The genius of Occupy Wall Street is that it is not a traditional political project. It did not arrive with a set of talking points and an organizing template. Its evolution has already taken it far from where it began, physically or politically. Its alliance with unions and other progressive groups will in all likelihood transform the movement as it spreads across the country, just as the movement has the potential to transform its allies.
—”The 99 Percent Rise Up,” The Nation
Update: From site regular Tim Swann:
And a grittier take from commenter Mark:
[Where will your favorite hero – or villain – show up? Post a link to your own mockups in the comments. We’ll add our favorite ones to this page! – Ed.]
Man there is gonna be soooo much trolling on this one.
That’s the hope!
Behold, Comics Alliance has done an “I am the 1 percent article: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/10/13/superhero-occupy-wall-street/
Deadpool gives his take.
Here’s mine. I don’t know if Rorschach would really fit in too well with a “peaceful” protest.
And it’s up!
Not superhero, but had to be done:
I don’t know Rorsharch is pretty right-wing
and he would consider himself 1% despiste being a bottom feeder
Not really, while Rorschach is indeed pretty far to the right, he does – as do a lot of such people in real life – clearly se himself as speaking for a silent common-sense moral majority.
For him the hated ruling one percent is a lefitst liberal elite, or at the very least one not far right enough, and he is separated from the common man not because he seeks different ends than he imagine they do, or rationally would, were they not deluded by liberal propaganda (freedom from crime, the upholding of moral standards etc), but because he has the clearsightedness to see how bad things really are, and the uncompromising courage to do something about it, even if the means are often less than preatty.
It is perhaps worth noting thar Rorschach is a very American figure; it is one of the great tragedies of American politics over the past half-century that the progressive left has lost the battle over working-class voters – that the popular imagination construes the “left” as “elitist” and the “right” as “down to earth” and “speaking the common man”, that those who would really benefit from an economic turn to the left, the bottom ten or twenty percent of the populations, are less likely to join the Occupy Wall Street protests than a Tea Party rally against “socialism” and “big government”.
Oh, and my post is full of spelling mistakes and stuff, that should teach me not to write when very tired. Oh well.
Of course, working-class voters could be correct about who’s more likely to act in their interest, or care more about values beside their present personal economic interest. That debate is not likely to be resolved here.