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Turnabout is Fair Play

© Ed Stein

If Wall Street is going to kick people out of their homes and occupy their houses, isn’t it fair that people should be able to occupy Wall Street in retaliation?

Stein also provides commentary to his comic:

I was working my way across the radio dial on my way home the other night, delighted to hear the right-wing blathersphere ablaze with denunciations of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, a sure sign that they’re starting to have an impact. Oh, those commies, those hippies, those radicals, those anarchists, those evil revolutionaries and their nefarious plot to destroy capitalism! How dare they trumpet the obvious, that Wall Street bankers are not really on the side of the working stiff (or in way too many cases, of the no longer working stiff) that perhaps the Emperors of Finance have too many clothes, while the rest of us don’t have enough. We now live in a country in which the top one percent receive a quarter of all income, and control more than 40% of the nation’s wealth. I’ve been wondering when the other 99% would finally take to the streets. I only hope this thing continues to grow until we see massive demonstrations, angry mobs of ordinary Americans demanding real change, and deaf and blind politicians finally being forced to listen to their constituents and not just to the K Street lobbyists. Power to the people! It’s about time.



  1. Bard wrote:

    hey IK, maybe it’s just me, but it seems like a lot of these news organizations/reports are quick to talk about the loose ties between Occupy Wall Street and George Soros, but ignore that the Kochs basically bankrolled the Tea Party movement.

    Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Permalink
  2. Jeff wrote:

    The George Soros connection has been trumpeted by Glenn Beck for at least a month. It’s all about how Soros contributed to the organization that some other group contributed to a couple years ago, or something like that. Anyway, the reason they talk about that connection, I think, is that it takes less energy for them to talk about it. Plus, the Koch brother own a lot of media, and they can strong arm the news more than Soros can.

    I’ve been wondering why few media sources are talking about the Koch brother’s dealings with Iran, in direct defiance of the sanctions placed on them by the U.S. No one touches that story either.

    Monday, October 17, 2011 at 9:17 am | Permalink
  3. Arthanyel wrote:

    The Soros connection is bunk – researched, debunked. Soros contributed a small amount of money to a group that contriobuted an even smaller amoun to Adbusters, but none of Soros’ money went to Adbusters.

    Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink