The new revolutionaries: Thank goodness for FaceBook!
A new revolution is taking place in America -- and it's all happening on FaceBook. Does anyone but me find that a little bit weird?
After I "friended" Leah on FB, she sent me a video of U.C. Davis police torturing non-violent college students with pepper spray just because the poor students didn't want their tuition to go up -- again http://boingboing.net/2011/11/18/police-pepper-spraying-arrest.html. And now the video's gone viral and everyone in the world can see how America treats its youth.
But who benefits most from state-supported higher education? Surprisingly, it isn't the students. It's the One Percent. Every year, corporatists get a whole new crop of shiny young geniuses to chew up and spit out -- hopeful young graduates just begging big corporations to allow them to work in brain-numbing gray-flannel-suit corporate sweatshops.
Instead of having to educate and train their own peons themselves, corporatists now let the state do it. And they let the state pay for that training too.
So I immediately "liked" and shared Leah's post.
"The One Percent just don't get it," I wrote back. "We have FaceBook (for now), so that all the evil secret stuff that corporatists could get away with 20 years ago is now being broadcast all over the world instantly -- showing these bad guys up for what they actually are: People with NO FaceBook friends."
Then I got a link from my FB friend Romi -- about Rep. Ted Deutch's proposed new Constitutional amendment that would eliminate corporatist personhood. And here's my FaceBook reply to Romi's post: At the NY stock exchange, they have the GALL to fly an American flag. But then why not? They own America lock, stock and barrel. Your kids won't get a college education. Their kids will."
Then my FaceBook friend Saeed sent me an eye-witness video of the insane brutality that Israeli corporatists' occupation forces perpetuate in Palestine -- reminding me that our American college students could be treated that way too if we don't watch out.
Oops, too late. They already are.
Saeed wrote on his News Feed, ". (From Larry -- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young singing about the four dead in Ohio, "soldiers are hunting us down...we're finally on our own," will bring tears to your eyes!)
Don't you just love FaceBook?
On FB, you get real eye-witness news the moment that it happens -- not that boiled down, censored crap that you get on TV.
I wonder how long FB will last before most of us real Americans, most of us 99%, will become "un-friended" by the corporatists. Mark Zuckerberg, this could be your moment to either be a patriot or a poodle. Be careful how you chose.
And next comes my post about the current labor movement in America: "Have you noticed that mostly the old and the young are coming out for Occupy America demonstrations? Could that be because America's biggest employers, the coproratists, are holding the rest of us -- afraid of losing our jobs and overwhelmed by credit-card debt -- by the, er, short hairs?
"I went to a labor union rally the other day and was almost the youngest person in the room. Shocking! I also heard four heroic ILWU longshoremen from Longview, Washington speak. Those guys were fearless -- they went after their corporatist masters with baseball bats! Wow. Here's some history and context of EGB's attempt to take over our grain export trade: http://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/2011/09/robert-mcellrath-ilwu-international-president-we-will-not-permit-egt-to-undermine-the-grain-export-industry/
"And there are also plans afoot to shut down all west-coast ports on December 6. Good. Let's see how long America can last without its heroin-like addiction to foreign goods.
"PS: I'm old now -- but not dead. Those longshoremen were cute!"
Then my friend Kristin wrote on FaceBook: "There are people, with tents, camping in front of Best Buy in Encino Hills right now for Black Friday. Camping. On. Cement. For. Days. Wow."
"Isn't anybody gonna pepper spray those people?" Ross C. replied.
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