Friday, December 30, 2011

Oppositional Endurance

I stealth slept last night. There wasn't enough time to do research or handle protest logistics, the invigorating influence of strong willed people like Collette wasn't abundant, and I wanted to be better prepared this time around, so inherent tyranny prevailed, yesterday. Meanwhile, in other news...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Protest Of One

So, after some personal drama and breaking news of that 9th Circuit ruling, I decided to protest, again.

Gated Gardens Of Governance

The City Of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County government buildings have lushly groomed areas, designated parks, on their properties. Supposedly, parks are traditional public forums, protected by the Constitution. That hasn't stopped the City and County from issuing protest related citations of various flavors (across multiple protests); acts of blatant viewpoint discrimination. Perhaps they don't want the presence of the unwashed masses in their personal playgrounds, speaking uncomfortable truths?

The conflict of interest involved is substantial. Local government (State and National government too) is engaged in a pattern of behavior, censoring protests that challenge their narrow desires.

The difference between being illegal and being enforced could be about 99%, which reminds me of that OccupyWallStreet meme: if they enforced financial regulations like they enforced park regulations, we wouldn't be in this mess.

Frozen Speech

Free Speech is a tough challenge for any society. With a broken heart I report that the City and County Of Santa Cruz, the State Of California, and the United States Of America are all (broadly and deeply) failing a critical test of societal character.

Exhausting Redress

I hope to publish a lot today. First, about receiving two 602(o) misdemeanor tickets last night, at a tiny version of PC2010.