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  •  OWS has not been crushed (11+ / 0-)

    It still goes on in many many ways.

    What happened was that it became clear that freedom of speech and freedom of assembly without conditions do not exist in this country unless you are pro-business.  And even then you have to subject yourself to conditions of control.

    It also became clear that even for a Democratic administration the same rules do not apply to Operation Rescue and Occupy Wall Street.  Advocating murder of abortion doctors is more acceptable than advocating that too-big-to-fail banks be allowed to fail.

    What was striking was that the government could not ignore a small movement like Occupy Wall Street.  It felt compelled to crush it.  That sort of zero tolerance of dissent bespeaks exteme fear.  And that is dangerous for the future of this country.

    50 states, 210 media market, 435 Congressional Districts, 3080 counties, 192,480 precincts

    by TarheelDem on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 07:37:34 AM PDT

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