Is interesting how the USA have turned into the USSR. Except that instead of the people being oppressed by one party, is oppressed by 2 parties who are own and paid for by the FED and Goldman Sachs.
Since Freedom of Speech and Peaceful Assembly is a recognized (not granted but recognized) right. Government does not have the right to ask for a permit to protest (not legally at least).
However, the way government found to repress protest (besides de martial law we are living in) is to eliminate all public places and instead assign an owner to each place. Leaving only the streets as a public place to exercise your rights. And even then, they still use the card that traffic must be able to move in the street.
This all works well for government, as long as the people do not decide to exercise their right to bear arms. JFK expressed it best when he said:
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
Government knows this, and thus prepared with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Which allows them to use the military to detain indefinitely any American without need for a court order. They just need to say you are a terrorist. They do not need to offer any proof. Add the law that qualify the whole USA as a battle zone. And the law that allowed assassination of American citizens.
The humor--and irony--is that in the protestor's concious/subconcious he has--despite his/her appearance of protest--acquiesed to the power/decsions/rules of the greedy and corrupt. Something like the stockholm syndrom. Thus there is full respect for those that dominate yet they allow protest framed by their set of rules...thank you so much! I love that this is recognized in a humorous way.