Current Wisdom

Current Wisdom

By From the July - Aug 2012 issue

Fashion note gleaned from a famous old underground publication from the City by the Bay:

As co-managers of the Berkeley Surplus store on San Pablo Avenue, Mitchell Langon and Michael Ludlow have sold a lot of gas masks, dark bandannas and black hoodie sweatshirts to protesters since Occupy began in the fall.

“I’ve had a bunch of rich white kids come in here looking for the black stuff—you know the type, the Marin County trust-fund types,” said Langon, whose store sports a sign reading, “For all your riot needs.” “It’s like they want to be part of something.”

Ludlow added, “It’s like doing this stuff gives them a chance to break something…. But it’s not all [representative of] Occupy—there are plenty of protesters who don’t want that.”

(May 8, 2012)


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