Occupy Wall St., the Opportunity of a Lifetime
I really want to acknowledge the amazing phenomena that started on Wall St.,but is now spreading all over the country. I support the 99%, 100%. I think the Occupy Wall St., and Occupy Everywhere campaign are great ideas, both conceptually and tactically. Possession is 95% of the law. Wherever you stand is liberated territory. So, I think its great to take back this land by occupying it.
I think this is also a great tactic for people confronting foreclosure crisis. There’s a good chance that your bank cannot prove they own the home you have stopped paying for, in which case, it is now rightfully yours, free and clear. Don’t walk away from it now, just because you got some threatening letters. You might be sitting pretty, right where you are, in a couple years, if you stand your ground now.
If you are under water in your mortgage, find out if your bank can actually produce the deed, if not, stop paying and call it yourn. If you don’t have a place to live, take your tent and tarp to the Occupation taking place near you. Liberate some territory and occupy it. You have as much right to inhabit the space beneath your feet as anyone, so stand your ground.
I know nobody gives a fuck what I think about tactics. I just think these protesters deserve some attention and appreciation right now, and I encourage everyone to support them any way they can.
Now, I’ve seen protest movements come and go, but there’s something different about this one that makes me think that they may succeed where others have failed. For one, I like the fact that no one single issue dominates the discussion.
What are they protesting? What have you got? Wars, government corruption, dirty elections, racial injustice, environmental collapse, gender inequality, unemployment, housing, health care, wages, the wealth gap and corporate capitalism for starts. They recognize that all of it is important, and all of it is entwined in one rotten system, and they have finally focused on getting to the root of it all. That looks like a major step forward to me.
Another major change in the Occupy Wall St. movement, is the protesters themselves. If you went to any of the big anti-war marches just before the start of the Iraq war, or just about any protest rally, anywhere in the country, you saw the same fading has-been baby boomers who have protested everything since the Vietnam war.
When you get them all together, they are the most insufferable bunch of louts that ever walked the face of the earth. Between their nostalgia for “the ’60s”, self-congratulatory attitude, and complete obliviousness to class issues like soaring housing prices and sinking wages, these gray, baby-boomer hippie-fascists do more to crush young people’s spirits than they do to smash the state.
Fortunately most of the boomers have gotten too old and creeky to sleep comfortably in a tent for weeks at a time, and they have not yet added RV hookups to the occupation at Foley Square. At least so far, you don’t see too many of them skulking around in their tweed jackets handing out copies of Plowshares Magazine.
“Thank God” I say. These people haven’t had an original idea in thirty years, they remain as effete and ineffectual as ever, and they get uglier every day. If those old boomer protest-vermin have any presence in the Occupy Wall St. movement, people have had the good sense not to photograph them.
Instead, who do we see at Occupy Wall St.? Lots and lots of hot-looking young women! You can imagine how much more attractive a movement crawling with hot chicks is, compared to one full of wrinkled, liver-spotted baby boomers. This movement looks more like a Tori Amos concert at Spring Break than any protest march we’ve seen in recent decades.
Take my advice. If you are a single young guy, Occupy Wall St. may well be THE BEST TIME OF YOUR ENTIRE LIFE. Standing up to authority is a huge turn-on for these women. Right now, a lot of guys are discovering that taking a stand can get you laid. They are learning, right now, why all of those baby boomers are so nostalgic for “the’60s”.
These women don’t care whether you have a job, or a degree. They don’t care whether you have a car or an apartment. They are hot for revolution, and you can be a revolutionary. So, get yourself a tent, a tarp and a box of condoms and head for Zuccotti Park. to join the “girls gone wild” Occupation.