Skip to comments.Occupy San Diego Flash Mob Invades Wal-Mart (Filled 75 carts and LEFT them)
Posted on 11/26/2011 11:42:33 AM PST by PinkbellEdited on 11/26/2011 12:14:27 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
So anyway, I decided to visit the DUmp to see what they were talking about, and I saw this thread on the front page:
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!! ACT LOCALLY!! SHOP SMALL BUSINESS!! BUY AMERICAN!! 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.
Sorry for the length, I didn't know how else to post the mic-check. It was entirely envigorating.
There was one a**hat that charged past us and screamed "You f*****g 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...
Age range from was from 2-80; quite the mix of races present; very much a good example of the 99%.
I am proud to stand in solidarity with Occupy San Diego.
It's one thing to go in there and chant (which is still annoying), but to holler that the Walmart workers are oppressed, overworked, and unfairly treated and leave 75 carts full of merchandise for them to put away is outrageous. A couple posters actually pointed this out, and have a look at this delusional reply:
I bet they appreciated being defended and respected by the flash mob much more The work? Who gives a s***. But having a bunch of people doing a mic check on how abusive your bosses are and how hard your life is made by your bosses? Priceless.
Check out the video here:
do you think any of that actually happened?
Good grief - what a pack of A-holes.
>>do you think any of that actually happened?<<
No. Remember the DUmmie rules:
Rule 1) DUmmies lie. All the time. Even when they don’t have to.
Rule 2) See Rule #1
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%!"
I don’t believe customers, employees and whomever clapped with a smile on their face.
If any did, it was probably due to fear of being trampled by the OWS.
I’m sure all 75 of the OWSbots cheered the announcement, but permit me to doubt that the workers did. Holiday weekend, family visiting, and they get to stay after hours cleaning this mess up again.
Don’t like Walmart? Then don’t shop there.
I don’t know if it did, but if so they left a pile of work for the already oppressed workers.
Unlikely. I have never heard Wall-mart page someone.
I would have found their leaving the carts funny, but the speech would have gotten under my skin real quick.
I love having insane people as the public face of Liberals and Democrats! May the insanity continue long and drive more and more voters to our side!
That’ll show those Walton capitalist pigs. They’ll have to come down to that Wal-Mart themselves to empty those carts and re-stock the shelves.
Good grief, they are acting like a bunch of 12 year olds.
How about if they occupy a job at WalMart instead.
I’m wondering how much stuff was stolen? With most of those crowds we have seen, I’d bet it’s a lot.
“YOU, YOUR COMMUNITIES, AND YOUR WORKERS ARE BEING ABUSED!!”
Millions in America and around the world would give anything for a decent paying job, but can’t because of socialist policies of the Obama admin. Yet this is OWS cause celeb. Brilliant.
Exactly. They will have to do their regular work AND re-shelving the stuff before the day is over. I don't think they are planning to stay late tonight.
These occupy people are mean bastards. They don't care about the 1% nearly as they care about their egotistical little selves and selfish schemes.
What a bunch of sanctimonious creeps. They can’t even read their own talking points from a piece of paper. I think the only ones clapping it up and smiling were them. The funny thing is - they really think this means something.
So what? They screwed their minimum wage brethren who will now have to clean up after their childish mess.