Occupied

April 19, 2012
By Iscariot BRONZE, Sebastopol, California
Iscariot BRONZE, Sebastopol, California
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OCCUPIED
Occupied, that is
What is said on the
Portable toilet. Or
Is it
Occupy?
In Wall Street and
Across the united
States people say
“Dear 1%, we fell
Asleep for a while. Just
Woke up. Sincerely, the
99%” or the classic
We are the 99%
Women on the center
Divide proclaiming
To people driving
By people
Not profits
Pepper spray and
Military reactions
To
Peaceful protests
And sit ins
Arrests sound like
A repeat of the 50s and
60s with segregation and fire
Departments washing away
The protests with
Bone breaking
Jets of water
We are the 99%
Or what?
Occupied,
Or is it
Occupy?


The author's comments:
God forbid that we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. …And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

--Thomas Jefferson, November 13th, 1787, letter to William S. Smith.

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