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BPD Commissioner: If the protestors do not leave by nightfall, we will remove them.
10/10/11 11:14 PM
— Overheard at Occupy Wall Street (via youthiswasted)
— Chuck Palahniuk, Lullaby (2002)
Maybe the crystallizing moment came when some doofus yelled “get a job” at us, and the crowd yelled back—not “fuck the system,” but “we want jobs.”
There was another crystallizing moment, though, of a different sort. We were gathering and preparing to march, and one woman asked timidly, “are we allowed to march here?” The answer: “we’re always allowed to march.”
Maybe all that we’re proving is that protest still exists in this country—that a person with no “power” except the ability to stand in the street and hold up a sign is still a person with a voice. That’s pretty fucking important right there."
— David Graeber, The Guardian (UK), September 25, 2011 (via youthiswasted)