Dollars from heavenJuly 5, 2012 @ 7:31 am (Updated: 9:18 am - 7/5/12 )
Free cash always captures your attention and it doesn't take a lot.
When Abbie Hoffman brought the New York Stock Exchange to a halt in 1967 by scattering dollar bills, he only had $300.
There's just something irresistible about flying currency, whether it's scattered accidentally from an overturned Brinks truck, or deliberately by the U.S. Treasury. Which is why Wednesday, members of a group called MicCheckWallStreet went into an upper room of the Seattle's Roosevelt Hotel, and according to a video they posted, unzipped a duffel bag, one of them says "go", and they start flinging handfuls of cash out the window.
Five thousand genuine dollar bills printed with the message "Money as speech silences us all" with a black X over George Washington's mouth.
The idea was to protest the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision that's dropped untold millions into the presidential campaign.
Now, you may agree or disagree with the Occupy Movement, but as a member of the masses who these various groups are trying to sway, I just want to say I heartily endorse the concept of scattering cash to do it.
In fact, I think our Personified Corporations should do it too!
Why buy all that TV time? We're just gonna blip past your ads anyway. Print your message on real money and toss it from a building. WE WILL READ THAT! And we will spend it with someone else who will read it. This is the kind of advertising America has been waiting for, where we the audience gets reimbursed for our attention. It's also the one way of infusing some cash into this economy that might actually work.
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