Slavoj Žižek to Speak at Occupy Wall Street Today

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek will speak at the Occupy Wall Street protests today at noon. Last night, the Occupy Wall Street twitter account said, "Supposedly Zizek is coming to speak tomorrow at liberty plaza. Only a rumor though." Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein replied to their tweet with, "I'm with him now and it is true. Noon!" Our requests to the organizers for confirmation have not been returned, but their website lists his appearance on today's agenda for 12 p.m. It says he will be speaking "by the Red Thing" as part of the open forum.

Žižek is a world-renowned philosopher, critical theorist, academic, and one-time copywriter for the Abercrombie & Fitch catalog. He is probably the most eloquent and well-versed critic of modern globalization and capitalism, and he has earned the title, "The most dangerous philosopher in the West," from The New Republic. But that's only the stuff they put on the back covers of his books. Go to Liberty Plaza at noon if you want to hear him for yourself.

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Petroniusf
Petroniusf

I saw him speak yesterday at Occupy Wall Street. He had some good advice but he is not a populist and frankly, he was not playing to the crowd. His audience is the smart people who are paying attention to what is happening. His audience is the smart people that studied art and culture, US Government and History. People who read and think. That's why he came. He knows we are not the idiots that Fox News is trying to portray us as.I have gone to tea Party rallies just to observe. There they advocate carrying automatic weapons to political rallies. There they advocate "second amendment" solutions to their political opponents like Gabrielle Giffords and then when questioned they cutely claim they never said such a thing. yet there they stand, waving flags with pictures of rifles on them and suggesting violent overthrow of the government.Occupy Wall Street is completely non violent and even when a crowd of 700 people were arrested a few weeks ago it was because of a peaceful demonstration. Yet when the corporate sponsored Tea Party rolls into towns with their firearms and inflammatory rhetoric the media coddles them and treats them as if they are real. They are not real, they are a fake movement.That's what makes so many people mad. It would be great if the media could figure that out, but then, maybe it's not in their interest to do so.

The 99 Percent Project
The 99 Percent Project

We are the media, we are the common sense & we are the people....we are waking up & fighting back, we have an answer to the Tea Party rhetoric, we have an asnwer for the 1% & we have an answer for the talking heads who refuse to get it....we are the 99% & we don't care about their rhetoric - our answer is peace & numbers not politics & lobbying,

Our answer is to occupy, to openly speak about what ails us & to continue to do so until they realize we wont go away!  It is up to those of us who are educated, who do understand, who read & think to openly accept those that do not & help them understand & empower them too! 

StokeyBob
StokeyBob

The root reason for the, “Occupy er’s” and the “99% er’s”. Gaze upon it if you dare. Maybe this will help make the danger of fiat money clear. Imagine you and me are setting across from each other. We create enough money to represent all of the world's wealth. Each one of us has one SUPER Dollar in front of him. You own half of everything and so do I. I'm the government though. I get bribed into creating a Central Bank. You're not doing what I want you to be doing so I print up myself eight more SUPER Dollars to manipulate you with. All of a sudden your SUPER Dollar only represents one tenth of the wealth of the world! That isn't the only thing though. You need to get busy and get to work because YOU'VE BEEN STIFFED with the bill for the money I PRINTED UP to get YOU TO DO what I WANTED.

That to me represents what has been happening to the economy, and us, and why so many of our occupations just can't keep up with the fake money presses.

P.S. No matter how much real money people can put together to build their countries the way they want, there are those that can print up what ever it takes to dictate their way.

wwood36
wwood36

The reverse casued everything to go south and only one thing can bring it back:Profits (97%) made in USA stay in USA.For example, profits made in a job pressed area by Walmart is sucked out of the community to make new stores in China. It shoudl go back into teh local economy as well.

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