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Rose Kennedy Would Have Allowed The Protesters To Camp On Her Lawn.

by Lloyd Hart Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM

Maybe Mayor, you should think a little about what Rose Kennedy would do.

Rose Kennedy Would Have Allowed The Protesters To Camp On Her Lawn.

By Lloyd Hart

Rose Kennedy would most definitely have allowed the Occupy Boston protesters to camp on her lawn. Having lived through the dirty thirties and being an eye witness to the callousness by which the haves treated the millions made homeless as a result of the bursting of the housing bubble that precipitated the 1929 stock market crash, Rose Kennedy would have seen our modern day "Hoovervilles" cropping up and would have organized to feed the occupants, not remove them. It might be a fantasy of mine but I believe that the Kennedy boys got their heart from Rose Kennedy as they most certainly did not get it from old Joe.

With a clearly authoritarian response from Mayor Menino, the city of Boston has drawn a line that they plan to enforce that the protesters are not allowed to cross. Is the Mayor somehow trying to protect the memory of Rose Kennedy or as they speciously stated to protect some shrubs by violating the protesters right to assembly or are they really fearful that the camp will simply grow to fill the whole green way to properly match the real state of the economy.

The Hoovervilles of the 1930s came about in many respects for the same reasons that the Occupy movement did. As a response to the establishment's lack of response to the economic suffering of millions of unemployed and homeless men, women, and children all across America. The out of site out of mind mentality of our society has hidden the unemployment and homeless crisis in America this time around almost as cynically as it did in the 1930s. Sure things aren't quite as bad now as they were then. We have had unemployment insurance, some healthcare and a really lame stimulus bill but all that simply served to slow the downward spiral, not halted it. What is going to happen when the unemployment insurance extensions come to an end and the unemployed have no where to go? Millions of the unemployed with no income and no roof over their heads? What then Mayor Menino? And hasn't it already begun Mayor?

What is happening economically is an emergency much larger than the war on terror or any other scam the political and corporate establishment could blow up our collective asses and Mayor Menino knows it, but doesn't want to see it camped in down town Boston. Well, that's just too bad Mayor. Cause what's comin if you continue to enforce that utterly cynical line you've drawn in the green way will be larger and angrier than the police will be able to deal with.

Maybe Mayor, you should think a little about what Rose Kennedy would do.

Lloyd Hart 508-687-9153

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