I would believe that the current OCCUPY WALL STREET effort is in the grand traditions of Thoreau and his  lectures/essays. Also see:


Civil Disobedience (Thoreau)

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Civil Disobedience (Resistance to Civil Government) is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to enable the government to make them the agents of injustice. Thoreau was motivated in part by his disgust with slavery and the Mexican-American War.



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  1. Christopher Tingus says:

    Thoreau, a man of vision who obviously understood how those we “entrust” to serve the public good will often serve their self-interests as quite apparent as We here on “Main Street USA” see the “beltway bandits” and their Godlman Sachs pals seeking to perform nothing less than treason against our beloved Republic!

    As a good people, mlst charitable, We need not look to the “:Brutes of Tehran” or the “KGB Putinites” as I refer to these thugs, but only to Pennsylvania Ave as well as both sides of the Congressional aisle so intent and desperate in their ways as my front porch flag is hoisted high and – upside down – depicting the distress our wonderful people find themselves in the midst of such ineptness and darn corruption….

    Christopher Tingus
    “Main Street USA”
    PO Box 1612
    Harwich (Cape Cod), MA 02645 USA

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