None of this was meant to be satirical, I believe, but I had to read it three times to be sure, sort of.
Here are few of the more hilarious tidbits:
The Occupy movement got off to a great start last fall, but living in a tent camp seemed less attractive during the Northern European winter.
“People have to see that the hibernation period is over.”
The loose-knit group still needs to figure out what it actually stands for.
A Roma family also moved in recently.
“This will be big. The issue is democracy. There are events planned around the world. We need a truck.”
As an economist and Marxist, she has ideas.
The activists are brainstorming what else they can do to make a big splash. “Maybe some sort of choreography. Can we do that?”
It will give all the people who took to the streets in 2011 to protest against financial capitalism and the political establishment, occupying public squares from Madrid to Athens to Frankfurt, the chance to show that they are still furious and prepared to stage a rebellion.
Some want to eliminate capitalism altogether, while others just want to make it more human.
Castro is still “a great visionary,” she said.
Now that even business owners, managers and bankers are becoming disenchanted with capitalism, the chorus of voices opposed to the “system” is louder and more diverse than ever before.
Will they find new answers, possibly even a new political idea?
“We don’t believe in a humane form of capitalism.”
The activists feel that the Greeks are being put under too much pressure because of their government’s austerity plans, and so they decide to dance the sirtaki.
He is about to meet with people who, like him, still feel something of the original euphoria.
Those who expect more after only a few months haven’t understood the Occupy principle. They need more time.