A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 30, 2022
“The system was never broken. It was built this way”

"The system isn’t broken. It was made this way” (or “The system was never broken. It was built this way” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “The system” usually refers to the political system and the monetary system.

“the system is not broken, it was made this way: This comment from a post on family separation last year at chan… http://bit.ly/bSh7iX #fb” was posted on Twitter by kyledeb on February 3, 2010. “we do not seek reformism of this system. the system isnt broken. it was made this way. imperialist. colonial. racist. sexist” was posted on Twitter by Oríolá on October 9, 2011. “The system isn’t broken. It was made this way” (shown on an image) was posted on Twitter by World Of Deception on December 10, 2013.

“the system was never broken, it was built this way + the 99% incluses cops @ #OCCUPYWALLSTREET http://instagr.am/p/OybhT/” was posted on Twitter by Mathieu M-Perron on October 1, 2011. “Best Sign At #OccupyWallSt : The System Is Not Broken, It Was Made This Way. #Colonialism #Slavery #Imperialism #Racism #Privilege #Class” was posted on Twitter by Malek Akan on October 3, 2011. “The system was never broken. It was built this way” (shown on a sign) was posted on Mother Jones on October 3, 2011. An unknown author wrote this message on a protest sign at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

“The system isn’t broken, it was built this way” was posted on Twitter by İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي on October 4, 2011. “The System Isn’t Broken, It Was Built This Way” was posted on Reader Supported News (RSN) on April 4, 2012. “The system isn’t broken. It was built this way” was posted on YouTube on June 9, 2020.

“What’s the point of #occupywallstreet? That ‘the system is not broken, it was designed this way.’ Can we redesign for common good?” was posted on Twitter by Doug Tindal on October 8, 2011. “The system isn’t broken.. it was designed this way. #ows @OccupyOregon @OccupyPdx” was posted on Twitter by Kaytie Kaufmann on October 17, 2011. “The system isn’t broken, it was designed this way. We don’t need to ‘fix’ it we need a new system” was posted on Twitter by Digital Uprising on September 4, 2012.

“‘The system was never broken; it was made that way’ beautiful homemade t-shirt I saw a wobbly wearing at #occupyportland” was posted on Twitter by Joe on October 7, 2011. “The system isn’t broken. It was made that way. Remember that” was posted on Twitter by Keshav Bhatt on August 8, 2012. “The system is not Broken! It was made that way” was posted on Twitter by Jesse Wu on October 23, 2012.

“The system ain’t broken, it was built that way” was posted on Twitter by Bruce-Lee-sa ☮ㄥٲㄎ∀ on October 7, 2011. “The system ain’t broken, it was built that way” was posted on Twitter by Chucky harris on October 7, 2011. “The system isn’t broken, it was built that way” was posted on Twitter by Tracy on November 3, 2011.

“The system isn’t broken, it was designed that way” was posted on Twitter by Indy on December 18, 2011. “‘The system isn’t broken, it was designed that way’ -Clayton Thomas Muller at #fcee12 #cfsfcee #cdnpoli” was posted on Twitter by Dina Skvirsky on June 1, 2012. “The system is not broken - it was DESIGNED that way! #economiccrisis” was posted on Twitter by untonyto on June 27, 2012.

“The system didn’t fail. The system worked. That’s the problem” and “The system isn’t broken. It’s fixed” are similar sayings.


Wikipedia: Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a protest movement against economic inequality and the influence of money in politics that began in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City’s Wall Street financial district, in September 2011. It gave rise to the wider Occupy movement in the United States and other countries.

Twitter
kyledeb
@kyledeb
the system is not broken, it was made this way: This comment from a post on family separation last year at chan… http://bit.ly/bSh7iX #fb
8:13 AM · Feb 3, 2010·twitterfeed

Twitter
Mathieu M-Perron
@matness
the system was never broken, it was built this way + the 99% incluses cops @ #OCCUPYWALLSTREET http://instagr.am/p/OybhT/
4:04 PM · Oct 1, 2011 from Manhattan, NY·Instagram

Twitter
Aly
@alyeltelees
Wall Street Protest Sign: The system was never broken, it was built this way #wsp https://facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150304495041744&set=a.10150304476006744.339613.674381743&type=1&ref=nf
7:05 AM · Oct 3, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Malek Akan
@MalekAkan
Best Sign At #OccupyWallSt : The System Is Not Broken, It Was Made This Way. #Colonialism #Slavery #Imperialism #Racism #Privilege #Class
12:16 PM · Oct 3, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
IG: Najmah53
@najmah53
“The system was never broken. It was BUILT this WAY!!” #OccupyWallStreet
1:27 PM · Oct 3, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Patricia
@patricia_godi
The System was never broken, it was Built this way http://youtube.com/watch?v=rKXDlnpUrNE
3:02 PM · Oct 3, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Eric Verlo
@ericverlo
Best poster observed #DAY17: “The system was never broken, it was built this way.” #occupywallstreet http://notmytribe.com/?p=28073
3:34 PM · Oct 3, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Not My Tribe
The system was never broken, it was built this way. #occupywallstreet
Posted on October 3, 2011 by Eric Verlo
(The saying is shown on a sign.—ed.)
OCCUPIED WALL STREET, NYC– Protests enter their third workweek in Liberty Plaza where the cold has arrived but demonstrators are still prohibited from having shelter.

Mother Jones
OCTOBER 3, 2011 5:13 PM
More #occupywallstreet wisdom. Via Evan O’Brien.
("The system was never broken. It was built this way” is shown on a sign.—ed.)

Twitter
İyad el-Baghdadi | إياد البغدادي
@iyad_elbaghdadi
“The system isn’t broken, it was built this way.” Agree/disagree?
11:35 AM · Oct 4, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Joe
@wobblymole
“The system was never broken; it was made that way” beautiful homemade t-shirt I saw a wobbly wearing at #occupyportland
6:21 PM · Oct 7, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bruce-Lee-sa ☮ㄥٲㄎ∀
@InkedChink
The system ain’t broken, it was built that way.
7:10 PM · Oct 7, 2011·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Chucky harris
@Chuckyduvall
The system ain’t broken, it was built that way.
10:38 PM · Oct 7, 2011·Echofon

Twitter
Doug Tindal
@DougTindal
What’s the point of #occupywallstreet? That “the system is not broken, it was designed this way.” Can we redesign for common good?
8:45 AM · Oct 8, 2011·Hootsuite

Twitter
Oríolá
@EarthenStar
we do not seek reformism of this system. the system isnt broken. it was made this way. imperialist. colonial. racist. sexist.
12:56 PM · Oct 9, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Kaytie Kaufmann
@KaytieLynnae
The system isn’t broken.. it was designed this way. #ows
@OccupyOregon @OccupyPdx
9:31 PM · Oct 17, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Veronica Ruiz 🏡
@veronica_ruiz
“The system isn’t broken, it was built this way” #OccupyWallStreet
1:49 AM · Oct 21, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Tracy
@teeplex
The system isn’t broken, it was built that way.
2:49 PM · Nov 3, 2011·TweetCaster for Android

Twitter
Indy
@careyfuller
The system isn’t broken, it was designed that way
12:45 AM · Dec 18, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
MaGbanA
@Mort_C_Szousa
Replying to @YourAnonNews
@YourAnonNews #unseatallofthem the system isn’t broken it was designed this way #Fucktheirpower #Wehavethepower
11:30 PM · Feb 19, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Reader Supported News (RSN)
The System Isn’t Broken, It Was Built This Way
By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News
04 April 12
Reader Supported News | Perspective
Where in the world can we go to get an accurate picture of where capitalism will inevitably lead us 20 to 30 years down the road?

Twitter
Dina Skvirsky
@DSkvirsky
“The system isn’t broken, it was designed that way” -Clayton Thomas Muller at #fcee12 #cfsfcee #cdnpoli
4:28 PM · Jun 1, 2012·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Rebecca Rose
@rrosewrites
“The system is not broken, it was built that way.” - Clayton Thomas Muller at #fcee12 #cfsfcee
4:29 PM · Jun 1, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
untonyto
@untonyto
The system is not broken - it was DESIGNED that way! #economiccrisis
8:03 AM · Jun 27, 2012·Mobile Web

Twitter
rashid dar | راشد ڈار
@rashiddar
“The system was never broken, it was made this way.”
4:33 PM · Aug 3, 2012·Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter
Keshav Bhatt
@keshavbx
The system isn’t broken. It was made that way. Remember that.
7:35 PM · Aug 8, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Digital Uprising
@DigitalUprise
The system isn’t broken, it was designed this way. We don’t need to “fix” it we need a new system.
7:16 PM · Sep 4, 2012·Facebook

Twitter
Jesse Wu
@RealJesse_wu
The system is not Broken! It was made that way
4:36 AM · Oct 23, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
• 𝕮𝖔𝖔𝖑 𝖒𝖔𝖒 •
@emmzillla
The system isn’t broken, it was made this way.
10:07 PM · Jan 2, 2013·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Mz Chaz
@LadyBLKnowledge
The system is not broken it was made this way!
7:56 PM · Feb 22, 2013·Twitter for Android

Hampton Institute
July 25, 2013
THE SYSTEM ISN’T BROKEN, IT WAS DESIGNED THIS WAY: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL RACIAL DISADVANTAGE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
By Chenelle A. Jones

Twitter
Lilla Lendvai
@Lillus
Photo: youngblackandvegan: sikssaapo-p: “The system was never broken it was built this way” the sooner you… http://tmblr.co/Z8G1EythtPvy
2:53 PM · Aug 30, 2013·Tumblr

Twitter
Jaimeson
@jaimesoncortez
Street Poets at #WordOnWednesdays were dope. “The system isn’t broken. It was made this way.”
@culturalaffairs
12:29 AM · Nov 21, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
World Of Deception
@WorldDeception
The #system isn’t broken, it was made this way.
- Heisenberg
(The saying, without credit to Heisenberg, is shown on an image.—ed.)
4:16 AM · Dec 10, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY)
The system was never broken. It was built this way.
James SimmonsROC
Published 1:49 p.m. ET Aug. 26, 2014
In the constitution of the United States, penned in 1787, it states that that congressional representation is to be based on the “whole number of free persons” and “three fifths of all other persons,” a reference about African Americans.
("The system was never broken. It was built this way” is also shown on a protest sign.—ed.)

Google Books
Regulation and Inequality at Work:
Isolation and Inequality Beyond the Regulation of Labour

By Vanisha Sukdeo
London, UK: Taylor & Francis
2018
Pg. ?:
As the saying goes, ‘The system is not broken. It was built this way.’ The system was flawed from the start.

Patachou Foundation
The System Is Not Broken. It Was Built This Way
June 3, 2020
Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) face structural barriers in every system of our country: food, housing, healthcare, employment, education, and criminal justice. Every day.

YouTube
#AfuaHirsch #BlackLivesMatter
The system isn’t broken. It was built this way.
Jun 9, 2020
SHOWstudio
Writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch speaks about how modern Britain was built on hundreds of years of oppression in the form of the British Empire. Hirsch calls for Britain to recognise its dark colonial history–widespread violence, displacement and cultural erasure–which has been omitted from the British national narrative that sees Britishness as synonymous with decency and

Twitter
conspiracybot
@conspiracyb0t
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
THE SYSTEM ISN’T BROKEN
IT WAS MADE THIS WAY.
2:01 AM · Mar 30, 2022·conspiracyb0t

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