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The Official Statement From Occupy Wall Street II -- Money Never Sleeps

The Official Statement From Occupy Wall Street II -- Money Never Sleeps

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The Official Statement from Occupy Wall Street II -- Money Never Sleeps
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Official Statement from Occupy Wall Street II - this statement was voted on and approvedby the general assembly of residents around Liberty Square, where the Money Never Sleeps:Declaration of the Occupation of New York CityAs we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass entitlement, we must not losesight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporateforces of the world can know that we are your allies. If you have a nose ring, we are your allies.If your hair is bleached
green, we are your allies. Basically, if you feel sorry for yourself….we
are your allies.As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human racerequires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and uponcorruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of theirneighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporationsdo not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth (all they have to do is ask);and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power.
And most of all, we just don’t know what a corporation is. It sure is an easy target and doesn’t
seem to fight
 back, though. So we’re gonna run with it.
 We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interestover justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembledhere, on private property, as is our right, to let these facts be known.
They have taken
the houses we can’t afford
through an illegal foreclosure process.Sure we lied on the applications. But who can blame us for trying to get something for
free? It’s as American as apple pie.
 They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to giveExecutives exorbitant bonuses.
Frankly, we wish they’d gone out of business. And don’tget us started on paying their Executives. We don’t even believe in this whole concept of 
 
“money.”
They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farmingsystem through monopolization.
We haven’t been able to get our daily wheat grass shots
since coming to Zuccotti and this makes us a little cranky. It is the official position of Occupy Wall Street II
that Whole Foods is…confusing. It is nice and hippy…but the
amazing variety of delicious vegetables makes us feel guilty for living in such an opulent yetcorrupt society. Damn you, Whole Foods! Damn you and your delectable capitalisttomatoes!
Every time we go in, there’s a freaky new kind of melon we’ve never seen
before! And w
e love our flax seeds. But Whole Foods is a corporation. We’re just, like,
saying
, it’s confusing, man
.It is an inalienable human right to get offended if the generation ahead of us expects usto work like
they did to get ahead. It’s an inalienable human right to chill out.
This one
isn’t really about corporations, it’s just something that we needed to get off our chests. Wefeel so…it’s just not fair. Work isn’t fair. Why can’t I support myself 
with donations
 
people give me in exchange for the free patchouli oil I offer them? Every month, I makemore oil
. And my friends seem to like it, they certainly take it. But the donations aren’tenough. Stupid economy. I shouldn’t have to get a job, why me? W
hy why why?They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countlessnonhuman animals, and actively hide these practices.
We’re just gonna come out and say
it: animals are people too. Frankly, we took a poll and found out we
’re all vegans whichmeans we’re simply better people than you. And sorry to say, if you aren’t vegan…we
think that the animals are better people than you too.They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on education,which is itself a human right. What? Where is it in the Declaration of Rights? Thatdocument was written by
dead white men, man. We’re all over it when it comes to freespeech and anything we like. But the stuff we like that isn’t in there, like universal h
ealthcare? Education? Weed? Those are HUMAN rights, ya dig?They have influenced the courts to achieve the same rights as people, with none of theculpability or responsibility. I mean really. Sure. There are 26 types of snails and slugs inOregon that might be endangered and yes, of course, they are people too. But no, a
corporation isn’t worth the life of even one Columbia Dusky Snail.
 They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
Again. It’s a human right to
be able tosearch Craigslist for a little person clown with a foot fetish that I can slather withmayonnaise
without anyone finding out….not that I ever did. Someone hacked into my
computer and if that is what you found--did you find anything weird? Never mind.They determine economic policy, despite the catastrophic failures their policies haveproduced and continue to produce.
They believe in that whole “money” thing! Obviously,
we should be in charge of economic policy.
It’s all we talk about while playing
hacky-sackat Dead shows. Economic policy is easy, especially once you've dropped a few tabs of acidand pulled a few bong hits.They have donated large sums of money to politicians supposed to be regulating them.Because, really, nobody is supposed to give money to politicians who can actually affect
their situations. We’re not really sure what that “quid pro quo” thing is (sigh. Latin.
Aga
in, dead white men.) but we’ll be giving money only to politicians who cannot do
anything to help our cause. That will set a good example for corporations.They continue to block alternate forms of energy to keep us dependent on oil. Really,
since we’d
have to rely on evil corporations for most of these alternative forms of 
energy…we favor compost heaps. Nice, warm, fragrant compost heaps
. Where can I plugmy Macbook Air in, again?They continue to make a profit. Some Big Pharma companies block generic forms of medicine to do so. Somebody tried to explain that this profit is how those companies fundthe research that led to the discovery of his cancer treatment, but he got shouted down, the

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