As far as I can see, the Occupy movement is just ordinary people reclaiming rights which should always have been theirs. I can’t think of any reason why as a population we should be expected to stand by and see a gross reduction in the living standards of ourselves and our kids, possibly for generations, when the people who have got us into this have been rewarded for it; they’ve certainly not been punished in any way because they’re too big to fail.
I think that the Occupy movement is, in one sense, the public saying that they should be the ones to decide who’s too big to fail. It’s a completely justified howl of moral outrage and it seems to be handled in a very intelligent, non-violent way, which is probably another reason why Frank Miller would be less than pleased with it. I’m sure if it had been a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman make-up on their faces, he’d be more in favour of it. We would definitely have to agree to differ on that one.
Alan Moore on OWS & Frank Miller
Via Boing Boing
In case you hadn’t heard Frank Miller, a once legendary comic book writer who hasn’t had a hit book since the 1990s and who has turned into a full-blown right-wing asswipe since then, recently launched a vicious assault against Occupy Wall Street. Miller’s tirade has earned him the enmity of the industry, and may further delay the film sequel to Sin City and the film prequel to The 300, both based on Miller’s work.