I have been evaluating and reevaluating the situation with the 99ers. I have come to the conclusion that there are two obstacles that take front and center in stifling any forward momentum in our cause. The first one involves the 99ers themselves as they seem completely unable to take any affirmative action to save themselves. The second is our fellow citizens that have turned their backs to our plight and are ignoring us.
Having identified these problems, I propose the following solution.
As the vast majority of our fellow citizens who are forsaking us as we are being crucified upon the cross of corporate greed profess Christianity, we must force the issue in the Christian venue. April 22nd will mark Good Friday for this year, the day Jesus Christ was forced to bear his cross through the streets of Jerusalem to Calvary Hill where he was crucified. All but a few who claimed to love and believe in Jesus Christ denied him out of fear of their own punishment at the hands of the priests of the Sanhedrin Counsel.
This Easter, April 24th, I propose that those 99ers among us who are not too lazy to get out of their own way build crosses and platforms to be used in an exhibition protest. We target the churches in every major city where our so called representatives, state and federal, profess to worship. With all necessary permits in place, we have a procession wherein one man, with “99er” written across his front and back, bears the cross that has the words “Corporate Greed” inscribed horizontally and vertically upon it, down the street to the sidewalk in front of the church. The others in the procession place on the sidewalk in front of the church, the platform which will be designed with a square hole in its middle to receive the cross. Then to the chants of “We are being sacrificed to corporate greed”, the man is strapped to the cross which is raised into the platform. The chanting and the display should last through the service and until those inside the church are forced to come out and face it as their only option to leave.
I understand this is extremely radical but it is also non-violent. To those who would call this a blasphemy, I tell you that under the circumstances I do not believe Jesus would mind. This will not take tens of thousands or millions of 99ers to accomplish. A mere thousand of our 15 million could make this work.
99ers need to seek out our local theater groups. A person does not have to be a 99er to participate. I’ll bet it would be relatively easy to find people among the local theater groups and colleges who would love to be tacked up on a cross and be in the news. In reality what we are talking about is a theatrical performance.
Take the excuses and throw them to the wayside. You say you want your jobs back, well I say if that is true it’s time to get out the tape measure, the square, the saw, hammer, and nails and get to work. Only we can change our situation.