I’ve been following this #occupywallstreet!!!1!1! “movement” with restrained interest. I was kind of amused until I saw a picture of some fool taking a dump on the US flag. I was then revolted when I saw a picture of two naked people doing something I’m not even going to describe, in public, in the middle of some brickway. I always thought it was just an expression – a crude one made popular by a Monty Python song – but not something people actually did.
As soon as I got off FB I started looking at Google+. Yeah, I know. I have like, six friends. But I was trying to figure out if I could add entities to my feed, like Ron Paul information, cloth diaper sites and other groups/pages/whatever they were called on FB because they were useful. Doesn’t seem to be the case, though, unless I am doing it wrong. Which is totally possible.
I came across an “occupy Raleigh” thread and decided to jump in. Apparently there are only liberals on g+. No conservatives at ALL, and libertarians are called “loberatarians” as some play on “libertarian” plus “lobotomy.” Hilarious. So I totally fit in. At any rate, I saw these guys talking about the protests and demonizing “evil capitalism” and all that and asked why they hated companies who provided jobs and what exactly was the POINT of these protests? One guy said that it wasn’t our job to fix things, but to call for change and let “our leaders and experts figure it out.” And I am the one who has been lobotomized? I said something about people who voted for Obama being very active in the protests despite the fact that Obama took campaign donations from Wall Street folks and I was informed that I had crossed the line and maligned the office of the presidency. By calling people “Obama voters.” This guy was seriously a barrel of laughs and a real credit to his liberal cohorts. It is now a pejorative to call someone an Obama voter as deemed by…an Obama voter. THEN he said the standard “Well, Bush started it with TARP before Obama even took office.” I said “Yes, this is true. And Senator Obama voted in favor of TARP before he took the office of the POTUS.” I have yet to get a reply.
Another guy was nicer and more reasonable. He was willing to listen to what I had to type and respond without the histrionics and vitriol (which I left out) that the first guy spewed. He said I should be mad. I am mad. I am mad that the idiots in DC bailed out these corporations and then stuck us with the bill. Why aren’t these people protesting the grabby-snatchers in DC? THEY are the root of the problem. But that’s something the mush-brained, buck-t00thed, ignorant, non-Starbucks drinking oafs of the tea party would do so it’s a no-go, I guess.
Hey liberals! Google “Solyndra” and then talk to me about corporate greed and crony capitalism, not to mention screwing the tax payers and quid pro quo.
I have liberal friends, they do not seem as unhinged and illogical like the people protesting “Fat Cats.” We have a few things in common: we want to end the wars overseas. We like cloth diapers (this is normally a lib proclivity, but I do know non-libs who CD, though rare). We feel sympathy for the peoples of Darfur. We have electricity.
Things liberals love that I’m not necessarily interested in: Starbucks, microbrews, high speed rail, public-anything, Bill Mahr, anything European, windmills, Volkswagons and Macs.
The high speed rail really gets me. Why do they love it so? I can see it being useful in large, metro areas but we don’t have any of those here, there’s too much sprawl (which is something many hate for whatever reason – freedom to live wherever you want?) and people don’t even take buses, let alone trains. Yet there was a big push for this in Raleigh.
Getting back to these protests, I can’t help but think that this entire movement was orchestrated by the powers that be to take the electorate’s eye off the ball of fiscal disaster about to steamroll us all. Remember how Obama spent the entire summer demonizing corporate jet owners? As if they alone are responsible for the $787 BILLION DOLLAR stimulus fail that the Dems passed in 2009 and the stagnant unemployment numbers brought about by employers’ fears of the ramifications of ObamaCare which the Dems shoved through in 2010? Yes, so first we have this “hate the rich” coming directly from the White House, then the Dem shills that they are – the unions - start paying people to protest Wall Street. Now “grassroots” protests are sprouting up all over the country. And to what end, besides eventual civil unrest? The dots are connecting in my head.
Moving on as I’m not going to further allow these people to occupy my brain. It doesn’t own a corporate jet. Okay one more thing – shouldn’t Obama be demonizing PRIVATE jet owners? They’re the “billionaires” who aren’t paying their “fair share.” I guess it’s harder to protest individuals than entities, like corporations. Makes getting a “movement” going a lot easier when the target is big and well-known.
I guess I could have just summed up 95% of the protesters as chanting “GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!” as opposed to typing all that out. Gimme a break and move your caterwauling to DC and cut the head off the snake already.