In case you didn’t know, everyone in the world attended the Occupy Wall Street protests this weekend—in Rome they even set an armored truck ablaze and killed the Virgin Mary. Hippy idealist Ian Awesome of One Angry Queer attended the protests in Seattle and provided a shopping list of items most needed by OWS protesters— surprisingly it did not include “more pizza.”
Here’s his list:
• Sleeping bags
• Extra large ziploc bags
• Canned tomatoes
• Heavy socks!
• Eye wash
• Paper bowls
• Snack foods
• Hot water deliveries late at night
• Hand warmers
• Portal Power Source
• Sherpa 50 Adventure Kit (basically a solar power source)
• Charging equipment
• Deep Cycle Batteries
So if you wanna help out the OWS protestors—but don’t have time to leave your corporate job, put on warpaint and dance in a drum circle—maybe consider bringing some of the above goods to your local protest. Not only could you find a scruffy, Chomsky-loving boyfriend, but you might even help change the world (or at the very least quell someone’s irritable bowels with free Maalox).
Weird, the man against corporations requires things from corporations.
The protests against the bank bailouts (perhaps, sometimes, they’re not clear,) want to support Obama who voted for the 800 Billion Bush bailout, and pushed through his own 1 trillion dollar bailout when he got in; and pushed through more bailouts for General Motors and other big corporations — and loaned still other (failed) corporations more hundreds of millions of dollars.
Nancy Pelosi supports this rabble, she says — a rabble which is against the 1% supposedly, and meanwhile Pelosi is one of the 1% — having a $25 million dollar fortune and quite a bit of establishment power for decades.
Meanwhile, this man is against “greed” and yet now he demands other people take care of his sorry tuckus — which is, indeed, a “greed” for other people’s possessions.
The protestors preach peace and threaten violence, and in Rome went violent for peace.
And I have now seen more than a few videos with protestors decrying the Jews for controlling the nation and the wealth of the world, and a few where the protestors call ‘tea party’ observers “faggot.”
Other than that, it’s a wonderful day of looney hypocrisy by all involved.
let’s not lose focus here.
It’s not about being anti- capitalism. It’s the battle against greed and corruption.
Inequality in this country has hit a level that has been seen only once in the nation’s history, and unemployment has reached a level that has been seen only once since the Great Depression. And, at the same time, corporate profits are at a record high.
We need to:
1. Reinstate the Glass-Stegal act & stop bank deregulation
2. Audit the Federal Reserve
3. Reverse no 08-205 by Amendment & end cooperate person hood.
4. Overhaul the 1% corporate tax code.
5. A serious criminal investigation into the ?deliberate? crashing of America’s economy.
“Weird, the man against corporations requires things from corporations.”
They said ‘need’, not require. And it’s obviously not for excess. Was that hard for you to get the distinction?
“The protests against the bank bailouts (perhaps, sometimes, they’re not clear,) want to support Obama who voted…”
Obama is better than the alternative, and you sort of mischaracterize this as a protest to support Obama? That’s not what it is about. Try approaching it less from your personal politics.
“Nancy Pelosi supports this rabble, she says — a rabble which is against the 1% supposedly, and meanwhile Pelosi is one of the 1% — having a $25 million dollar fortune and quite a bit of establishment power for decades.”
Then how horrible that she could see beyond her self-interest!
“Meanwhile, this man is against “greed” and yet now he demands other people take care of his sorry tuckus — which is, indeed, a “greed” for other people’s possessions.”
I know, right? He should get a corporate job and steal in a legitimized manner.
“The protestors preach peace and threaten violence, and in Rome went violent for peace.”
You sound scared. But these things are in human nature. I think the protests have been more than restrained considering those they are protesting against have used force on them, albeit in the legitimized corporate way you seem to prefer. Lemme guess, you probably prefer the well-behaved house slave to the “uppity” field one.
“And I have now seen more than a few videos with protestors decrying the Jews for controlling the nation and the wealth of the world, and a few where the protestors call ‘tea party’ observers “faggot.””
Did you send your friends to seed the group?
“Other than that, it’s a wonderful day of looney hypocrisy by all involved.”
Reality is messy. That doesn’t mean we should ignore blatent injustices.
I understand everything on the list except for canned tomatoes….are they for eating or throwing?
an ows medic
The maalox is to treat your eyes and skin after being exposed to pepper spray or tear gas.
OWS protestors are inspirational. Forward CHARGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I say we send them some nice comfy blankets.
Just like we did for the Indians.
Whatever you do, don’t send insect repellant—it’ll kill ’em all.
@JayKay: @Libertarian Larry:
so what are you guys super wealthy top 1% or are you to blind to see that the system is stacked against you and any one that is not the top 1% or their corporations(which by the last year a great number of payed no taxes on their billions of profit)
The system is broken the government is firmly in the pocket of corporations and the top 1% and both parties are to blame, the only way to change that is to rise against them in protest and ether get the politicians to change course out of fear, and or to run them out of town like the traders that they are. This is supposed to be a government for the people of the people not for the corporations and of the corporations, and the OCW movement is for taking government back from the corporations and repairing the system so that it works again for every one, instead of having the corporations on government welfare,while cutting essential government services entitlements (like medicare and SS) while the bailed out corporations slash workers.
It is about insuring that Americans can once again afford a good education and not be in doubt so high after words that they can never pay it off, it is about insuring that when one works hard and makes the right choices that they can achieve the middle class dream, and at the very least insuring that every is capable of putting shelter over their head, cloths on their back and food on the table.
Its not about communism it is about fixing the capitalist system that we have so that it works again instead of being rigged with hand outs for big corporations and big banks, and for the wealthy while bleeding the poor and the middle class dry, and cutting social programs that they depend on to keep their heads above water, when they are not the ones the gambled with our money, gambled with our economy then bet against it to fail because they knew the commodities they had created was toxic crap. NO we are the ones that had to bail them out after they destroyed everything and brought about the second great depression, where unemployment is the highest it has ever been since the great depression and just shy of being that high, where the income and wealth gap is the highest it has been since 1929. Of course the wealthy and the corps have recovered from the reason they continue to make record amounts of money growing the income and wealth gap, while every one else sees their income fall, and continues to struggle to stay above water with may falling under the surface in a recession that has never lifted for them. It’s no wounder the recession has not really ended when the economic engine that drove the prosperity of the post WWII period the middle class has been shrinking for 30 years, along with their pay. It was the well payed middle class that bought homes and cars and goods and services that drove the economy forward, with out it and with out them being able to spend their is no way to make the economy work again, at least for any one other then the politicians and the top 1%.
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