The real reason Occupy Tietjerksteradeel is dangerous

US Rep. Eric Cantor is a disaster.  He was going to speak at the prestigious Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia.  His staff said that this speech was on “how we make sure the people at the top stay there.”  Eric Cantor is the 1% – the most unapologetic part of it.  The Occupy Philly group decided to go to the speech, for which there were three hundred seats open to the public on a first come first serve basis. They came first.

Cantor refused to speak to the crowd and canceled his speech.

This may seem like a small thing, but it is shows the door to much larger opportunities.  NOOFL is looking at doing more demonstrations in Richmond.  We are automatically drawn to the Occupy Richmond group to court participants there for Richmond protests around these two closed reactors.

And the additional beauty/possibility is that when these Occupy hoards integrate well, there is a participatory power which is moved to homeless people who were sleeping in many of these parks long before the more politicized protester arrived.  Thus angry and disenfranchised people are mixed with political organizers and sympathetic progressives.  Preventing this volatile chemistry, is the same reason that they don’t permit most incarcerated political prisoners to be placed into the general prison population.  They don’t want riots.

They are rioting at the Occupy Oakland tonight.  This is almost certainly not the last one.

Teargas used on Occupy Oakland protesters including in wheelchairs

The name Tietjerksteradeel comes from the name of a town in Friesland, that while technically in the Netherlands, would be insulted to be called Dutch (they would certainly prefer Frysian).  In the dutch culture, the place name “Tietjerksteradeel” signifies a cross between “anywhere” and “the end of the universe”.  I use it as  a sort of international version of Occupy Anywhere/Everywhere.

Thanks to Hawina for the proper spelling of Tietjerksteradeel.  Thanks to Angie for the Eric Cantor story and link and the photos of the Occupy Oakland protest.  Photo Credit

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

2 responses to “The real reason Occupy Tietjerksteradeel is dangerous”

  1. Jan Haverkamp says :

    🙂 You know you do me a favour with Tietsjerksteradiel (which is the Frysian name to spell it). The interesting thing about the Frisian nationalist movement is that it has always been rooted in social anarchism (the Ferdinand Domela-Nieuwenhuis type – look it up in your Emma Goldman autobiography in order to get a feel what to think about that 🙂 ) and in progressive causes. Occupy Tietsjerksteradiel is maybe indeed the right name for connecting the local and global in the right balance.
    Keep up the good work!

    • paxus says :

      Dearest JanH:

      i am thrilled that my clumsy international references actually seem to be on target. Thanks for providing the history and background. I am in Am*dam in March and April – are you around at all? Or do i have to chase you to Prague?

      Paxus at Twin Oaks
      26 No Restart 2KXI

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