"As are most things in this world not related to pus*y, This is about money..." -Rocka
Sooooooo. Jay'z Was spotted wearing an "Occupy All Streets" T-shirt and the powers that be reprimanded him for taking monetary advantage of arguably one of the most prolific movements of the century? Hmmmmm. I think they just didn't want Black people, especially entertainers associated with the movement. This sort of bandwagon-ism could undermine the movement. I get the intent, but they're idiots for not taking advantage of him taking advantage of the situation. Dig me? They should've exploited the star power of someone like Jay-Z and the vast audience he could bring to the movement. This isnt about elitism, its about staging a mass movement...the more people the better right?
That wouldve rang true, except, a Rocawear spokesperson was quoted as saying:
The 'Occupy All Streets' T shirt was created in support of the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement. Rocawear strongly encourages all forms of constructive expression, whether it be artistic, political or social. 'Occupy All Streets' is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.
Tako: Constructive expression? Artistic? Fu*k are they talking about ?!!
C4: They probably had bleek running that ad campaign. Lol.
Wja3: LMAO to them not monetarily supporting the movement and issuing that statement which shows they really dont know what the movement is all about. Can't be mad at young Hov though, we already knew "He's a hustla babyyyyyyyyyyyy."
It is not a woman dancing on top of a bull...and though I do understand the bull is a statute in the financial district representing the stock market (a "Bull Market" is one where stocks are expected to rise and people are optimistic), I do not see why this ho is dancing atop it. ..nor why they didnt pick a woman with bigger breasts as a representative of the 99%. I say this because 99% of women do not have A and B Cups.
What it is also Not:
Rocawear spokespeople made a statement about change being needed everywhere, not just on wall street. Contrary to their misinformed belief, Occupy wall street is not simply about changing things on wall street, nor are the 1% just the people who work there. Jay Z doesn't work on Wall Street, but he is DEFINITELY the 1%...no shot at Hov, just the truth.
Understand who the 1% is now? (Look above.)
What it is:
The 1% are the 1% of Americans with the highest income, usually ranging from 340,000 upwards (salaries which place many wall streeters in this bracket.) This 1% of the population earns 17% of the nation's income. If this wasnt shocking enough, think about this. The top 20% of Americans (The really rich mutherfuckas, as opposed to the 1% super bill gates rich mutherfuckas) earn 85% of the nations income. We, the bottom 80% are left to split 15% of the pie. To make matters worse, each year the Rich and really rich mutherfuckas are earning more, while our income stays the same or lessens. OCCUPY WALL STREET IS ABOUT THE DISPARITY OF WEALTH aka The rich getting richer while we do not.
Why Wall Street?:
Its symolic of rich nigga shit, that's why. Lol. Taking this a step further, though protest is legal, the police can stop you from continuing such protests in public places. For this reason the protesters used Zucotti Park, a few blocks from Wall St which is PRIVATELY OWNED, meaning the po-po couldnt kick them out. When the police did eventually manage to make protesters vacate the park it was because of "City Sanitation ordinances" stating that the park had to be cleaned. Can't outsmart the Po-Po. Ask Boosie, Max B, or OJ.
There's a reason this movement has spread to 100 U.S. Cities and 1500 cities globally in November of 2011. Unsatisfied with the 2008-2009 Bailouts for many financial institutions, the employees of which comprise much of the 1%, people are finally tired of the salary gaps and division between rich and poor. Occupy protesters (well...the ones who know what they're fighting for) believe that the distribution of wealth is slowly corrupting the democratic process as the powerful players with the most money effect legislation and consequently make the rules.
Why else would the richest 1% be paying less tax than the majority of U.S Citizens? Empowered by the Egyptian uprising in Tahir Square and Spanish 15-M Movement with similar motives, the Occupy folks basically just want political measures to be in line with the common good, not the good of the richest 1%.
This is no means been an exhaustive study of the Occupy Wall Street movement but hopefully it will allow you to better understand what the fuck these niggas are talking about. One rich chick, the granddaughter of an oil tycoon and member of the 1% , Leah Hunt-Hendrix, was quoted as saying “We should acknowledge our privilege and claim the responsibilities that come with it.”
That about sums it up. With great power (or pussy) comes great responsibility.