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Forum Post: What Is Our One Demand?

Posted 4 years ago on Aug. 30, 2014, 7:46 p.m. EST by pigeonlady (284) from Brooklyn, NY
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Judging by the poster, it is to stand on the Wall Street bull on one foot. A clearer message might be helpful. Or a variety of slogans or quotes pertinent to the missions of Occupy. Updated material to elucidate each point by which we protest and demand - change for the better of the 99%, which is actually too vague, if that's the demand in question. BTW, I appreciate the inclusion of the man as they are the fairer sex to me, but the attire is less than aesthetically appealing as is the pose.



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[-] 4 points by ShadzSixtySix (1936) 4 years ago

''Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Back Against Wall St. Giants'' - with Bill Moyers (Video 25:28m) :

DEMOCRACY .. rather than demoCRAZY deMOCKERYcy - could be ''Our One Demand'' perhaps with #S17 coming up again next week.

fiat justitia ruat caelum ...

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22843) 4 years ago

One Demand = Economic Fairness For All

[-] 4 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 4 years ago

Margaret Thatcher said "There is no such thing as Society." So we end up being defined by our participation in Markets.Then you end up with some people being progressively marginalized,As whatever they have to sell declines in desirability and commands a lower price,the amount of money they have shrinks,diminishing their importance as a buyer.Finally they can;t sell,and having no money or not enough,they can't buy.An economic system that has a place for everyone would be better,fairer and more reality based.We are not simply"bundles of propensities roaming the land,constantly seeking to maximize pleasure and utility while minimizing pain,cost and risk." Considering ourselves as such we sell ourselves short-we are moar than just meat puppets!

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (22843) 4 years ago

Occupy Wall Street is alive and kicking in the minds of the American people. They now get it that they've been screwed over. Okay, they are not quite sure what to do or how to handle it. But the seeds have been planted.

You can't get watershed change without people realizing that the change is a. necessary and b. possible. We're working on the b. part now because Americans do know that things are not right or fair.

Sadly, some of the people who organized Occupy Wall Street thought we'd have a revolution overnight. That isn't how things work. Look at history. It can take decades for major change to take place.

Occupy Wall Street is a complete success for it has planted the seeds of class consciousness and the impetus for change and those ideas are not going away any time soon.

And, thanks for all your great comments, lately, TrashyHarry.

[-] 3 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 4 years ago

I gotta get moving like right now-I am going Downtown today to find out just how "dead" #OWS really is.My feeling is that there will be decent crowds of people.I am really glad it's not going to rain.Be back in a few days-take it easy,Beautiful.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22843) 4 years ago

Solidarity for September 17, 2014! Have a great time, TH, and we look forward to you reporting back to those of us who can't be there. We'll be with you in spirit, :).

[-] 1 points by pigeonlady (284) from Brooklyn, NY 4 years ago

Hhmmm...maybe SocioEconomic Fairness? Just economic fairness is not enough. Also doesn't cover by-products of rampart industrial expansion.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (22843) 4 years ago

I am a firm believer that economics drives most everything else. That is why if I'm making one demand, economic fairness for all people would be my one demand. I certainly am for political and social fairness as well, but economics trumps both of them, in my opinion.


[-] 0 points by MattHolck0 (3867) 4 years ago

the bull represents the market ?

[-] 3 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 4 years ago

My interpretation of the poster is as follows:the bull represents both the unstoppable force AND the immovable object.The ballerina would represent a force which balances safely above the rampaging animal,fragile,yet unafraid.Traditionally the bull symbolizes irrational and unpredictable power,out of control and dangerous.According to traditional usage,the ballerina is a symbol of grace,discipline and refinement.Also dancers symbolize hidden strength and perseverance.For anyone who doesn't know,there is an unspoken agreement between New Yorkers and the NYPD that Nobody is Allowed to Climb on the Bull Statue.People do feel his balls-the bronze is all shiny from tourists feeling the Balls of the Wall Street Bull.The NYPD will really rough up anybody who climbs on top of the statue.It is Totally Forbidden.

[-] 2 points by pigeonlady (284) from Brooklyn, NY 4 years ago

That is your interpretation of the poster, but does no synchronize with 'our demand', cool analogy though! Seriously, NO ONE is supposed to get on it? I wanna sit on the bull....

[-] 3 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 4 years ago

Personally,I don't care for the poster.I think #OWS would be better represented by a Rooster.Roosters represent the Wake Up Call.Also,a crowing Roo was the signal notifying Jesus that someone he trusted had sold him out.I used to work as a Bonded Messenger in Downtown New York,and I saw people being arrested many times for climbing on the Bull.The cops seemed upset when making the arrests.That is what I remember,The NYPD rarely seem upset,even though they can be quite irritable if they think someone is trying to make their Life moar Difficult.

[-] 3 points by elf3 (4062) 4 years ago

Dress it up like a two headed dragon?

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 4 years ago

The radical Puerto Rican separatists tried to blow it up,if I remember correctly-possibly might have been Weather,not sure.Anyhow it was damaged and had to be repaired.It is truly an eyesore created by an artist of mediocre talent.It is Cartoonish and vulgar in the extreme.A properly trained artist could have done something really beautiful.You get what you pay for when it comes to Art-it was DONATED by the artist.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 4 years ago


No one is supposed to get on it but there are feathered friends of yours which do their "necessary" airstrikes at it. It really intrigues me what the NYPD would do if our national raptor were to build a nest on it and raise a family there.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Haul it off and sell it for scrap - is that thing bronze?

[-] 1 points by pigeonlady (284) from Brooklyn, NY 4 years ago

Wow, bet it weighs a lot. too -- got a really big forklift?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33688) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Know anyone who drives a semi and has some chains?

[-] 1 points by pigeonlady (284) from Brooklyn, NY 4 years ago

Hey, we can rent the stuff from Home Depot! Trucks by the hour.