There’s a big set of photos like these posted by my friend Chris Jenkins at – http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150334273466494.348470.722681493&type=3
The venue is Occupy Tampa, part of protest across the USA – we have the beginnings of our own versions. Chris’ theme is now ordinary the protesters are. Most street protest has only made me yawn or reach in despair for my cricket box – we has-beens had no protective equipment. I hope we are going to see big protests this time. I’m so fed up with politics as we have it that I could barely be bothered to register to vote – like many more gauging from the Council guy who has just been round with the registration forms. I want a government of ‘white suits’ across the US and Europe and a structured debt jubilee and international service. I’m not actually a democrat, but want to see a system in which votes matter to the people, not the loons making up political speeches and the same old promises to garner them. There are clearly some things that most of us can’t vote on using considered argument – but these can still be open to public scrutiny are generally are not.
What I’d like to see is such a weight of public protest that politicians, banksters and our poodle media could not ignore. I suspect something much worse is coming because our apathy is unbounded. I see no left and right in any of this – the call is freedom and substantial change.to put us nearer 1970 than 1900 (which is where wealth distribution is).
The private sector as it has been for the last 40 years can’t help us get what we want, which is mostly simple enough – reasonable security and reward through work. We just won’t be honest about this and research shows most of us don’t know the real state of play, do want more equality and imagine there is much more than there is.
Not exactly a bunch of ‘caped anarchists’ this lot, are they? Chris has posted hundreds and I’m sure we have to do something. Most people hope they can ignore what’s going on and that somehow decent jobs will return. Some are so barking they still hope for a crisis in capitalism – not realising capitalism has almost disappeared and is something we need back.