2 November 2011
What Are Occupy Vancouver's Demands?
I like to listen to music or listen to the Bill Good show in my car on my lunch break. Today it was Bill Good. I should have listened to Motorhead. He had on some asshole business something-or-other complaining about Occupy Vancouver. Said they should be paying taxes for occupying Crown land. Like I said, he is an asshole.
Fuck the Crown.
His other major complaint was that Occupy Vancouver has no articulate demand they seem to be fighting for. I have been hearing that a lot before Bill Good's producer scrounged up this motherfucker to belly-ache on the radio, I thought to myself as I ate my sawmill sandwich.
What the fuck do they want?
Then it came to me, helped along, no doubt, by Winnipeg's Pat Murtagh, whose Molly's Blog you will find on my sidebar of links. Murtagh's conclusion is that "The Movement is the Message." In a classical societal value confrontation the aggrieved lower powered party demands X, Y and Z from the higher powered party that is pissing them off, then settles for X, Y and part of Z if they stage a successful confrontation. Like the Woodlands clusterfuck and many, many other such situations.
I think what the Occupy Movement is doing is making a demand of the 99%, not so much of the 1%. They are demanding that we wake the fuck up and begin making demands ourselves: from our fucking bosses, from our sleazy fucking governments, from the greedy fucking corporations. i.e. From the anti-democratic institutions that are responsible for locking out health care workers who wish to be paid more than twelve bucks an hour; from governments that run power utilities and everything else they touch like it is their own private Motherfucking Kingdom; from the greedy bosses who are behind that shit.
I have a demand that asshole on Bill Good's programme might be able to understand - go fuck yourself!