Comments on: A manifesto for Occupy Wall Street Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: casparpompe Mon, 17 Oct 2011 18:14:29 +0000 Dear Richard,

I read your article on the Occupy Movement with interest. Your Manifesto is a pass that asks for a reaction. I have put my reaction – a alternative proposal for a Manifesto – in a adobe-file. I’m afraid I can’t include this in this comment. But if you like to receive it, please send a mail to

Hope you will like it, ‘met vriendelijke groet’,

Caspar Pompe

By: markwebb Sun, 09 Oct 2011 18:08:06 +0000 Crunchy soundbites? That is having high expectations with that group.
Based on what I have viewed so far, the media has either conspired to focus on the less literate member of the OWS crowd or many of the members may not have made it past first year english.
mbfoster15 must have missed the Official Unofficial demands of OWS. Al they want is to be given $20 per hour, have all their debt waved, have free college tuition, let the river systems return to its natural course, stop the use of all fossil fuels, take more money from the group who already accounts for nearly 50% of income tax collected today.
And if the crowd from the Occupy Atlanta is any idication of what one could expect in the Utopian world of the OWS, decent men like John Lewis do not have a voice in it. I may not agree with all of Mr. Lewis’s poistions, but I sure as heck will stand with him to defend his right to say them after all he has done for our society. In a legal and dignified manner to boot.

By: breezinthru Fri, 07 Oct 2011 05:42:27 +0000 I have a better idea for a theme that the protesters can rally around.

Demand RICO prosecutions by the Department of Justice. RICO allows for long prison terms and more importantly, a criminal convicted under RICO can have all of his assets stripped away.

This is exactly the lesson everyone who is now in college working on their MBA needs to learn. Ethics are suddenly much more meaningful when breaking the law in the pursuit of vast profit costs the criminal a lifetime in prison and forfeiture of all of his accumulated treasure.

If you really want get a tycoon’s attention, take away what he treasures most… all of it.

By: mbfoster15 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 17:36:50 +0000 Sir, you are Wrong, insultingly so.

What these good people are protesting is the acquisition of wealth by deceptive means or by controlling the rules so that advantage can be gained over those with less access to information. This type of behavior used to be called “theft” and the practitioners called “con men” or “theives”.

I have yet to hear one of them ask for a handout – just a fair playing field and for deceptive practices to end and those who have used those practices to be punished.

Seems reasonable and quite intelligent to me.

By: Dickturpin Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:30:28 +0000 First of all, this is nothing more than herd mentality run rampant. I question the intelligence of people who crowd together in public places because they ‘sense’ they have something in common. I’ve seen cattle do it too, right before the slaughter. It’s fear pure and simple, fear of an uncertain future they mistakenly feel powerless to change.

Secondly, wealth is a great thing. When you have lots of money, you have lots of opportunities. The problem is that it’s very hard to acquire large sums of money if you’re simply milling around the street complaining about other people’s wealth. These ‘occupiers’ probably don’t deserve our respect. They’re scared, confused, angry, frustrated. They’re all those things that breed failure, not success, generate poverty, not wealth. I don’t like them very much.

Mr. Dick Turpin