Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Lost In The Fog, An Analysis Of The OWS Movement

This is a good piece, however in the fact-checking department there are a few glitches.

It says that in September of 1920 Wall Street was bombed by "actors"; that it was undertaken in retaliation for the framing and execution of fellow anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti; and that it was the first terrorist act in American history.

Everything but the date is wrong. It was a single person (Mario Buda), not actors, who was responsible; Sacco and Vanzetti wouldn't be executed for years; and it most certainly was not the first act of terrorism in US history, not even close.

But the theoretical contribution here is pretty good and worth the time.