Thursday, November 24, 2011

"Occupy Christmas"?

The Occupy Wall Street movement - a left-wing anarchist organization, an outgrowth of President Obama's anti-capitalist rhetoric, a movement which has been enthusiastically endorsed, and embraced, by Obama, the renowned Community Organizer - is now planning to Occupy Christmas:
Occupy Wall Street protesters are training their sights on a new target: holiday shopping.

From Seattle to Long Island, New York, activists are planning a host of actions during the Black Friday shopping weekend -- from marching on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. supercenters and organizing sit-ins at malls to cutting up credit cards and running faux stores to exchange used items and avoid consumerism.

Though the activities are set to begin Friday -- the traditional start to the holiday season that kicks off early in the morning with a blizzard of discounts -- they are part of a larger protest known as OccupyXmas that will continue through Dec. 25.

"Consumer overconsumption has gotten us into this mess and the economic crisis to begin with," said Dana Balitki, a spokeswoman for the Occupy Wall Street protesters. "The work we're trying to do is to get people to care about the country, to get us focused on how we can take care of each other, redirect our resources and learn how to better connect with each other."

In Washington, Occupy protesters from Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham and Everett plan to gather at a Wal-Mart in the city of Renton, south of Seattle, Friday afternoon. A similar protest is scheduled at the Valley Stream, N.Y., Wal-Mart...

Other groups are planning more subtle actions. Activists in Idaho plan to dress up as "consumer zombies" and wander around shopping centers to protest what they see as the numbing effect of conspicuous consumption...
Zombies, indeed.....

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