[FoRK] Wall Street Isn't Winning – It's Cheating

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Thu Oct 27 13:12:43 PDT 2011

I think their little utopia is starting to crumble.  Like the macro-world
around them, their society is solidifying.

o Occupy movement forming a Corporation
o Using corporation laws to protect from liability
o Organizing groups looking to sue for recompense
o Decentralized bickering on how to best spend funds to further movement
o Internal taxes to collect for communal good that isn't being provided
o High end natural foods free dinners no longer available because too
  many "outsiders" and homeless people taking advantage of their camps
o Crime, insufficient self-policing
o Dire sanitation issues
o Conflicting anarchist and marxist world views
o Infiltration by Larouchites and anti-semites

Pretty soon there will be two classes of occupyers, those with acceptable
group-think who contribute to the agenda, and those who are seen as
freeloaders and problem people.  They'll cast them out and then blame their
issues on outsiders and outside forces.  It's 1984, Brave New World, Atlas
Shrugged, Lord of the Flies, and Animal Farm all wrapped up in street
theater with a cast of useful idiots.

I look at it this way.  Let's say the 90% were Windows users and the 10%
were those who could afford to spend the extra money on getting a more
feature-full OSX Mac for a computer.   It's not fair that those Mac users
get all those great features, so we should charge a soak the Mac tax so that
anyone buying a Mac also has to pay an extra tax so that they can eventually
give the money to Microsoft to build Mac features into a better version of
Windows.  After 50 years of doing this, the only thing that happens is Macs
get more expensive, the Mac tax grows 10x faster than the price of the
machine which is actually falling due to improved technology, and Windows
never gets any better.


On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:49 PM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> Do you agree?
> Pointed out by a friend:
> http://www.rollingstone.com/**politics/blogs/taibblog/owss-**
> beef-wall-street-isnt-winning-**its-cheating-20111025<http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/owss-beef-wall-street-isnt-winning-its-cheating-20111025>
> Wall Street Isn't Winning – It's Cheating
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