Ah, it’s the holiday season again. Everyone is working out to prepare for the epic food event of Thanksgiving and the Black Friday shopping event the next day. Families everywhere are sifting through old family thanksgiving recipes. By the way you can check out some good thanksgiving recipes at this website: http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday—Celebration-Recipes/Thanksgiving-Recipes You can smell the food in the air…and…and…the pepper spray? Wait a minute…I don’t remember grandma saying anything about pepper spray being an essential Thanksgiving ingredient. Take a few minutes to view the latest pepper spray event in the Occupy Movement.
UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi and UC Davis Police Chief Annette Spicuzza have danced around this for long enough. Do you think that the student body of UC Davis is going to let this event go? Do you think that if Chancellor Katehi opens an “investigation”, that all will be rectified or do you think that she is just saying that to appease the student body. Does she really need to review campus policy to see if students can have more liberty to assemble? We are back, once again, to the First Amendment that protects our right to assemble. It doesn’t say…unless on campus. How about Annette Spicuzza? You are not quite sure what jurisdiction the officer who sprayed the pepper spray came from? I hope to God that nobody is stupid enough to believe that.
Politicians have made an art out of spin control. In this case, it seems like the heads of the UC Davis campus just don’t know anything. It is their campus to manage, and they don’t know anything. Let me guess…next thing they will say is that they did not know their officers and officers from several other districts were going to the quad to pepper spray peaceful protesters. I don’t believe it. I believe they knew exactly what was to be done and when it was going to happen.
This has been the fate of the Occupy Movement of late. Now, it seems like lobbyists are starting to file in against the movement. A memo was sent from Lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford and addressed to one of CLGC’s clients, the American Bankers Association.The memo proposes that the ABA pay CLGC $850,000 to conduct “opposition research” on Occupy Wall Street in order to construct “negative narratives” about the protests and allied politicians. Interestingly enough, the heads of this firm have close ties to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. For more information on this story by Jonathan Larsen and Ken Olshansky, from MSNBC TV here.
I have said it before. This is the fate of the Occupy Movement that has not achieved a unified general direction or leadership. The government, whether it be local or federal, will not continue to be inconvenienced by this movement. They will infiltrate it, lobby against it, create media campaigns against it, and attempt to convince the remainder of the 99% that the Occupy Movement is simply populated by a bunch of dirty, PC, unemployed, anarchists. After all, everyone is ok with a peaceful protest unless they are protesting against them or it happens to inconvenience them. It is also interesting how fast people jumped on the Occupy Movement and how quickly they get bored with the movement itself and left.
Just how do you get rid of the Occupy Movement if you were the federal government? Divide and conquer. Take the separate movements, make sure they do not join together in a national effort, send people into each movement to cause trouble, and give the nation cause to take it down with force. At the same time, create a media campaign with the help of a firm like the one above to get a majority of the American people ok with canceling the Occupy Movement by whatever means necessary for whatever reason they want.
The writing is on the wall. You just have to sift through the piles of horse patties to find it.
~ Erik Sudberg