posted on Oct, 4 2011 @ 04:21 AM
I was thinking about the timing of the occupy wall street movement, and hoping someone can help me out.
When you take into consideration some of the main factors the timing of this movement seems a bit off.
First off, students, who make up a large part of the movement, have alot of tests in october, which will not only affect how many can continue to
deemonstrate, but it might also affect the grades of those who are demonstrating.
Secondly, it's the end of the 3rd quarter of the fiscal year. As far as effectiveness,end of 3rd quarter is a slow time for business, the end of
tourism, construction season, government summer programs and the like, so the occupation is at the worst time for effectiveness.
The reason I say that is because unless this occupation endures for at least half way through 4th quarter it won't have eny effect on the economy. It
would be much more successful to occupy wall street mid-way through 4th quarter when expected earnings are higher.
I mean it really couldn't come at a better time for the business sector. It has the time to deal with it, and not make much of a dent. Also with much
of the world fearing an global recession it will be easy for the media to display this as an act of youthful rebellion, because that is what people
want to think.
I mean if I was going to organise this I wouldn't start it till mid-november, because it is colder it would garner sympathy and show commitement on
the part of the demonstrators. Not only that, it would also force the stock exchange to deal with it because of the large profits in late 4th quarter
from holiday sales.
Those expected earnings can be more easily offset with a large movement, which they understand and they would be forced into a situation where the
populace would veiw them negatively, making money while being protested against.
The basic idea is that its hard to sympathise with protestors saying that they are robbing them, while the ones being protested against aren't
making money (at least visually on the market).
What I am trying to say is the timing is off.
P.S. as for the attack on the NYSE by a certain group, it's timing is also off, it would be much more effective mid-quarter. The losses they will
suffer will be nothing in comparison to the losses it would take mid-fourth.
The market being low now is a good thing for business people, they can buy the companies that will profit come holiday season dirt cheap.
As for the attack itself, I don't think it will be just ddos, I was thinking if they can plant say a worm(s) that is hidden, that activates on a
reboot, then they could use a ddos to force a reboot. Which would completly destroy them. I mean they would have it transfer through the whole
exchange like that. Just my two cents.
We will see,