Occupy The destruction of the library of Wall Street as New York police evicted the demonstrators on the orders of the mayor, was sadly symbolic
we learned only after 1am on Tuesday that the NYPD attacked the camp of the wall busy street. I ran with the "Democracy Now!" team news Zuccotti Park, renamed Freedom Square. Hundreds of riot police surrounded the area already. As has been torn tents, municipal sanitation workers threw effects protesters into trucks. Beyond the barricades again in the heart of the park, 200-300 people locked arms and refused to give up the space they occupied for nearly two months. They were handcuffed and arrested, one by one.
the few of us members of the press who all got through the police lines were sent to a designated location on the street in Zuccotti Park. As the cameras rolled, placed two police cars in front of us, blocking our view. My colleagues and I managed to slip between them and the park, the mounds of rubbish tents, tarpaulins and sleeping bags.
police obtained the implementation of an almost complete media blackout of destruction.
saw a broken shelf in a stack. Deeper in the park, I saw a book on the floor. It was marked "OWSL" to hold the library of Wall Street, also known as People's Library, one of the main institutions that had arisen in the organic movement for democracy. At last count, had amassed 5000 books donated. I found amid the rubble of democracy that is taken to the landfill, the Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley.
As the night wore on, find the irony of Huxley's book grew. He wrote in 1958, almost 30 years after his famous novel dystopian, Brave New World. The original work described in a future society where people were stratified into rich and poor. The inhabitants of a world IMPLIED pleasure, entertainment, advertising and intoxicating drugs to numb complacency, a perfect world consumption, with the lower classes of the work of an elite.
Brave New World Revisitedwas nonfiction Huxley's response to the speed with which modern society rushed to the dark future. It seemed appropriate, since the camp, largely motivated by opposition to the supremacy of trade and globalization, are destroyed. Huxley wrote in the book:
"big business, made possible by technological advances and ruin a row of small business, is controlled by the state - that is, by a small group of party leaders and soldiers, police and officials who carry out their orders. In a capitalist democracy like the United States, which is controlled by what Professor C. Wright Mills called the power elite. "popular volunteer, Stephen Boyer, was there as the park was searched. After avoiding arrest and help others with first aid, wrote: