UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF POST – CHICAGO VIDEO ADDED
Approximately 30 people marched in Chicago today as part of the national New Way Forward protests held across the country.
More photos and video to follow. Check back soon.
Nationalize AND Decentralize. Can you do both of those, or is the expectation that the government will let go of those assets after they nationalize?
“To Big To Fail Send Them To Jail!”
We spoke with someone about the sign above because more than one person had one, and the small crowd was chanting it. They think that anyone who owns or controls too much should go to jail. We have video of this conversation and will be posting it as soon as possible.
Still More: Here is video from the equally small Washington, DC rally.
Yet More: St. Louis turnout in the teens.
Below is the video we produced from the Chicago New Way Forward rally (Saturday April 11, 2009). The most outrageous quote comes near the end when a protest leader says “The typical American is not a good citizen”
(:35) A protest organizer announces that it is not just banks that are too big to fail. Other large companies should be nationalized too.
(1:25) A protest leader chants “If they are too big to fail then send them to jail!” Crowd dutifully repeats.
(2:18) One attendee thinks President Obama is too centrist and that he needs to talk more explicitly about nationalization.
(3:00) We ask if anyone is planning on attending the Tea Party protest. They shout back “No!”
(3:48) A protest organizer proclaims that if you do not like the term “nationalize”, you can use “receivership”.
(4:05) A protest leader says ‘Republicans are brainwashed’
(4:50) Auto dealers are predatory lenders
(6:10) A protest leader says “The typical American is not a good citizen”