Thursday, February 24, 2011

Some Nice Pictures of the Madison Protests

Together with some information on the mechanics of it.

Teaching Assistants from the University of Wisconsin have been crucial to the continuation of protests in and around the Capitol day after day. Despite the Labor gloss, this is really a protest led and maintained by Youth. And that's the way it has to be.

That's why Matt Wisniewski's video featuring Arcade Fire's "Rebellion -- (Lies)" is so important as both a document of what's been going on, but as a testament to who is doing it.


It's the only way.

The public employees' labor movement is cast in the role of supporter to the Youth Movement that is leading and perpetuating the protests in Madison, and -- let's face it -- around the world. Labor, the Middle Class, the Good Burghers, Bureaucrats, Teachers, Firefighters, and what have you, even Old Farts like me, have their place in the scheme of all the uprisings, but we're not in charge of it, not even remotely. This is a Movement of the Young, for their Dignity and for their Future.

Their future has been stolen by the plutocrats and the oligarchs, the Kochs and their many minions, the globalists and the cabals they underwrite. That future is gone unless they seize it back.

And that's what they are setting out to do throughout the Arab world, in Europe, and now in the United States.

It is a wonder to behold. I cannot predict the outcome, none of us can.

We are on the cusp of a general revolt. This is not -- yet -- a Revolution. The Revolution may come -- or it may not. If it does, there is no way to determine in advance how it will resolve or even if it will.

But there's something happening here. No doubt about that.

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