Paying Attention

Herein be random ruminations on politics, history, ideas, spirituality, religion, education, media, life, relationships, culture... and Boston sports when I really want to vent.

"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." (ubiquitous)

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has and never will." (Frederick Douglass)

"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." (Susan B. Anthony)

"Clearly the trick in life is to die young as late as possible." (William Sloane Coffin)

November 13, 2011 6:21 pm


The Occupy Atlanta folks have been seriously hassled by their mayor, but they’ve since hit upon a brilliant idea.  With one strategic move, they’ve outflanked their establishment opponents and offered up a model for occupiers in every American community.

Here they are occupying the front yard of an Atlanta police officer’s home to prevent a foreclosure eviction. The neighbors are cheering the effort, thereby spreading the resistance to a type of neighborhood which perhaps would not otherwise have been engaged.  And let’s see how the powers that be manage to evict a police officer and his family with a front yard full of occupiers and television cameras, not to mention cell phone videographers watching.


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