The Message: On the Chance You Really Are That Dense (#OWS)

¡Hola mi Gente!
I stole the following from Jonathan Lethem, who actually stole it himself and then dared me to steal it as well.

Same goes for you…

Dahlia Lithwick says, “Occupy Wall Street is not a movement without a message. It’s a movement that has wisely shunned the one-note, pre-chewed, simple-minded messaging required for cable television as it now exists. It’s a movement that feels no need to explain anything to the powers that be, although it is deftly changing the way we explain ourselves to one another…

“We are the most media-saturated 24-hour-cable-soaked culture in the world, and yet around the country, on Facebook and at protests, people are holding up cardboard signs, the way protesters in ancient Sumeria might have done when demonstrating against a rise in the price of figs.

“And why is that?

“Because they very wisely don’t trust television cameras and microphones to get it right anymore. Because a media constructed around the illusion of false equivalencies, screaming pundits, and manufactured crises fails to capture who we are and what we value.”

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More soon to come.

My name is Eddie and I’m in recovery from civilization…