Sep 26, 2011

Wall Street Hippies

Many downtown workers encountered demonstrators last week at Zuccotti Park, some with a group called Occupy Wall Street.

"Occupy Wall Street, a noble but fractured and airy movement of rightly frustrated young people, had a default ambassador in a half-naked woman who called herself Zuni Tikka. A blonde with a marked likeness to Joni Mitchell and a seemingly even stronger wish to burrow through the space-time continuum and hunker down in 1968, Ms. Tikka had taken off all but her cotton underwear and was dancing on the north side of Zuccotti Park, facing Liberty Street, just west of Broadway. Tourists stopped to take pictures; cops smiled, and the insidiously favorable tax treatment of private and hedge-fund managers was looking as though it would endure." [source pic and text]

But as usual, even though their intentions were great - they were disjointed, mis-messaged, had zero media presence or reason for the media to give a flying fart. Reason number one? There's no violence. Hate to say it, but violence sells car commercials and beer. The guy on stills might get a mention on, maybe the Huffington Post.

You'd never know that the protest got its start because a bunch of people on Wall Street crashed the economy through criminal negligence and not a single arrest or conviction has been made. The SEC has apparently destroyed evidence to protect the guilty, and they're the regulators. Oops!

Ever wonder why the media doesn't cover hippie drum circles? Especially the one that's infesting Wall Street? There are only 6 real media outlets - and they're all media multi-conglomerates. ABC/Disney, NBC/Comcast, CBS, Viacom, Time Warner, and News Corp. If they took a camera down there, that'd only make the drum circles louder, and piss off their broker. And owners.

Besides, doesn't anyone have a Slayer disk in lower Manhattan? That'll clear that hippie problem up in no time. Or maybe a soap and water canon?

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