The Occupy Movements around the world are constantly clamouring about how they represent 99% of the people. Yet, the math shows they don’t even have 1% support anywhere you look. Try this simple exercise.
Pick an area where there is an Occupy protest. Pick it according to the name of the movement for who they claim to represent. So if it’s Occupy London, London is the area. But if it’s Occupy Nova Scotia in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the area, not Halifax.
Find the population for that region. Just ask someone if you don’t have the research skills. You’ll find out it wouldn’t matter if they were off by even 50%.
Divide the population by 100. If you’re not good at math, use a calculator or write down the number and remove the last two digits on the right.
Check out the Occupy protest in the area to see if you see even close to that number of people.
You’ll see it’s pretty pathetic, the number of people who are there compared to what 1% of the population should be. In Nova Scotia, where I live, Occupy represents about 0.012% of the provincial population. It’s a number so small it would even fit in the brain of these protesters!
Take an estimate of the number of people and divide by the population of the region, then multiply by 100, to get the real percentage. Absolutely pathetic!
Now, those Occupy simpletons will argue they “represent” 99% of the population, that it’s symbolic so the math doesn’t apply. Of course, they’ll say anything and believe anything to support their case. But here’s the reality they’re constantly missing.
If you really want to see a reaction from 99% of the population, raise the tax by 10% and see what protests would arise. Force religion on people and see what protests would arise. Support bullying and see what protests would arise.
I bet if our Mayor didn’t kick out of Occupy protesters, we’re at a point where we could organize a Mockupy Protest to mock Occupy, and get a bigger turn out. Hey, in Calgary, a blogger name Cory Morgan got a petition to kick out Occupy and got 4X the petition to allow them to stay (CTV News). Do the math, Occupy!
Oh, wait. You guys all flunked math. Sorry.