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A friend who I really respect just sent me this article by Naomi Wolf that came out in today's London Guardian.
At first blush, I didn't think it was offering anything new to the conversation.
It's worth reading, if only for this:
In New York, a state supreme court justice and a New York City council member were beaten up; in Berkeley, California, one of our greatest national poets, Robert Hass, was beaten with batons. The picture darkened still further when Wonkette and Washingtonsblog.com reported that the Mayor of Oakland acknowledged that the Department of Homeland Security had participated in an 18-city mayor conference call advising mayors on "how to suppress" Occupy protests.
It is only hitting me now just how significant this is that several prominent officials were hurt.
The NYPD explained the reason press were kept out of Zuccotti Park on November 15th by saying that it was a "frozen zone."
When it comes to the logic of sustaining the Old, we can see how far the Dying is willing to go to live on...