“The police are not here to create disorder, they’re here to preserve disorder.”

The above quote is from the late Richard J. Daley, Sr., boss of Chicago for over 25 years. He knew a thing or two about how to create a police state and divide people while the oligarchs raided the treasury.

Seems, I dunno, appropriate right about now.

Also – if Lt. John Pike III, the be-badged thug who sprayed chemical irritant like it was a clown’s seltzer water, was just following orders, than everyone in that chain of command needs to be forced out of their position. Immediately. With extreme prejudice.

(Yes, one of the categories under which I’m filing this is “Corporate America Gone Berserk.” If we enforced bank regulations a tenth as much as localities have tried to enforce park regulations against OWS, we wouldn’t be in this mess.)