It's 4:30 am Monday here in New York City with the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 6th.
Much of the area is still reeling from the aftermath of hurricane Sandy that laid waste to swaths of the region.
Occupy protesters have mobilized to give aid to victims more effectively than the Red Cross.
Their ingenuity with pedal powered bicycles that were a staple in Lberty Park was given a rare nod of legitimacy as they helped pump water from basements and charge cell phones as the NYSE ran trading systems for themselves and many 1% got a rare taste of doing without.
It was was notable enough as the lone source of aid even Forbes ran a story with its first positive bit of Occupy Wall Street coverage.
Lower Manhattan spent a week without power and life is limping back to somewhat normal but the infrastructure failures are far too much in our faces to deny with flooded tunnels and streets that put mega-million dollar penthouse residents in the same desperate state as the poorest quarters of Katrina's stadium refugees.
Billions of dollars are pouring into political campaign ads in a few key States with prized electoral votes while the bulk of America is relatively ignored by everyone but MSM who has polled and reported voter mood for two years.
Some of the ads are bold faced lies sponsored by secretly funded PACs who are enjoying expanded corporate rights, as we citizens as sufferring from steady erosion of ours. We're spied on and lied to and sold freedom like toothpaste.
The global economy is in shambles and the Wall Street Banksters responsible hold posts high in the ranks of power.
The list of inequities is far longer It's enough to make individuals feel virtually powerless and perhaps hopelss against a military industrial complex of corporate government and media that chews us up and spits us out.
But there's a place where the playing field doesn't favor the mighty and their guns and that's the Information super Highway where the denziens most skilled in cybertravels have evened the odds enough to put the fear of the people into governments who should never have lost that.
Time will tell how much muscle they will flex and what the MSM propaganda will be to paint them as terrorists. Punishments for defacing a web sites are now far greater than war crimes of killing civilians in a acts caught on film and the immunity of doing it with drone strikes.
Odds are very few folks will read this, but for the ones who do that care about how unchecked government power is out of control, know that while you sleep and surf the web there are others traveling silently and working to turn the tables. Listen carefully and on occasion you can hear a roar and know they're behind you.
November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day and this has been dubbed OpVendetta, put a hashtag in front and you can search for the details on Twitter.
Expect us is the tag line the Anonymous hacktivists use. As a marginally proficient computer user, who has struggled for more than a decade to get beyond media censorship and corrupt Congress, for the meager right to know if my food is God given or a petrochemical creation, it's like the answer to a prayer.
When you're out manned, over powered and buried in corporate spending its a miracle to have a fighting chance of being heard above the crushing forces that conspire to keep us as ignorant, unquestioning consumers.
To hear the rumble of many gather like a storm through social media say, "Expect Us" is like a life line in an abyss.
It makes me want to shout from the rooftop, of course I'll support you, where have you been! We few small voices have been strugging without powerful enough tools to fight for our rights. Anything that empowers the public to be heard above the grinding of the money machines is exactly what freedom and democracy need to survive.
We sure as heck don't have enough public empowerment and who knows, if we can expect a good dose of freedom and truth we might even thrive!!! Lucky us, who wouldn't want to vote for that?