An interesting experiment

If you still need more proof that mainstream media is a piece of shit, ask people around you if they’re aware of the protests that are happening in New York right now. Check out the impressive live coverage, twitter feed, photos. There’s also some videos of police pepper spraying women, and the recent Off The Hook radio show has had some good coverage as well regarding the scope and media blackout. I just have a feeling that the police aren’t ever going to be on the protesters side.

Anyone with eyes open knows that the gangsterism of Wall Street — financial institutions generally — has caused severe damage to the people of the United States (and the world). And should also know that it has been doing so increasingly for over 30 years, as their power in the economy has radically increased, and with it their political power. That has set in motion a vicious cycle that has concentrated immense wealth, and with it political power, in a tiny sector of the population, a fraction of 1%, while the rest increasingly become what is sometimes called “a precariat” — seeking to survive in a precarious existence. They also carry out these ugly activities with almost complete impunity — not only too big to fail, but also “too big to jail.”

The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course.

Noam Chomsky