Monday, November 07, 2011
Occupy DC protest sign demands repudiation of all debt
I was in the McPherson Square area this evening, and visited the Occupy DC camp again, finding a sign demanding cancellation or repudiation of all debts: mortgages, student loans, and utility bills. Come on, it seems like we shouldn’t have fiat money at all. We should just have a communal (maybe Luddite) lifestyle.
Of course, Michele Bachmann acted like she was willing to repudiate Social Security obligations this summer.
I didn’t see any remnants of the protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline in Lafayette Park. But I did see an interesting sign on the Metro warning of mercury pollution from coal-fired utilities, put up by the Sierra Club, with which I used to hike when I lived in Dallas.