Friday, November 4, 2011

Occupy 2: Occupy Harder

Occupy 2: Occupy Harder

Well, it's day whatever in the Occupy _____ movement and someone at the Chicago Board of Trade issued another message to the Occupy Chicago protesters by blanketing them with these McDonald's job applications. The protesters are understandably offended by both the message and by the hundreds of pieces of new litter around them.
First the CBOT folks posted "We are the 1%" in their eighth floor windows a few weeks ago. This is the second time they tossed flyers down from their ivory tower, too. They tossed down “We Are the 1% Paying For This" on Oct. 21. They've perhaps moved the war to a second front by sending email spam to protesters.
They should probably use those applications to make a paper mache effigy of an executive and then burn the motherfucker.

All I'm asking for is a little emotion. I mean, at most we're seeing pictures of a zombie die-in from Boston. They're even neutering the uprising in Oakland. Just look at this nagging from each other OWS folks

Yeah! Come on folks, that window should be COMPLETELY gone along with everything in the lobby that's not nailed down. I should get the red marker out and start correcting this note.
Inside window jamb
see me after class
Like seriously. This is fucking stupid that people are holding themselves back. The go around telling themselves that the police are just doing their jobs. Take a look at what happened the other night in Oakland..

I'm guessing that the Police let the driver go. I'm just curious as to why did no one drag that sack of shit out of his car, throw him in the street, and strangle him with the Huge BOSS belt he was probably wearing.

Anyone driving a Mercedes should be lynched anyway. That driver should still be hanging from a lampost. Here's a little mental note, maybe all revolutionaries should be reporting to Oakland right now and begin the people's war as soon as humanly possible.

Yes. That's right. Let's get this class warfare going already. Blood in the streets! No... wait, that can't be right. After all, those Occupy ____ folks don't even have a singular shared interest/goal, right?

To which I say that I love this commentary by Market Place's commentator Robert Reich
Whatever happens to it, the Occupy Wall Street movement has already changed the tune of the public debate.

For the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the top.

Last week's Congressional Budget Office report on widening disparities of income in America was hardly news -- it was already well known that the top 1 percent now gets 20 percent of the nation's income. That's up from 9 percent in the late 1970s. But it's the first time such news made the front pages of the nation's major newspapers.

And look at public opinion. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that an astounding 66 percent of Americans say the nation's wealth should be more evenly distributed.

A similar majority believes the rich should pay more in taxes. According to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, more than half of people who describe themselves as Republicans believe taxes should be increased on the rich.

The old view was anyone could make it in America with enough guts and gumption. Being rich was proof of hard work -- and lack of money proof of indolence or worse.

But hard work doesn't seem to pay off as it once did. Instead, to an increasing number of Americans the game seems rigged in favor of people who are already rich and powerful.

Nor does wealth trickle down in the form of more jobs and better wages. CEOs are hauling in more than 300 times the pay of average workers. That's up from 40 times average pay -- only three decades ago. What's worse is that workers are losing their jobs, wages and benefits.

The economy is in trouble because the American middle class no longer has the purchasing power to keep it going. That 2.5 percent annualized growth rate for the third quarter hides a crucial fact: Americans spent more, largely on health care and utilities, by dipping into their savings -- and this isn't sustainable.

The Occupy movement is gaining ground because it's hitting a responsive chord. What happens from here on depends on whether other Americans begin to organize and march to the music.

And really, I can't add anymore to that as it covers everything that I could possibly think about when talking about the Occupy ____ movement. Though I guess I could just add one more image and be done with it...

Yeah. There we go. Now you know the class warfare and how it needs to be done.... to, you know, get folks to even care about the political issues.

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