September 17 was billed as a huge oxymoronic “non-violent” protest in Manhattan, other American cites and other “hot spots” around the world. It was called the “US Day of Rage.” Background info is here. It was supposed to be a sit-in of sorts a la Vietnam protests until the capitalists, big banks and Wall Street were “brought down.” “One dollar, one vote” was their mantra.
Below is a picture pretty much summarizing what the event was supposed to involve:
Notice the icons in place of the stars on the American flag.
This event had been in the works for quite some time: months in fact. I started following the plans of this *occupation* back in June, which grew a lot of steam on twitter and Facebook, but until the actual event happened there was no good way to gauge how many attendees there would be.
Saturday started out well enough for the protesters, the weather was decent, although they apparently hadn’t suspected that NYPD the night before would have already barricaded Wall Street so the protesters ended up in several parks. And what’s up with trying to do this on a Saturday dudes? When Wall Street is well, pretty much *unoccupied*?
Their leaders on twit and FB had touted they would have up to 60,000 attendees but crowd estimates were in the range of 1,000 – 2,000, depending on who you ask.
LaborUnionReport has an excellent write-up on Saturday’s event, and even interviewed several of the protesters. Most of them seemed to be clueless as to why they were there.
The event was peaceful overall as advertised and it is ongoing yet today. Of course we have the usual pot-smokers, street-blockers and smart alecks who found themselves in those NYPD plastic handcuffs and whisked off to the clink, but so far nothing much newsworthy. And that my friends, has been the protesters’ major complaint:
Where is the news media? Why can’t we get any coverage here?
ABC.com did a few-paragraph write-up on Saturday, but it’s not worth mentioning here. The pathetic begging for *news coverage* on twit and FB has been a “laughing-out-loud” moment. Usually these kinds of people wanna kick reporters and cameramen in the teeth. So where’s a good one when you want one? Pretty much non-existent.
As today turned cold and rainy in NYC, reports are the so-called *crowd* dwindled to about 200.
The highlight so far today has been a rant by Roseanne Barr. I double-dog dare ya to try and get past the first minute:
The hacking group Anonymous had vowed to bring down banks and other Wall Street institutions. If that has happened it hasn’t surfaced yet. DHS, FBI & CIA had issued warnings about this and one prominent Ohio bank did take a precaution and shut down their on-line banking system over the weekend.
I’ll leave you guys with this one pic from LaborUnionReport which pretty much sums it all up:
The radical libs seem to be losing their mojo, along with support for their Dear Leader. Next time guys, you should hire some REAL event planners: like us Conservatives who organized two 9/12 rallies in DC in a couple months time and had hundreds of thousands show up. And we picked up all our garbage and made sure DC was pristeen before we left.
I hate to think what NYC will look like after these people have vacated.
Crossposted at Conservative Outlooks