Posted 5 years ago on April 27, 2013, 7:26 p.m. EST by Kavatz
from Edmonton, AB
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The purpose of having a conglomerate corporation owned by occupiers is simple: to spread awareness and to beat the 1% at their own game.
You don't think this is THE necessary action for the movement? Here is a perfect case study candidate.
There is a guy who owns a hair salon on a main street in a capital city. I've been going there for about a year. He does a great job, charges a very fair price, and is almost never busy. He is obviously in the 99% but has no idea. He has never heard of Occupy, has no idea there is such a movement.
I told him about it today and said if he puts a little 99% symbol by his logo, the local Occupiers will go to him. He refused out of fear, even though he needs the business.
Isn't that strange? No. He is one of the 99% you will never win over. What percent of the 99% are like him? My guess is 90%.
Now what if I convinced the local Occupiers to treat him like a 99% Conglomerate Subsidiary without his permission? Could he be convinced to become a subsidiary in time? If his business doubled, and after a few months of confusion I explained what was going on, would he change his mind? Or would he become one of the few self-aware 99%, and support Occupy?
Would he not likely seek other Subsidiaries to support and contribute to a stronger local economy?