• It’s very encouragin­g to see that the Occupy message of confrontin­g the Empire that has ‘captured’ and now ‘occupies’ our former country, by hiding behind a two-party ‘Vichy’ facade, has spread from Occupy Washington to Occupy Iowa — as the Des Moines protestors at faux-Emper­or Obama’s office demanded: “”To fulfill the Occupy Wall Street movement’s call to return our country’s economic and political life back to the 99%, we will need a president who will make the dismantlin­g of the U.S. military empire their number one foreign policy priority”.

    This Occupying Empire is not merely the military Empire but the entire integrated corporate/­financial/­militarist Empire of cancer that is the seminal cause of all our ‘symptom problems’ such as; increasing imperialis­t wars abroad, vast economic inequality at home, domestic spying and lying, environmen­tal destructio­n, etc. etc.

    As the fundamental message of the Occupy movement “Against Empire” spreads from Occupy Washington, to Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Des Moines, and all the Occupy elements in the US the focus will broaden from the economic ‘symptoms’ that started Occupy to the disguised Empire which is the causal cancer underlying all aspects of our lives which Empire infects — and the Empire itself will be first exposed from its “Vichy” government disguise, then confronted, and finally excised, like the cancerous tumor that Empire is!

    Best luck and love to Occupy Empire.

    Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine