And we were thinking we could Occupy Thom Yorke and 3D for being wealthy. Not to call out one of our favorite musicians, and we do appreciate care and politics in music, but um, millionaire is a millionaire. Rather him talk about the environment. Not banking.
This is a really brilliant video produced by the London Guardian to explain in detail how it is we came to this inequality and distribution of wealth in the United States, and how the Occupy movement has taking the concept of “richer getting richer, poorer getting poorer” to the streets. Must-see.
Seriously, we are talking about white people protesting the “powers that be.” Their dads, basically. So sooner or later, this generation of bloggers, tumblers, tweeters, filmmakers, art school grads, and basically people who spend most of their time in front of their Facebook pages were going to go to the protests to find hot chicks.
Why do guys do anything except to get hot chicks? Most men would love to have a Wall Street job to pick up a hot chick (and hot chicks mostly want a guy in a BMW wagon who will take them to the Four Seasons in Hawaii on their birthday), so this video and Tumblr makes too much sense. ITS THE REALITY. GO PROTEST, FIND A HOT CHICK, JUST ADMIT IT.
We are not even being cynical. If we had single friends, we would send them to Occupy a Hot Chick. Hey-o.
Another great project from Los Angeles-graffiti artist and social activist, Saber. Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, Saber is participating by creating an art project revolving around the American flag. Here is his statement…
Its October 14, 2011, day 28 of #OccupyWallstreet. America is rocked. The world is watching, the media is manipulating, people are energized. Citizens have come together to express their frustration with corruption through this robust and peaceful protest movement.
Occupy Wall Street is the first real protest movement of my generation. Satellite movements have sprung up in every major city across the country including Los Angeles. Making art is the best way I know how to participate and what a better way then to create a huge American Flag that breaks up into 64 individual protest signs laid on the South East lawn of City Hall. The slogans written on each sign were grabbed from the related Twitter hash tag topics on #OccupyWallstreet #OccupyLA. With the frustrations of the 99% mounting, Pandora’s Box has been thrust open. Complacency is no longer an option…………