Skip to comments.Washington's Air & Space museum shut after protesters storm in (off-shoot protest targets drones)
Posted on 10/08/2011 10:38:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Washington's National Air and Space Museum was closed Saturday afternoon after sign-wielding demonstrators tried to storm the building on the National Mall.
At least one person was pepper sprayed when the crowd pinned a guard against a wall and another guard came to his rescue, Smithsonian spokesperson Linda St. Thomas told NBC station WRC.
"You cannot bring that stuff in the museum under any circumstances," St. Thomas told WRC.
Protesters included people from the October 2011 Stop the Machine group and Occupy D.C., an offshoot of the larger Occupy Wall Street movement in New York.
......Ann Wilcox, a lawyer working with Stop the Machine, said a 19-year-old woman from Madison, Wisc., was arrested by police. She paid a fine and was released later Saturday. Wilcox said the protesters went to the Air and Space museum to demonstrate against a military drone exhibit.
......There were no plans to set up a 24-hour camp in Washington Square Park similar to the one that has operated for three weeks in Lower Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.
The protesters living in Zuccotti Park have built a full-service demonstration staging zone, complete with hot food, health care, a digital counter registering supporters, and a solar energy truck to help supply power to electronics.
First-year medical resident Jay Kang arrived Friday to serve as a health care volunteer. PhotoBlog: Who is Occupy Wall Street?
"The greed that is prevailing on Wall Street is causing a lot of problems in society today," Kang said.
"That is why I am here to support the protesters."
Occupy Wall Street set up in Zuccotti Park last month with dozens of demonstrators. Since then, thousands more including various unions such as the Transport Workers Union and the United Federation of Teachers have joined the movement.
In other affiliated protests Saturday:....
(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...
What all this amounts to is the baptism of fire of what I have taken to calling the "liberal superstructure." This superstructure is the vast constellation of advocacy groups, think tanks, single-issue outfits, unions, and various other flotsam constructed by the left over the past half-century or so. There are literally thousands of these groups, ranging from the ACLU and the Sierra Club with their hundreds of thousands of members to the local "Friends of the People's Venezuela" outfit which amounts to a retired feminism professor and her six cats. These organizations are ubiquitous, universal, and networked to a fare-thee- well. They are also liberalism's last great hope of controlling politics in the United States.
It's scarcely arguable that, in the political sense, liberalism is on the ropes. Obama spent their last nickel. They have lost the House and will lose the Senate, with little chance of regaining them in the near future. The same is true of the White House once the messiah gets the bum's rush come 2012. Liberalism is on the skids, its programs uniform failures, its ideology barren, its slogans worn out, its long hold on the independents being relentlessly pared down by the Tea Parties.
So what is a political movement to do, particularly one as fanatic and apocalyptic as this one? Well, if you have an alternate system made up of outside organizations not subject to governmental oversight, a system populated with self-selected fanatics and true believers, a system poised and ready to march, you can do what was done in Wisconsin. You can turn the superstructure loose to threaten the public peace, smash things up, abuse the electoral process, create a media spectacle, and pressure the state to do things your way. You can use nonpolitical organizations (in the electoral sense) to get a political result.
All the groups involved in the Wisconsin campaign were superstructure groups. The unions, the very core organizations of the superstructure, without which it's no more than a pack of vegetarians and aging hippies. The media, which serves as its propaganda arm. And the judiciary, which is broadly infiltrated by leftist partisans whose allegiance has been awarded to something other than the law.".........
attack of the liberal zombies. double check the bomb shelters are ready. eek!
"What they're trying to do is take the jobs away from people working in this city," the mayor declared in his harshest criticism of the three-week-old protest that has caught the attention of the nation.
"They're trying to take away the tax base we have because none of this is good for tourism."
..............President Barack Obama on Thursday defended the protesters, saying they expressed "the frustrations that the American people feel. People are frustrated and the protesters are giving voice to a more broad-based frustration about how our financial system works." [end excerpt]
You are organized and seemingly sensible.
You debate that Palin is a ditz and now you will show us the way?
A timeline of the Occupy Wall Street movement:....................
How the Occupy Wall Street movement utilizes social media:........
What began as a call for Americans to gather in New York's Financial District has given rise to like-minded actions nationwide. Click on the dots for details from over 99 locations (last updated: October 6, 3pm PST):
Know of more locations for this map? Send a link to a news article or blog posts to traja [at] motherjones [dot] com or @tasneemraja.
Map production by Samantha Oltman and Tasneem Raja.
How rich are the superrich? Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America:
A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244. See all of Mother Jones' inequality charts here.
Are you here to discredit me in some fashion, to discredit this post?
I posted threads and vanities for Sarah Palin for years, up to and including the e-mail dump and the NE tour. When she did not come in and Perry did I went with Perry.
This post is about how the Democratic Party, progressives and all their groups are going to disrupt the election.
Anarcho-syndicalism [snip] This ideal of a libertarian, directly-democratic, experimental and communitarian society built from below for and by workers is sometimes referred to as libertarian socialism. Examples often cited include the Paris Commune (1871), Kronstadt (1917-1921), Ukraine (Makhnovists 1920-22), Hungary (1956), on a large scale during the Spanish social revolution (1936-39), the struggle for workers control in Argentina (2005 onwards) as well as the Zapatista struggle in Chiapas (1994-Present).
Anarcho-syndicalism originated close to the beginning of the twentieth century, and it remains a popular and active school of anarchism today and has many supporters as well as many currently active organisations. Anarcho-syndicalists, being socialist anarchists, vary in their points of view on anarchist economic arrangements from a collectivist anarchism type economic system to an anarcho-communist economic system.
Noam Chomsky was influenced by Rocker, writing the introduction to a modern edition of "Anarcho-syndicalism: Theory and Practice". A member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Chomsky is a self-described Anarcho-Syndicalist, a position which he sees as the appropriate application of classical liberalist political theory to contemporary industrial society: "Now a federated, decentralized system of free associations, incorporating economic as well as other social institutions, would be what I refer to as anarcho-syndicalism; and it seems to me that this is the appropriate form of social organization for an advanced technological society in which human beings do not have to be forced into the position of tools, of cogs in the machine. There is no longer any social necessity for human beings to be treated as mechanical elements in the productive process; that can be overcome and we must overcome it to be a society of freedom and free association, in which the creative urge that I consider intrinsic to human nature will in fact be able to realize itself in whatever way it will."
... The basic principles of anarcho-syndicalism are workers' solidarity, direct action, and workers' self-management. Workers solidarity means that anarcho-syndicalists believe all workers, no matter what their gender or ethnic group, are in a similar situation in regard to their bosses (class consciousness). Furthermore, it means that, in a capitalist system, any gains or losses made by some workers from or to bosses will eventually affect all workers. Therefore, to liberate themselves, all workers must support one another in their class conflict.
Anarcho-syndicalists believe that only direct action that is, action carried out by the workers themselves, which is concentrated on attaining a goal directly, as opposed to indirect action, such as electing a representative to a government position will allow workers to liberate themselves. Moreover, anarcho-syndicalists believe that workers organizations the organizations that struggle against the wage system, and which, in anarcho-syndicalist theory, will eventually form the basis of a new society should be self-managing. They should not have bosses or "business agents"; rather, the workers should be able to make all the decisions that affect them themselves." Groups w/links to more
Pepper Spray these lunatics with a .40 cal. They will not come back. Idiots
The thread article goes on to list these cities. They don’t have Houston listed but a group marched in Houston late last week so I will include it.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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Van Jones Media Mouthpiece Gets Russian Cash "Progressive TV and radio star Thom Hartmann took time off from covering Van Jones and his Rebuild the Dream movement on Wednesday to briefly talk to this columnist about his relationship with the Vladimir Putin regime of Russia. The conversation quickly went sour when Hartmann objected to questions about how much he is being paid by Moscow. He grabbed my video camera, covering the lens briefly in the process, and stomped away, objecting to gotcha questions."........................
Smashing play on envy, with little or nothing to do with how tolerably the low end lives. Those rich people don’t EAT money, they use it. Result being myriads of JOBS that wouldn’t otherwise exist.
The universities have served up revolutionaries.
Not even universities could gin up the astroturf that is OccupyWherever. That had to go to an advertising firm in which guess who, Soros, has ownership.
As the posted article in Post #1 explains so well, they’re part of a superstructure. I’m sure Soro’s funds the marching army of unions, students and hard-core activist leaders.
More and more union members are getting disgruntled with the orders from their leaders, who are more and more perceived as being over the top. Likewise these students are weak if nobody wants to hire them. The old corroded superstructure will likely give way to a new one that is more sensibly constituted.
I see this as much more serious than you. I hope I’m wrong. I don’t believe that I am.
THe key to this protest is Stop The Machine, a mixed bag of communists, marxists, socialists and far-left liberals (no conservatives allowed).
They played a major role in protests in Wisconsin against Gov. Walker and announced that they would support similar organizations.
Another allied group was Wisconsin Democracy Convention, often with the same marxists involved in leading both.
They have ties to the marxist Democratic Socialists of America and possibly to Soros. That will need to be further explored.
Look for the National Lawyers Guild, once a totally Communist Party USA front, now a mixed bag of marxists, to provide the demonstrators with legal help. Also another CPUSA creation via the NLG, the Center for Constitutional Rights might pop up as a legal helper.
There are a lot of unaffiliated individuals in these protests so don’t lump them all in with the reds as members, but they have created an “united front” much as the CPUSA and SWP did during the Vietnam “Mobes” groups.
Once the reds get control of each regional/city group, it is all over for any non-communists. Been inside them. Saw it happen.
Forwarned is forearmed.
Oh heck. They are everywhere. In TN they did Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis but got hungry and went home.
No doubt Obama and his czars will start sending FEMA in to feed, shelter and wash their clothes.
If they get no press they leave. That’s why Wall and Broad was picked in the first place. They seek attention that the schools stripped from them over 45 years ago.
How the Occupy Wall Street movement utilizes social media: [LINKS]
* Live footage of Zuccotti Park can be found at the protest epicenter’s viral webstream, Global Revolution.
* The #occupywallstreet hashtag (as well as #ows and #occupywallst) has been the main engine on Twitter.
* OccupyTogether.org supplies a range of DIY downloadable posters.
* There is an Occupy Wall Street social app called The Vibe, which allows demonstrators to communicate anonymously.
* An Occupy Wall Street publication was launched on Kickstarter, originally asking for $12,000 in seed money to get the publication rolling. The project surpassed its funding goal and has now raised over $40,000.
* A Tumblr account, We Are the 99 Percent, allows users to post personal anecdotes and stories about why they consider themselves part of the economically disaffected majority:
A roundup of Occupy Wall Street coverage:
From Mother Jones: Andy Kroll on big labor unions signing on and what ties Wisconsin and #OWS together; Michael Tracey on the NYPD’s violent tactics; Tim Murphy on the rise of #OccupySesameStreet; Lauren Ellis on the initial developments; Kevin Drum on why “mainstream logistical support is key.”
Additional interesting coverage:
* Micah Sifry sees “a third wave of movement politics” forming (following netroots and the tea party).
* Michael Scherer agrees “there is huge potential” for the movement to grow and impact national politics a la the tea party.
* Nick Kristof suggests some practical demands for the movement.
* Matt Langer considers what Occupy Wall Street and the tea party have in common.
* Sally Kohn rethinks her initial critique. (Mother Jones drew criticism for a similar piece.)
* John Cassidy looks at Ray Kelly and the NYPD’s reaction.
* The New York Observer has 50 portraits of people who have been in on the action in New York City.
* The Nation’s Greg Mitchell is blogging “Occupy USA” developments daily.
* The Guardian is also producing ongoing coverage.
There is a Tide Truck parked somewhere. I doubt they want to be associated with these idiots though.
It’s all designed to reinforce their positions and build the movement.
If they want a ‘73 pinto and a dishwasher job all they have to do is jump into my past. One caveat, have fun. :^)
You make it sound like an army. These kids get tired of civilian military life real quick.
These aren’t “kids.”
My ass. They wouldn’t last a week in my world. They wouldn’t last 2 days in my military world. My description of a “kid” is someone who is fully capable yet still depends on others for everything.
You can be a 40yr old “kid” in this nation
They aren’t military, they’re working up to rioting.
Why are you trying so hard to dismiss the potential for this spreading and causing real problems?
There is ZERO reason the Air and Space Museum at Boeing should not get one of the shuttles.
I been on the planet for to long. This is going to blow-up in Obama’s face. Get back to me next week and tell me how the “kids” are doing. Most of the firms that trade on Wall are not even located there. NYC is going to bring in the CDC to get rid of these basement maggots.
You would think that Houston should get one. What about Huntsville, ALA.
The young men and women in my neck o’ the woods are getting back to the basics. Let the maggots march as they have that right. They will soon understand that working America is not listening to them.
If I was doing the picking, it would be pretty obvious.
No explanation needed
Mission control for just about everything. Those guys are the best.
Boeing Air and Space Museum
Drive around Boeing Field someday and stare at the AWACS parked there. Or drive in front of what used to be corporate headquarters and see some kind of missile sitting horizontal-like and it’s obvious. Boeing is the worldwide (not just American) leader in aerospace and designed a ton of systems on the shuttle.
Washington, DC. Specifically, the Smithsonian Institute.
Again, no explanation needed. If I had about another 4 lifetimes, I would someday go back to the Smithsonian.
Probably too late.
I drove around it last April
I agree 100%. It’s a travesty that Houston was denied. Next to Canaveral who has been more closely identified with our space program? How many times have we heard over the years, “Houston, we have a problem.”
I used to live near Sea-Tac airport and took the bus to work in downtown Seattle. Bus went right up highway 99 in front of Boeing.
Lots of Asian tourists coming in to Sea-Tac, and many took the bus downtown. I think in that time I saw about 10,000 Minoltas getting burned up when we passed the airport, well, you know the myth about Japanese and cameras, well, guess what!
It ain’t no myth.
And they weren’t taking pictures of bushes and Koi fish.
High tech. Some of it ultra-high-tech.
I understand. I work for a low-key company with 120,000 employees. We have a major arm in Victoria. :^)
BTW most of my family is all around Wash. St.
I sadly disagree with you. The MAJORITY of people in America now are “GIMMES” and “Envious Ignoramouses”....AND GODLESS.
Oh, and someone should tell these would-be Marxists that they can't legitimately stage a revolution of the workers, because most of them don't actually work.