Minorities have it rough in this country.
By Dan Gurewitch & Patrick Cassels
EXT. DILAPIDATED CITY STREET - DAY
SHOTS OF the HOMELESS, UNEMPLOYED, RUNDOWN HOMES, etc.
MAN 1 (V.O.)
When Occupy Wall Street started and
we learned that the richest 1% of
the US population controls 43% of
the country's wealth, we were
MAN-ON-STREET style INTERVIEW with TWO RICH, CLEAN-CUT GUYS
in SUITS. (All interviews are handled like this: EXTREMELY
WEALTHY PEOPLE speaking to a questioner just OFF-CAMERA.)
That means that there's 57% of the
wealth that we don't have. That is
So, we're taking our message to the
root of the problem: Main Street.
MEN 1 & 2
We Are The One Percent!
WEALTHY PEOPLE descend on the dilapidated street, past
various CONFUSED ONLOOKERS:
WHAT DO WE HAVE?/MOST OF THE
MONEY!/WHAT DO WE WANT?/THE REST OF
Woman 1 speaks to camera as the crowd marches behind her.
This is so exciting. There are
literally dozens of us.
New interview set-up: MAN 3 and WOMAN 2.
And now Obama wants this
"Millionaire's Tax?" When I heard
that, I dropped everything and had
my driver bring me to my helipad.
Do they really think we can afford
having an infinitesimally smaller
amount of money? Just admit, 1 of
us is worth 262 of her.
RE: A MIDDLE-CLASS WOMAN with groceries. New interview:
If we have to pay more, countless
businesses will fail. Speedboat
Upholstery: DONE. Condos in Dubai:
EMPTY. Rhino-Hunting Hats: NO
LONGER WITH IVORY-TIPPED BRIMS.
WHIP TO: A Teddy Roosevelt-style MILLIONAIRE looks at his
safari hat with disgust. He throws it to the ground.
SOAPBOX MAN, sitting atop a platform held by SERVANTS,
rallies the millionaires:
We're already making enough
sacrifices. My butler's butler had
to fire his butler's butler.
The crowd REACTS to his sad story, angrily sipping tea.
WOMAN 4 holds up a sign with letters spelled out in RED
JEWELS, reading: "I USED ALL OF MY RUBIES ON THIS SIGN"
I'm sick of poor people mooching
off my hard-earned success! Just a
minute ago someone asked if they
could use this sign as their roof!
New interview, with MAN 5 and MAN 6.
Does the government think I'm going
to be the first generation of my
family to share our wealth? I'm
rich. My daddy was rich. His daddy
was rich. His daddy had slaves.
Look at these fat cats.
Camera WHIPS over to a HOMELESS MAN, lying on the ground
surrounded by THREE FAT, DIRTY ALLEY CATS meowing softly.
Did you know there are still some
laws that apply to us? Check out
this video I took of a cop
straight-up refusing a bribe.
INSERT: Grainy CELL PHONE VIDEO of a WEALTHY PERSON offering
a COP money and the cop politely refusing.
WOMAN 5 (V.O.)
Land of the free, right?
SOAPBOX MAN continues rallying everyone from atop his perch.
Why should I have to pay a
Millionaire's Tax? I'm a
Everyone CHEERS. New interview:
Fox News is calling us "Organized."
"Patriotic." "Purposeful." Ugh,
only three adjectives? Why did I
even buy that network?
We're prepared to stay here as long
as it takes. We bought all the real
estate in the area and drove out
the existing homeowners.
CUT TO: A poor family moving out, holding boxes of objects.
Our movement started here, but it's
spreading to other places. Occupy
Detroit! Occupy Blanchard,
Oklahoma! Occupy the Long John
Silvers off Route 21!
Listen man, it comes down to this:
If being rich is wrong, we don't
WANT to be poor.
The entire WEALTHY CROWD CHANTS:
WE ARE THE ONE PERCENT!
TEXT: Visit WeAreTheOnePercent.Org. There Is A Pay Wall.