I’m probably one of the least anti-bankster people ’round these parts, but I don’t agree with John that Occupy Wall Street is a bad idea. New York is a city that goes 80% Democrat in national elections, but it’s also where many, maybe most, Galtian overlords live. If you scare these motherfuckers enough (and I’m as nonviolent as they come, to be clear), they’ll simmer down with the fuck-the-poor, fuck-the-middle-class Pethokoukian/Santellian/Randian fantasies. An extra 3.2% on your taxes is worth if it means you can walk easily from your office to your hired car, if you’re making seven figures.
There are those who say that Broderian “purely democratic” remedies are the answer here, I’m sure. Tell that to reproductive rights providers in the Dakotas, okay?
Scare the overlords now with benign protest or scare them later with Baader-Meinhoff or scare them even later with a real reign of terror. I’ll take the first option please, but let’s stop pretending these aren’t the only options.
Update. Point taken:
Here’s the thing: Are the Galtian overlords afraid of drumming circles when they can muster the thugs/cops to pepper spray people?