occupying space

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

6 responses to “occupying space

  1. They could also have sent smoke signals to Wall St. with the dope they were smoking.


  2. Heh, smoke one for me… I think the occupy thing is the net result of a generation that has been taught by liberal public schools and colleges that America and capitalism are plain old wrong and evil. Many people today (certainly not all) are of the mindset that everything is an entitlement and no effort is needed to get what you want. It’s an unsustainable existence. It will never work, just as socialism or communism always fail. They don’t understand this…


  3. It would be very grand if every protest achieved some greater good,but alas the reality is they often don’t. But to the protestor it could simply amount to having your voice heard by anyone other than yourself ! We all desire a need for validation. Thank You for allowing me to express my humble opinion.


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