Protesters from Occupy Vancouver marched earlier today to the building that houses the offices of Brookfield Properties to show solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, who have been evicted from Zuccotti Park, which the company owns.
Here’s a quote from the tirade of a spokesperson claiming to represent “the 99%” at this demonstration that’s certain to alienate and aggravate as many (if not more) people as it was meant to attract:
I say we go… and talk to people… and let them know… that we’re talking back our voices… and we’re taking back our power… and it’s way more FUN than all of this other bullshit… And they can come and play with us too!
Maybe it’s just me… you know, being a cranky, burned-out old fart or whatever, but the notion that loudly demonstrating and being disruptive, obnoxious pests is “more fun” than putting in a hard day’s work at some quite possibly mundane job (aka “all of this other bullshit”) strikes me as egregious nonsense. That particular remark was a highly revealing “tell” as they say in poker, indicating the shallow disingenuousness of these pretentious rebels with a nebulous sense of cause.