Tim King – Veterans Today October 3, 2011
The protesters on Wall Street will soon have the protection of United States Marines who will form a human wall between the crowds of tireless protesters and the increasingly unpopular New York cops who continue to appear on YouTube in scenes that twist the insides of patriotic Americans.
Michael Hayne, a Comedian and Columnist who has contributed to NY Times Laugh Lines, guest-blogged for Joe Biden, and writes a column for MSNBC.com affiliated Cagle, wasn’t joking when he related the information this weekend on the Website Addicting Info.
[Editor's Note: If ever the Veterans Orgs were going to stand with the American people and demonstrate that they are a contemporary force to be dealt with, it is now. Why? Because they take an oath 'to defend the country from all enemies, foreign and domestic'. They have failed miserably on the domestic end because they have not had the stomach to stand up to the politicians, usually due to the threat of having their current VA benefits legislation put in jeopardy if they don't stay in their assigned lane. Vets can be for their country, but only up to a point.
So all of you Vets in the New York Metropolitan area, you need to jump in here with your orgs. To sustain this protest, the key to winning, Vet groups will need to be 'rotated' where they can take turns. And the Vets don't have to buy onto all the demands of the current protestors, like free college for everyone and their other Santa Claus wish list. The Vets can put up their own demands. ...Jim W. Dean]
The news is welcome, particularly as people continue to learn more about Wall Street and New York City and the nature of the people in the upper echelons. Not only have Americans watched the players on Wall Street shove the nation’s future into their wallets, but there are more specific reasons that the police are behaving in a corrupt manner, they’re being paid off by groups like JP Morgan Chase, which recently donated:
“… an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple.” -JPMorgan Chase
Strengthen security? This is a war against people who are utilizing their constitutional rights.
There are many sayings associated with the United States Marine Corps, and most have something to do with honor and decency and respect for the right things. Sure, many people disapprove of this band of warriors due to the nature of their business, but I personally see it differently, and it would be impossible to do otherwise, as I was once a member of this military group.
At any rate, I like the way Haynes looks at it:
“That’s the type of support that may make an NYPD cop think twice before he decides to go all Tiananmen Square on a group of teenage girls, armed with chalk and cardboard signs (maybe it’s because they are spelled properly?).
“The Occupy Wall Street movement may have thought it broke new ground when the NYC Transit Union joined their movement, but that ground just tipped the Richter Scale with news that United States Army and Marine troops are reportedly on their way to various protest locations to support the movement and to protect the protesters.”
Here’s the message Ward Reilly relayed from another Marine, on his facebook page:
“I’m heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform. I want to send the following message to Wall St and Congress:
“I didn’t fight for Wall St. I fought for America. Now it’s Congress’ turn.
“My true hope, though, is that we Veterans can act as first line of defense between the police and the protester. If they want to get to some protesters so they can mace them, they will have to get through the Fucking Marine Corps first. Let’s see a cop mace a bunch of decorated war vets. I apologize now for typos and errors.
“Typing this on iPhone whilst heading to NYC. We can organize once we’re there. That’s what we do best.If you see someone in uniform, gather together.
“A formation will be held tonight at 10PM.
“We all took an oath to uphold, protect and defend the constitution of this country. That’s what we will be doing.
“Hope to see you there!!”
Remember, the Occupy Wall Street protests in other cities are getting underway, Seattle is already active and the Portland, Oregon event starts later this week.