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Generally Recognized As True: Occupy Toronto: less than 1% is protesting the top 1%, but who speaks for me?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy Toronto: less than 1% is protesting the top 1%, but who speaks for me?

Since the Occupy Toronto claims to speak for me as part of the "other 99%", I can't help comment that they don't, in fact, speak for me.

These protestors -- who probably amount to less than 1% of the population themselves -- don't like the top 1% of income earners.

Fair enough.

But why claim to speak for anyone else other than themselves?

I don't want anyone to speak for me, really. I'm not part of the top 1% but I have nothing to complain about and certainly nothing to protest about.

2 comments:

Bogdan said...

Seriously, very nice one, I can't stop laughing :-)))

They'd probably just call it advocacy or extrapolation, as long as you don't inform them in writing about your dissidence.

What's curious is that with the current democratic system, 51% is not enough any more, one needs 99% to draw attention.

mattbg said...

Extrapolation is a good word for this :)

The Toronto Star said 2000 people came out yesterday, which makes it less urgent than the abortion issue if participation is a gauge of how important this is.