Sunday, October 02, 2011

Notes for #OccupyWallStreet

Passive resistance and protests are instigated or aggravated by wrongdoers for entertainment rather than for redress of grievances. Do you know any non-violent demonstrations that yielded positive results over the last thirty years?

A Fool's salary lies at the point where the fool believes he is part of the ruling class, but will never achieve it. He's paid just enough to believe he will be protected from underclasses. He is entrusted by the ruling class, to facilitate its enrichment through thuggery and fraud, and he will never experience the pain and suffering of those he bullies and robs, until he retires and realizes too late, the error of his ways.

Police earn a salary just enough to not care about the concerns of the protesters they are called to control. Officers earn just enough to feel like part of the ruling class, but not enough to join the ruling class. They will learn very late in life that they were exploited.