11.24.2011

The Occupy Movement: The Beautiful Side of Ugly



by Jesse Muhammad for HoustonBelief.com


It looks as if America's patience with the Occupy Wall Street movement is growing thinner by the day as police officers are being ordered to dismantle their occupy camps on all coasts.

It has been a beautiful sight to watch people taking a stand but it may be on the verge of turning completely ugly. Why? Because the American people are fed up and these young protesters don't have 'backing down' in their game plan. And neither do the Mayors of these various cities. The city officials may seem like they are cooperating with this beautiful display of the people’s constitutional right, but it may just be a mask covering the ugly disgust they have with the cause itself. This may become an all-out war.

The Occupy movement is so serious that even rapper Jay-Z came under fire for seemingly exploiting the movement by releasing his own line of "Occupy All Streets" t-shirts being sold on his Roca wear site. After the outrage, the shirts were reportedly removed from the site but magically reappeared the next day.

One of the lead organizers for Occupy Wall Street told reporters "Jay-Z, as talented as he is, has the political sensibility of a hood rat...To attempt to profit off the first important social moment of 50 years with an overpriced piece of cotton is an insult to the fight for economic civil rights known as #occupywallstreet." The 99% got many problems, but Jay-Z is not the biggest one.

Reportedly, hundreds of police officers, clothed in riot gear, stormed Zuccotti Park in New York in an effort to serve a final eviction notice to New York protesters. A New York Supreme Court Judge ordered that the city allow the protesters back into the park. How long will that order be upheld? New York is the birthplace of this movement that has caught fire across seas as thousands protest corporate greed, economic injustice, and other issues.

You remember the saying "What goes around, comes around", right? I can't help but think about how for so many years America's leaders spoke boldly when they told so-called dictators not to "harm their own people" and that people should be given the "freedom to protest." U.S. Presidents have called for "change" in foreign nations yet when it comes to the plight of the American people it seems to be placed on the back burner. Hypocrisy perhaps?

Photo:White House Flickr
In the midst of the Egyptian uprising, President Obama sided with the people and his administration warned Egypt's leaders that they should “not expect those protests to go away until they respond appropriately;  at issue are deep concerns over repression, poverty and corruption." (Source)

Well, Mr. President looks like you have a similar problem on your hands, huh?

The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad warned us for decades that the things that we see across seas would soon be at the doorstep of America. And the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan has continued to deliver this same message. During an October 25 interview on Chicago's WVON, Minister Farrakhan discussed the Occupy Wall Street movement. The following was printed in The Final Call:
Returning to the Occupy Wall Street movement, when asked by a member of the press how he would advise Pres. Obama to keep the protests over the economic crisis here in America from becoming violent, the Minister said the president will “probably instruct the police to be very, very careful,” with the young protesters.
“People are hurting and these young people are expressing themselves. At first in New York the police were very hard on them, and this is not the best approach,” said the Minister warning that if the law enforcement officials grow tired of the protesters and any of them are killed, it could take them over the tipping point ushering in a violent escalation.
“If it gets to the point where America gets tired of the protest of these young people and something happens—like what happened at Kent State, and young Americans are killed—I tell you, militias in this country that have been training for war against their own government will come out in the streets to protect these children and it's on,” he said.
“I told you before that what you saw overseas was coming to your door! And now it is here! And it will get worse! I pray that you will tell your police to be full of restraint. But when they are not, then be careful,” he warned.
Will the Occupy movement turn into the Un-Occupy massacre? We shall see...

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