Rise and almost comical fall of Occupy Wall Street movement in Boston is documented with original videos of eyewitness.
At Saturday our banal family promenade from South Station Boston back to Arlington began with encounter of festivity at Purchase Street that former place of Green Monster where small crowd of young people camping affront of Federal Reserve Bank. Slogans and thoughts do not dominate event. My mind reading tool indicated mix of fear, confusion and intuitive feeling of self-righteousness. Kids obviously have no clue how Wall Street sharks eat them alive but they feel the pain.
|Occupy Wall Street kids come to Boston.|
|At Saturday our banal family promenade from South Station Boston back to Arlington began with encounter of festivity at Purchase Street that former place of Green Monster where small crowd of young people camping affront of Federal Reserve Bank. Slogans and thoughts do not dominate event. My mind reading tool indicated mix of fear, confusion and intuitive feeling of self-righteousness. Kids obviously have no clue how Wall Street sharks eat them alive but they feel the pain.|
It is long story. Main idea is that democracy is not
identical to capitalism and capitalism is not the same as free
market. In other words life is not fair game.
Yes. You are right, financial system transforms itself by myriads of reasons and circumstances from self adjusted investment machine into ugly pump soaking all present and future income from your pockets and dreams to vault of Wall Street. Bankers now are not financers of industrialists they are parasites on the body of society. No more, no less.
So you think you so smart that you can speculate? Ha! Stock exchange is rigged game. Outsiders have slim chance to win. On long run lone speculator will be 50/50 on their bets but will loss transaction fee for every bet. The more day trader will play the richer will be broker firm he uses. But it is not all.
Market can be truly random for most and predictable for few at the same time. Very fat cat who can manipulate price for stock or commodity is able to do following procedure. He can randomly put finger on chart and decide that in a random period of time the price will be. Only he and his cronies will now that number. This number will be truly random. Nobody will be able from rational considerations predict it. In right time this fat cat will make right bet and surely win. Crowd will lose as always. Crowd is you, kids. You are right to be upset.
You can vote for progressive again. Ancient Rome progressed from democracy to imperial super power via serial killers and orgies to barbarians and dark ages. Modern progressives congratulate themselves about orgies trying not to see serial killer part. You can hail Obama again. Good luck to be cynically betrayed once more. But you can also think and look with open eyes asking simple question: is this person or organization good for me, for society? Wall Street in present form is bad beyond repair. Political establishment is no more as servant of Wall Street. Obama is their imposter. Lets resist.
Initially submitted at Oct. 1, 2011; 23:50Occupy everything movement later have continuation and sort of comedian conclusion. Occupiers spent money of their patrons and returns home... There is account of events in Boston:
|Occupy Wall Street kids are 99% people at Columbus day 2011 Boston.|
|At Columbus day Sunday 2011 two parties meet. Official celebration of occupation America with European civilization and imaginary occupation foundation of our society - centers of financial parasites with disoriented and betrayed by political establishment kids. God should bless them but he resign us.|
|Occupy Wall Street Boston branch of 99% kids at World actions day.|
|Occupy Wall Street Boston branch at World occupy day. Occupy Boston Camp near Federal Reserve Building holds its ground one more week. Mega billions transport project to remove green monster from downtown brings some collateral and unexpected damage to landscape -- political campground of stealing dreams. Twin town of Chinatown. Humans can accommodate to any circumstances. There are sort of coziness with flavor of intellectual sexuality with spicy addition of dirty hopelessness of homelessness here. As usual any energy rich source as Occupy everything movement is attracts all related and not so much social interests. Religion groupies want to scandal when they have megaphone but opponents not. It is fair as soon God on their side. Antiwar activists like to gather crowd and chanting banalities as zombies. 9/11 truth seekers can not finally accept that nobody cares who actually commits conspiracy. Normal person feels that truth makes him unemployed. Hayward intellectuals are in good shape and concern only about vandals assaulting Poor house. Political process must spin on and on.|
|Spontaneous celebration on streets after eviction Occupy Boston kids tent dirty spot.|
|In anticipation of my tomorrow birthday Major of Boston made some preparation by cleaning dirty spot left by Occupy Boston kids. In a less than half a day there are no more hints of ugly tents and meaningless slogans. Landscape workers bring new soil, police keep place from any attempts to occupy it again, apparently nobody even want to try such sort of political act again. Only who has voice deserve freedom of speech, kids. Meanwhile streets of Boston filled up with jolly happy crowd. Orchestras plays something cheerful. Bear character dances. Ho-Ho-Ho group ho-ho-hos enthusiastically. Frog pool transforms itself into skate place for skillful skaters and for not so much. One man-orchestra performs something popular someday long time ago. Small but fool of life crowd of Russian youth roundelay marking last elections. If to read slogans they look like protesting... Mystery Russian soul. Carols are heard in Prudential mall from everywhere. Boston is such a beautiful city.|
|Occupy Boston kids abandon tent camp at black Friday after 2011 thanksgiving.|
|At warm noon at black Friday after 2011 thanksgiving occupy Boston kids look like abandon tent camp in the heart of Boston downtown after more than two month of sort of active life. Tents are on the place. Police protects them OK. But there is no life. Eatery is closed with dirty something. Apples are not touched maybe the problem that they are injected by sleeping poison and everybody passed into fairy tale dream until crisis will resolve itself. Librarian is sleep inside doom of wisdom, press has nothing to do here and media tent is disappeared. Buy, kids. You started good. Nevertheless normal life is continues -- somebody preach against organized religion. Alien like fireman suit scares nobody. And Salvation Army rings are dinging. Christmas is coming already.|
|Occupy Wall Street folks put Harvard University yard on lock for public.|
|At warm November morning of 2011 Harvard yard was put on lock from general public. Occupy style tent camp appears at the heart of capitalist science. So embarrassing that science authorities respond in most totalitarian way -- just hide a shame of bought political science that produced nothing but excuses for predatory capitalism. They said globalization is good and bring mass unemployment. They said that growth the only solution and ignoring that there is no space for growth on our small planet anymore. They buried Poor at his home at last.|
Dec. 7, 2017; 12:01 EST