"We all are one, we are the same person" ~ Jimmy Cliff
Some people asked me for my opinion of the dismantling of the Occupy Albany camp. Eash time I shared my opinion, I was told I should "write that down" - so, here it is!
The authorities came in daylight on the day of the deadline, as they had said they would. In other cities, they came without warning, in dead of night.
The conclusion as reported in the media came as the result of ONE single person's actions.
There are two sides to every story.
One side says it was a policeman who overreacted and began pepper-spraying protesters.
One side says it was a LONE INDIVIDUAL who pulled on a police horse's reins.
Whichever the case, the outcome demonstrates what the protesters displayed in an act of solidarity when they formed a "human chain" around the info tent. The chain is as strong as its weakest link. Look at the few incidents of violence over recent weeks in Academy Park. Those can be attributed to weak links.
Aside from that, I thought the "tent procession" was rather surreal... but, I digress!