What do Google, McDonalds, Apple, Dow Chemicals, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Verizon, Exxon and Nike have in common?
They have all replaced the stars in the gigantic bastardized American flag the Occupy KC protesters are flying over their campsite.
At the Liberty Memorial.
Flying a defaced flag upside down at the Liberty Memorial is disgraceful. It’s Occupy KC’s biggest slap in the face yet to a country that has given them and the rest of the world so many great things, with some of the most important and life-changing products and inventions coming from the very companies they attack with their upside-down logo-flag. As in the entire tech and telecommunication industries, and medicines and chemicals that have saved and improved countless lives worldwide, and the oil companies that (while regularly attacked) provide the energy that fuels the world… not to mention Big Macs and Coke, for God’s sake.
Here’s a pic of the disgusting flag, complete with the equally disgusting tent city beneath it.
Additionally, Tony’s KC is reporting that the Occupiers may be planning some sort of mayhem on the Plaza during the Thanksgiving lighting ceremony in their ongoing attempt to piss off every person in the city.
(Although there are further reports that the Occupiers may be upstaged by flash mobs of black youths taking to the Plaza in retribution for the recent curfew kerfuffle, but that’s a story for another day.)
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, some protesters have been in negotiations with the city and Mayor’s office and they may trade vacating their encampment outside City Hall for office space and farmland the city would lease to them for only $1.
I bring this up because while reading this article I came across quite possibly the most ironic and simple-minded quote I have ever read.
Angry over negotiations with the city taking place behind her and other Occupiers’ backs, one protester quipped:
"I don't appreciate people appointing themselves to represent me, to represent us," one woman called out during the assembly.
(Cue evil villain laugh here.)
Amazing, that’s exactly how the rest of us feel about the Occupy movement in the first place… idiots appointing themselves to speak for all of us as if we don’t know well enough to speak for ourselves.
I’m quite certain, however, that the hysterical irony of her accidentally-self-deprecating protest-within-a-protest escaped the weak-handed and limp-wristed grasp of LA’s mouthbreathing blowhards.