Or, as Ian Fleming would call them, the Occupussies.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to respond to one or more of the following quotes (which I shamelessly copied and pasted from Best of the Web) in the combox. Chris, keep your language clean. Aelf, follow directions. Everyone else: let the dialogue flow! [My comments]
"We the people are the powers that be."--Allen Lasley, 26 ["Alas, poor Lasley, I knew him well. Whether 'tis nobler to crap on the sidewalk or tell the homeless guy that Skid Row is thataway is the question."]
"We have to stop taking and start giving. That is the mind shift I am trying to bring to the world."--Matt Wegner, 53 [Start by giving my park back, and the taxpayer $$ it cost to throw you out.]
"Government power is an illusion. We placed them there. We can always take it away from them."--Michael Basillas, 26 ["What's a precinct?"]
"Politics matters. It is not peripheral. If you want to build a better world, you have to engage in the political process. We need to build a kinder, gentler world."--Joseph Thomas, 50 ["Politics matters, but I couldn't find 'politics' with both hands and a flashlight until I found this tent in front of city hall. BTW, what city is this?"]
"The major thing is that something is wrong with society."--Vivian Ortiz, 19 [Being a conscious human being is harder for some than for others. Bless her heart.]
"The disparity in wealth is saddening. To do nothing is just not an option for my soul."--Gabriel Martinez, 25 ["Your soul is saddened by envy and your materialistic urges. Get a bath, get a job, get a girl. Or join the Army. Your choice."]
"The government is totally messed up. Everybody here can agree on one thing: Things are not right."--Rachel Bulisky, 29 [Once again proving that if you make a general enough statement, you can get everyone to agree.]
Late breaking! We're going on a hunger strike!!
For our movement to grow we need new, outdoor space. We need to hear the voices of those who for too long have been voiceless. We recognize the long history of hunger strikes as a radical action that has liberated countries, communities and individuals from repression, slavery and injustice. From colonial India to modern Turkey; from the Northern Ireland H-Block cells to Palestinian prisons; from 1970s Cuba to present-day California, hunger strikes have amplified the voices of the oppressed to declare they have been silenced for far too long.
But was the hunger strike in Cuba voluntary? This sounds like they ripped off Lucy's speech from the "Friend of the Friendless" story line, where she thought everyone had forgotten her birthday, so she joined a Salvation Army-type street ministry, complete with a drum circle and a Cuban!