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Forum Post: 30,000 Cars Parked In the Middle Of The Street In NYC

Posted 7 years ago on May 4, 2012, 4:14 p.m. EST by Further (0)
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From Wall Street on up to 125th..

If 30,000 of us park our cars while driving ..get out... and lock the doors.. where are they gonna tow all the cars? It will literally shut down Wall Street and the president will have to listen.

Do it in every city..

An idea for organizers



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[-] 5 points by PeterKropotkin (1050) from Oakland, CA 7 years ago

Good idea

[-] 2 points by ShubeLMorgan2 (1088) from New York, NY 7 years ago

This sort of thing has to be connected with a popular demand that is articulated, presented to the PTB such as Bloomberg, is popular and is ignored or rejected. I must say that if anarchism makes it impossible to articulate and present demands on those who have the power then anarchism will become an encumbrance.

PS - As I recall a large number of taxi drivers did such a thing during the Giuliani days. Taxi drivers know from the get that they are not everyone's favorites and didn't care. Understand that the media will attack with full force and "public opinion" will appear to be hostile.

(edit) that taxi driver protest was in May 21, 1998.

[-] 2 points by JadedCitizen (4277) 7 years ago

That plan could backfire. Pun intended.



[-] 1 points by ikki6 (11) 7 years ago

yeah, if you did that, I'd set fire to them

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

like the police that throw away peoples positions during the raids last year

[-] 1 points by jbgramps (159) 7 years ago

Well, the tow truck drivers would love it.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 7 years ago

Its an interesting idea. If you do it on Black Friday...oh shit, dat media coverage!

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 7 years ago

Try getting at least 300 people to attend a GA this summer, in your own cities. If you can do that, you may be onto something.

[-] 0 points by GypsyKing (8719) 7 years ago

Why not just ditch that fossil fuel sucking monster right there?

[-] 0 points by penguento (362) 7 years ago

And let somebody else deal with it, out of their pocket? You bought it. If you don't want it, isn't it your responsibility to recycle it?

[-] 3 points by GypsyKing (8719) 7 years ago

How touchy feelly of you. Poor people have responsibilities, rich people have perogatives. Those resonsibilities of the poor are reffered to as externalities by the rich, and they call people who have life hard, lazy.

So lazy people don't need to worry about such things, they have a sense of entitlement, remember.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33801) from Coon Rapids, MN 7 years ago


[-] -1 points by penguento (362) 7 years ago

What's any of that got to do with leaving a car in the middle of the street so that the taxpayers have to pay the cost of getting rid of it? Who do you think is going to pay to have it moved and dealt with? Warren Buffett?






[-] -1 points by engineer4 (331) 7 years ago

Terrible idea. Not only do you fail to impact wall street, you would incite the wrath of the rest of the 99%. Then what would be your next step. Anyone can protest or complain or whine about problems, but few can actually provide a workable solution. Put your resources to better use.

[-] -1 points by penguento (362) 7 years ago

If you do it, make sure to get a space in the middle, 'cause they'll tow all the ones one on the edges. Let somebody else take the hit on the towing charge. And be prepared for an expensive ticket. And a lot of very pissed off people who'll think you're assholes.

[-] -3 points by Hades (-13) 7 years ago

Oh YEAH! That will start the World Revolution !!

[+] -4 points by Grownup3 (-30) 7 years ago

That's just a form of terrorism. If you had better ideas, it wouldn't be just a tiny group trying to drive its agenda, it would be many many more people. You say you're the 99%, but that's bullshit. It's the 1% or 2% that thinks it knows better and is trying to convince the 99% of its view. So, do some convincing, but skip the terrorism.

[-] 4 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

there is no fear involved in this action

there is no violence

the greatest fear is people would allow the government to be violent in response

[-] -2 points by jbgramps (159) 7 years ago

and you think this will win hearts and minds? What do you expect it to accomplish? Counterproductive idea.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago


a wiliness of the people to oppose the status quo

[+] -4 points by Grownup3 (-30) 7 years ago

It's hostage taking. It just shows the weakness of your ideas. If the ideas were better, more people would share them and then they'd drive policy.

Fear violence? They seek violence. It's just another way to garner attention when the ideas are too weak to do so on their own.

[-] 3 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

I hope the government doesn't seek violence


[-] -3 points by Grownup3 (-30) 7 years ago

I wish the protesters didn't. But they do. Provoking the police is a deliberate strategy to garner attention. It's just a reflection of the weakness of the ideas, just like parking a bunch of cars and interfering with people just trying to go about their business.

People will have to listen? They've already listened. They've listened and rejected the message.

[-] 4 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 years ago

the protesters don't seek violence

[-] -1 points by ikki6 (11) 7 years ago

your right, they don't seek it, they provide it

[-] 5 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

Let's contrast the protest with the actions of the 1 %, shall we? Illegally invading soveriegn nations, bombing all infrastucture, including hospitals and schools and water supply and power plants, then killing hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, while using depleted uranium rounds to ensure the next fifty generations suffer mutations and congenital defects.

Oh, that's right......there is no way to compare the two incidents at all.

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (8719) 7 years ago

Kinda gives another interpretation to the word terrorism, doesn't it?

[-] 0 points by Grownup3 (-30) 7 years ago

But you're the 1% too, just on the socialist side of things. You just self-importantly claim to be the 99%.

If you had better ideas, you'd be persuading people, not taking their commutes hostage. You can get attention, but that doesn't close the "sale" as we've now seen again and again.

[-] 0 points by ikki6 (11) 7 years ago

so because they did that makes it ok for you to cause even more damage? Cause more money to be spent on the damage and interruptions you cause? pfft children these days, no sense in logical thought these days

[-] 4 points by Builder (4202) 7 years ago

"so because they did that" makes it imperative that the people get off their collective arses (asses if you're American) and protest in any way, shape, or form they are capable of protesting.

I kind of got the idea I was dealing with a troll earlier.

Sorry to be wasting your time.