On the first day of Occupy L.A., I went down to City Hall like a lot of you and see what it was all about. I was inspired. First, by the exciting idea that people were finally upset enough to shout about it, in an organized, peaceful way. Second, I was inspired to see just how a hapless fool trying to sign people up for Bank of America checking accounts in that crowd would fare.
So, over the next couple of weeks I went down several times as that fool. The results are what you see here.
Today, when the camp downtown has been broken up, seemed like a good time to show this. We all knew the tents could only stay up finitely, but this is hardly the end of the debate the Occupiers have taken up.
At 8 and a half minutes, it’s a bit longer than the previous videos, but I had a huge amount of material, and talked to a lot of people. I thought it was worth it.