Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 5, 2012, 10:18 a.m. EST by rrazputin
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The average lifespan of a dollar bill is 22 months. That really isn’t that long is it? We’ve all found pennies from decades ago. But still, think about it for a second. 22 months is a long time to be spreading a message for. This is what I want you to do. Go around your house and get every dollar bill you can find. Doesn’t matter what denomination, ones, fives, tens, twenties. Grab them all. Now flip them over on the back, the side with the great big white house or capitol building or Lincoln memorial on it. Look how blank it is, it’s like a canvas isn’t it? Grab a sharpie marker and write “#Occupy” across that big beautiful canvas. Now spend the dollar. Tip a waiter with it, give it to a homeless person. You know what you just did? You just spread our message.
Assuming that your dollar was halfway through its lifetime, it will be kicking around your city, or hell maybe even the country for the next year bringing the message of occupy everywhere it goes. A year is along time. That’s one revolution around the sun, 365 days of protest, maybe even twice that if it’s a new dollar. Keep doing it with every new bit of cash you get.
Of course, you can artificially duplicate the message. Take a twenty and write occupy on it, then take it to a cashier and have them trade you for two tens. Take those tens and write occupy on them, then take the tens to another cashier and have them exchange them for four fives dollar bills. Repeat the process for twenty ones and write the message across all of those. With twenty dollars you have spread the message of occupy twenty-seven times. That is one “#Occupy” for every seventy-four cents. Not bad. Now imagine doing it with a fifty, or a hundred dollar bill. Imagine all of those dollars zipping around the country. Imagine someone getting a dollar in change from a cashier and seeing “#Occupy” written on it. Imagine what they will think.
Right now in America, money equals free speech. Its sad, and it needs to be changed, but its true. So I say that’s fine. Lets use our “free speech”. Spread the wealth, spread the message.