“On May 1, 50,000 people from all over the world will flock to Chicago, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and #OCCUPYCHICAGO for a month. With a bit of luck, we’ll pull off the biggest multinational occupation of a summit meeting the world has ever seen.
“And this time around we’re not going to put up with the kind of police repression that happened during the Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago, 1968 … nor will we abide by any phony restrictions the City of Chicago may want to impose on our first amendment rights. We’ll go there with our heads held high and assemble for a month-long people’s summit … we’ll march and chant and sing and shout and exercise our right to tell our elected representatives what we want … the constitution will be our guide.
“And when the G8 and NATO meet behind closed doors on May 19, we’ll be ready with our demands: a Robin Hood Tax … a ban on high frequency ‘flash’ trading … a binding climate change accord … a three strikes and you’re out law for corporate criminals … an all out initiative for a nuclear-free Middle East … whatever we decide in our general assemblies and in our global internet brainstorm – we the people will set the agenda for the next few years and demand our leaders carry it out.When you look at their demands you see some of the underlying perversions in their beliefs. A "nuclear-free Middle East" is another way to say "disarm Israel", because nobody else in the Middle East has nukes and I'll bet they wouldn't consider Iran to be part of the Middle East once Obama lets them finish their bomb.
“And if they don’t listen … if they ignore us and put our demands on the back burner like they’ve done so many times before … then, with Gandhian ferocity, we’ll flashmob the streets, shut down stock exchanges, campuses, corporate headquarters and cities across the globe … we’ll make the price of doing business as usual too much to bear.”
And when they talk about bringing 50,000 nuts from all over the world to this protest, 50,000 won't even make a dent in the nut population already in Chicago. I'll bet that doesn't even represent 10% of the Chicago nut collection. At least the wind in Chicago will blow the stench away.
Personally, I hope they shut Chicago down. That city owes all of us a big one for giving us Obama and it would be fun to see how Rahm Emanuel handles a major outbreak of civil unrest. I'll bet he has some Mayor Daley (the First) in him and there will be some head knocking before it's all over. I doubt if he caves into the protesters the way Nanny Bloomberg did in New York City.