Once again, a Canadian blogger inspired me.
In a recent post, he suggested that “Wallbaggers” would be an apt label for the movement, to rival the negative connotations with the term “Teabagger.”
For those not in the “know”, tea-bagging is a reference to a horribly lewd sexual act; suffice it to say, it is an insultingly crass label for an entire movement of people.
Since my favorite Canadian blogger has brought this issue to my attention, I think I have arrived at the perfect label for this nascent movement. This term simultaneously captures its amorphous demands and entitlement attitude, and also has a similarly lewd connotation to “Teabaggers”:
At first glance, this term seems rather crass and childish, but I assure you, it is a carefully chosen and apt moniker.
First, the movement resembles a vast octopus, consuming all the ocean’s delights, and then spilling its waste into the very ocean that nurtures and supports it. Similarly, the Occupussies don all capitalism’s trappings and luxuries like iPhones, laptops, and other consumer products. Yet they blame corporate interests for finding more efficient ways to feed their ever-gluttonous consumption.
Second, like an octopus, the Occupussy movement has no purpose. It simply flails its tentacles in every direction, with no apparent goals or aims.
Third, many of the group’s diverse demands seem more like a whining rather than a winning platform, which is the behavior one might expect from a wuss.
Yes, I believe you were expecting me to use a different word than wuss. It is precisely that reason that makes Occupussy rival the beauty, symmetry, and grace of the “Teabagger” label.
Update: While I came up with the “Occupussy” moniker independently, a casual Google search after I published this post showed that several others arrived at the idea days before I did. Kudos to The Peoples Cube, among others, for their creativity.