Dear Dictator Bloomberg...Kiss my ass
Dear Dictator Bloomberg,
Remember me? I am one of the people (along with my then-8 months' pregnant wife) who you called a terrorist for protesting the Republican Convention in 2004. So I have long known you don't like American freedoms or democracy. Of course you showed your disdain of democracy (along with your trained surrender monkeys in the City Council) when you overturned a popular vote by the people so you could serve a third term.
Well now your third term will be remembered as the one where you stomped on the 99%.
But you can't stop democracy THAT easily, Dictator Bloomberg. Despite your targeting them with particular vehemence for years, Critical Mass STILL RIDES the last Friday of every month in Manhattan (meeting at Union Square Park 7PM!) and in Brooklyn (second Friday of every month meeting at Grand Army Plaza at 7 PM).
Well Occupy is similar to Critical Mass...a disorganized bunch of American Citizens who like to exercise their Constitutionally guaranteed rights against dictatorial bozos like yourself. All of those angry members of the 99% are still out there, only now you have pissed them off more.
Let's see the kind of people you are dissing here.
How about Marine Vets:
How about Robert Reich of the Clinton Administration:
How about Jeffrey Sachs, leading environmentalist and economist, and a respected Professor at Columbia University:
Transit Workers Union:
Just to name a handful of the support for Occupy Wall Street.
More than ever we are pissed at the banks you serve. Bank of America, Chase, Citibank and Wells Fargo are now associated with the anti-American attack on our Constitutional rights that you have carried out. Move your money day was just a start. People are learning that there are better banks and credit unions out there than the Predatory Banks that you, Dictator Bloomberg, love to serve. People are going to continue to take their money out of the Predatory Banks.
We will boycott your fellow Billionaires, the Koch Brothers. My wife and I will not wipe our asses with Georgia Pacific toilet paper because we don't want to support the Billionaire Koch brothers.
[UPDATE] Forgot to recommend we all help out the opposition to another pet Bloomberg project that everyone hates: bringing Walmart to NYC. Bloomberg has pushed this over and over despite public opposition even in the more Republican areas of Staten Island. You see, Dictator Bloomberg, we prefer our small businesses to your neighborhood destroying Walmart. So let me also push people to get active with Walmart Free NYC.
This fight WILL continue, Dictator Bloomberg, and you have just thrown fuel on the fire. Our readers can always find out what Occupy Wall Street events are near them by clicking here.
And November 17th will be a day of non-violent action to protest Dictator Bloomberg's actions:
BREAKFAST: Shut Down Wall Street - 7:00 a.m.
Enough of this economy that exploits and divides us. It's time we put an end to Wall Street's reign of terror and begin building an economy that works for all. We will gather in Liberty Square at 7:00 a.m., before the ring of the Trading Floor Bell, to prepare to confront Wall Street with the stories of people on the frontlines of economic injustice. There, before the Stock Exchange, we will exchange stories rather than stocks.
LUNCH: Occupy The Subways - 3:00 p.m.
We will start by Occupying Our Blocks! Then throughout the five boroughs, we will gather at 16 central subway hubs and take our own stories to the trains, using the "People's Mic".
o Fordham Rd
o 3rd Ave, 138th Street
o 163rd and Southern Blvd
o 161st and River - Yankee Stadium
o Broadway Junction
o Borough Hall
o 301 Grove Street
o St Jose Patron Church,185 Suydam St, Bushwick
o Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave.
o Jamaica Center/Parsons/Archer
o 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights
o 125th St. A,B,C,D
o Union Sq. (Mass student strike)
o 23rd St and 8th Ave
* Staten Island
o St. George, Staten Island Ferry Terminal
o 479 Port Richmond Avenue, Port Richmond
DINNER: Take The Square - 5:00 p.m.
At 5 pm, tens of thousands of people will gather at Foley Square (just across from City Hall) in solidarity with laborers demanding jobs to rebuild this country's infrastructure and economy. A gospel choir and a marching band will also be performing.
Afterwards we will march to our bridges. Let's make it as musical a march as possible - bring your songs, your voice, your spirit! Our "Musical" on the bridge will culminate in a festival of light as we mark the two-month anniversary of the #occupy movement, and our commitment to shining light into our broken economic and political system.
And let me one more time suggest that Occupy Wall Street and Critical Mass get together just a bit more. Critical Mass, Bloomberg's most persistent thorn in the side. Wouldn't it be great if his actions swelled their ranks.
Critical Mass STILL RIDES the last Friday of every month in Manhattan (meeting at Union Square Park 7PM!) and in Brooklyn (second Friday of every month meeting at Grand Army Plaza at 7 PM).