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OCCUPY THIS occupy that! Occupy your own underpants. All this occupying puts me in mind of this fact: in the sense as-used, as well as the military-slash-geopolitical sense, “to occupy” is a verb that implies more than mere — well — occupation. It implies that one is unwelcome where one is doing all this occupyin’. It implies that one has taken the place one occupies by — shall we say…? — less than entirely legitimate means. By force, even. (Or, as Latin scholars will recall Caesar used to say all the time, “by storm.”) (Stormtroopers, anyone?)

And it occurs to me to ask… Is that really a good political argument, persuasiveness-wise?

Of course, there is another sense of the noun occupation, which I suggest humbly those occupied in all this occupation engage in.

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