Why did he join the Occupy Wall Street protests? "I was inspired to join this because I have been waiting for something like this all of my life."Wait, what? Having political discussions was almost taboo in this country? Good Lord, is he for real? If only we could get these liberals to STFU for five minutes there's be much more harmony in the land.
"I grew up in America, in Minnesota and always felt like I wanted to have political discussions with people but it was something that was almost taboo in this country."
"I've been waiting for people to actually wake up from their consumerist slumber that most westerners have been under for so long and actually have discussions about what is real."It's like, so very real, man. It's humongous. Awesome, man.
"What's happening right now in our political system is very real. Our environmental system and our economic system are very real. They have humongous impacts on us and the world around us but we haven't been talking about it and this is getting people to talk about it."
What he thinks the outcome of the protests will be: "We succeed and we create a new system of governance that allows for true democracy where corporation voices are not seen as people and we have direct control over our government."So is he staying if this utopia of true democracy happens or is he still leaving? I doubt he even has a clue what he's wearing today, let alone what's happening tomorrow.
"If we fail, this civilization that is known as America will collapse. It will turn into a police state and I will flee back to Australia and live in my little community in Tasmania and hope that it doesn't reach over there."
"As far as I can tell, there are a lot of people listening. There are over 2,000 occupations in this country and it's happening all over the world. I think people know intrinsically that there's something broken in this system and they want something to happen."Two thousand? Really? I'll have some of what he's smoking, thankyouverymuch.
"As soon as all those grievances are heard we can kind of make some patterns out of that and we can start looking at solutions. I think we can start looking at solutions now and find out how to fix this."Patterns leading to solutions. It's a start. Hope he's got this all down on paper before he forgets.
"This Occupation has grown so fast and we are having an influx of people that this system has failed. This system has chewed up and spat out. They're very broken in a lot of ways and they're coming in droves to our Occupation because we have free food, we have free medical, we have free clothing and free supplies."Well, they had free food until the cut off the homeless this week. But hey, free clothes and medical? Where do I sign up? It's sounds almost as great as Cuba!
He sounds even dumber when you hear him speak. American hasn't been this galvanized since -- wait for it -- World War II!