Occupy Wall Street-In Fiction
A fictional account of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests.
I recently wrote a fictional account of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. I wrote it on a website called storymash.com. The story is thirty chapters long. You may log on to storymash.com, then type the title 'Occupy Wall Street' into their search box, and begin reading. Storymash is an interactive website, where several different authors may collaborate to write a story. If you want to add more chapters to my story (or to any of the stories on storymash), log on to their website, and join. Then you can add chapters to any story on their site.
Basic Outline of the Story:
The story involves a group of people who gather in New York, at a site where many of the largest banks are located. The site is called Wall Street. They organize a protest against the greed of the Wall Street bankers. The leader of the protest is a young man named Zed Morgan. The protest is denounced by many, including the mayor of New York, Vincent Anderson. Zed Morgan is fought by the Wall Street establishment, and they finally press him on the issue of taxes. The 'Occupy Wall Street' movement is a tax-exempt organization, and a judge threatens to take away their tax exemption. Faced with the loss of his tax exemption, Zed Morgan decides to quit the movement, and join the 'Tea Party'. After Zed Morgan joins the 'Tea Party' movement, he accomplishes nothing. His leadership is so flawed, he can't help the 'Tea Party' movement any more than he could help the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement.
A sinister figure emerges, his name is George Zorros. George Zorros is a billionaire who is controlling everything from behind the scenes. He conspires to unify the two opposing movements, so that the 'Tea Party' movement will merge with the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement. He finally runs out of time,when political problems begin in Europe. The European Union collapses, and Russia sends troops in to try to take over. At the same time, the American government sends in troops, to try to take over. Russian and American troops meet each other in Europe, and a nuclear war starts. Many cities on both sides are destroyed with atomic bombs. The story finally ends when an atomic bomb destroys New York.
The Concept of Stealth:
Since the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement is based upon opposition to the greedy Wall Street banks, the story suggests a fictional alternative to the Wall Street banks. A banker starts a new bank that he calls 'Stealth Bank'. He advertises Stealth Bank as an alternative to the greedy Wall Street banks. At Stealth Bank, they promise to give back ten percent of their profits to the community. This is something that the Wall Street banks would never do, so Stealth Bank becomes popular. The advent of Stealth Bank is only the beginning of the Stealth Economic Movement. Soon, there are many 'Stealth' enterprises, including an insurance company called Stealth Insurance. The slogan of Stealth Bank is the phrase 'Stealth is Wealth', this phrase is heard on all the TV commercials for Stealth Bank. In TV commercials for Stealth Insurance, their slogan is 'Stealth Is Health', the phrase is supposed to remind people that they sell health insurance.
Stealth Bank offers checking accounts to it's customers, and the checks are available with pictures printed on them. The checks that you get with a Stealth Bank checking account have pictures of Che Guevara or Mahatma Gandhi on them. Some of the checks have pictures of a 'vendetta' mask on them, it was the mask worn by many of the protesters in the 'Occupy wall Street' protests.
List of Stealth Enterprises:
2.Stealth Insurance (Sells health insurance)
3.Stealth Community Centers (Community centers that can be rented for any purpose. They can be rented and used as a place to hold a wedding, for example.)
4.Stealth Cyber-Cafes (Cyber-cafes, where you can rent a computer, and use the computer while you drink coffee.)
6.Stealth Car Rental.
7.Stealth Law Firms.
8.Stealth Broadcasting Network (Known as SBN, the Stealth Broadcasting Network is a network of TV stations that resembles PBS.)
9.Stealth Car Care Centers (A chain of car-repair shops)
10.Stealth Anti-Virus (A computer software product that protects computers against viruses and other damage inflicted by hackers)
11.Stealth Computers (A computer company that manufactures computers. The computers they make are equipped with the Stealth Operating System)
12.Stealth Music (A music company that sells recordings of music through websites, they also promote rock-and-roll concerts)
13.Stealth Film Productions (Basically a movie studio, intended to provide an alternative to Hollywood movie studios)
14.Stealth Housing Corporation. (A housing corporation that provides housing to low-income workers. Their housing developments are all trailer parks. The trailer parks all have names like 'Stealth Acres', 'Stealth Valley',and so on.
List of the Main Characters:
1.George Zorros. The billionaire George Zorros is the hidden power behind many of the conspiracies in the story.
2.Vincent Anderson. Mayor of New York City.
3.Lillian Swisher. A young woman who works in a coffee shop near Wall Street.
4.Reverend Terry Johnson. A preacher from Florida,Terry Johnson comes to New York and threatens to burn the Holy Koran.
5.Ted Negative. Ted Negative is a rock-and-roll musician who also happens to be a gun fanatic. George Zorros hires Ted and puts him to work as the head of a private security company called Sect Security. In the story, Sect Security resembles Blackwater, the private army that was used by the Department of Defense to protect American diplomats in Iraq. George Zorros wants Sect Security to protect the banks he owns on Wall Street.
6.Zed Morgan. The leader of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests is Zed Morgan. Later in the story he joins the 'Tea Party' movement.
7.Isaac Allen. The banker who starts Stealth Bank.
8.Opal Whittier. The star of the Opal Whittier show. On her TV show, she interviews guests, some of her guests are involved with the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests.
9.Thomas Verdwash. A fictional author who writes a book about the Stealth Movement.
10.Subash Venkatramenan. A spokesman for the Stealth Insurance Company.
11.Senator Edward Wilshire. The Republican senator from the state of New York. He argues that political protests should be outlawed.
12.Senator Frank Morris. The Republican senator from the state of Montana. He agrees with Senator Wilshire, in his effort to get the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests outlawed.
13.Senator Alphonso Billings. The Democratic senator from the state of Kentucky. He tries to argue against the Republican senators mentioned above.
14.Steve Dobbs. A computer developer from California, he develops the Stealth Computer.
15.Elias Lloyd. Publisher of Fadbusters Magazine, the magazine that is credited with starting the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests.
16.Milton Weemish. A 'Tea party' spokesman who is giving a speech in the final chapter of the story, when an atomic bomb falls. Milton Weemish is killed along with several million other people in New York.
Similarity to real characters:
For the sake of satire, some of the characters in the story were made to resemble real people. For example, the talk-show host Opal Whittier resembles Oprah Winfrey, who is a talk-show host in real life. The fictional character Steve Dobbs, who develops the Stealth Computer, is modeled after a real-life computer developer named Steve Jobs. Reverend Terry Johnson, who threatens to come to Wall Street and burn the Koran is modeled after Florida preacher Terry Jones, who, in real life threatened to burn the Koran. Rocker-turned-militarist Ted Negative is modeled after real-life rock musician Ted Nugent.
The story, in general, shows a panorama of social, political, and economic changes. The 'Occupy Wall Street' movement and the 'Tea Party' movement are going in two opposite directions. The fictional 'Stealth' enterprises are obviously the opposite of the 'Sect' enterprise. Sect Security is what the 'Tea Party' people always wanted, a private army than could gun people down with impunity. While the Stealth movement provides an alternative, Sect is there to destroy it as fast as Stealth can create it.
Anthony Ratkov. November 21,2011. Computer graphic images by Anthony Ratkov.
In the section below you will find links to some of the chapters of the story. If you wish to read the entire story,go to storymash.com.
Links to selected chapters of 'Occupy Wall Street'
- Occupy wall street-Chapter One
Oppression of the working class reaches the boiling point and a group of young protesters organize a protest against corporate greed, Their target: Wall Street!
- Occupy wall street-Chapter Three
The mayor of New York calls a press conference and confronts the 'occupy wall street' protesters.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter Eight
A fictional account of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. In this chapter,the protests spread to the Middle East. The latest protest group is called 'Occupy Mecca'.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter Nine
A fictional account of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. In this chapter,the protests are spreading worldwide. The newest group to join the movement is called Occupy Jerusalem.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter Thirteen
A fictional account of the 'Occupy wall Street' protests. In this chapter,George Zorros makes a deal with Ted Negative.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter Sixteen
A fictional account of the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. In this chapter,Isaac Allen puts commercials on TV that advertise Stealth Bank as an alternative to the greedy Wall Street banks.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter Eighteen
In this chapter,the Stealth bank grows so large,it becomes a new economic force.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter Twenty-One
In this chapter,the Stealth economic movement tries to tackle the housing problem. Meanwhile,Sect Security tries to stop the Stealth movement.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter 25
In this chapter,Sect Security attacks people at a rock concert.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter 27
In this chapter,the European Union is near the point of collapse,and so the U.S.A.and Russia both propose sending troops into Europe to stabilize the situation.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter 29
Americans start a war in Europe,under the guise of 'fighting racism'.
- Occupy Wall Street-Chapter 30
This is the final chapter. In this chapter, Russians hit New York City with an atomic bomb.