Cognitive Dissonance and The Real Public Nuisance

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Abby Zimet

There's a weird disconnect between the ingenuous, celebratory coverage of the "non-violent" raid on Occupy L.A. - It went so smoothly! - and the dead of night sights and sounds of 1,400 police in full riot gear and hazmat suits  storming and arresting seated protesters exercising their First Amendment rights, chanting "We are peaceful!" and meaning it. To counter that cognitive dissonace, hear a plain-speaking Robert Reich on the real public nuisance facing us today, and the need to Occupy Our Democracy.

The raid:

Robert Reich:

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