Unfortunately the only piece of Occupy literature that I snagged while on
McPherson Square was the small tract that is reproduced without editing below. Titled “STAYING ALIVE” the principle thrust of the tract was to pass on the comments by “Dave” who had just had his ass kicked by ’s finest. Yeah Cops! New York City
I’m not sure that a “friendly” movement would use an octopus trumpeting “The End is HERE, The Beginning is NEAR.” But maybe that’s just me. Page two talks of the “Global Revolution” and the part that “Comrade Dave MacMillan” was playing in it. For the record Dave, I’m glad you got gassed and got your ass kicked.
Page four includes the now iconic image of an occupier wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. Fawkes was a 17th Century criminal who attempted to bomb the British Parliament in 1605. He was executed in 1606. Good role model.
Pages 5 and 6 are rated “R.” I must admit to swearing more than I should, but really – is that what you want your movement to be known for? Your potty mouths? Then again, there was that little old lady that I met who appeared to be pretty damn proud of herself for screaming “F**k!” as a twenty-something. Maybe it’s a liberal thing.
The back cover illustrates the liberal belief that if you keep saying something, someone might actually believe you. Not this time kiddies. We got the memo the last time you ran the “big lie” by us. As for literature – you guys ain’t Hemingway.
All-in-all I would advise our occupiers to pick up a copy of The Washington Times and read “Some Belated Parental Advice” by Marybeth Hicks. Most of us actually learned that lesson from Mom and Dad – I know I did.
Tomorrow is the last installment of “What I did on my Fall vacation;
.” Occupy DC