This correspondence is directed to occupiers everywhere. I wish you all the success possible, failure is unthinkable as it will result in a hot revolution or a fascist police state every bit as brutal as Nazi Germany. You have proved the success of your occupying of public space now is the time you branch out. Some Occupiers have already taken the upper hand on this and have launch strikes and to occupying foreclosed homes.
I would like to suggest another avenue to take in branching out. A avenue that will endear you to the public and help expand the Occupy movement.
A confused and probably mindless individual has just been charged by the Belgian authorities with killing five people and injuring another 122 at a traditional Christmas street fair in the city of Liege. The man, purportedly armed with a powerful automatic rifle, first mounted a staging platform that gave him a perfect view of Saint-Lambert square, packed as usual with seasonal gift-buyers.
One of the things that one learns from any deep immersion in the affairs of the European Union is the power of theatrics.
Margaret Thatcher used to play them marvelously. “I want my money back,” she would holler back in the early 1980s, on the grounds that the UK overpaid for membership of the Euro Club, compared to the other big shots like France and Germany.
She got a long running refund, or rebate as it is formally known, which staggers on to this day.