You know what I didn't get. Last summer we heard all about the 99 percenters and we even had one of them write on here all their demands. Oh, to be a capitalist wasn't in vogue last summer. I was nearly compelled to get out my old Bob Dylan records and smoke hash on the lawn in front of city hall with the rest of them.
But, these idiots were blogging with their little Macbooks. At the very moment that they were screaming the loudest Apple was for a short time the world richest corporation. And while they had tents still set up at city hall Steve Jobs died and it was exposed he was worth a cool 6 billion.
Wait a minute! Wasn't he one of the 1%? Was that little fruit company that they love so much (Apple) really the large greedy corporation that they were protesting about? Sure, they were giving out plenty of jobs, in China. If you want to watch the Apple chat board explode just suggest that Apple should make its products exclusively in the United States. Apple can't afford to do this? With $100B in the bank?
My challenge is simple. If you really believe in the 99% sell your Apple products and give the money to the cause. Denounce Apple for the legendary greedy corporation it truly is. Demand manufacturing and assembly be done in depressed rural communities in the South. Ask Steve Job's widow to fork over a good chunk of her empire for the cause.
None of this will be done, Apple gets a pass. Which is why their movement will go down as a footnote in the history books.