Perhaps as many as seven thousand patriotic citizens of the United States converged at the last hour to lend their support in defense of Occupy Portland.
A few days ago, Mayor Sam Adams had given Occupy Portland until 12.01 am Sunday morning to leave the two parks they occupy in downtown Portland, just across from the justice building. When the police arrived in force, so did thousands of patriots to block their attempt to destroy Occupy Portland. And justice was served.
The patriots were mostly young, under thirty years old, but there were plenty of older people there, too. Some appeared to be in their sixties and seventies. As the police looked on, at different times our citizens chanted “Our Park,” “Our street,” and “Our Police.”
The police had formed a line along third avenue. It looked as though they were trying to keep the street open. The patriots and the police conversed all along the line and many of our men and woman in blue were smiling. Then things got a little ugly.
The police, of course, were just doing their jobs as tools of the one percent. The chief propaganda organ of the one percent in Oregon is the Oregonian newspaper, which had been a bitter critic of Occupy Portland and of middle class America in general. The newspaper has been a primary supporter of legislation to outsource middle class jobs via free trade treaties, which redistributes income from working Americans to the mostly idle rich of Wall Street.
When I arrived just before midnight, there were thousands of middle class patriots prepared to do battle against the agents of the one percent, the rich people that want to turn the United States into a banana republic by destroying the middle class.
Patriots stood along both sides of Third as cars passed by honking horns in support. Patriots also huddled on Main Street, which separated the two parks in which Occupy Portland was located.
The police brought in horses on Main, formed them into a line, and then like an ancient Macedonian phalanx, they pushed forward against the crowd with grim determination. The patriots stood their ground in the street, and they held firm.
Then the police retreated. By 3:00am, two thousand or more patriots still defended Occupy Portland, but the majority of police had left.
The video below shows the attack of the horses and the refusal of the patriots to budge. It also shows the police in retreat. Sadly, the video is from the Oregonian newspaper, the primary propaganda agent of the one percent in Oregon. It’s as if their editors take their orders from the Koch Brothers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce or Rupert Murdoch. Some of their editorials appear to have been stories written by one of those anonymous sources often cited by Fox News as a credible news source, but which is most likely created by a low paid fiction or fantasy writer sitting in a Fox News cubicle. On behalf of the one percent, the Oregonian editors claim that treaties that outsource jobs, destroy our tax base, pauperize funding for schools, libraries, roads and police; that diminish our wages, pensions, benefits and salaries and raise unemployment, while redistributing income from working Americans to the rich is good for working Americans. They actually want us to believe that. That’s why the Oregonian newspaper is a simple propaganda tool of the one percent.
It’s also why so many people are taking to the streets. It’s why Occupy Oregon is here to stay. The working people of this country have had enough of seeing their futures and livelihoods redistributed to the rich by corrupt government at all levels, including the corrupt corporate wing of the supreme court.
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