today marks the one year of the occupy movement. because they’re such amazing photo opportunities, i’ve gone to several demonstrations during the past year. first, the original occupy sit-in down near wall street just to see what everyone was talking about, and then i’ve run into several more in my travels around town. the “protests” seem to be a gathering place for people with many differing agendas and not enough money to spend on a marketing campaign. they’re like little trade shows where people set up small booths with flyers on various things like education, banking, corporate greed, accessibility for the disabled, art, and a lot of other stuff. i hate to sound ignorant, but i still have no idea what the real point is – in other words, the ultimate goal.
if the movement completed it’s mission successfully, how would i know? i’m not a marketing guru but, if i spent a year sitting outside in the elements, eating donated food and wondering where my next shower would come from, i’m damn sure i would find a marketing guru.
i wonder if they know that people don’t know? i don’t know. what i do know is that the protests make for great photo ops.
“I love the protests. And if you think about it, what better way to send a message to Wall Street than by sitting in a pup tent banging on a drum.”
– David Letterman