A Quick Calculus of the OWS Movement

I typically shy away from politcal talk on this blog, even though I don’t consider (at least now in its infancy) the Occupy Wall Street movement to be political.  If anything, it’s apolitical.  It’s a movement in which the general public is calling out the oligarchy for its moral turpitude.  According to Wikipedia: The concept of moral turpitude escapes precise definition but has been described as an “act of baseness, vileness or depravity in the private and social duties which a man owes to his fellowmen, or to society in general, contrary to the accepted and customary rule of right and duty between man and man.”

A corporation cannot act morally, not if morality gets in the way of profits.  So, here is my breakdown of how we got here. 

a (b + c) = x

That’s a simple math equation, right?

Now substitute these values:

a = corporate control http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=103AYigJSDs

b = greed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV2EUUF47Ms

c = the growing gap between rich and poor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_Duhq5oCp0

x = well… we’ll see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i1-j1IZEKw


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4 Responses to A Quick Calculus of the OWS Movement

  1. Paul D. Dail says:

    I try to steer clear of this kind of thing on my blog as well, but I know we can be friends when I see links to Ministry and NIN. I gotta say I prefer the Sex Pistols version of Anarchy in the UK, but you can’t beat the super-sweet white jeans Dave is wearing in the video 🙂

    Paul D. Dail
    http://www.pauldail.com- A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

    • glenkrisch says:

      I prefer the Sex Pistols version as well. The snarl in that song still gives me chills! The Megadeth version is with the U.S. lyrics, so I thought it was more fitting. Have you heard about the HBO NIN project, Year Zer?. It’s based on the album of the same name. I haven’t looked into it lately, but if they actually make it, I’d really like to see it.

      • Paul D. Dail says:

        Sounds interesting. Is it a conceptual album that they’re looking to make into some sort of series? Trent Reznor is an interesting character in himself.

        Of course, I will never know about it. Still working off the ol’ rabbit ears and whatever stations the digital converter will allow us 🙂

        Paul D. Dail
        http://www.pauldail.com- A horror writer’s not necessarily horrific blog

  2. glenkrisch says:

    Man, I’m horrible at following up on comments. My bad.
    Anyway, here’s the wiki entry for Year Zero. The TV info–HBO–is toward the bottom.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Zero_(album). If it is ever released, you can get the DVDs, right?
    I feel so liberated since we did away with our cable (8 years and counting). We choose what we want to watch via Netflix, and our kids aren’t subjected to commercials.

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