The folks who are fighting back against a conservative onslaught of class warfare (no taxing the rich the same way working class folks are taxed?) are taking over City Hall this weekend.

Well, maybe “taking over” is a bit of an exaggeration. After all, this is L.A., and, 1992 not withstanding, our revolutions are a bit laid-back.

We noted that at the last “Occupy Los Angeles” event …

… only about 70 people showed up.

That's not really class warfare. More people showed up to last weekend's Nocturnal Wonderland rave. And they're not even Republicans.

Okay, before you start blaming the messenger just show up at this thing and prove L.A. really is mad at the Man.

The Occupy L.A. movement is an outgrowth of the Occupy Wall Street events that have happened over the last few weeks to remind Americans that it was those rich white guys in investment banking that really got us into this Great Recession. (You've seen the photos on Facebook — now “blame the black guy”).

The idea of “class warfare” has actually been injected into the debate over taxes by Republican leaders in Congress, who think that taxing billionaires at the same rate as other folks is an affront to the upper class.

(Um, okay).

Anyhoo, this thing kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday with a march from Pershing Square downtown to City Hall (where, incidentally, no one will be working). So wake and bake people.



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