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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Occupy Wall Street

That’s the name of this website.

Over a thousand demonstrators are protesting on Wall Street.  (Here’s another link.)

This is supposed to be a long-term civil disobedience campaign to draw the public’s attention to Wall Street’s crimes (whether these crimes are technically illegal or not).  This isn’t getting much coverage from the “media,” and most of their coverage is coming from corporate useful idiots blubbering about “class warfare.”

Granted, it does seem a little too 1960s-ish — a thousand people demonstrating against Wall Street, the mightiest empire in history.  But unlike the corporate-funded teabaggers, these protesters at least believe in something.

And speaking of Wall Street and the one percent of Americans who control everything, our NetFlix movie last night was The Company Men.  It stars Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Costner, Maria Bello and Chris Cooper (who???), who played the wackjob Marine Colonel in “American Beauty.”  The movie is about high-ranking corporate mucky-mucks who get downsized.  In spite of what you’d expect, these downsized corporate bigwigs are actually quite sympathetic in the movie.

I don’t think the movie got much fanfare.  Maybe the public has gotten jaded from too many movies about corporate corruption — Wall Street, Boiler Room, Money Never Sleeps, etc.  But the root cause of most of our problems is the corrupt corporate ownership of America, Inc., so let’s hope the public will get interested.

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Anonymous Jess said...

Send them pizza and drinks. I sent coffee and bagels this morning. Went myself to the day of rage here in San Fran yesterday. Here is some video for that courtesy you tube.


September 18, 2011 at 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Remember, boys and girls, regimes usually fall after some incidental action mushrooms.

In the 1930s, the Bonus Marchers threatened to topple Washington. In 2011, there are so many potential topplers it's hard to count them up.

I don't know which one will start the chain reaction, but it's coming.

September 18, 2011 at 9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Well then we'll just have to call auld "Dugout Doug" MacArthur and "Blood & Guts" General Patton to deal with you treacherous, traitorous red slackers!


and git a haircut!

September 19, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

What's this about mushrooms? Are they magical?

September 19, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Thanks for the link. Loved seeing downtown SF again; I haven't been back there in eons.

JR: I hadn't heard of the Bonus Marchers; I just Googled it. That's definitely the kind of thing that needs to happen again. Hopefully more successfully than the first time.

Anonymous: Thank you for demonstrating the dangers of drugs. Hope you come down safely.

Randal: On 9/11/01 we had some magic from Psilocybin Laden. Oh wait, that was your blog where I saw that.

September 19, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

It's amazing how little coverage these protests are getting. If a half-dozen tea baggers show up in a public park somewhere, CNN and Fox are all over it, though, and the rest soon follow.

More power to the protesters. I hope they keep it up. And when they're about through, they should set up and leave behind a full-size gallows in front of Goldman Sachs' headquarters. That, at least, would probably get some MSM attention.

September 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you think corporate funded 'baggers don't believe in something you need to think again.

I think I know what you MEANT but you need to tighten up some Tommy me boyo.

September 20, 2011 at 4:07 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Gee I wonder which Community Organizer organized this and how much those union workers are getting paid for this. Real Grass roots movement. Oh the smell of an election season is in the air:



September 20, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Yes Anonnyboyo, those corporate-funded teabaggers certainly do believe in something. They believe in whatever they're told to believe in by Dick Armey, Tim Phillips, the Koch Brothers...

September 20, 2011 at 10:16 AM  
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September 20, 2011 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger ubetiam said...

The people in NY said they don't need any more pizza, that they have a mountain of it, but they do need batteries for their equipment. Here's a link to their live feed, which, btw, is down due to the fact that the police took away their generator: http://www.livestream.com/globalrevolution

September 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger ubetiam said...

Oh, and if one wants to donate, this is the official donation site. Apparently, people have been setting up phony sites. https://www.wepay.com/donate/99275

September 20, 2011 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

ubetiam: Thanks for the link. Things are sure heating up. I see the police are just as fair and open-minded as ever. Not.

September 20, 2011 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger ubetiam said...

Thank YOU, Tom, for even mentioning it. It's a media blackout to be sure and any little bit helps.

September 20, 2011 at 4:53 PM  

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