Posted 8 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 12:31 a.m. EST by metapolitik
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I NEED SOME HELP DOWN HERE!
The good news is that I live in a beautiful, natural paradises. The bad news is... My area is sadly lacking enough radicals to hold a decent protest.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with St. John & St. Thomas, this is the place where the 1% come to buy vacation homes and sail their yachts. With most of the island being National Park, land prices here are insane! Meaning that only the 1% can afford to buy land. And with rental villas going for upwards of $2500 a week (?!), it is becoming harder and harder for regular people like myself to simply find affordable housing.
You Occupiers will certainly get cold up there (and you will). Might I suggest coming to the Caribbean and help me 'Occupy the VI'. There's a nice, recently remodeled park here with room for about 200 tents, public bathrooms nearby, and (best of all):
A kick ass, white sand beach across the street.
Here's a photo: http://tinyurl.com/6eboeax (not the beach, the park adjacent)
[An interesting side note: That statue you see in the photo is commemorating the slave uprisings that happened here hundreds of years ago when this was a dutch sugar plantation. Thousands of slaves rose up and put an end to slavery in the West Indies. Appropriate symbolism for what we are doing.]
Every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, thousands of well heeled CEO types come here to spend their filthy lucre on expensive jewelry and dining. It is a place for them to escape the hustle and bustle of corporate life and to get away from news media, protesters, etc...
How truly awesome it would be for them to arrive on the Ferry, ready for a nice Thanksgiving weekend away from the hustle and bustle of protesters and news media... Only to find 200+ protesters camped-out in the backyard of their favorite escape :)
Contact me for details: http://metapolitik.org/contact
Or, check it out the MeetUp page: http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/St-John-VI/