A mock town-hall
A dozen cops
1/2 dozen building security
And 50 concerned citizens, who want the war to end
There were some short speech's by the Defund The War and PDX peace groups and other concerned citizens, All of them basically called on the Senator to stop funding the war and to stand by his own words that he said last year ..... "that this war is criminal"
Well not much from cardboard Smith, but the same old blank stare.
He (the Office) did send down a Representative to take some pledges about defunding the war, he took the "stack" but made no comment, same as his "boss"
While speeches and rally songs were going on outside on the Trade Center plaza .... four people walked toward the doors to go up to the 12 floor office (11th floor?)
Of course in real anti-American fashion (fascism) the "BUILDING SECURITY" stopped them and refused to let them enter.
Trespassing they said ..... God they must hate peacemakers?!
The police (which were ever so ready to catch some "CRIMINALS" were Right There With Cuffs and orders"
"Move back from the doors or you will be arrested"
They look at the "non-corporate press" (me & others) and tell us to move back to the steps
(50 feet back there is three steps) ... so we all move "away from the criminal"
Then they tell us to "get off the steps".....
Whoop! they come back and say back even more (there was 10 feet and then another step) (silly me I didn't see that other step...... we keep moving back
Cops are in action..... they all have their jobs, some are cuffing, some are searching the arrested criminals, some are telling us sternly "move back"
The cops were hot on it .....moving the non-corporate press & concerned citizens back even further
Meanwhile other patrons and guests to the building came and went freely around the crime scene
It was only the damn peace people who were being stopped cold
The cuffs were out and and the CRIMINALS were shackled
2 men and 2 women
Get this ..... one lady was a minister (preacher)
Do you know how it feels to watch this shit go down?
To watch people who want peace and the war to stop be "shackled and taken to a jail cell"?
It fucken SUCKS
It makes me hate my country
This is not Law n Order...... this is freedom being stolen for WAR mongers to play their killing games
The police are serving the Warmongers.......
Ya, while America sat around and ate their fucking lunches today (resting from their morning workload)
These peacemakers stood up and demanded PEACE......they were taken to jail for it
As you chewed your sandwich ..... cold steel trapped their arms together
As you sipped your fucking drinks ....four citizens walked like a branded/captured criminal to their cells at the justice center (oxymoron)
As you sat on your ass ..... so did Senator Smith ....hey do you see the similarity here?
While most of Portland enjoyed the little bit of sunshine at noon...... these four were shuffled to rooms where this is no "natural light" ...... they are finger printed and labeled A CRIMINAL
I am appalled that people are arrested for wanting to talk to their Senator
I am appalled that my Representative does not give a rats ass if millions are dead from this war
Who cars ...... ?....... chew on that celery stick..... so what 4 in jail ...... not my problem!
It wont even be in the news......
Oh what a beautiful country
..... I better go now I don't want to ruin anybodys desert
I drove off and called my Senators office 1 202 224 3753
The man who answered directed me to voice mail
I told the Senator I was ashamed
I told him my name
I told him it was a travesty to block citizens from speaking to him
I told him this war is horrible and wrong and SHOULD NOT BE FUNDED
I told him I wanted him to represent the peoples wishes
I told him to restore Habeas Corpus
The voice mail beeped .......my time was up ......my 60 sec with my "representative was "over"
My stomach is in knots
I feel sick
I want to cry
I wonder how cold those cuffs are?
I wonder if they will someday just kill the peacemakers,
I wonder why this fucken town was all to busy having lunch ..... and only 50 people cared!
Good Luck ...... I feel like I can smell dead bodies
Blood is every where
I wonder what is for dinner