Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Obama; or, The Modern Sisyphus

Imagine creating a creature from disparate dead parts, bringing it to life, and, in time, that creature turns on its creator, forcing him to push more crap uphill only to have it role back down just before the summit is reached. That's pretty much the story of Obama and #Occupy and now the monster turns to bite the hand that fed it.
More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama.
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Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. “Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said. “War crimes must be stopped, no matter who does them,” read another, beside head shots of President George W. Bush and President Obama.

One man, wearing a mask of the president’s face and holding a cigar, carried a sign that read, “I sold out!”

Ben Campbell, 28, one of the march’s organizers, said he hoped to prove to skeptics of the protests that the demonstrators were political critics of equal opportunity.

“President Obama is coming to town solely to raise money from the richest of the rich,” Mr. Campbell said.
Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay
To mould me man? Did I solicit thee
From darkness to promote me? --- Paradise Lost



The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.

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