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- How presidential elections work
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Occupy LOL Street
Thee LOL Cats join the Occupy LOL Street movement at Zucchini Park and find ways to address income inequality and corruption.
- A Brave New Village
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- A For Anonymous
- The People’s Party
- The Constitutional Convention
- The Plight of the Homeless
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Two Conservative Ladies
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Two Feminist Ladies
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- The meaning of life
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A woman is standing in front of a judge in a courtroom.
Dr. Michelle Justice, three weeks ago you and several hundred other protesters were arrested for
camping in a public park. How do you plead?
Before I answer that I have a few questions. First of all, I paid for that park with my taxes. So
that makes it my park. So why would it be a crime for me to camp in my park?
Correction. It’s everybody’s park. So since everybody has a right to use it then nobody can use it
in case someone else wants to use it.
Did someone complain that they couldn’t use the park because I was camping there?
No, but your camping there was a health and safety issue anyway. So it was imperative that you
If it’s so imperative that my health and safety be secured that you won’t allow me to camp in a
park then it should also be imperative that you won’t allow police to beat, mace, and taze people
camping in parks, right?
You answered your own question. The cops beat, maced, and tazed everyone camping in the park
for their own safety. So the end justified the means.
You don’t see that as the means defeating the purpose?
Justice is blind.
Or maybe in this case, retarded. So is there a nation-wide ban on all long-term camping due to
health and safety concerns or does that ban only apply to protesters?
It only applies to protesters, of course.
Why is that?
Because protesters are a public nuisance. You get people riled up and create a volatile
atmosphere that could result in harm to yourselves or others.
If all of that were true, then the end would justify the means though because we were camping to
protest against how multinational corporations have used corruption and bribery to shape the
nation’s laws to allow them to exploit their workers and customers at an unconscionable cost in
human life and dignity.
Even if what the corporations did was immoral it was still legal. So that makes it okay. The real
issue here is that you just admitted to camping on public property. That means you’re about to go
to jail where you’ll undoubtedly be raped and stabbed.
But I was camping as a form of protest. So I invoke the legal immunity reserved for citizens
performing their civic duty to protest against injustice in their representative government.
What you just described doesn’t exist.
But if any form of protest can be labeled a public nuisance at best and terrorism at worst then any
corrupt politician can call on the law enforcement officials they control to violently and totally
squash any protest against real corruption that has a real negative impact on the lives of human
But if we set the precedent that you’re allowed to protest then you’ll protest about everything and
Assuming that’s the greater of two evils we can still compromise. How about if citizens get legal
immunity to protest only in cases where corruption has led to the deaths of millions of people
and the destitution of even more?
Nope. Order must be maintained.
Are corruption, systemic manslaughter, economic inequality and misery considered order?
This country has 4% of the world population and 25% of the world prison population.
It’s a well-established fact that poverty and income inequality lead to higher crime rates. So in a
sense, when you protect income inequality creators you’re not protecting job creators. You’re
protecting crime creators.
You’re forgetting another very important fact. By prosecuting illegal campers I’m also protecting
the grass you’re killing with your tents.
I fail to see how the cost/benefit analysis adds up in favor of protecting a few square feet of grass
at the expense of millions of people’s lives.
It’s just not my job to look that far ahead.
Whose job is it then?
The Supreme Court.
How does a person get on the Supreme Court?
They’re appointed by the politicians you’re protesting against for being compromised by the
corporations you’re protesting against.
Is there any legal avenue I can use to hold corrupt politicians and their financial backers
accountable to crimes against humanity that are equivalent to a trillion armed robberies and tens
of millions of cases of manslaughter?
I’m afraid the system is designed so the higher up the chain of command you are the less
accountable you are. So no.
Shouldn’t that be the other way around?
Not if you want to maintain order.
By “order” you don’t mean “the safety and dignity of the majority.” You mean “the power
structure that allows the rich to exploit the poor?
By “order” I mean “the way it’s always been done.” If that’s the way it’s always been done, then
We’re really in need of heroes right now. Why don’t you stand up for truth, justice and the
American way by refusing to punish protesters?
I got a family to feed. There’s no way I’m sticking my neck out for anyone else. Just look at
where that got you!
So that’s how it’s going to be then?
Every man for himself. Isn’t that what Jesus and the founding fathers said?