Oscar: I is packing my suitcase.
Oscar: I is goin’ to New York City to sprinkle a little joy-joy on a Wall Street fire hydrant.
MacIntosh: I didn’t know you were so passionate.
Oscar: Are you kiddin?
MacIntosh: What’s your biggest reason for joining?
Oscar: Yep. Peoples from all over the country is sending pizza to the protesters.
MacIntosh: So that’s the kind of activism you can get your teeth into?
Oscar: Yep….pepperoni, sausage, cheese……
MacIntosh: What about speaking out against the excesses of the moneyed elite?
Oscar: See? There’s another reason to go.
MacIntosh: What about protesting against people like the Koch brothers? They just got nabbed for selling chemicals illegally to Iran. And some of that money was used to fund the teabaggers.
Oscar: I’m gonna find them brothers and sprinkle a little joy-joy on them too.
MacIntosh: What about our biggest banks that just got nabbed for defrauding our soldiers out of half a billion dollars?
Oscar: I gots a real special deposit to make in one of them banks.
MacIntosh: How do you feel about how the bankers had working people bail them out and then rewarded themselves with lavish bonuses?
Oscar: That sucks MacIntosh. How did them Wall Street people get away with that?
MacIntosh: Madison Avenue.
Oscar: Sos them Wall Streeters hid away on Madison Avenue?
MacIntosh: They had Madison Avenue sell their program. Those folks have skills.
Oscar: Like what?
MacIntosh: They convinced many Americans that increasing taxes on the wealthy now would be a redistribution of wealth but lowering their taxes in 2001 by the same amount was not a redistribution of wealth.
Oscar: That’s tricky.
MacIntosh: They have convinced many Americans that deficit spending is OK to wage an illegal war but not OK to feed the hungry or to create jobs for millions of people unemployed because of a market crash caused by their avarice and greed.
MacIntosh: They have convinced Americans that after 30 years of having it all their way that any attempt to make things more fair is Class Warfare.
Oscar: Hoelee Moelee them Madison guys is good.
MacIntosh: So what’s your main reason for joining the protests now?
Oscar: Well…. If there is Class Warfare I want to stand with the people of my class.
MacIntosh: Which class is that?
Oscar: Peoples that loves pizza.