17 October 2011

American Protests 101

The hatemongers of the protest movement on Wall street has started speaking. Around the world peaceful protesters would have been tear gassed, 'lathied' and burned. It has not yet happened in America. The naysayers and the media pound hard every day on the news that the protesters are ignorant, and uneducated who cannot make their "ASKS".

When the financial , market and legal wizards on wall street and Washington, unscrupulously manipulated every deal in the book and made some up every day, the media turned their heads the other way. Needless to say that the media were and are allies of the American corporates and could (and can) only propagate and be a mouth piece of the giants with the green dollar truck. They toast every evening to the finest champagne from France, under the finest chandeliers and eat on the finest china. Together they judge the people as they see fit, to heal their bruised ego.

So when peaceful protesters are protesting about the government's blind eye towards law breakers, media is faithfully working overtime. Tinkering and tampering the reputation of a crowd,(who may form their own demands eventually)who picked up the courage to protest. History often writes the stories of people who are steadfast and courageous. It is not a small feat that people from different parts of the country come together to protest against the compounding chains of wall street et al. Such single mindedness in thinking that something needs to be done about the after effects of stealing but has not figured out exactly what should be done and have made themselves available together is a key ingredient of a developed society.

Leaderless no doubt, the crowd is peaceful and is conveying its message using banners in parks where they do not block or interfere normal living. Common everyday folk who were happy to go to work and come back to their family everyday have assembled themselves to protest against the shameful act exhibited by the people whom they voted to power. Organizing themselves is the very trademark of American Society and its power.

Protests in America was,is and should be as American as apple pie.

Movements and protests , helps country to shake up the imperialistic tendencies that all rulers- democratic or otherwise have. The protesters can echo what George Washington said many centuries ago: "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair."

Do we have any wise and honest left ?

1 comment:

Happy Kitten said...

Do we have any wise and honest left ?

Dont know why this question rings out painfully...

but I am hoping the Americans will be smart even here.. unfortunately the whole world looks up to them and it would be shame if they dont succeed.

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