Before I go to bed this morning, I wanted to share a few thoughts... Only a few because it has been such a long night at work. So, here we go.
First off, Occupy Portland, know that there are many of us outside of Portland who stand with you. The haves are getting restless and they fear that have not’s are getting too strong. I fully expect more pressure to be placed upon city governments across the country, to take action against the occupy protests. This is a sign the occupations are working and it is a time to reaffirm that nonviolence is the key to success.
From the very beginning the media has called those of us who support this movement, hippies, dopers, deadbeats, lazy, the moocher class, and et cetera. Yet we all know that these descriptions are not the truth. The truth is we have seen airline pilots, teachers, factory workers, and even a few cops such as myself, show our support for this movement of ordinary folks. We, the 99%, are all in this together and the time is now to stand strong in the face of adversity. Remember the words of Gandhi: "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
In other news, it seems Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain, all support bringing water boarding back as a tool for interrogation. They don’t believe it is torture? If they do not believe water boarding is torture, I would love to see them volunteer to be water boarded on national television just to set our “whiney” liberal minds at ease. I seriously doubt any of these clowns would be willing to do that however, because it IS torture. What more can you expect from a party who believes corporate tax breaks and loopholes are good while helping save our middle class and uplift our poor is bad?