I’m a little floored by yesterday’s news that Boston police hauled off more than 50 Occupy Wall Street protestors from the Rose Kennedy Greenway all creepy, in the night.
Not because these malcontents got arrested… they’d been there a week and, after all, this is America. We can’t just have angry citizens camped out all willy-nilly, expressing dissent over being raped and sold out by Wall Street billionaires and their enablers. Duh.
Nope. I’m shocked and intrigued by the little factoid that they were possibly removed because they tried to expand on to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, where “a local conservancy group recently planted $150,000 worth of shrubs.” And “officials” were worried about potential damage.
Does ANYONE — even Kennedy conservationist types — have $150,000 to spend on shrubs in this economy? Holy shizam. I am obviously in the wrong business. (And, yes, I would like to get a closer look at said shrubbery.)
Reportedly, a group of veterans carrying American flags stood between police and the protestors and some were knocked over when officers charged. Nice touch.
What would Rose Kennedy do, local blogger Carol Rose asks?
Maybe her people should have hired the pro-environmentalist protestors to care for some of the tender new plantings in the PUBLIC park, Rose suggests, “cultivating the Earth, a few jobs, and a lot of good will.”