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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