OFF THE RICH PIGS!
The rowdy, subversive, kill Capitalism/Wall Street movement, of losers, drug abusers and fake victims of the rich, is awakening the sleeping monster of destructive sixties radicalism to the detriment of our sixties born president and big government Dems. It is significant that these mindless crackpot regressives, who call for tripling the size of our busted federal government (when most Americans want less of it) began their protests shortly after the 44th anniversary of the radical counterculture's first assault on Wall Street. This happened on August 24, 1967 when Yippie prankster Abbie (Revolution For The Hell Of It) Hoffman caused a sensation when he and twelve other leftist loons stood on the gallery of the New York Stock Exchange and rained down dollar bills on the trading floor below causing pandemonium (see). At one point in this bit of leftist guerilla theater Hoffman set ablaze a five dollar bill to show his contempt for money, investment profits and free markets-he was later to earn money as a drug dealer. At the time this writer was a strung out hippy living in the East Village who wished he'd been at this event not with Hoffman on the gallery, mind you, but on the trading floor catching those bucks for food and pot money.
When Hoffman and company entered the exchange requesting a grand tour he signed in as "George Metesky and friends." Metesky, the "Mad Bomber" from the 1940s and 50s, terrorized and injured New Yorkers for years by planting bombs in theaters, libraries, terminals and office buildings. Using Metesky's name was symbolic that Hoffman's Wall Street antic was the opening shot in a revolutionary war to destroy the exchange and capitalist system. Years later Hoffman said about the prank, "In the minds of millions of teenagers the stock market had just crashed." Crashing the system is what Hoffman and the Yippies were about-just like their ideological descendents today in the utterly mad punish the rich, trash corporate America campaign.