Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"The Beginning is Near"

From the Third Edition: Occupied Wall Street Journal
One thing I love about this movement is the creativity of signs. I just love 'em. It's truly an artform unto itself. I heard from Amy Goodman on the Charlie Rose show mention that the pizza boxes in Zuccotti Park are being used to create signs.

How green and metaphorical is that?

The narrative is changing. Bank of America eliminates a fee. Small stuff. But this thing is growing.

And when the Congressional Budget Office explains that the gulf between the haves and have nots is growing, the Occupy movement gets even more credibility (as if it really required it).



Hitting the big time. OWS is changing the narrative.

And even the mainstream media is taking take notice. As the Christian Science Monitor mentioned recently:
"...the movement has already changed the public debate in America. Consider, for example, last week’s Congressional Budget Office report on widening disparities of income in America. It was hardly news – it’s already well known that the top 1 percent now gets 20 percent of the nation’s income, up from 9 percent in the late 1970s. But it's the first time such news made the front page of the nation's major newspapers...Why? Because for the first time in more than half a century, a broad cross-section of the American public is talking about the concentration of income, wealth, and political power at the top." 
A quick Google search on Occupy Wall Street within last 24 hours revealed the following links in the top 12 or so hits. Yeah. I'd say the narrative is changing....
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Just for kicks, I typed "Occupy sign" in Google images and got...349 million results. Wait. What?



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