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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Occupy LSX - You Missed

Unsurprisingly, the Occupy London Stock Exchange thing lasted only a few brief hours last night.  Without getting into the politics of it all, the Occupy thing is destined to fail no matter where you hold it.  There are lots of reasons for this, but the most important one, in my opinion, is that any successful revolution and occupation requires the real threat of force and violence at a minimum.  I am not suggesting that anyone should use force or violence, I'm just telling you how these things have actually worked in the past.  We're not talking about protests at universities here.  We're talking about a proper revolution.  Think what you like, but occupying LSX isn't going to change anything.  Ever.

You want to change the world for the better?  You need to get rid of the politicians who are screwing you over every day.  It is your politicians who are taking your money and giving it to the banks to prop them up instead of letting the banks fail.  It is your politicians who pass the laws that restrict your freedoms and civil liberties to support big businesses, who in turn support big, powerful governments.  So if you're going to occupy anything, you might consider:

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Or, if you prefer a more democratic route, you can Vote Them All Out.  I like the latter, personally.  No one gets harmed by violence and the career politicians, who are responsible for this dreadful mess we find ourselves in, are out of a job.  As they should be.