OCCUPYology is a non-partisan, not-for-profit game inspired by Occupy Wall St, but it does not speak for any Occupy, American Spring or 99% group. The message, however, is shared. And it will be repeated around the world like a "human mic check" until 1% rule is ended by Election Reform. Once the 99% have their democracy back, 100% of Americans can effectively decide where to go from there...
the game begins...
in Zuccotti Park – a small oasis of trees and benches in a concrete jungle surrounded by cold steel skyscrapers and bankers. A space where Wall St brokers take a short break from their daily grind of trading symbols and producing nothing. Probably, never considering the true value of gold in the autumn leaves above their heads, or that the earth beneath their feet may be ground zero of the nation’s most significant revolution since its first. Only this time, there will be no “rocket’s red glare.” This battle will be fought with numbers. Numbers with dollar signs against numbers that occupy space.
Not far – on the space across the bridge, is the town of Willoughby; where, once, “a man could slow down and live his life full measure.” Now, the shops and factories are closed, the bridge is falling apart, and you work longer for wages at all-time lows even though profits are at all-time highs. You've passed into a Twilight Zone stripped of all local and public ownership, bar-coded and trademarked by corporate gods and those who worship them.
You see, this is a game of CLASS Warfare! And you are already 1 of 312 million casualties, minus 1%, in a war never declared; fiercely denied; yet silently raging out of control all around you. The park is a nice place to sit, but it’s time to PICK UP YOUR PAWN and ROLL!
Playing as the 1%, use your Fat Cat to crush political opponents, small business owners, and occupiers with the help of politician and police pawns, and,
of course, lots of cash.
Playing as the 99%, you can start small businesses, occupy big businesses and political spaces, vote, push bills, and arrest corporate criminals using Agent 99. You already know how to lose the game. To win, you must change the rules so that everyone wins!
"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me. …corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow. …money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands."
"There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM, and AT&T, and DuPont, Dow, and Exxon. Those are the nations of the world today. We no longer live in a world of ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a business."
"I'm holding out for something better." -
Good Will Hunting, 1997
"You know, Burke, I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them f-----g each other over for a goddamn percentage."
"My mommy always said there were no monsters -- but there are." - Aliens, 1986
"Now get yourself a song to sing and sing it ’til you’re done" like Bruce did --
or Makana did over and over in front of world leaders, singing,
“We’ll occupy the streets, we’ll occupy the courts, we’ll occupy the offices of you, till you do the bidding of the many, not the few. -- We Are The Many