What is great is that you don’t have to take my say-so for a single word. No speculation required. On the other hand, since when did park rangers create and serve eviction notices? Where is the landlord-tenant court? How do you contest the validity of a histrionic historical document?
Will some of them leave in a docile, law abiding way without trying to use either “the Courts” or the Court of public opinion? The second photo is the police in Boston arresting everyone who did not leave on their own. Then bulldozing their personal property. Then scraping away the most vibrant place to go to free concerts and poetry readings in Boston. Now, of course, no one goes there and the food trucks and restaurants aren’t doing anywhere near that business (and tourists don’t go to Dewey any more either). Oh well. Better to have order than vibrancy, not to mention having the head of the conservancy keep on pocketing her big big bucks. Yay that. Gotta say thanks to the Boston Herald on that one, ($165k salary plus $160 in bonuses isn’t bad) see: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1399125
But back to the Eviction of Occupy DC – If you are curious as to what the park service wants to do, or you can call the National Park Rangers (aka police) at 202-610-7500 and say please don’t evict/arrest Occupiers. Or you can call your congressman or senator. Having a group of Americans expressing free speech in Washington, DC where they suffer from Taxation without Representation and able to march on congress or do sit ins at a moments notice on our behalf was a good thing, at least in my opinion.
After all, what if Occupy is the last, best chance for democracy, and for focusing on the State of the Nation. That is far better than the silent, burgeoning siniser hidden profits of the crony-capitalists. The march of philanthrocapitalist into the ranks of NGOs, and the exploding salaries of the elite leaders of these psuedo-charities has meant less and less of the donated or channeled taxpayer money goes to helping the bottom 10% or the animals in shelters, or protecting the environment (Thank you Nancy Brennan of the $165k salary and $160k bonus for all you have done to render the Greenway silent and sterile). Occupy DC was also spotlighting THAT. Those born into the 1%, and the climbers who can squirm their way into the elite via Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and carefully riding coat tails probably HATE being called out by Occupy DC. So do the practitioners of The Way of the PAC. Therefore, the “JOIN or DIE” refers, in this case, to the death of Democracy – we either Occupy our own present and fight for our own future, or democracy dies.
The Past is gone.
Tomorrow is a dream.
We Occupy only today.
You could say when President Obama was handed this notice by an active Occupier in Manchester, New Hampshire we were all served notice that democracy needs our autonomous and collective defense.
When Corporations are executed and the bankers who stole our money and committed massive fraud go to jail, and insider trading is illegal for elected senators, congressmen and their staff – AND Open Meeting Laws of some reasonable variety, and honest audits of the books on Capitol Hill and Beacon Hill, and the Conservancy and other non-profits happen as part of business as usual, I won’t need Occupy to protect the future left to my children. Hasn’t happened yet.