This month has been an interesting month to say the least. Steve Jobs passed away, Occupy went global and folks are speaking up loud from the trenches by occupying their own county streets, municipalities and states. It does sucks to be us if you’re working class, unemployed, no one is listening and you watch from the front line as the 1% laugh all the way to the bank with your retirement savings; you carry a shit load of student loan debt that you will never be able to pay off; your momma-poppa social security and medicare benefits are on the chopping board; kids tuition is due; ageism, discrimination; and the mortgage and rent is overdue and the list goes on.
I received telephone calls over the past week asking me. Dee what is all of this occupy street stuff about? Note I am not down with crowds. They creep me out but I can still talk about it on my blog. Occupy Wall Street reminds me of when folks were protesting during the civil right era, suffered at the hands of police brutality, dog sic on black folks and people died at the hands of the government for standing up for their rights. Perhaps this is the reason why African Americans and brown skin folks don’t want none of this? I don’t know but I know that black and brown folks never did have a fair shake when it came to dealing with the judicial system. Perhaps it has to do with me being an African American woman and watching what happen to my ancestors when they protest about their civil rights. Perhaps I am simply jaded about the police treating minorities in a foul way. One thing I learned is that when white folks are effected in this country then all folks raise holy hell and then the media pay attention. Being an minority and watching the Occupy Wall Street and protesters join around the globe. I left this comment on Facebook and I stand by it.
I hate to be cynical but getting arrested is not for the poor working class folks who may not be able to afford bail. I am not impress at all by Professor West getting arrest, detained for a few moments and his photo op…now if he donated a shit load of money to Occupy Wall Street, etc to bail out folks that are not privy to the same priviledges as he…than he might be saying something that speaks volumes!
Less folks forget New York is where Sean Bell body was bullet ridden with over 50 bullets and DC is not friendly at all to folks….the list goes on for all major cities that are only to happy to arrest folks for sneezing. Now I am not telling anyone to not stand up for their rights and join protestors. After pondering about this I am wondering who is bailing out the folks that get locked up? Unless you have direct communication with the folks that organize the protest…um this is a no brainer. That is the million dollar question you better ask yourself before you carry your behind in the path of a gun ho police officer that is tired, pissed off like everyone else, and has no choice but to perform his job. Who will bail you out of jail if you get locked up? If that questioned is answered and you have support…by all means protest to your hearts content! #justsaying….
This totally answers my question about what happens when folks are arrested and detained during an Occupy protest.
Via Beth Morgan Occupy Baltimore
At first I was like not sure and I can say is I hope that it will make an global impact that will change our society. I get it…it sucks to be us! Remember when you worked in Corporate America, got the entry level job with piss poor wages and your manager told you if you work hard you can get promoted? What about that thought if you pay off your home you will have a nest egg? What about that thought if you pay into stock options and your totally vested you will get a golden nest at the end of five years? What about that thought if you pay your taxes and social security, you will have a measley nest egg waiting for you when you reach 62 years old? What about when folks told you to get excellent grades and go to college you will get a job working in your field? What about all the folks who were victims of the housing scam? Seems like the 99% working class folks were hoodwinked, ponzi scammed into false hope and beliefs that if they worked hard enough they will become elite members in society. HA!
Now we have a presidental candidate talking foul about how folks are stupids?
Tea Party folks attempting to say they are not the same as occupy street….they got that right cause they were trying to lynch our current president! HA!
Those protesters are nothing more than pot smoking and homeless folks? YUP! That may be true in some instances and especially those folks that are homeless that may want to toot a hit of pot smoking to get over their reality.
This is simply hippies? Oh really now…you are simply one paycheck from becoming an hippie yourself if you have not notice! Someone lied to you if you think your ass is protected from what the folks are shouting about as they occupy our local and global streets! Go figure……
How can you help?
Donate money, supplies, blog about it, take pictures, record the occupy in your region, like Occupy in your area and PRAY for them all!
Go protest with the folks that are serious about their voices being heard
Prepare a dish for your local occupiers…and then dash!
Record the historical moment or record it.
Don’t piss off the cops and force them to do their jobs…they wish they can protest too! TRUST! They are pissed off too!
The Republican debate is on right now and I must admit it is disheartening to listen to the Republicans to speak about illegal immigration…that is the big topic of their debate tonight. I am not sure how I really feel about it! I do know that illegal immigrants made America what it is today and the American people need to get better about handling immigration. I did not hear anything about a job plan from anyone. The million dollar question that I have is…these folks hold public office and they all claim the ability to create jobs. Oh really now! Then why haven’t they create the jobs they claim they will create before they get in the White House? Where are the jobs they claim? And why must they wait until they get into the White House to create these so call jobs? Why are they bashing the current administration for not doing a job that they themselves clearly have not proven themselves capable of doing? The problem is not with illegal immigration; it is with the current folks that…
Believe the Republican party when they tell you they will repeal Healthcare, screw your momma and daddy out of their social security, screw your kids and convince them to take out student loan debt, etc. My Facebook ranting as follow.:
I want everyone to know where I stand going forward. I have no plans on changing my position despite what I say or ANYONE SAY about our CURRENT president. I stand by our current administration. I can give a damn about any Republican debates. TRUST! me when I tell you! I don’t think so…NO I AM NOT NEGOTIATING! I am in in thick and thin, sick and sin until the 8th year and than I will pick up the president and first lady book or whatever.
I simply refuse to get caught up in the naysayer bashing of our current administration. Like I said from the offset….President Obama is the hardest black man, man and working man around the globe! I simply refuse to get caught up in the naysayer, left and right wing naysayer ish…..otherwise I am going to start cursing around these parts. #justsaying my patience for bullshit is very short!
No one has said shit to convince me that our current administration has not done their job. I can give a damn about anyone stating that President Obama has not serve the American people. None of the folks on the campaign trail has convince me that they would do anything to change our current economy, infrastructure, military spending…if anything they are all piggybacking off of President Obama speech…go figure! They had their chance to do something when the state went “red”, they have proven that will dick women in the ass, bash and slay gay folks, screw the working class folks out of jobs, warn working class folks that they will repeal healthcare, medicare, social security and and taxing the elite! What else do people need to understand that the Republicans and the 1% can give a damn?