Mayor Jones confused about Occupy movement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's a bit tragic that the mayor of a city the size of Charleston cannot see clearly enough beyond his ivory tower to grasp the socio-economic problems illuminated by the occupy movement. His quotes, "I'm not sure what their mission is," "I'm not going to concern myself with it, I have a city to run," "I'm not into their politics," were dismissive and arrogant at best.
Here's a briefing. I believe they started by occupying public areas to create space for community, values, ideas and a level of meaningful dialogue that is absent in the present discourse. This is primarily a youth driven movement, like the Arab Spring, because the younger generation realizes that their future was mortgaged in order to allow some other sectors of society to enjoy a standard of living beyond what they deserve. They look at big government and see that it is controlled by corporations, their lobbyists, and the 99 percent are saying "Enough!"
"Occupy" is not a local phenomenon, but a worldwide idea. Communities around the globe are uniting with a common idea. It has been brought about by vastly different people thirsting for some degree of fairness in their present and hope for their future. It is not diminished by closings or eviction, because, as they say, you cannot evict an idea. Occupy will continue to grow stronger regardless of the negative reaction of our political and business leaders. In fact, the mayor's negativity confirms that "Occupy" is necessary and strengthens our reserve.
So, Mayor Jones' confusion may be spawned by the concept that "Occupy" is actually an idea, not something you can put your finger on so easily. I recommend he become more informed about the 99 percent of the city he is so busy "running..
Devil takes over talk radio
Religion, politics, Santorum. Speaking of Satan taking over, America brought the devil out on talk radio.
The elite likes of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh wearing their pretense of faith on their sleeves pretend to be believers, never showing any remorse for those they attack.
For the minister to speak of the divine is fine but the politicians, talk radio hosts, and pundits, masters of deceit, should keep church and punditry separate, just as the constitution decrees. The government should keep church and government separate.
They know not of what they speak for Hannity to continually call Obama the Anointed One is blasphemy and Limbaugh laughs at the mention of the word divinity.