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Relax, Everything Is OK

Posted on Nov 12, 2011
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The 20th-century French novelist and philosopher Albert Camus once wrote: “At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.” For the unfortunate few deprived of the experience, a few megaphone-wielding British agitators took to the streets of London to make things clear.

“Everything you read in the mainstream media is 100 percent true,” “Please, go back to your jobs. If you have not got a job you are a worthless human being” and “Consume, consume, consume until we have no planet left to consume” are the first words out of the mouth of a man determined to expose the insanity of his increasingly commercialized society. And the Metropolitan police, whom he brands as a band of corporate gangsters that “go around fining people for saying words,” seem powerless to stop him. —ARK




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By EmileZ, November 14, 2011 at 4:33 am Link to this comment

That was simply tremendous!!!

I would hug a police officer, but I’m too frightened. Kind of like kissing a girl, but the possibility of rejection may carry with it a beat down or a jail sentence, or both.

These guys clearly know how to create the right atmosphere.

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By Blueokie, November 13, 2011 at 3:39 pm Link to this comment

The Emperor has no clothes, the more often that can be injected into the
conversation, the more pertinent the conversation becomes.

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By gerard, November 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm Link to this comment

A fascinating idea—“fake police.”  How many of us are “fake people”?—And in what sense?  And why?
And what might happen if all of us “fake people” suddenly turned into “real people”—meaning became more human, less cruel, less thoughtless, less greedy, less deceitful?  What kind of “part” do we play in this (at present) gruesome winding-down (Act IV) of this more-than-a-little-stupid melodrama of 99 versus 1, which anybody with a grain of common sense recognizes as completely untenable. ..........
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By kerryrose, November 13, 2011 at 1:54 pm Link to this comment

These guys aren’t cops!  Didn’t you listen?  They are a private security for the corporate building.  But they dress just like the police.  They are fake police.

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By TheEnd, November 13, 2011 at 11:46 am Link to this comment

Can’t believe the cop hugging part.  I guess US police are more touchy?

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By johnnyfarout, November 13, 2011 at 9:00 am Link to this comment

of course we all know that in America he would have been tasered the moment he reached out to a cop

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By Outraged, November 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment

An excellent idea.

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By gerard, November 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm Link to this comment

Postscript:  It’s something you might call

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By gerard, November 12, 2011 at 2:07 pm Link to this comment

Right on!  We need more of this.  It’s not going to do the entire job, but it will keep most of us sane till we can think of something more effective.

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