As a chaotic-neutral, I have to approve with the Occupy Wall Street movement on the basis that it is a break from the status quo. I love when things get shaken up, whether good or bad. Most of the reason a zombapocalypse sounds so exciting to me is it would shake stuff up on a world-wide scale.
I know, I’m weird.
Generally speaking, of course, people are too lazy or apathetic or whatever other synonym you would like to use to get angry enough about a particular grievance to do something to change it. Finally OWS appears. These people are angry. They have been out there protesting for months. Their passion has not dwindled despite the passing of time and the dropping temperatures [seriously OWSers, why didn’t you do start this in the summer?]. I think this is something to be commended.
But that is where I stop giving them credit.
OWS needs a statement of purpose. They have the country’s attention, but they are not doing anything constructive with it, other than pointing out the woeful training of police officers in handling peaceful demonstrations.
Occupiers, we do not know what you want. I understand that this started as a horizontal movement, but you really need to get some clear direction here. No one is going to take you seriously, otherwise.
I’ve got a few ideas to start you off:
- Abolish lifetime appointments for Supreme Court justices
- Revoke corporations’ “rights” to be counted as people
- Change Congressional salaries so that the approval rating from their constituents coincides with the percentage of their pay they receive
That last one is especially important because there needs to be some serious repercussions for those idiots when they decide to declare pizza a vegetable. I’m sorry. I am exaggerating. They want to declare the tomato sauce on pizza a vegetable. Because that sounds so much better.
This is wrong on so many levels, not the least of which is tomatoes are a fruit.