Some outlaw motorcycle clubs can be distinguished by a 1% patch worn on the colors. This is claimed to be a reference to a comment made by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in which they stated that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, implying that the last one percent were outlaws. As a result, some outlaw motorcycle clubs used it to unite or express themselves and are commonly referred to as "one percenters". The comment, supposedly a response to the Hollister riot in 1947, is denied by the AMA—who claim to have no record of such a statement to the press, and that the story is a misquote. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_motorcycle_club#One_percenterThe identifying with being the 1%er, being unique, is a strongly held American concept. It is something to strive for, not something or someone to fear or take offense to. Everyone of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were 1%ers. Each a unique individual. Each with their beliefs in individual rights. Coming together to make a union of States to stand together against a ruler whose only desire to expand his empire. They knew that 1%, or even 1 person, could make a difference. They were opposed by those who didn't want things to change. Either those who had power and didn't want to lose it or those who would rather have safety and not freedom.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Benjamin_Franklin This was written by Franklin, within quotation marks but is generally accepted as his original thought, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775 as part of his notes for a proposition at the PennsylvaniaNo matter what the Occupy Movement says, I want to be part of the 1%, if not financially then philosophically and spiritually, not, as I like to infer, one of the Sheople to be led to the slaughter.