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

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 10, 2021
“Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet?”

“Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet?” (shown on a protest sign) has been printed on many images. The saying was used in June 2011 during the Occupy Wall Street protest movement.
         
“Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy, selfish fools ruin the planet? No. The world I see is just around the corner” was posted on Twitter by Cj Fraser-Bell on June 28, 2011. “Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet?” was posted on Twitter by Shay Wolf on June 28, 2011. “Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet? http://jkne.tumblr.com/post/7054768408” was posted on Twitter by “persistent energy strand” on June 29, 2011.
   
           
Wikipedia: Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a protest movement against economic inequality 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
Cj Fraser-Bell
@Ceegiewinkle
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy, selfish fools ruin the planet? No. The world I see is just around the corner
7:36 PM · Jun 28, 2011·MOTOBLUR
   
Twitter
Shay Wolf
@dearshay
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet?
10:19 PM · Jun 28, 2011·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Melinda Vida, CHHC • Holistic Nutritionist
@MelindaVida
Are we really gonna let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet??? #EarthGuardians
1:50 PM · Jun 29, 2011·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
Westside Poseidon
@MasterGioo
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do in this whole planet?
4:38 PM · Jun 29, 2011·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
El Pato Premiere
@patolol_
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole country??
5:56 PM · Jun 29, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®
   
Twitter
persistent energy strand
@jkne
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet? http://jkne.tumblr.com/post/7054768408
9:07 PM · Jun 29, 2011·Twitter Web Client
 
Google Groups: alt.politics.bush
New Yorker Magazine white-washes #OccupyWallStreet - claims all their placards have good spelling!
Phlip
Oct 6, 2011, 8:54:44 AM
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2011/10/signs-of-the-times.html
 
...But clearly, there is a tension within the movement between a minority that wants to confront the police and those who simply want to make their point. More on that anon. But first, the signs.)
 
“ARE WE GOING TO LET A BUNCH OF GREEDY SELFISH FOOLS DO IN THE WHOLE PLANET?”
   
Twitter
EAGLEWOMAN
@EAGLEjme
LIST #Occupy signs: “ARE WE GOING TO LET A BUNCH OF GREEDY SELFISH FOOLS DO IN THE WHOLE PLANET?”
http://newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2011/10/signs-of-the-times.html?mbid=social_retweet via
@NewYorker
9:35 AM · Oct 6, 2011·Twitter for Websites
 
Google Books
Greed, Inc.:
Why Corporations Rule the World and How We Let It Happen

By Wade Rowland
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster
2011
Pg. ?:
When I was in Zuccotti Park there a young man who signs of sleeping rough for several days carried a placard asking: “Are We Really Going to Let a Bunch of Greedy Selfish Fools Rule This Whole Planet?”
         
Twitter
nathan pinkney
@cuzzinN8
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet? #occupy #protestersigns
1:50 PM · Sep 5, 2012·UberSocial for BlackBerry
 
Twitter
miss U
@TransFierce
Are we really going to let a bunch of GREEDY SELFISH FOOLS do in this whole planet???
3:02 AM · Jun 15, 2013·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Bean #DropTheCharges
@SomersetBean
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do in this whole planet? #LizardBitesBack #ecocide
8:31 PM · Jul 1, 2016·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Christopher Totten
@VenusianAndroid
Replying to @JeffreyMeursing
Are we really going to let a bunch of greedy selfish fools do-in this whole planet?
(This is also shown on a protest sign.—ed.)
3:34 AM · Sep 8, 2021·Twitter Web App

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