“We Exist!” — Memo From the 99% to the 1%
I love the thought of this chant:
Tens of thousands of Russians took to the streets in Moscow on Saturday shouting “Putin is a thief” and “Russia without Putin,” forcing the Kremlin to confront a level of public discontent that has not been seen here since Vladimir Putin first became president 12 years ago.
The crowd overflowed from a central city square, forcing stragglers to climb trees or watch from the opposite riverbank. “We exist!” they chanted. “We exist!” Opposition leaders understood that for a moment they, not the Kremlin, were dictating the political agenda, and seemed intent on leveraging it, promising to gather an even larger crowd again on Dec. 24.
The 1% likes to think we (the 99%) don’t exist (until we exercise our power in one way or another, at which point they pull out all the stops to crush us). They want us to shut up and go away but we do EXIST so goddamn get used to it.