'm not so hungry after all....
Free Books. Free shoes. Free Coats. Free Beds. Free Blankets. FREE CIGARETTES (Needs FREE PVC Pipe on one sign) And...oh my....Women's hygene? This is getting a tad ridiculous.
What? No. We're doing important 'work' here.
Let the idiots working some 'meaningless' job...making some 'corporate monster' RICH...let them GIVE and GIVE and GIVE to US. Help Keep the Occupation Alive! DONATE so we can get MORE COMRADES. Please!
Later, after serenading this guy with "Get a Job"....
I called these loosers a Bunch of Bums...and the BUMS... didn't like it. ..
FREE FREE FREE....That's the ticket to the NEW World Order. And also remember, while storming the local sandwich job for Free Food, To Be A Good Neighbor!
Perhaps we should STOP and just THINK about this at "The Think Tank"
Intellectuals working the passersby with propaganda on the East side and the not-so-bright begging for money... for everything...on the West Side. BUT, as you pass thru the middle of the park...so helpful! So many arrows. Every which way to INFINITY!
But, YOU are not doing ENOUGH to Save The World. Smile. You're Amazing! You Are Part of History. Particularly, if you get RID of Fox Noose. Then...you can ... really smile!
Life is Good In Liberty Village. At least we've got Toilet Paper...and even an ... ironing board??
And helpful suggestions for a bathroom (damn those nasty banks)
Remember, it's "THEM against US" so we have a Live Stream Feed, just to show you how much 'we' are sacrificing to be here! Get your News right here.
NOT HERE. No News here (so they say)
BTW- These signs opposing the Police presence are posted in PLAIN SIGHT for all to see. Helpful advisories ( click pictures to enlarge for easier reading)
Hard to believe, but BLOOMBERG and OBAMA support this anarchy. Bloomberg by his inaction and Obama? Guess THIS is his Utopia of Change we've been hearing about..
I spied a Special Guest....one of Saul Alinsky's chums...
And lest we forget it was really the JOOOS that caused all of this trouble. They FORCED this Occupation because of their love of MONEY (and war)
Wikileaks is there 24/7 it seems, to keep things covered! That purveyor of honest journalism....
The Security Patrol. The Sanitation Patrol. All have been given (by someone) the power to maintain Control of the Park. Supposedly to make it SAFE from Pigs. Yeah, that's right, Let's Keep the PIGS out.
But there is more to come.The inner sanctum at Zuccotti-ville, the Speakers Circle (which has more power than the Peoples General Assembly) have Big Plans.
CHECK POINTS to enter the park. A series of questions that would have to be answered before permitted to enter. And you will be removed if THEIR security force deems YOU unacceptable.
Safety. Security from ...Perverts. The women (and transgenders) are being sequestered to protect them from sexual assaults. The 'Occupation" claims the police are ignoring them. Don't care about them. The police they bully and insult on a daily basis are now, ignoring them? So the Collective is choosing (or forced) to handle their internal problems without the police.
WOMEN'S SAFE HAVEN
The GAMES Bloomberg and Obama Play are encouraging this insurgency to grow. Shutting down Oakland should have been enough to turn the tide against these abuses of the First Amendment
No generators. Making electric and heat are harder to come by. Who Cares. Not the Occupation. Let's go Back to the Future with Generators powered by Cyclists.
No toilets but the teachers union is offering port-o-johns a couple of blocks away. Trinity Episcopal lets them shower etc and the Library's bathrooms are only a few blocks away. But, why walk a few blocks when there are all these money grubbing businesses right here around the park.
DEMAND YOUR RIGHTS! Meaning,they have trashed and threatened all the local merchants for FREE bathrooms, electric, food and water. It's their RIGHT, Damn It! Feed the Beast or you DIE
The police have been neutered so why not send them back to their neighborhood patrols? Nope, Bloomberg still has them encircling the park earning lots of overtime. Watching from a distance
The Educated Masses smile, nod their heads in agreement and eagerly offer them money... for ...whatever...
Teaching Empathy....that white 'black" widow on his cap sure makes me fell all warm and fuzzy inside. Trusting. Can't wait to FEEL some of that non-violent EMPATHY...
Families passing by. Smiling. Telling their children how exciting this all is. That they are watching history being made. Teaching the little children about Peace and Love:
Flyers telling us who they are. Why they are here and how long they intend to stay . ( click flyers for better reading)
Signs encouraging us to JOIN the Occupation
and attitude. Wow. Can you feel the love....
This Commie Sloth, DEMANDED 50 cents for her Marxist periodical, so I let it FLY thru the air on it's way back to her clutches...
Hard at Work? I don't think so....
Knitting Circle, though, seemed "Hard at Work"
And Ribbon Duty, "Hard at Work"
Do you really want this Brave New World?
PEACE symbol being flown by the Anarchists Camp (within a Camp)
The DRUMMERS! Not really so Peaceful. Just ask this drummer what he thinks of this latest incarnation of the Occupation and you'll get an earful of complaints.
Heard this guy above going on about how the drummers used to be able to play the drums, a lot! There had been HAPPY people dancing and twirling in the plaza but, NOW it's all covered with tents. No dancing. Less drums. He's NOT happy. This guy below is now haging out it what was once Pulse Plaza... Oh ... the Horror....
BTW- Did a search on one particular song (just curious) and it really is a Commie Indoctrination Song. "This Land is My Land"
Tired of hearing Kate Smith sing it on the radio, he wrote a response originally called "God Blessed America for Me". Guthrie varied the lyrics over time, sometimes including more overtly political verses in line with his sympathetic views of communism, than appear in recordings or publications."
No WONDER the COMMIES don't sing God Bless America. The overt patriotism and God must really offend them. Instead they sing this Communist Ode to America. An Anthem for the Disgruntled:
As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
BE SURE To Follow the Bouncing Ball during the Community Sing a Long
In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?
Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.
I see my people, And some are grumblin', And some are wonderin', If this land's still made for you and me.
And then of course there's the odd co-opting of religion with this "religious" choice of, "We're on our way ....". We're ON OUR WAY to OCCUPY EVERYTHING!
Have Globe. Will Travel
He looks ready to travel (to Miami Beach)
He even has a lock on his TENT
This lock is a bit more primitive. Guess, it's the THOUGHT that counts...
And Now.... the VIDEOS
Tripping ( and pedaling) backwards in time.... Socialists, Marxists and their minions.
It's all Free man! Everything. Except the commie paper. Everything else: Free Food.
Free Coats. Free Money! Join the "occupation". It's FREE . And remember to SMILE cause, after all, you're amazing...
Bloomie and Zero, what a team. Everyone come out to 'play' while we deconstruct America. Listening to this one fellow explain why they aren't in DC....wow.... yadayadayadaya and then... there was the American Indian contingent with recap of our favorite Commie Ode to Joy.
Wrapping things up with this cocky Little Tool...
He represents an attitude. Whether sitting around ( or standing) They are Occupying a Space. Going nowhere and doing nothing. So, are they really "Winning"? Perhaps they are and we're only just now 'getting it' .
As long as they continue to break the law unchallenged, yeah, sure looks like "Winning".
It is now Day 53 and counting....Are you mad enough yet to DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS OUTRAGE?
Slideshow includes a few more pictures of OWS Day 50 with the Socialists, Marxists, Anarchists and their minions. Trashing a park. Trashing a community and planning to TRASH America, One PARK, One Occupation at a time: Winning?