Every once in awhile each of us is blessed with witnessing a fellow human being displaying so much courage and integrity, so much heart and soul, that our hearts are moved and our eyes wet up and we are reminded that there are many among us who know and believe in freedom and equality, in the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all people. All people. Not just the 1%. Today while taking a break from writing I saw a clip of a member of the United States Navy showing what being an American is all about while the Oakland Police, controlled by the 1%, show what being an American is not about.
With rubber bullets and tear gas swirling all around him, this sailor, holding a veterans for peace flag in one hand and the United States Constitution in the other, did not so much as flinch.
Reports on the Web reveal this occurred on October 26; it is chilling that the mainstream news media barely whispered a word of it. But as a recent blog post here pointed out, the mainstream media in this country is run by six corporations: Time Warner, Walt Disney, Viacom, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., CBS Corporation and NBC Universal. In 1983 the media was run by 50 corporations. Not the direction a free society wants to be going.
As each day of the Occupy movement passes and the media’s lack of coverage and in some cases, skewed coverage, like that of Fixed News, continues, the real power and patriotic muscle of real Americans becomes more and more evident.
We shall overcome.