Okay, I have heard of a lot of nutty things going on, especially by the #Occupy crowd, but this one really takes the cake.
In Seattle, Washington, the #Occupy loons have performed a wedding between Baylonia Aivaz and a building. Yes, that’s right, a warehouse building that is being razed by Vogans in order to make way for a hyperspace bypass, er, make that a housing project (luxury apparments?). Aviaz claims to be “in love” with the warehouse, which #Occupy has been occupying (illegally, by the looks of it).
Aivaz, a One Percenter who graduated from Rancho Palos Verdes High School in the affluent (i.e. wealthy) city of Rancho Palos Verdes, as well as the very expensive to attend Duke University, had this to say:
“I’m doing this to show the building how much I love it, how much I love community space and how much I love this neighborhood. And I want to stop it from gentrification.”
Which is to say Aivaz and her #Occupy cronies, are against Capitalism and the private property rights of the building’s owners.
According to KOMO-TV, Aivaz also said “If corporations can have the [same] rights as people, so can buildings.” Apparently she and her friends are bent out of shape that the people who run corporations can now use corporate funds (the company checkbook) to give contributions to political campaigns, just as individuals can. Whether or not one thinks businesses should be able to do that is something to debate. But corporations are entities created by people via contract law and thus have certain rights and obligations under contract law, such as paying taxes. Buildings are just that - buildings.
So why is that so many of the most visible/vocal members of the #Occupy movement, which claims to represent the 99% (ya know, people like me and you), are One Percenters with nothing better to do than trespass and are desperately in need of a life, a job, and a bath? And maybe a good spanking by their parents as well.