Against capitalism, for what?

16/10/2011

It started with Occupy Wall Street and it’s spread across the globe using communications media which are the product of the system against which they’re protesting.

Several blogs have shown the photo which illustrates further hypocrisy, using and wearing goods produced by the capitalists against whom they rail.

They’re against capitalism, but what are they for and which of the products of capitalism are they prepared to sacrifice for their cause.

Capitalism isn’t perfect but, like democracy, it’s far better than the alternatives.


Occupy Sesame Street

10/10/2011

Occupy Wall Street has provided opportunites for the capitalism against which the protest was launched with a website selling Occupy Wall Street products.

It has also spawned copy cat occupations the best of which is Occupy Sesame Street:

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“Rainbow Connection” is actually about corporate malfeasance. Listen to the words! Also, price of gas still too high. #occupysesamest
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We can’t decide which makes us angrier: that 1% of puppets eat 99% of the cookies, or the fact that none of those cookies are vegan
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Still camping out at Oscar’s to make Cookie Monster switch to fair trade veggies. No progress on that yet, but Oscar may count as freegan!
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Join us! Camp out in front of Oscar’s trashcan until Cookie Monster switches to fair trade veggies. Bring your zombie constume(just because)
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Big Bird is too big to fowl!
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We are now on a hunger strike to force Elmo to disclose his financial records. No more subsidized crayons for wealthy puppets!
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We will not rest until the alphabet and most numbers are redistributed in an equitable manner! Also, gas prices are too high!
Hat tip: Tim Worstall

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