Oct 18 2011
OWS has worn out its welcome. There are ways to send a message and garner support – and Occupy Wall Street has failed to do this right on many fronts.
First off, you need to be admirable. Living in squalor for weeks on end is not admirable. When the Tea Party rallies were going on in 2009-2010 they had the air of a massive family reunion. You could take your kids there and it was like a massive family outing. It was comfortable, clean and fun.
OWS is none of these. They are a wreck. Apparently they are beginning to smell quite rank and they take over public and private property. They are also angry. They do not give off a welcoming air. They are not intimidating, anymore than homelss pan handlers lining city blocks in Pasadena, CA are intimidating. This OWS schtick not enticing – it is pathetic.
Worse yet is what they stand for. They demand other people who succeeded in life give them the fruits of their success. Here is where the ignorant, spoiled and lazy part comes in.
They ignorantly believe you can confiscate the wealth of the 1% and it would dramatically boost the lives of the other 99%.
The protesters have a distinct ideology and are bound by a deep commitment to radical left-wing policies.
What binds a large majority of the protesters together—regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education—is a deep commitment to left-wing policies: opposition to free-market capitalism and support for radical redistribution of wealth, …
The math is pretty easy here, so this is where we see mass ignorance if nothing else. If you took all the wealth of the top 1% it would not run the federal government for a year. And once that wealth is consumed and destroyed, you have also destroyed the economic engine of the country. Our deficits would sky rocket since the top 1% pay something like 50% of tax revenues. Anyone who believes in radical wealth distribution is basically a moron. We need everyone’s participation financially to support the government – no free rides.
If it were not for free-market capitalism we would not be living with the modern luxuries we take for granted today. The Internet, modern medicine, our computer/communication systems, engineering on scales never heard of – all come from the successes of individuals working in a free-market system. This would all be gone if we listened to these knuckleheads.
What they OWS criers want is to avoid having to work hard and compete.
Sixty-five percent say that government has a moral responsibility to guarantee all citizens access to affordable health care, a college education, and a secure retirement—no matter the cost.
This is where the spoiled and lazy comes into play. Don’t get me wrong. There are as lot of hard working people out of a job right now, and some may even be so fed up they look at the simple cries for fairness and feel an association. Some are angry and bitter they may lash out. But they are not the majority of Americans and they are not the primary force behind OWS.
OWS wants to take from others, to reap the rewards of other people’s hard work. It is shameful.
What makes these people so much better than everyone else they deserve the right to take from others? In my day, demanding something I did not earn would be seen as the act of a Loser!
Try it out. Walk up to a world champion gold medalist and demand their gold medal because it is not fair they worked hard and won it and you have none for yourself. Walk up to an artist and demand to steal the money from their work because they became rich by creating the art and succeeding (be it music, a movie, a play, a painting). Walk up to the astronaut and demand his fame that he earned focusing his entire life’s energy to one purpose and risking his life to get where he is. Walk up to a doctor who saves lives and has become famous for developing new life-saving procedures and demand from you squalid tent city he give up all his money from that achievement. Walk up to anyone without the mob behind you and demand something that is not yours.
Just don’t do it with a weapon in hand – that is called armed robbery.
To sit in protest for weeks and demand people provide for you is the epitome of spoiled and lazy.
This 5% of the population that shuns hard work and its rewards is not leading (except in the dumb and dumber race). They are not inspiring. They are not succeeding. And anyone who aligns with them (Mr President) is aligned against everything that makes America what it is. The truth is most Americans are looking elsewhere for blame than the rich:
The Hill poll found that only one in three likely voters blames Wall Street for the country’s financial troubles, whereas more than half — 56 percent — blame Washington.
Real Americans never demanded punishment for success. We did protest because of barriers and oppression from those with wealth – but never punishment for success. Not succeeding in life is 90% of the time due to a lack of trying hard enough. And success does not mean being massively rich. By definition 99% of us will NEVER be the top 1%. Envy and ignorance – is this the change we can believe in?
The Democrats have decided that it is all or nothing – and they will get nothing. We are witnessing the death throws of a political party. The liberals have decided to stop pretending they are Americans and are now openly going for the socialist, communist, Marxist roots they have hidden from everyone as they pretended to be Americans. The political pendulum has been swinging more and more radically, and it was clear one party would get stuck on stupid and lose Main Street and America. In 2012 we will see the 80% who are not liberal in this country close the chapter on those 20% of malcontent drama queens who think they represent the second coming of something.
The ignorant and spoiled OWS (Other’s Wealth Stealing) movement smells in more ways than one.