Maybe a book will be written some day, describing the growing crescendo of people around the globe pissed off at being fucked over by the rich, powerful, and governments that protect these oligarchies, aristocracies and nomenklaturas, as having started out with a courageous guy setting himself aflame in a little-known town in Tunisia.
We don't know where this is going, let alone where it might end. One thing I'm sure of though, is that not since 1968 have I seen anything quite like it, and this is bigger, far bigger. My only surprise so far is why more Japanese aren't taking to the streets.
There are "Occupy" protests widening across the USA. The lamestream media (thanks, Sarah!) is finally having to cover it, after NYC saw the biggest set of civil disobedience arrests in recent history this weekend:
Will they hit Anchorage? I've covered anti-war, anti-Palin and Tea Party protests in southcentral Alaska. I haven't heard of any upcoming Alaska protests emulating or being inspired by Occupy Wall Street. Have you?
And if there were demonstrations here, what would one protest against as the biggest symbol of the abusive structures people are rising up to fight?
• Occupy Conoco-Phillips?Seriously, we don't have a symbol here that I can grasp mentally that might be an Alaska version of Wall Street.
• Occupy the Palin cult compound on Lake Lucille?
• Occupy the downtown Anchorage state office building?
• Occupy the Anchorage Baptist Temple?
• Occupy the Sheffield Railroad Terminal?
• Occupy Spenard?
Give me enough good suggestions here, and I'll put up a new poll.
hat tip to shankbone via Andrew Sullivan