Monday, October 3, 2011

we know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat...

Since the Live Stream Channel of Occupy Wall Street aired this well-known scene from Sidney Lumet's satirical film NETWORK (1976), many people now appear to revisit this masterpiece.

I want all of you to get up out of your chairs.
I want you to get up right now,
And go to the window, open it,
Stick your head out and yell,
"I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take this anymore!"

At this moment I just quote LENIN'S TOMB.

While the petty bourgeoisie is largely a bedrock of reaction, it can have its radical moments, especially when capitalism is wrecking the lives of small traders, shopkeepers, homeowners - as we've recently seen in Greece, where the lower middle class is overwhelmingly on the side of the working class and the left in this fight. I'm just saying that while one wants ultimately to win people to consistently anticapitalist politics, a sort of leftist, Naderite populism opposing the 99% to the 1% (the people against the ruling class in other words) is not a terrible place to start.

The Brooklyn Bridge mass arrest footage-the protesters chant "the whole world's watching."

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