"And when walking out the three cops there smiled at us as we walked past shouting, "We are the 99%..."
11/25/11, "Occupy San Diego flash mobs two WalMarts today," Democratic Underground
"Approximately 75 people met up this morning at a transit center with the knowledge of flash mob that will happen and nothing else. I was a little apprehensive being that I didn't know how we could incoroprate dancing into the 99% movement, nor having much ability to dance. Their idea on the flash mob was that we'd all enter Walmart inconspicuously and shop for 30 minutes, filling up our carts as much as possible. Then we'd meet at the front to check out and the first person to get up to a checker calls asks the cashier to page their child (Michael Check) to the checkstand cause they're ready to leave, and then right after the page:
MIC CHECK! Citizens of Walmart!!
Greetings and welcome back from the food coma!!
In the spirit of holiday giving, we believe a discussion is in order about the meaning of value and low cost.
For every low-priced product purchased at Walmart, your communities pay the difference.
Every price drop represents mistreated workers who STILL cannot feed their families, STILL cannot afford their homes, and STILL cannot payoff their tuitions.
Every sweet deal can be attributed to our jobs being outsourced from American communities.
Each item on sale helps bankrupt small businesses.
YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!!
Walmart intentionally underemploys, forgoing REAL benefits for social services, costing California taxpayers $86 million annually.
Walmart employees are overworked, underpaid, and left under-insured in poor and unsafe conditions.
Walmart could fire its employees for the mere mention of forming a workers union; which is the best tool American workers have to protect their rights.
Corporate beasts such as this one bleed our communities dry by putting the local business owners, who actually have personal stake in your communities, at a disadvantage against these gluttonous juggernauts. Yet they have the nerve to tell you it's for your benefit.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY THE SCAM!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY DOLLAR-COLLARS FOR OUR FAMILIES!!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY OF THIS!!
SELF-MADE GIFTS HAVE MORE POWER ANYWAY!!
So this holiday season, give yourselves, your families, and your communities the gift of empowerment!!
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!!
Thank you, Exit Safely, and remember to smile...
After that there was applause as we all 75 left our carts and exited the disgusting, big box store. We received thumbs ups from employess, smiles from most, claps at the end, and when walking out the three cops there smiled at us as we walked past shouting, "We are the 99%, YOU are the 99%!"
- We did the same to a second Walmart and then had to call it a day since other activities were planned.
There was one asshat that charged past us and screamed "You f*cking socialists!" Yes, a good laugh; as what a prime example he was setting for his 7 or 8 year old daughter he was dragging along while huffing and puffing. BTW, did Occupy ever say they were for socialism? LOL...
- Well, heaven forbid they ever need Social Security or Medicare...
I am proud to stand in solidarity with Occupy San Diego.
Video from the first Walmart flash mob: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgafr1uO_EY&feature=shar..."
Commenter to you tube video of San Diego Occupy group leaving 75 carts full or merchandise for low paid store employees to spend a great deal of time re-stocking:
"What a shame that the ONLY people hurt by that pathetic demonstration was the low income workers who had to work harder to clean up all the carts full of products that these "protesters" left behind. The "1%" were certainly not impacted. The customers who's purchases are fueling the economy were hindered, but not swayed from their intent of shopping. This is why #Occupy Black Friday was a mammoth failure. This is why the #Occupy movement is failing with American public support."