Saturday, 5 November 2011

Dear, #OccupyBrisbane...

Unless you're living in a hole in the ground ... not shared by a protester ... you probably have heard of the "Occupy" movement going on at the moment. In reality, it's going to achieve fuck all, and is currently only annoying people. In the beginning of the Brisbane effort I was fairly apathetic towards the entire thing. I saw it on the news previously and had an idea it was about something to do with 1% of the population having the majority share of the wealth ... or something.

I figured if you're uncomfortable with not having money, then work, hard, and get some ... like they did. For two weeks Occupy Brisbane was fraught with infighting and lack of direction. Worse, there wasn't a lack of direction, there was NO direction at all. In the end even the organizers went: "Fuck this", and packed their bag/s and went home. Unsurprisingly various factions who have their own agenda against the police and government took control and screwed it into what became 4 grand worth of fines. I work in the city. I saw this every day, and I even saw the last moments when the council handed out the fines. It pissed me off having to work 60 hours+ a week only to see these idiots ranting about whatever, ruining my park, every day.

Then I saw a vid by Sean Bedlam. Batshit crazy fucker, but made sense. When asked why is he doing it - in Melbourne - and he replies: "Are you fucken retarded? You need ONE reason for this" ... and I got it. It gave me clarity. Here's his 'Why' vid.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to join the fuckers ... although being a staunch police supporter I would very much like to experience a forced eviction just to see if these people are full of shit or not .... from their lines. But I GET what he's saying.

Personally, I think the current Australian government is a joke. Gillard ebbs and flows with the polls and Abbott is fucken retarded. This perplexes me. I have no hope in the future of the government. Insurance companies are responsible for the deaths of 25 people who committed suicide after the January floods in the Lockyer Valley. Why aren't we angry about that? Fuel prices go up with MOMENTS of oil price rises but it takes weeks to go down when oil does. I saw a stat a while ago that said 25,000 American troops have suicided as a result of being in combat. 5000-ish have died as a result of combat. Australian troops are dealing with HORRENDOUS mental illness.

I could go on. Those are just a few of the things that get to me about life. This place is broken. People are second to money. This upsets me.

They have gone about it the wrong way and I HATE when they instigate fights with the police JUST for video footage. Once the police commit to moving you, you are going. They can't back out, and you know it. But I get the anger. It's just shame that anger and sadness isn't a unified voice for all. Maybe when you get a common goal and agenda you might see me standing next to them on the weekends.

...maybe I could cash some RDO's....


  1. 25000 US committing suicide seems to be a bit high, but bet you'll see spikes in issues later on. It happens after every war.

    There have always been inequities in wealth and power. Nature of the beast that is man. No protest will change that. Read up on the Russian revolution and the aftermath.

    That said, one wonders how much is enough for some people. If you have $10 billion, doesn't the number become meaningless after a while? How much is enough?

    How does one balance not penalizing hard working people that make money through their ideas and sweat against corporate types whose best idea to increase profitability is to send the jobs to (name your favorite cheap-labor country)? I don't know.

  2. People ARE second to money now. In my line of work, I see people's lives in utter financial ruin because they had the nerve to get cancer and want treatment for it.

  3. I tried to find the reference, YDog, I believe Michael Ware stated it in a lecture.

    I don't know either mate. Short of some sort of guillotine festival nothing WILL change until the societal evolution of man forces it so. It'll be a war of some description that does it. Will of the people won't as long as we rely on the current structure to live our lives.

    Jen. Yeah, the fraudulent scam that is insurance is heart breaking for people with a heart. For everyone else, if they make a business/transaction promise we are legally obliged to follow through with that promise. Those fuckers aren't.

  4. Though I agree the world is a fucked up place, I offer you this: Put yourself in the place of a man who owns a wealthy business and has worked himself from the ground up and/or been given it by daddy and works on Wall St, now.

    A bunch of people (who ARE abusing drugs at these camps, ARE having issues with rape at these camps, they ARE going to rallies that've been known to get out of control EVEN THOUGH THEYRE PREGNANT, and are LETTING THEIR CAMP be over run with the homeless, who realistically are just there cuz theyre giving out free food and getting drunk) start rallying on your street. Lol Wtf do you care about their opinion? Occupy Occupy.

  5. Don't be retarded. Without re-reading what I wrote, I believe I said I understand the vibe of what it's about, not agree with absolutely EVERYTHING that happens there and might happen there.


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