So we’ve gone from “Occupy Wall Street”, to the “Flea Party”, to “Pigs at the Trough” and now another fitting descriptive label “The Occupation Party”. If that doesn’t speak of Marxist ideology, well you must have slept through every class during your public education.
A West Coast legend does his part.
Yup. This just happened. Right after receiving the victorious news from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that Occupy Wall Street doesn't have to move out of Zuccotti Park after all, protest organizers learned they'd been blessed with a Shepard Fairey original.
An East Coast art-blog editor who's been keeping up with the artistic aspects of OWS (and oh, there are many -- in L.A. too!) told WNYC radio of Fairey's "Occupation Party" invite: "I think it's really great that it's an upward looking positive image, as well as it tries to tie together a little bit of the radicalism of the 60's with today."
Indeed -- Fairey's apparently still on his strong-black-person-gazing-majestically-into-the-heavens kick. But will his (very kind) contributions to the movement revive the Obama "Hope" curse?
Fairey's portrait of the president lured millions of huddled hipsters to the voting booths in 2008. But after many of them decided he's just as useless as the next paid-off politician -- seeing as, you know, the sky didn't rain down free pot and iPads -- the "Hope" symbol took on a new cheesy patriotism. Click here for the full story.
The truth is found posted within the comment section of this article:
Rad 4 hours ago
Looks like Angela Davis...the black radical from the 70's. This whole Occupy thing is going to blow up in the left's faces.
cre8more said "Were there "white punks"...of course. Were there college professors
debating issues intelligently...yes. Were there blacks, latinos, and
other people of color expressing their thoughts with conviction, passion
and a prevailing sense of civility...ABSOLUTELY."
And tell me, were there people calling for bringing back the guillotine? Yes. For beheading bankers? Yes. Complaining that the protest wasn't violent enough? Yes. That the entire system of capitalism be destroyed? Yes. That this country needs a real revolution? Yes. That there were representatives of the communist party? Yes. That the protest was called for by a group out of Canada that don't even live under our political system? Yes.
If you are going to tell the truth, tell the whole truth. This has been a 3 ring circus from jump street. The problem is, it's using people's anger or envy over 100 different issues, and when the only uniting factor is anger, being fueled by global reformists that are not part of or care about the American way of life, you are creating a brew that is not good for the 99%, not good for civilization. If you get your 100 wishes, the economy will be worse, entitlements will be unsustainable, blood will run in the streets, and the system that has done more for the quality of life of millions around the globe will be weakened.