"So, what are your plans since the glorious revolution is not coming?"
This was the time that the Occupy movement was supposed to reenergize itself and sweep across the country in a massive wave of revolutionary fervor. The Prog Spring of 2012. Wha' hoppen? Kinda fell flat, didn't it? Oh sure, you still have Know-it-all Nadin Brzezinski, Girl Reporter, sniffing out stories at her local OWS GA. You still have Trust Fund Ted Hall pleading, "Help us now!" You have OccuPoet Misty Rowan huffing and puffing in her frustration. But other than those few True Believers, where are the rest of the masses and why aren't they rising up? May Day turned out to be Maybe Not Day. Heck, William Rivers Pitt, the 40-Year-Old Insurgent, is still lodged in his Barcalounger watching Bruins' games long after the Bruins were eliminated.
Doubts now are setting in among some of the DUmmies. Witness this THREAD, "So, what are your plans since the glorious revolution is not coming?"
Will the DUmmies keep the faith? Let's find out. DUmmies, Bolshevik Red. Me, Charles Henrickson, [brackets]:
So, what are your plans since the glorious revolution is not coming?
[What, you don't BELIEEEEEEEEEEEVE??]
OWS appears to be a bust.
It made a point initially, but seems to have lost steam.
[The steaming pile of crap that is Occupy is cooling off.]
For example, Chicago was practically a ghost town yesterday as anyone who lives or works here stayed away. You had a group of protesters marching through the city aimlessly for about five hours playing cat and mouse with cops. Really not sure what that accomplished.
What's Plan B?
[EIGHT hours of marching aimlessly.]
Plan B? Work like hell to elect true Progressives.
[That WOULD be like hell.]
I think we will get more help from Obama in his second term.
["Second term"? "Second term"?? Are you kidding me?? "SECOND TERM"??? < /mora>]
I agree with you about Obama in his second term--it's "Legacy Time" at that stage of the game.
[It's "Lunacy Time" if he gets it.]
It's time to turn our attention to November.
[Yes, that's right, Democratics. Be sure to GET OUT THERE AND VOTE on November 7th!]
There was little warning that the French revolution was going to break out, but indeed it did. . . .
[NOBODY expects the French Revolution!]
The same with other revolts throughout history.
[And now the DUmmies are revolting!]
You cannot predict them by how many people are out in the streets protesting. . . .
[Indeed. The fact that they are NOT out there protesting could be a sign that the revolution is about to start! Or not.]
I am not young, stupid or naive.
[No. You are old, stupid, and naive.]
The whole population does not suddenly decide it is time to stand up. Someone stands up and others follow.
[Pied Piper Pitt, get out of that Barcalounger! The nation NEEDS you!]
But OWS is not well organized.
[No way! Ted Hall tweeted me tomorrow's schedule, and there's a drum circle set for 2:45, followed by a sidewalk defecation at 3:30, and a teach-in at 4:00. And you say there's no organization!!]
even a whiff of criticism of Occupy's strategy brings personal attacks. . . .
[Even a whiff of the Occupiers brings asthma attacks.]
Yesterday's march seemed to wander aimlessly for hours on end. What did that accomplish?
[Air movement, at least.]
I definitely want to see us evolve past capitalism to socialism.
[Is that you, Barack Obama?]
Mon dieu. . . .
[Moon DU. . . .]
Plan 'C' for Chinese!
[Plan 9 from Outer Space.]
The revolution is happening. . . .
[The aptly-named lunatica weighs in.]
But you don't hear about it form the media. Thus it will take a little longer since it's the impossible.
[It's also the invisible.]
We're probably still too well off in spite of not being well off.
[So let's get poorer so we can have a revolution. Brilliant.]
Looks like porn and basements for awhile.
[The DUmmie Way.]
Passive Class Warfare.
[DUmmie Chan790 has a plan . . .]
Let's make being wealthy so unpleasant that the wealthy choose to not be wealthy.
[Yes! I get it! We'll make the wealthy . . . not . . . uh, want . . . to be . . . . wealthy. . . . Hmm, have to think about that one. . . .]
just build an eventually-critical mass of people who refuse to work for them or do business with them on any equitable level, actively discriminate against them, never pass up an opportunity to do something purely because it'll make their lives suck a bit more. Let them suffer our active contempt.
[We fart in your general direction, you silly rich pig-dogs!]
If I had a piece of land and it was next to Mitt Romney's piece of land and he wanted a 4' easement...I'd demand $1B and I'd tell him upfront that I was spending most of the money to destroy the things he loves in life. If I found David Koch's wallet in the street, I'd burn it rather than return it. If I was selling a product, I'd sell them for a loss before I'd ever sell one to Eric Cantor. Get in front of Rush Limbaugh's car on a single-lane no-passing-road in which runs in front of the police station...and drive as slow as legally-possible. If I had a dog, it would never crap anywhere but the best front lawns in gated communities. Actively conspire to make sure that nobody will mow Sheldon Adelson's lawn for any sum of money. Open a homeless shelter directly across the street from their children's prissy little private schools and halfway houses near their homes. Rent office space in their buildings on long-term leases then lend-use to methadone clinics, life-after-prison and social-welfare organizations. . . .
[Interesting plan you have there, DUmmie Chan790. We'll call it the Chan Plan. I can see you've given it a lot of thought. Does this get you excited? I mean, thinking about having a dog go poop on lawns in gated dommunities? Thinking about getting in front of Rush Limbaugh's car and slowing down? Let me ask you this, though: Have you thought about how likely any of this is to happen? Have you thought about how many you will have in your "eventually-critical mass of people" who will join you in the Chan Plan, aka the Obnoxious Neighbor Crusade? And you think this will cause the wealthy to not want to be wealthy??]
I really don't see any viability to this plan.
[Get that man's name!]
OWS is a "bust"????? WTF????
[Somehow the news didn't get to this one.]
The Movement is still very much alive.
[Today's Sidewalk Defecation is ON!]
We change or slip into fascism for as long as the Earth can support it until the resources aren't there and we see massive die off and plunge into darkness for as many generations as the eye can see and in all probability this will be the highwater mark of our race because there will be no "low hanging fruit" resource wise and our race ends where it began on this little dot in the corner suburbs of an unremarkable galaxy trapped like rats incapable of growing beyond rats on a sinking ship.
[And on that cheery note. . . .]