|Mocking the rich in Louisiana...|
|....and in New York|
In the same vein, the local newspaper in Lafayette wrote an op-ed connecting the Occupy Wall Street movement to the roots of Mardi Gras, which turned social hierarchies on their head for a while, called Rich or Poor, We All Occupy Mardi Gras. While the columnist admires the inclusiveness of Mardi Gras, perhaps it would have been better to demand more than just some feigning, illusory gestures by the ruling elites in the form of bead and dubloon throws.
For the 99% of Louisianians to have any chance at a free and happy existence, we must demand the very real re-distribution of wealth (and it's attendant power) out of the hands of the motherfuckers who currently control our lives in a very totalitarian and un-carnvialesque way (that is, unless you consider OPP some type of House of Horrors kafkaesque amusement ride). The parades and carnival and costumes are very fun and cherished occasions, but they'd be even more fun if they ended in the looting of the rich, like they have during moments of explosion throughout history.
|It looks like a second line to us!|