Skip to comments.Press Should Occupy History Books Before Protest Coverage
Posted on 11/04/2011 8:40:07 AM PDT by tobyhill
The California-as-Greece meme picked up steam this week when Oakland turned into the poor mans Athens clashes with police, protesters shutting down the citys port (one of Oaklands few remaining economic engines) and calls for a general strike.
And there is a genuine danger for California, which has come upon some very hard times. The state is utterly broke and likely past its ability to increase revenue through tax increases. Wealthy individuals and businesses are fleeing the state for spots in Texas and across the West. New taxes would only worsen the trend.
California Democrats were able to resist the Republican wave in 2010 and, thanks in large part to hugely powerful government-worker unions, managed to elect Jerry Brown governor. But penury is still forcing some austerity measures and there will be many more to come, especially as, for the first time in the modern era, California will probably lag the national economic recovery, rather than lead it.
Lots of government workers upset about austerity, 2 million unemployed, a substantial permanent protest community, under-funded law enforcement agencies further constrained by public sympathy for the resistance and unresolved racial and ethnic tensions thats the recipe for some real chaos if the Occupy Wall Street movement can sustain itself on the Pacific.
But its different Back East. Here, the winter weather is starting to roll in, making permanent encampment for the anti-corporate forces of Occupy Wall Street harder to maintain. Plus, local populations are a lot less forgiving of disruption and nuisance, which empowers police and limits the expressions of solidarity from within the government.
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There is a special hot place in hell for union thugs and union thug leaders and their supporters. Enjoy the heat pal.
Forget the wall at the Southern border of California. We lost that battle. Erect the wall around the rest of California. We can’t afford for Californians (of any race, creed, ethinicity, gender or sexual preference) to get out of that state and infest other, more productive parts of our country. (only a little cynical)
BUT..But...TEXAS is a horrible place with a horrible Governor?
When other states learn the secret. Texas will have to share the wealth.
For those in California who have horses, I have a 5.58 acre turn key horse property for sale here in N Nevada. Health issues with a family member the reason for selling. Set up with 12 different pens/paddocks.
Contact me by private mail if you know someone who might be interested. Finder’s fee involved.
That must be code-speak for the Mexican invasion.