Movement for a People’s Party protest repressed in Ohio.

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    • #335788
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Last night I saw a Jimmy Dore show that was a day or two old, and the guest was the Movement for a People’s Party’s Nick Brana. Brana said that today there were going to be protests in front of the houses of 38 Congresscritters across the country. I checked their website and, sure enough, there was one planned for my very own Congresscritter, that scion of the Black Misleadership Class, Marcia Fudge.

      So I signed up and Mrs. Barbarian and I went. We were supposed to meet in the parking lot of John Dewey Elementary School, just a few blocks from Fudge’s house in Warrensville Heights, and drive and march there and make a lot of noise, demanding $2000/month UBI, Medicare for All, and rent, mortgage, student loan, and credit card debt forgiveness NOW.

      Why not debt forgiveness for We The People? The federal government is guaranteeing all corporate debt anyway, and that would actually help us. It was not to be.

      Turnout would have been low anyway, as we have tropical thunderstorms blowing through and dropping sudden torrential rains for several minutes, then stopping, then starting again. I swear it reminds me of the Phillipines without the torrid heat. But there was a much more insurmountable difficulty than that.

      We found the school, and I signaled to turn into the parking lot, which was blocked off by two Warrensville Heights Police SUV semi-tanks, with two heavily armed cops standing there glaring at us. One skinheaded motherfucker in blue put his hand on his gun and gestured with his other arm for us to go elsewhere.

      I didn’t see anyone else around(we were there at maybe 9:55am, five minutes before the 10 o’clock start), Mrs. Barbarian said “It’s the pigs. Fuck this shit.” My options were to either withdraw or to confront the pigs, and there was no crowd standing around with cellphones, and I really didn’t feel like having the shit beaten out of me today. Plus, there were two more cop vehicles maybe 20 feet away. One must pick one’s battles. We retreated in good order.

      So much for my attempt to join a direct action protest that might have done something. And no texts from Movement for a People’s Party. I don’t think they anticipated the hard-heeled response. Anyway, I did drive to Fudge’s street, and the cops had roadblocks up. I should have known that a Democrat who endorsed Kamala Harris for President and who tows Pelosi’s line would not want to hear from her own constituents.

      Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.–John F. Kennedy

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    • #335795
      Two way street
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      well disciplined and peaceful militias, if necessary, to the local newspaper and pay for an Ad demanding that Fudge set up a Town Hall immediately during her summer break to address concerns of her neighborhood constituents.  Lawmakers claim that they need to break from DC in order to be in contact with their constituents: let that be a part of the Ad.  At least your concerns will be made public though the newspaper and on social media.

      Most Americans are not aware that evictions start July 26th.  That should be in the Ad also.

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    • #335797
      N2Doc
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      They fear their constituents. But not enough, obviously, to disobey their masters.

    • #335802
      ThouArtThat
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      @ohiobarbarian

      Hi ob,

      Thanks for the first hand report and kudos for the effort.  It seems Nick and company have yet to learn the first rule of disruption: don’t advertise your intentions.  One suspects protestors will be met with similar responses throughout the day.

      TAT

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    • #335805
      David the Gnome
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      I’m with you on all of it, you know me…

      Today they chase people off, perhaps, but in the weeks to come…

      I am glad I live in a small, rural area.  Shit is going to get real in the cities first, I think.  It will eventually reach even here, but not before the chaos has disrupted business as usual…

      Hmm.  Never would have thought i would live to see a revolution, but they are forcing the issue.

    • #335837
      MizzGrizz
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      ..when they stomped on Bernie.They blocked our last chance at achieving peaceable change.


      @ohiobarbarian
      ,those guards and guns remind me so much of the French nobility counting on their private armies to protect them.Or the Czar’s courtiers,or the Soviet officials.

      They never,ever think it’ll happen.

    • #335840
      Ohio Barbarian
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      @thouartthat Dore asked Brana if he was worried the cops would prevent the protesters from going anywhere near the political elite’s houses. Brana replied that that would be illegal. Dore asked since when do the cops care about doing illegal things? Brana said he didn’t anticipate any problems.

      Oops. It seems he miscalculated. They should have texted a bunch of people to stand by, and had an alternate meeting place set up, preferably on a sympathizer’s private property. Then show up unexpectedly.

      I hope Brana learns. We were a little surprised by the forces of reaction, but not much. We remember going to a public Euclid City Council meeting to discuss police violence a few years ago and being met by dozens of jackbooted thugs in full riot gear. The meeting went ahead, and some reforms were actually passed.

      I think the only reason the meeting went ahead was because half the people who showed up were white, and some of them were small businessmen known to both the cops and city council. We whiteys deliberately intermingled with our black neighbors and presented a united front. The cops and the mayor were surprised, backed down and let us in. Again, this was several years ago.

      Now, they might just attack everybody.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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    • #335889
      3fingerbrown
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      Well I believe Marcia Fudge and a whole lot of her peers will be getting a very loud taste of disruption real soon and paid American Gestapo pigs won’t be able to save them.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #335936
      Red Cloud
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      According to I F Stone’s research on the Killings at Kent State: How murder went unpunished, and IIRC the national guard was tracking some protesters even through a tennis court, where one guy locked them in with a padlock. Then the guard having been outsmarted by the protestors shot the first students they saw.

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