Saturday, October 8, 2011

Occupy Wall Street...sort of - Part II



"What do we want? WE DON'T KNOW!
"When do we want it? NOW!!


-from BevfromNYC



So they are now starting their fourth week of occupation and I am in my third week under seige. The unions joined the intrepid Occupiers this week and the fun really began (and the smell has gotten stronger...). Just in case you still can't figure out what these Occupiers of Wall Street really want, below is their official list of thirteen demands posted on the official Occupy Wall Street website (not to be confused with this site which is the astroturfin' version!):

  • Demand one: Restoration of the living wage. This demand can only be met by ending "Freetrade" by re-imposing trade tariffs on all imported goods entering the American market to level the playing field for domestic family farming and domestic manufacturing as most nations that are dumping cheap products onto the American market have radical wage and environmental regulation advantages. Another policy that must be instituted is raise the minimum wage to twenty dollars an hr.
  • Demand two: Institute a universal single payer healthcare system. To do this all private insurers must be banned from the healthcare market as their only effect on the health of patients is to take money away from doctors, nurses and hospitals preventing them from doing their jobs and hand that money to wall st. investors.
  • Demand three: Guaranteed living wage income regardless of employment.
  • Demand four: Free college education.
  • Demand five: Begin a fast track process to bring the fossil fuel economy to an end while at the same bringing the alternative energy economy up to energy demand.
  • Demand six: One trillion dollars in infrastructure (Water, Sewer, Rail, Roads and Bridges and Electrical Grid) spending now.
  • Demand seven: One trillion dollars in ecological restoration planting forests, reestablishing wetlands and the natural flow of river systems and decommissioning of all of America's nuclear power plants.
  • Demand eight: Racial and gender equal rights amendment.
  • Demand nine: Open borders migration. anyone can travel anywhere to work and live.
  • Demand ten: Bring American elections up to international standards of a paper ballot precinct counted and recounted in front of an independent and party observers system.
  • Demand eleven: Immediate across the board debt forgiveness for all. Debt forgiveness of sovereign debt, commercial loans, home mortgages, home equity loans, credit card debt, student loans and personal loans now! All debt must be stricken from the "Books." World Bank Loans to all Nations, Bank to Bank Debt and all Bonds and Margin Call Debt in the stock market including all Derivatives or Credit Default Swaps, all 65 trillion dollars of them must also be stricken from the "Books." And I don't mean debt that is in default, I mean all debt on the entire planet period.
  • Demand twelve: Outlaw all credit reporting agencies.
  • Demand thirteen: Allow all workers to sign a ballot at any time during a union organizing campaign or at any time that represents their yeah or nay to having a union represent them in collective bargaining or to form a union.

These demands will create so many jobs it will be completely impossible to fill them without an open borders policy.

- Occupywallst.org

I just don't know what to say. So let's discuss and see if any of these demands are doable.

P.S. Demand 11 is my personal favorite, but I hope they can wait in implementing this one until I can max out all of my credit cards and take out that mortgage on my dream penthouse on Park Avenue...

31 comments:

LawHawkRFD said...

Bev: Great job of covering the demands made by the top-level organizers of the protest. Tomorrow, I'll be covering the other facet--the so-called "99%" who have never seen the manifestos and probably couldn't read them anyway. The demands put together by the gang of wolves you've discussed are the rallying cries mouthed by idiots who have no idea what the words mean.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev under seige.... LOL!

This is utter insanity Bev. It also shows how little they understand.

1. There's no need for a credit agency once they deem all notes paid because no one will ever loan money again.

2. Making all notes zero will wipe out most pension funds and will bankrupt the nation's retirees.

3. They pulled the trillion in infrastructure out of their butts.

4. The borders are open -- you can move anywhere inside the country and they are free to leave... if the other countries let them in. As for opening our borders, there would be a flood and would have a billion poor here within months. So much for working and living conditions and so much for the environment.

Plus, what's the point in banning free trade when you can just import slaves instead... which you can under their system.

5. Ending free trade will crush consumers and wipe out a huge number of jobs, all so that only a handful of new jobs will be created -- technology, not trade is the job killer and new factories here will be mostly automated.

6. Who will pay this guaranteed income? I sure as hell won't work in their world. I'm going to suck it dry and then shoot my way out.

Etc. Etc. This is the classic example of how ignorant socialism is. The world these people would make would be a decaying world of starving poor people. They would quickly turn this country into the slums of Brazil or India.

Tennessee Jed said...

How stupid can they be. I really have a hard time fighting back the desire to punch them or at minimum box their ears.Many people claim that instituting tariffs was the tipping point to the great depression.

BevfromNYC said...

Andrew and LawHawk: You just don't understand how "just" this is for everyone! You're such Capitalist Pigs...You've HAD your chance and stolen OUR future, MAN! Peace.

See I told you I was under siege and am now suffering from Stockholm Syndrome....help me.

ambisinistral said...

When I first read that list I was expecting it to end with a demand for naked pictures of Bea Arthur.

StanH said...

Are we sure B-B-B-Biden isn’t working hand and glove with this gaggle of bums. Wow! I like #11 as well Bev, let the final party begin…right. The more of this the better for us all, it will help in fixing the mistake of ’08. Speaking of Barry, he’s thrown in with these clowns, it can’t hurt. The ads for the 2012 election write themselves, I can’t wait, “if” the RNC will use the material given? The good news if they don’t we can.

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, I'd love to help you, but there are too many of them. Why... there must be hundreds. And a nation of 310 million people just can't stand in the face of a hundred unshowered retarded kids who want naked pictures of Bea Arthur.

Seriously, why has no one locked them in that park yet? We could put up cameras, sell the rights on pay per view, and take bets on when they turn to cannibalism!

DUQ said...

It's time to take action to save Bev!

Let's deport all of these commie-wannabes to a real communist country. They can choose, either between Zimbabwe or Venezuela. After they've chosen, we'll send them to the place they didn't choose.

BevfromNYC said...

"How stupid can they be"

TennJ - Really, you do not want to know. But it is has been described as "Woodstock without the music". But really they are just misguided, no, not misguided, just innocent and idealistic. Well, that was until the professional "community organizers" and professional union activists showed up to take advantage of their idealism and innocence.

BevfromNYC said...

Ambisinistral - That is just soooo disturbing. Naked Bea Arthur. Oh, last week they had Dress Like A Corporate Zombie Day. Maybe they really wanted a Naked Zombie Bea Arthur. Oh, wait that's even MORE disturbing.

BevfromNYC said...

What the heck???????? Watch this - this is insanity from Atlanta...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QZlp3eGMNI&feature=player_embedded#!

AndrewPrice said...

Bev, Here's your link: Linklanta.

Wow, that's cult-like!

CrisD said...

wow! what is going on in that vid? is that some kind of brainwashing technique? i think it's working on them! its very creepy!

BevfromNYC said...

CrisD - It is surreal, but I think the look on John Lewis' face says it all. He just looks confused and annoyed. I still am not quite sure what they were trying to do. It is some kind of "democratic" raise-your-hand-if-you agree-that-we-should-move-on-to-the-next-sentence consensus weirdness. Absolutely creepy...

BevfromNYC said...

DUQ - Fortunately I don't have to go back to work until Tuesday - Columbus Day on Monday! So I may be able to counter-act the effects of my Stockhom Syndrome by using the T-Rav cure, but I don't have any kittens.

rlaWTX said...

RE: Atlanta - are you frickin kidding me????????????

I am speechless.

and the repeating???

OMG! I could only take 3minutes and then I had to fleeeeeeee...

CrisD said...

Bev- (and to anyone out there)- I love to be smart and witty but honestly, I am really scared about what is happening in this country. I used to be have sad feelings about how broke we are and about the state of government and schools, but now I am scared. I see a lot of ignorance and people who are adrift- some of them violent. I don't think our nation can continue for much longer considering the financial situation and the lack of leadership and the deficiency of an educated middle class. That video really weirded me out.

BevfromNYC said...

CrisD: I understand your fear, and I don't think you are wrong. I fear that when Obama loses, our cities will burn from the rage that is building. And Obama is only fanning the flames.

But I also believe that we have been through much worse and survived because the majority of our citizens believe in our Constitution and the rule of law.

AndrewPrice said...

CrisD, I know exactly what you are feeling. It seems that every time we turn around some idiot is promoting something incredibly self-destructive. Or some group of morons like these Occupy Wall Street types are promoting national suicide. Then you have a media and a political leadership that is ready to jump on these ideas and promote them for their own corrupt purposes. And mixed in, a class of robber barons and a class of malingerers who are determined to suck the country dry no matter what the consequences.

It's a pretty scary time to be an American as these clowns have bankrupted the country, destroyed American innovation and are trying to steal as much as they can without caring about the consequences or any idea how to pay for that.

But, I honestly believe this has woken up the people in the middle who've been squeezed by top and bottom. And I think they are about to change the world. It may get uglier first, but I think things are indeed changing. I don't know if that's comforting or not, but I sense a real change in average people -- something I haven't seen in my life.

CrisD said...

Tx for responding guys- you both nailed what I was thinking- I guess they call it "interesting times"--
Bev, the one thing that bothers me about the Tea Party, if you can say the Tea Party bothers me :), is that they don't have so-called leaders. Shouldn't someone "lead"? Get up there and declare themselves? It's honorable to be a leader, isn't it? Or has that been destroyed by cynics (media, etc.)

ambisinistral said...

BevfromNYC,

The Naked Bea Arthur bit is a joke from the movie Airheads, so please don't think I'm a twisted lunatic for bringing it up!

BTW, thanks for the link to that video. I swiped if for a post Consensus via jazz hands and hat-tipped you for it.

BevfromNYC said...

Ambi- Jazz hands!!!! Yes! That exactly it. It's Aristophenes meets Bob Fosse! LOL!!

And thanks for the shout out

StanH said...

I do believe that our OWS retardo-meter hit red in Atlanta…I’m so proud. It would appear we’re lousy with bums.

tryanmax said...

Demand fiven: Fully paid tuition for all to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Demand eleventeen: One gazillion dollars for unicorn and bigfoot habitat restoration.

Demand twenty-moon: An end to world sadness.

Demand toast-oblige: A chicken in every garage and pot.

Demand forty-two: Passage aboard Starship Titanic.*

*This I would be willing to grant in hopes of a most gratuitous Total existence failure.

AndrewPrice said...

tryanmax, I love the Big Foot and unicorn habitat restoration. I could get behind that! LOL!

As for world sadness, what about the people who like to feel sad? It sounds oppressive for our Happiness Industrial Complex to force everyone to be happy! How about we settle on a right to feel happy complete with the right to sue anyone and anything that makes you sad. :)

BevfromNYC said...

I DEMAND THE RIGHT TO BE SAD AND CHICKEN=FREE! I HATE POULTRY! DOWN WITH POULTRY!

AND Furthermore, if unicorns are so magical, then they can restore their OWN dang habitat...BIGFOOTS (BIGFEETS??) DESERVE WHAT THEY GET! IF THEY WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS WORLD, THEN THEY NEED TO COME OUT OF THE FOREST AND STAND STILL FOR A DECENT PHOTO!! TALK TO US BIGFEET! WE'RE WAITING!

Okay, I'm calm again.

tryanmax said...

You're right, Bev. Bigfeet may be entitled to their cut of the social justice pie, but first they must submit to proper documentation, assuming they reside legally in the US. Border-crossing Canadian Bigfeet, however, should have access to free healthcare and in-state Hogwarts tuition.

AndrewPrice said...

Now now now, let's not be racist. Demanding proper documentation before Bigfeet could qualify for benefits would be racist.

Ed said...

Is anyone sure Bigfoot isn't in the crowd?

BevfromNYC said...

Not to be confused with People with Big Feet. That's an affliction and should be a protected class...

AndrewPrice said...

That's an affliction? LOL! Sounds like we should be looking for plaintiffs to bring a suit under the ADA!

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