Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today's Pepper-Spray Picture

The deed courtesy of the UC Davis campus police.

I haven't written much on the Occupy movement because others do it well and because I don't have anything to add to the general debate. Still, I see the movement as an attempt at democracy when democracy is no longer truly functioning in this country (or quite a few other countries).

Money and power have married each other, and the rest of us are offered only slates of candidates which money and power have pre-picked. Is it even possible to get elected to the US Congress if you don't belong to the very top of the one percent? And by the time you have fund-raised enough for your election campaign, whom do you owe your allegiance?