Occupy Will Eclipse the Activism of the 1960s

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    Are you ready for Wall Street meets Jim Crow in the Gulf of Tonkin?
    Occupy is.


    "A tsunami of citizen activism, initiated by Occupy Wall Street, is poised to wash over American society.

    "The coming battle to correct the grotesquely unequal distribution of wealth and power in this country is likely to have an even more profound impact on our society than what occurred in the 1960s.

    "Fifty years ago, a few white students like me were outraged to find that the sugarcoated view of America we had been taught in the 50s did not match reality.

    "The notions of justice and human rights we had internalized motivated our actions, and as idealists, we opposed the Jim Crow laws in the South and the needless killing in Southeast Asia.

    "Young activists taking to the streets today harbor no illusions about justice in America. They are cynical, worldly wise and unemployed; many are weighed down by debt..."

    "In 1958, when I entered the elite University of Chicago, annual tuition was $870. Inflation would make that $6,945 today. But tuition at the U of C this year is $43,851, more than six times as much, making crushing debt inevitable for most students."

    The Aftermath of Occupy Will Surpass the Gains of 1960s Activism
     
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    Really?

    Where the hell are they?

    Have they taken showers?
     
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    The rich haven't...

    "What's the most basic service banks provide? Borrow money and lend it out. You put your savings in a bank to hold in trust, and the bank agrees to pay you interest on it. Or you borrow money from the bank and you agree to pay the bank interest.

    "How is this interest rate determined? We trust that the banking system is setting today's rate based on its best guess about the future worth of the money.

    "And we assume that guess is based, in turn, on the cumulative market predictions of countless lenders and borrowers all over the world about the future supply and demand for the dough.

    "But suppose our assumption is wrong.

    "Suppose the bankers are manipulating the interest rate so they can place bets with the money you lend or repay them – bets that will pay off big for them because they have inside information on what the market is really predicting, which they're not sharing with you.

    That would be a mammoth violation of public trust."

    Not that slaves in the showers would notice...

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    Occupy was an embarrassment even to a radical like Obama
     
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    Obama is an embarrassment to humanity.
    So are the banksters and Money Mitt.
     
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    Q: "What's your Mockupation?"

    Occutard answers: "Occupy!"

    GALES of derisive laughter directed at the smelly useless fuckwit occupiers.
     
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    Murkins were fit, trim and seriously stoned in the sixties. Now they're fat, brainwashed and cowards on scrips(and eating garbage) that are 1000x more dangerous than the stuff we did.
    See all the fat asses on Prozac ?
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    Up a notch.
    Deadly times
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    Dead hippies !
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    Have you sucked your local Koch today?
     

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