This is sad. Really sad. Evidently there just aren’t enough losers, ingrates and enviers in the country to fill out the ranks of the supposed “99%” of Americans who prefer class warfare to work.
The S.E.I.U. is teaming with the Daily Kos to beg for bodies to occupy Wall Street and any business district out in the heartland.
From the S.E.I.U. email that just landed in my hotmail box:
By now you’ve seen the thousands of brave students, workers and the unemployed occupying Wall Street.
But did you know that as of yesterday, there are over 300 solidarity “occupy events” happening across the country and around the clock?
In Philadelphia, 1,000+ individuals took to City Hall on Tuesday night.
In Washington, D.C., people have camped out in McPherson Square, symbolically located on K Street, since last week.
In L.A., citizens have spent six straight days and nights outside City Hall protesting against income inequality and joblessness.
The crowds and peaceful demonstrations will only get larger and louder as more Americans find the courage to stand up and demand Wall Street, CEOs and millionaires pay their fair share to create good jobs now.
This is the moment that determines whether this movement succeeds or falls flat. Will you pledge to help the movement spread by visiting an Occupy event in Alpharetta? You can sign up and find a comprehensive list of events here:
Let’s see now. Wouldn’t this fit the definition of “astro-turf”? And how about racial diversity? I’ve been looking at the photos of these mobs and they look almost all-white to me. Not to mention the fact that these rent-a-mobs are disturbing the peace, interfering with people actually trying to get to work and often breaking the law.
At any rate, when you have to use big labor to beg for warm bodies, then I think you’re not quite representative of any “99%” of Americans.
What do you think?