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The Only Good Occupation... Is getting a job. So you won't have to leech off Mom and Dad anymore. Is taking responsibility for your own neurotic hangups, and not blaming your gnawing feelings of inferiority on the most miraculous, creative, and popular economic system in the world -- including the parts of China, India, and Russia that actually work.
They claim to represent 99% of Americans, but as Democratic pollster Doug Schoen has shown , the protest group Occupy Wall Street is anything but representative of a vast swath of the public. At best, the protesters represent a far-leftward slice of American political thought: they pine for the redistribution of wealth and generally reject the free enterprise system. Yet, this stubborn fact hasn't stopped the media and left-wing pundits from serenading the movement with praise. One writer has even argued that "our founders would ... be standing on the front lines of the Occupy Wall Street movement ... were they around today." Is the Occupy Wall Street protest our generation's version of the Boston Tea Party? Would George Washington, if he were alive today, eschew Mount Vernon in favor of a tent in Zuccotti Park?
With the OWS Envy-Monger crowds growing more rowdy and violent by the day, the nation is stunned by the depravity, laziness and childish lack of self-control ubiquitously on display. But the One percenters in the big, high office buildings are on to this crowd in a way that ought to make the uncouth rabble-rousers down in the park very uneasy about what they're wishing and hoping their Democrat enablers can make come true. Yesterday, a close friend -- an independent businessman himself for decades -- sent me via email the photo of a flyer, which was purportedly dropped from an office building in Chicago by the Board of Trade down upon the crowd of protesters.
Have you read A Patriot's History of the United States by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen, published by the Penguin Group? If not, you should. In his review, Glenn Beck said, "This book has taught me more about our history than any I've read in years. A Patriot's History of the United States should be required reading for all Americans." I agree.
Some years ago I walked into the home of a friend who had a religious program playing on TV. He made a comment about the program and then caught a subtle reaction from me, that I intended to keep hidden. He responded, "Why don't you like him?"
This photo’s been kicking around Facebook for the past few days. The first time I saw it, it miffed me. The second time, it aggravated me.
Once again conservatives are fumbling a sure opportunity to deal the opposition a crippling blow. The Occupy Wall Street movement is an easy target -- a fat, slow dirigible topped up with hydrogen and just waiting for the spark that will set it ablaze. They are the third wave of the modern transcendental slob movements, behind the hippies and the grunge kids. They are driven by the basest of motives, greed and hatred: "Pay my bills" and "Eat the rich." They are as dumb as bag of rocks, unable to articulate any strategy or goal.
Yes, I realize you could fill whole books with the subject of that headline, but let’s look at one story in particular. I started to get slightly huffy over this passage on Occupy Wall Street in the New York Times … There is a through-the-looking glass element to some of the criticism. The Daily Caller reported that based on photographs, the Occupy forces were almost exclusively white (numerous studies and polls have shown the Tea Party, too, has proportionately few members of minority groups). The Tea Party, too, was vague about its frustrations in its early days, or contradictory, as in the sign at one rally that was cited as evidence that the Tea Party itself was uneducated and uninformed: “Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare.” At Tea Party protests you could find the kind of one-off cranks that conservatives have found at Occupy rallies — Tea Party organizers would explain them as fringe-y interlopers.
My most heartfelt wish for the mindless minions currently "Occupy[ing] Wall Street" is that someday, hopefully soon, they get to live in a world based upon their dim-witted delusions. Actually, though, if these collectivist cretins are indeed serious, that world is already here. It's called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (aka communist North Korea). In North Korea, there are no evil corporations or banks to ruin Occupiers' lives, because another pair of collectivist cretins, Kim Il-sung and his creepy son Kim Jung-il, got rid of them long ago. In fact, along with ridding North Korea of everything other than the glorious state, the Kim Klan has either already met most of the Occupier's nattering demands or simply made them superfluous.
Just about everyone right of center has been sniggering at the rather sorry products of our education system currently "occupying" Wall Street. It confirms why Nancy Pelosi could be so confident that the Tea Party was "astroturf." Everything that comes out on the left is astroturf, so Pelosi naturally assumed that the right was just the same.
Do you think the young gent from Occupy Wall Street who defecated on the cop car got an A in "Dialectics of Hegemony"? The hordes of pathetic, dead-eyed pagans pustulating through our cities with Occupy Wall Street are the crowning achievement of America's academy. Thousands of vampires with PhDs labored for decades to perfect the art of sucking the souls from America's trusting young, and then hustling them into the slavery of terminal stupidity. How obedient these foul-smelling young wretches are! How touchingly eager they are to please!
The so-called "Wall Street protesters" who presently follow the '60s adage of "taking it to the streets" might do well to review a bit of history -- in particular, as it relates to the consequences of Marxist ideology. In 1951, when the horrors of the Red Terror, Siberian gulags, and Auschwitz death camps were still very real, author Eric Hoffer wrote in his acclaimed book, The True Believer , that the "monstrous evils of the 20 th century have shown us that the greediest money grubbers are gentle doves compared with money-hating wolves like Lenin, Stalin and Hitler, who in less than three decades killed or maimed nearly a hundred million men, women and children and brought untold suffering to a large portion of mankind." 1 British economist John Maynard Keynes noted in 1919 that Soviet socialist icon "[Vladimir] Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. ... Lenin certainly was right.
Conservatives may disagree with Karl Marx's economic theories, but they must agree that he was right when he said, "History repeats itself -- first as tragedy, second as farce." The Occupy Wall Street protestors are a pallid echo of their forebears at Woodstock during August 1969. At least at Woodstock there were real injustices about, such as nineteen- and twenty-year-old draftees being sent to Vietnam without ever having a say in that decision via the ballot box. Does anyone think that the OWS protestors know that it was President Richard Nixon who, on June 22, 1970, signed an extension to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 requiring that eighteen-year-olds be given the vote in all federal, state, and local elections? This right was ultimately ratified by the states to become the Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution at a signing ceremony held July 5, 1971.
As the man said, those ignorant of their history are condemned to repeat it. How much worse are those who deliberately ignore it? Deliberately ignoring their own record is a liberal specialty. The ideology could not exist without it. There is scarcely a major event of the last century that matches what liberal mythology has to say about it -- the Depression, WWII, the civil rights movement, the Cold War...
The media are mistakenly characterizing the Occupy Wall Street movement as unemployed Millennials with a legitimate gripe against Wall Street consistent with the Tea Party, or as a rag-tag group of unemployed stoners with no coherent message, not to be taken too seriously. After spending hours interviewing protesters in Oakland, California, both characterizations are way off base. If either scenario were apt, these folks would be marching on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and storming Congress. Instead, they're taking on Wall Street and storming the homes of the wealthy and the buildings of large corporations. It's Mourning in America, friends.