Hilarious Occupy Wall Street Quotes

The Globe and Mail recently published an amusing collection of quotes taken from the Occupy Toronto movement. It’s fizzled out in the last couple of days, and it’s not too hard to see why. A couple choice pieces of commentary from the would-be revolutionaries:

From a guy selling T-shirts at the protests:

“I’m not making money on these. Okay, like $2 per shirt. But that won’t come close to covering what I lose on the extras. So I don’t see how you can call that profit.” – Dave, 23

A protester comments on the power of greed:

“It’s weird protesting on Bay Street. You get there at 9 a.m. and the rich bankers who you want to hurl insults at and change their worldview have been at work for two hours already. And then when it’s time to go, they’re still there. I guess that’s why they call them the one per cent. I mean, who wants to work those kinds of hours? That’s the power of greed.” – Jeremy, 38

Stickin’ it to the man:

“I have taken to doing the human mic as an act of conscientious citizenry. I went home to have dinner with my parents and when my mother would speak, I would repeat it so that my dad could hear at the other end of the table. At one point, she says ‘pass the potatoes’ and I shout ‘pass the potatoes’ and then my dad just freaks out. He starts laying into me and then tells me I’m a pathetic loser.” – Russell, 26

Same guy selling t-shirts:

“If they can bail out the banks out with billions of dollars, why can’t they bail me the measly $200 I’m going to lose on these shirts? This is why the system is so unfair. This is why there is so much anger right now. Can’t anyone see that?” – Dave, 23

–Ke Ding