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  •  Re: the 1% are not afraid... (7+ / 0-)

    A bit of a contradiction here:

    "In fact the police state needs any catastrophic event to occur, and relatively soon, so they can justify wiping out OWS..."

    versus:

    "If OWS doesn't prepare for this, and work to thwart any violence of any kind coming from its ranks, it's gonna get ugly."

    If the police state can just use or invent some violent incident as a pretext, and if that means game over, what OWS does is not relevant, by your reasoning.  However, I doubt that things are that cut and dried.  

    It is pretty clear that The Powers That Be did not count on the Occupy movement spreading so rapidly and having so much support so soon.  Hence their blunder of attacking such an obviously peaceful movement with force right out of the box, which has backfired on them.  Far from turning people into sheeple, the attempted repression has caused all sorts of people to rise up in support of the Occupy movement.  This has been a very teachable moment throughout the country, as the "Homeland Security" police state has been laid bare for all to see.  Putting this particular genie back in the bottle is probably not possible.

    It is hard to predict what will happen next, but more and bigger protests against the austerity plans of the elite would not surprise me.

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