The Occupy Octopi vs. the Vampire Squid
February 11, 2012 | 10:42 AM
Okay, it's a meme introduced by Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone in his coverage of Occupy Wall Street and how the corporacratic hydra's corrupting tentacles get into all aspects of the public sector, extracting wealth and health from all it infects. We originally went to the county more just curious if they could ask the MPD to back off a bit: why we were encountering such interest all of a sudden at our actions? Why even build their police satellite station next door to Monsanto, for that matter? But I for one am getting more furious the County sees fit to keep fixating on denying facts we incontrovertibly documented, as if they were there. We were. Watch the footage. We also went to great lengths to beforehand ensure our encampment plan was solid and legal. We have made many inquiries and remain unaware of any law or ordinances which would disallow us from exercising our free assembly and speech rights, kanawai mamalahoe, and unite together to expose, condemn, and evict thee corporate war criminals and rightsspeech abusers of the highest order from Maui. What laws we ask if you're quoted right, Mr. Antone, would prevent us from lying by the road in safety there? Would they be the same that allow corporate "person" entities to indiscriminantly circumvent the precautionary principle and imperil not just those down wind, down stream, or down the food chain directly from Monsanto's reckless abominations, but our planetary genome entire? It would they seem you are going out of your way to demonstrate whose side you are on... corporate profits over the people of Maui in this instance.
I encourage Maui to stand alligned with the global rEvolution assembled in pursuit of consensus around what we can all find agreeable. OWS-Maui practices direct democracy consensus decision making and meets 5 pm Wednesdays at UHMC's Free Speech Lawn. Our page on facebook.com/OccupyMaui regularly feeds educational links and details regarding the rapidly developing events including pressing legislation that'll effect our Island for generations to come.
Do I think they care we baked and inhaled experimental, mutagenic crop pollen? Not really. But they should expect us not to forget...
PS~ FYI the Vampire Squid made of trash is full of, not my possessions, but rather the County's hot air and the extracted wealth of our collective birthrights...
Some of us still manage to remain in possession of jobs and homes in addition to Occupations.