Sunday, November 20, 2011

The US government's unconscionable and unconstitutional brutality toward its own peaceful citizens

Police begin pepper-spraying the faces of peaceful student protesters at UC Davis; shortly thereafter, they beat them and held them down, forcing pepper spray down their throats.
Photo by Louise Macabitas
"I want to be very clear in calling upon the Egyptian authorities to refrain from any violence against peaceful protesters. The people of Egypt have rights that are universal. That includes the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to free speech, and the ability to determine their own destiny. These are human rights. And the United States will stand up for them everywhere." —President Barack Obama

Oh yeah?

The United States will stand up for them everywhere?

What about right here at home, President Obama? What about refraining from violence against peaceful protesters RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA? Or is it easier to just turn the whole thing over to the jackboots in Homeland Security and let them coordinate these shocking, brutal crackdowns as you distance yourself from the Occupy movement lest you piss off your Wall Street donors?

Where is the leadership?

Not to go all Emoprog here, but really, What the fuck, President Obama?




  1. Unfortunately, this is America.

    (and whatever you do, don't use the dreaded "p" term!)

  2. Seconded. Good luck neighbors.

  3. Is this not hypocrisy in the highest? How could O. say that without choking?

    Oh for the day we may enjoy real, inspired and convicted leadership again, not this insipid weak gruel of a facsimile.