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#OCCUPYXMAS begins

Here comes the new Normal.

This years’ Black Friday was a resounding success. Fifty-five billion dollars chimed through cash registers across the USA. Two hundred and fifty-thousand people went into the malls and spent on average 400 hundred dollars each, the biggest shopping day ever. Some notable purchases included ten limited edition Ferraris with matching luggage from Neiman Marcus’s exclusive holiday catalogue, $395,000 each, gobbled up in under an hour.

We in the 99%, alongside our sympathetic friends in the 1%, need to challenge this “normal” way of doing Xmas and come up with a new normal. The holidays need another paradigm.

So what are we occupiers going to do different this season? For starters, we’re going to take the personal plunge and move our money. We’re going to take it away from the big banks and put it into our local credit unions. And that will be the one great first step in breaking beyond the encampments and into the new Xmas imagination.

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gorvis448

Do we really suppose that we can change the minds of the resource gobbling, climate denying, jesus loving, Dodge truck driving, UFC watching, Fox news believing society? I hope we can, and I guess Xmas is a good place to start, but I think we are gonna have to come to blows eventually.

Too bad they own all the guns...

gorvis448

Do we really suppose that we can change the minds of the resource gobbling, climate denying, jesus loving, Dodge truck driving, UFC watching, Fox news believing society? I hope we can, and I guess Xmas is a good place to start, but I think we are gonna have to come to blows eventually.

Too bad they own all the guns...

Anonymous

The smug pretentiousness of this comment made me throw up a little. And whats wrong with UFC!? MMA is an awesome sport. Only right wingers watch it? News to me. You should watch some, it might give you some pointers for when you and your hipster buddies decide to 'come to blows' with the evil conservatives.
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous

The smug pretentiousness of this comment made me throw up a little. And whats wrong with UFC!? MMA is an awesome sport. Only right wingers watch it? News to me. You should watch some, it might give you some pointers for when you and your hipster buddies decide to 'come to blows' with the evil conservatives.
Merry Christmas!

gorvis448

I'm a little old to be considered a hipster, but thanks all the same. As for MMA being a sport, it is a brawl in a cage, a gladiator spectacle to keep people distracted from the decay of society, and of course a huge money maker for some. It even has it's own fashion line, like Hanna Montana or Martha Stewart!

gorvis448

I'm a little old to be considered a hipster, but thanks all the same. As for MMA being a sport, it is a brawl in a cage, a gladiator spectacle to keep people distracted from the decay of society, and of course a huge money maker for some. It even has it's own fashion line, like Hanna Montana or Martha Stewart!

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