The “Occupy Wall Street” Contagion

by Ryan on October 3, 2011

in Culture,Economy,Media Bias,Politics,Pop Culture,Social Agitators,Social Unrest,Stupid government

I haven’t posted on the “Occupy Wall Street” movement yet simply because I thought it would be a mere flash in the pan, but since September 17th the rubes have stuck with it, even getting arrested trying to “occupy” the Brooklyn Bridge.  It was those 700 arrests that have seemed to galvanize this boiler-plate anti-capitalist movement.  More arrests in cities like Boston and Los Angeles have occurred as the contagion seems to be spreading.  I won’t bother playing the “What if the Tea Party behaved this way?” game — we all know the answer to that.

An organizer of the New York protest, Harrison Schultz, said this on Reverend Al’s MSNBC show: “this is revolution, not reform.”  Mix Michael Moore, Rosanne Barr, bratty unemployed youth, Guy Fawkes masks, hundreds of arrests and Marxist rhetoric and a coheret direction and purpose manifests:  overthrow “the system” and replace it with some amorphous concept of social and economic “justice”.

These people have it all wrong.  They are mad at Wall Street and are upset that their elected officials aren’t listening to them.  They are frustrated youth, promised a world requiring very little work on their part, but handed a blighted world of unemployment and stagnation instead. Dreams dashed, they look for a scapegoat.  Wall Street’s always been an easy target.

The protesters look inward for solutions, not to their strengths, but to their shadow.  It’s easier to take other people’s money.  It’s easier to yell, scream, and agitate than face reality, buckle down and take chances.  Did it ever occur to them that Wall Street accepted bailouts and exemptions, etc., because they could?  March on Washington, not Wall Street!  And aren’t these kids asking for the same thing that they claim to hate — special breaks for some at the expense of others?

Hypocrites?  Like all Marxists, yes.  Useful idiots?  Like most young leftists, yes.  Duped by a culture and education system which promised them unrealistic outcomes?  Yes.  As a culture we helped create these protesters — their shrillness, their despair, their selfishness, their misguided logic.  May the public lurch away from these stunted useful idiots the more they are exposed.

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Chris October 4, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Was in Lower Manhattan on Saturday and I encountered these anarchists while walking past Zuccotti Park and there was quite a smell of b.o. and pot eminating from this normally pleasant public space.


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