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1 ausador  May 1, 2012 9:05:27am

It might be better to ask why these young people feel so powerless and have completely given up on our existing form of government. The prevailing mood here seems to be “just tear it all down and start over” so seemingly the belief is that it simple can’t be any worse that what we have now.

Anybody with a few years of real-life experience knows for a fact that these dreamers are out of effing minds in believing things wouldn’t be worse (far worse) if you simply tore down the government, but hey, at least they have passion…


no social security= starving senior citizens and tens of millions of more foreclosures
no medicaid= sick children in poverty with no medical coverage at all
no medicare= no doctors care for seniors, no hospital coverage for seniors, no drug coverage or support for seniors with conditions like diabetes or incontinence or cancer or…or…or…
No student loans
No Pell grants
(I could list shit all day long (public schools, highway funds, the E.P.A.) that only a national government is possible of supporting.)

2 Aunty Entity Dragon  May 1, 2012 5:05:04pm

Stupid and counter productive. Occupying space and even getting in the way of the daily routine is one thing. Destroying property is another.

3 SanFranciscoZionist  May 2, 2012 12:04:03am

Eighteenth and Valencia=not exactly the belly of the beast. They trashed what was nearest at hand to Dolores Park.

A local blog has quite a bit of reporting, and a firsthand account:

I was doing laundry on 14th & Valencia, when I walked out and there were about 100 Occupy kids in face masks and bandanas marching down the middle street without a cop in sight. I was waiting on the corner to see what was going on when they just started smashing windows. The Taca Airlines place on the corner and few businesses next to it got their windows obliterated, as well as the new condos across 14th. Eventually I noticed they were being followed by three cop cars, who apologized for being too outnumbered to do anything.

They headed up to Zeitgeist and stood outside, seeming to briefly ponder smashing the windows of a busy bar before thinking better of it. They headed down Duboce, smashing car windows, throwing trash in the street, and spray painting anything that seemed interesting. After breaking Brick & Mortar’s windows, the riot cops finally showed up on 14th & Mission, right outside my apartment.

The cops were shoving them back towards Duboce, but when they got there, a cop car ran into another private car. I think in the chaos the anarchist weirdos mostly got away into SOMA, presumably to wreak havoc on more undeserving people.

Then, I guess, a silver lining? A small coalition of neighbors and the local homeless joining together to pick everything back up. Yay, community? But ugh.

4 Fairly Sure I'm Still Obdicut  May 2, 2012 6:10:07am

Black-bloc fuckers suck.

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