Police State

Posted on September 26, 2009

September 1st, 2008
You shut down the city.
Saint Paul, the Mississippi.
One way out, no way in.
All bridges shut.
I was there. I saw it.
A practice run on locking
an entire city.

December 1999
WTO protest
Military and police working together
State of Emergency.
the Battle of Seattle.

August 25, 2008.
Denver, Colorado.
LoDo swamped with 3,000 officers.
Riot gear.
Mass arrests.
"One Nation" the theme of the convention.

Are we willing to call it what it is yet?
Police State.
Are we willing to join our neighbors
before it is too late?
Tax protest now.
Labor strike now.
Millions are needed
to stop the Police State.

September 25, 2008
Mass protests of the bailouts.
We knew it was bullshit
long before the votes were cast.
We didn't believe you
when you said
"we must act quickly".

September 24, 2009
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Debut of the LRAD cannon
on civilian masses.
Peaceful assembly now
"unlawful assembly".

Are we willing to call it what it is yet?
Police State.
Are we willing to join our neighbors
before it is too late?
Tax protest now.
Labor strike now.
Millions are needed
to stop the Police State.

This is not fringe.
In every major city we see the lines of swat teams.
We see anonymous men in black forcing us back.
Who are they recruiting?  Our peers.
No standing militia on US soil.
Illegal. Illegal.

Officers. Don't follow your orders.
Belay the commands.
We fucking pay you,
heed our demands.
This isn't right and you know it.
Next time break out of line and join us.
You are protected by the supreme law of the land.

Are we willing to call it what it is yet?
Police State.
Are we willing to join our neighbors
before it is too late?
Tax protest now.
Labor strike now.
Millions are needed
to stop the Police State.

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