"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
That's not to say that capitalism is not a worthy venture, as long as it is not taken to excess. The same can be said of socialism.
The U.S. has a definite and long history of embodying both capitalism and socialism; the best of both worlds, if you will. However, as of late, the fascist component of capitalism has been raising its ugly head, as we are seeing in the police response to OWS, as well as the GOP/RWTM (Right Wing Talk Media) response to OWS.
Early today [Nashville TN] Night Court Magistrate Tom Nelson sent an email to Davidson County’s General Sessions judges explaining why he refused the THP’s [Tennessee Highway Patrol] request to sign criminal trespassing warrants against Occupy Nashville protesters.
In the email, obtained by The Tennessean, Nelson said he ordered all of the protesters released from custody because the state had not given the protesters adequate notice that it was changing the rules regarding how and when they could assemble on Legislative Plaza.
Nelson said “until the new rules and regulations were promulgated there was no crime of Criminal Trespass pertaining to this group of persons for the past 3 weeks.’’
He noted “It is of particular consternation that the rules and curfew were enacted after a protest movement and occupation of Legislative Plaza had been tolerated for just over 3 weeks, with no notice that the group members were involved in criminal activity.’’
Night Court commissioner slams state for Occupy Nashville arrests | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
Oakland police denied using rubber bullets or flashbang grenades to quell demonstrations, though admitted to firing tear gas canisters into the rioting crowd. Protesters claimed police shot rubber bullets and bean bags, and photos of Olsen taken when he was first injured appear to show flashbangs may have been used.
Update: Iraq War Vet Injured in Occupy Oakland Awaiting Brain Surgery | TheBlaze.com
Last edited by Karl; 10-30-11 at 02:58 PM.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
When that is the case the blame falls squarely on the shoulders on the city official. It's why you should know your rights.