Friday, October 28, 2011

I Don't Think the Globe and Mail is Taking #OccupyToronto Seriously

Remember, this is Canada.
Which is populated by Canadians.
Who have a distinct approach to humor.
(see post above)

From the Globe and Mail:

Occupy Toronto: The one-week anniversary party 
On the one-week anniversary of this city's failed copycat protest, the participants got together to share memories and reminisce about the greatest social movement this country has ever seen. Snippets of their conversation have been captured here, for posterity:

“We have these amazing commemorative Occupy shirts for sale. The minimum order was 250, so there will be extras if anyone wants one.” – Dave, 23

“Looking back, I can't believe what we achieved in a few incredible days: government-funded health care, a well-regulated banking system, and a cap on corporate political donations. Our work is done.” – Tracy, 20
“The day after Occupy, I used an ATM and the same old message came up saying you will be charged $1 for this transaction or whatever. But it felt different, somehow. You could tell the ATM felt embarrassed, that it knew it was just another pawn in this charade we call capitalism. I felt sorry for my robot brother.” --Alex, 23

“I have taken to doing the human mic as an act of conscientious citizenry. I went home to have dinner with my parents and when my mother would speak, I would repeat it so that my dad could hear at the other end of the table. At one point, she says 'pass the potatoes' and I shout 'pass the potatoes' and then my dad just freaks out. He starts laying into me and then tells me I'm a pathetic loser.” – Russell, 26

“I'm not making money on these. Okay, like $2 per shirt. But that won't come close to covering what I lose on the extras. So I don't see how you can call that profit.” – Dave, 23

“It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it's time to go, they're still there. I guess that's why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That's the power of greed.” – Jeremy, 38

“If they can bail out the banks out with billions of dollars, why can't they bail me the measly $200 I'm going to lose on these shirts? This is why the system is so unfair. This is why there is so much anger right now. Can't anyone see that?” – Dave, 23