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Forum Post: Let's Have a Big March on Wall Street Again, Who's With Me?

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 20, 2011, 7:51 p.m. EST by WilliamNYC (11)
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We all need to get out on Wall St again en masse with a huge march. I've been to Occupy several times but, like millions of other people, I tremendously support the movement but I can't put up camp indefinitely. Thus we need to organize a huge one day march for everyone who wants their voice to be heard and their message to be seen.
Everyone who is with me and wants to hit the streets again, show me some support and we can start talking planning



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[-] 2 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 10 years ago


"Welcome to the revolution. Our elites have exposed their hand. They have nothing to offer. They can destroy but they cannot build. They can repress but they cannot lead. They can steal but they cannot share. They can talk but they cannot speak. They are as dead and useless to us as the water-soaked books, tents, sleeping bags, suitcases, food boxes and clothes that were tossed by sanitation workers Tuesday morning into garbage trucks in New York City. They have no ideas, no plans and no vision for the future.

Our decaying corporate regime has strutted in Portland, Oakland and New York with their baton-wielding cops into a fool’s paradise. They think they can clean up “the mess”—always employing the language of personal hygiene and public security—by making us disappear. They think we will all go home and accept their corporate nation, a nation where crime and government policy have become indistinguishable, where nothing in America, including the ordinary citizen, is deemed by those in power worth protecting or preserving, where corporate oligarchs awash in hundreds of millions of dollars are permitted to loot and pillage the last shreds of collective wealth, human capital and natural resources, a nation where the poor do not eat and workers do not work, a nation where the sick die and children go hungry, a nation where the consent of the governed and the voice of the people is a cruel joke.

Get back into your cages, they are telling us. Return to watching the lies, absurdities, trivia and celebrity gossip we feed you in 24-hour cycles on television. Invest your emotional energy in the vast system of popular entertainment. Run up your credit card debt. Pay your loans. Be thankful for the scraps we toss. Chant back to us our phrases about democracy, greatness and freedom. Vote in our rigged political theater. Send your young men and women to fight and die in useless, unwinnable wars that provide corporations with huge profits. Stand by mutely as our bipartisan congressional supercommittee, either through consensus or cynical dysfunction, plunges you into a society without basic social services including unemployment benefits. Pay for the crimes of Wall Street.

The rogues’ gallery of Wall Street crooks, such as Lloyd Blankfein at Goldman Sachs, Howard Milstein at New York Private Bank & Trust, the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, the Koch brothers and Jamie Dimon at JPMorgan Chase & Co., no doubt think it’s over. They think it is back to the business of harvesting what is left of America to swell their personal and corporate fortunes. But they no longer have any concept of what is happening around them. They are as mystified and clueless about these uprisings as the courtiers at Versailles or in the Forbidden City who never understood until the very end that their world was collapsing. The billionaire mayor of New York, enriched by a deregulated Wall Street, is unable to grasp why people would spend two months sleeping in an open park and marching on banks. He says he understands that the Occupy protests are “cathartic” and “entertaining,” as if demonstrating against the pain of being homeless and unemployed is a form of therapy or diversion, but that it is time to let the adults handle the affairs of state. Democratic and Republican mayors, along with their parties, have sold us out. But for them this is the beginning of the end..." ~Chris Hedges

[-] 1 points by WilliamNYC (11) 10 years ago

That has nothing to do with this post

[-] 0 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 10 years ago

do you want me to remove? i figured its a good expose to march?

[-] 1 points by WilliamNYC (11) 10 years ago

Now that you've offered, actually I don't mind.

[-] 0 points by Doc4the99 (591) from Washington, DC 10 years ago

and I say keep marching

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

Rockupy Wall Street New Years Eve and begin the march to Philadelphia. Paul Revere rides again!

NGA NOW all roads lead to Philadelphia


[-] 1 points by WilliamNYC (11) 10 years ago

Ok, great, thanks for telling me about the 99declaration. I've been to that site now and even signed up to be a delegate. There's something going on on New Year's Eve?

[-] 1 points by AFarewellToKings (1486) 10 years ago

I combined your idea with another to come up with 'Rockupy and Roll...


[-] 1 points by Americantroll (1) 10 years ago

We are!!!

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 10 years ago

Needs to be nationwide. I don't live in NYC.

[-] 1 points by WilliamNYC (11) 10 years ago

OK, fantastic. Let's start marches all over the place, on the same day. What city do you live in?

[-] 1 points by BlueRose (1437) 10 years ago

I generally don't like to say because of certain trolls on here. I will PM you.

[-] 0 points by Carlitini99 (-167) 10 years ago

Yeah why don't all 5 of the remaining occupiers march.

[-] 0 points by alouis (1511) from New York, NY 10 years ago

Sounds like a great idea. It was just this idea that was first proposed by Adbusters magazine. The hope was that 20,000 people would show up, which didn't happen. I don't know if it would happen anytime soon, but something like that should be a goal.

[-] 1 points by WilliamNYC (11) 10 years ago

Thank you for the encouragement. It's really a simple idea, if more people get on board it wouldn't be that hard to spread the word to the millions. It should be in cities all over the place.

[-] 0 points by danmi (66) 10 years ago

The way this movement has been going in the gutter, you might get a dozen or so to join ranks with ya, if they get permission from their Mama first