i can has protest too?
i’ll actually take some time to write about all this soon…..i’ve spent a few hours yesterday, last night, and earlier today at the #occupyaustin protests, at city hall. took the eight-year-old that i babysit there (he keeps calling it the ‘prostitution’…..he really needs to stop that) both days, and explained to him that what he’s been seeing is the potential of a democratic society. the kid’s really been getting into it. like i said though, i’ll explain more later…..for now, i want to see if it’s still a protest tonight, or if it’s already turned into an outdoor dance party (with a dj blasting fela kuti into the night….it was my request, but the dude was all about it) like it did yesterday. protests are way more peaceful than in nyc, and the APD mostly support what we’re doing, and are being treated with respect in return.
my sign says THE RATS ARE ONLY IN LIBYA FOR THE CHEESE, and includes pictures of obama, sarkozy, cameron, and that clown berlusconi, as well as images of libyan oil production and money. it’s not necessarily congruent with the general message of “we are the 99%” and the anti-corporatocracy/end the fed demands, but it’s a costly imperialist war that has been so skimmed over by the media, many people forget that it’s even taking place. totally disgusting to me. i’ll post a pic of my sign from yesterday too, once my camera lets me upload mah shit.