MORE CRUSHING OF DEMOCRACY IN THE NIGHT, LAST NIGHT
William Robinson begins a piece everyone who wants to get beyond the corporate viewpoint propaganda of mass media should read this morning, “As the crisis of global capitalism spirals out of control, the powers that be in the global system appear to be adrift and unable to propose viable solutions. From the slaughter of dozens of young protesters by the army in Egypt to the brutal repression of the Occupy movement in the United States, and the water cannons brandished by the militarized police in Chile against students and workers, states and ruling classes are unable are to hold back the tide of worldwide popular rebellion and must resort to ever more generalized repression.
“Simply put, the immense structural inequalities of the global political economy can no longer be contained through consensual mechanisms of social control. The ruling classes have lost legitimacy; we are witnessing a breakdown of ruling-class hegemony on a world scale.”
Indeed there were crackdowns in the middle of the night again, last night, against the Democracy Movement in what appears to be another coordinated effort by the Obama regime (we have no smoking gun, and Obama is not responding to requests under the Freedom of Information Act to let the public know what their government is doing in secret to crush peaceful protests, so citizens are left to assume it is just a coincidence that the crackdown occurred on the same night in cities 3,000 miles apart). Occupy Los Angeles and Occupy Philadelphia, two of the larger remaining protests in the country, were beset by a massive army of police in riot gear, as though the people are the enemy, with hundreds being arrested at the camps and in street marches following.
We believe at LUV News despite the propaganda that these night time raids are intended to make it difficult for alternative and international media, the only ones to objectively cover the crackdown on democracy. Journalists who may be present during the day are absent in the middle of the night, and anyone trying to film in the dark knows the limitations. The Gestapo would have been proud of these undemocratic actions.
NPR began their report on last night’s crackdowns this morning saying some of the protesters appeared to try to provoke a confrontation, without pointing out that the police were obviously provoking the confrontation. All of the mass media reported the crackdowns last night from the viewpoint of the police and authorities, willing as they are to maintain the corrupt system that provides them with jobs as long as they spew the propaganda on cue, kneeling and kissing butt without so much as an eyebrow raised in defiance of the ruling Forces of Greed.