This morning I had a long skype conversation with a friend who was deeply concerned about a friend of hers, Jason Johnson, aka Scarecrow, from Chicago Reclaiming who had been brutally treated by police at the Republican National Convention.
In all my years of demonstrations etc I have never seen such a blatant abuse of police power - they seem not to care that they are being filmed and that they have absolutely no legal justification for their use of tasers- as if they are asserting their right to do with the population at large as they please. Perhaps my friend was most upset because she still believes that the US is a democracy and has a constitution which enshrines human rights. If it is, then the few weeks leading up to 4 november represent the last chance to save it.
I make no apologies for posting this on a Goddess blog. Neither do I apologise for posting this video about the vice-presidential candidate these police are ostensibly protecting
These people have declared war on all that I hold dear. I am not, thank Goddess, a US citizen but, as the neo-cons have decided that the US should become a world Empire rather than a democratic republic, no human being can ignore what is at stake here. Nor can we ignore the blatant disregard and contempt for biodiversity and the environment that is evident in this video. These hypocritical "pro-lifers" show their true colours here as disciples of death and Goddess forbid that the American electorate should give them power. This may be the last chance for democracy and life. Please, America, defend your constitution from those who seek to destroy it,