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That is one funny blog!
So how do you tell if a lefty rally is an EPIC FAIL?
Here’s my take: If the rally is so small that observers can’t fill up a respectable number of squares on the above bingo card, the rally is a FAIL. If the rally was billed as “nationwide” and almost nobody shows up, the additional element of hubris makes the rally an EPIC FAIL.
Zombie’s articles deserve a Pulitzer Prize. Problem is, acceptance of a prize could threaten the anonymity that Zombie needs in order to bring us these marvelous photo essays.
How big a FAIL was the “National Day of Rage”? Check out this photo essay and see how many bingo squares you can fill!
September 17 was supposed to be the Day of Rage, the starting point of an anti-capitalist revolution that (in theory) was going to sweep the country coast-to-coast. As I noted yesterday, “The plan is to protest in state capitals and major cities across the nation, but the focus of the revolution will be in New York, where a hoped-for 20,000 anti-capitalists will ‘occupy’ Wall Street.”
I dutifully sent my operatives out to cover what were to be three of the largest Day of Rage protests — in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles — so humanity would have a full record of this pivotal moment in history.
Really, I should have learned my lesson by now: The bigger the build-up to a protest, and the more grandiose the promises, the louder the sound of the bellyflop onto the dustbin of irrelevancy.
In other words: “Day of Rage” was a massive FAIL.
This photo essay includes photos from all three protest sites (NY, SF and LA) integrated together, to give you the feel of the fizzled revolution as a whole.