The story of Alessio Rastani is unfolding itself in many directions. One is that he is believed to be a part of YES MEN group, but the group has ‘officially’ denied this. In their denying statement YES MEN also mentions an ongoing occupation of Wall Street. Yes, correct: An occupation of Wall Street!
On the website of the OccupyWallstreet movement it says: “Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.”
A young law student lies down in protest in front of a major bank on September 24, 2011. Chanting, “I am not moving!” and, “This is the bank that took my parents home!” he peacefully submits to the authorities.
What role will the social media play in this? Will it ignite another ‘Arabic Spring’-like revolution? If the current resistance grows in the tens of thousands or even millions, we may prepare ourself for the US Fall. It reminds me of the last part of the film ‘Zeitgeist: Moving Forward”. What do you think?