Posts Tagged ‘Occupiers’
The brilliant minds among the “Occupiers” have decided that given that the “99%” deserve to have their voice heard, they should either occupy or boycott major retailers on “Black Friday.”
So let me see if I understand this… they oppose the “1%” and they think the way to “stick it to the man” is to boycott retailers, who, by the way, employ millions of Americans who are part of the “99%” and if they cut into the sales of said retailers, well, that will make a statement!
Yeah, a statement of stupidity, the first thing that happens when retailers are less profitable is that they cut overhead, that is, lay people off.
Keep it up “occupiers,” eventually you’ll only have 1% of support among the American people.
The Occupy Wall Street “movement” provides more irony than you can shake a stick at.
From the few videos I have watched of OWS activists and the many stories I have read, it’s clear that the label of “unthinking masses” used to describe Tea Partiers or otherwise conservative folks is essentially projection. That is, the left is such a band of lemmings, that to make up for it they, and their enablers in the media, describe the right in the exact terms of who they (the Occupiers) really are: racist, unthinking thugs.
The Occupier’s claim to be “the 99%” and that Wall Street is the 1%, thereby pitting the masses against the elite. And President Obama (and most liberal Democrats in Congress) have embraced the Occupiers. The absurdity of Obama’s embrace of the Occupiers is that the 1% (Wall Street) have been bigger supporters of Obama than any presidential candidate in history. He was a main driver in passing TARP, and handcuffed himself to the Street when he appointed Timothy Geithner Treasury Secretary. Remember, Geithner was one of the trifecta of elites (along with Paulson and Bernanke) that engineered the bailouts.
This has been said dozens of times before, but if the Occupiers stopped and thought about it for 30 seconds, they would be marching on the White House, not Stock Exchange.
The brilliantly funny Mark Steyn has penned this piece, a must read.
Way back in 1968, after the riots at the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Mayor Daley declared that his forces were there to “preserve disorder.” I believe that was one of Hizzoner’s famous malapropisms. Forty-three years later Jean Quan, mayor of Oakland, and the Oakland city council have made “preserving disorder” the official municipal policy. On Wednesday, the “Occupy Oakland” occupiers rampaged through the city, shutting down the nation’s fifth-busiest port, forcing stores to close, terrorizing those residents foolish enough to commit the reactionary crime of “shopping,” destroying ATMs, spraying the Christ the Light Cathedral with the insightful observation “F**k,” etc. And how did the Oakland city council react? The following day they considered a resolution to express their support for “Occupy Oakland” and to call on the city administration to “collaborate with protesters.”
I don’t “stand with the 99%,” and certainly not downwind of them. But I’m all for their “occupation” continuing on its merry way. It usefully clarifies the stakes. At first glance, an alliance of anarchists and government might appear to be somewhat paradoxical. But the formal convergence in Oakland makes explicit the movement’s aims: They’re anarchists for statism, wild free-spirited youth demanding more and more total government control of every aspect of life — just so long as it respects the fundamental human right to sloth. What’s happening in Oakland is a logical exercise in class solidarity: The government class enthusiastically backing the breakdown of civil order is making common cause with the leisured varsity class, the thuggish union class, and the criminal class in order to stick it to what’s left of the beleaguered productive class. It’s a grand alliance of all those societal interests that wish to enjoy in perpetuity a lifestyle they are not willing to earn. Only the criminal class is reasonably upfront about this. The rest — the lifetime legislators, the unions defending lavish and unsustainable benefits, the “scholars” whiling away a somnolent half decade at Complacency U — are obliged to dress it up a little with some hooey about “social justice” and whatnot.
The bottom line is that Obama embraces the Occupiers at his own political peril..