Dear Jonny, Occupy Wall Street?

10 Responses

  1. Billy says:

    What does this mean?

  2. Sam says:

    This is a rather clever mind fuck.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is a really, really fucking frustrating allegory. But I like it, Jonny.

  4. J.P. says:

    What does this mean? I think it’s pretty clear. The 99% can get upset and protest, but at the end of the day, it’s just a bunch of people standing in a street. Any “change” that might occur will ultimately be superficial – a smoke and mirrors solution offered by the elite (the 1%) to redirect the attention of the majority and pacify the movement. In America’s capitalist economy (and the rest of the world, for that matter), money talks, and those without it are not heard. You can get angry, you can get loud, but really what you need is to get rich.

      • Aus10 says:

        I agree with the analysis of this particular situation, but not as it applies to the realistic whole. Look throughout history: if enough people get pissed off, they can overwhelm just about anything money can buy, albeit with extraordinarily appalling amounts of collateral damage the next generation spends their existence repairing.

        • Jon says:

          “albeit with extraordinarily appalling amounts of collateral damage the next generation spends their existence repairing” – Therein lies a most unsettling problem, Aus10. With each generation that passes, so much of mankind is, I think, fast becoming far less capable of coping with the harsh realities of our chaotic existences. Americans, for instance, are becoming so dumb and helpless, so quickly, on such a widespread basis, it seems to me that it’s only matter of time before the majority of us are wholly incapable of both competently standing up to large-scale adversity (regardless of how angry we get), and repairing the resulting collateral damage.

  5. A Voice In The Wilderness says:

    Honestly, this is the only Occupy Wall Street bit I’ve read that hasn’t put me to sleep. Well done.

  6. brad says:

    Breaking news…Occupy Wall Street worked. Occupied by sheer terror, the 1% has made the government fair and free of corporate pressure. Also all protesters were immediately given nice salaried corporate jobs and back pay. No irony was seen.

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