With the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests starting the catch on in the media after the arrests at the Brooklyn Bridge and protests in Los Angeles and San Francisco, the Occupy Whatever meme is coming to a city near you. Occupy Dallas! is coming to my town October 6th and I'll head down there to interview people because that's what I do. While I was looking up info about the event, I came across a Facebook page that really sums up what is really going on here.
This isn't a protest against the government.
Not really. The is the guise that it's under. It's using the iconography of protest to actually SUPPORT the government status quo – specifically public employees. See, they can't get a lot of support if they come out and say "Protest to keep out cushy pensions!" because who is going to show up for THAT, right?
Public Employees are going to be showing people how to protest effectively against other public employees, like the police? This is a puppet show Play a little Rage Against The Machine for a soundtrack and the kids won't notice that they are actually protesting to support the government bureaucrats.
Viva La Status Quo!
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