(noun) nonchalant absurdity with a dash of embarrassment.

(verb) to be shark bitten.

(adverb) in a manner that is nonchalantly absurd and embarrassing.

08 October 2011

What Is Our One Demand?

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Read full article:How a Canadian Culture Magazine Helped Spark Occupy Wall Street by Ben Davis

"Adbusters's initial appeal for Occupy Wall Street featured a really beautiful graphic, a ballerina perched atop Wall Street's "Charging Bull" sculpture, with riot police in the background. Across it is the text, "What Is Our One Demand?" You may laugh — as I sometimes have — at the ideological twists and turns of Adbusters, or cringe at the sense that it is reinventing the wheel or grasping around for answers. But when it comes to addressing the reality of actual human beings in 2011, who is really deserving of your scorn? The people with the "reasonable" ideas or the people who have seen how crummy these ideas are, and decided to open a whole new conversation? You know the answer."

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