Oct 18 2011

OWS: Ignorant, Spoiled & Lazy

Published by at 7:11 am under 2012 Elections,All General Discussions

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.

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11 Responses to “OWS: Ignorant, Spoiled & Lazy”

  1. [...] the saying (sorta) goes: standing around filthy, smelly and unkempt, living in squalor, and demanding someone else’s money is no way to go through life, [...]

  2. [...] the saying (sorta) goes: standing around filthy, smelly and unkempt, living in squalor, and demanding someone else’s money is no way to go through life, [...]

  3. lurker9876 says:

    If only Europe will fall soon, which might help convince more Americans to vote someone other than Obama and Romney.

    Lloyd Marcus has a good article up at AT about Herman Cain and why the liberals are going after him. Which is exactly what I predicted would happen.

    We’re lucky to have someone in Herman Cain that firmly believes in our country, founding principles, free market economic principles, full of substance, etc. A far superior package than Obama and Romney would ever be.

    This OWS made their position now very public and visible. Good.

  4. joe six-pack says:

    “Anyone who believes in radical wealth distribution is basically a moron.”

    I must disagree on this one. I have known some individuals in my past who would prosper in an autocratic environment. One in particular comes to mind. Naturally, he would believe that this is best for everyone and votes accordingly. He is no moron. He wants to nationalize all major companies and have government run everything. I am certain that he would do well in that environment. It is human nature to believe that what is good for you and plays to your strengths is also good for everyone else.

    Where the moron comes in are those who don’t understand that they would actually be much better off if they did not follow that ideology. Capitalism DOES work best for most people, but not everyone.

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  6. dhunter says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/18/celebrated-redistributionists-discover-healthy-respect-for-private-property/

    JUSTICE! Just too funny, the little socialists are learning more here than their pricey education could have ever taught them, hopefully the teachers give extra credit for getting their stuff stolen!

  7. WWS says:

    Agree with you in part, Joe; actually, I think a more accurate statement would be “anyone who believes in radical wealth distribution is either a moron or a psychopath.”

    Joseph Stalin believed in it, and he did quite well for himself. He also saw nothing wrong with slaughtering millions in order to advance his own goals. The real problem with this kind of system is that the most soulless monsters and criminals naturally gravitate towards the top levels of society. In systems like this, as in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany, society essentially takes all the people who should be serving life sentences in the nations prisons and makes them all policemen, and makes the worst of them all government ministers.

    This more than any other reason is why societies that make this choice collapse. What other outcome could there be, when psychopaths are put in control of everything?

    And psychopaths always, even on a personal level, depend on the gullibility of extremely foolish people to prosper.

  8. crosspatch says:

    The greatest testament to their laziness is their proposed solution to a disparity of incomes. It is always easier to destroy than to create. Their solution is to confiscate the wealth of the rich rather than attempt to build up opportunity for the poor. They would simply rob the rich man and give the money to the poor man like Robin Hood. The problem is that only works once. Once you have robbed the rich man and the poor man burns through that money, what next? You can’t take from the rich man again because you have already taken it all. What then?

    These people have basically learned that it is easier to have people who are equal in poverty than it is to have people who are better off. Being better off takes work, simply taking what belongs to someone else only requires a signature on a piece of paper. They don’t care because they have nothing to lose. They are apparently mostly a group of rabble that have no jobs and have no income other than maybe their trust funds that their “rich” parents have given them.

    Their very proposed solutions are a testament to their laziness.

  9. Frogg1 says:

    Doug Schoen’s referenced article in this post is well worth a read in entirety.

    Here’s another good read:

    5 reasons why income inequality is a myth — and Occupy Wall Street is wrong
    http://blog.american.com/2011/10/5-reasons-why-income-inequality-is-a-myth-and-occupy-wall-street-is-wrong/

  10. Wilbur Post says:

    Regardless of whether one thinks the OWS cause is “just” (I think it’s just – just garbage) it is awfully hard for a normal person to identify with a bunch of jerks that crap in the street in public.

  11. Redteam says:

    Whoops, I think Herman stepped on the slippery slope to the bottom in the debate tonight. Would he ‘really’ free all the prisoners in Gitmo for one GI? He ‘would’ electrify the fence (i think this is a good idea) but he doesn’t want to ‘say’ he would because it would ‘offend’ someone. Is he admitting to just saying what he thinks people want to hear? And he definitely can’t explain his 999 plan. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t understand it. If it will raise income on 84% of the people, who is getting the cuts to offset that to make it revenue neutral. Note that if 84% pay more, they’re most likely not in the top 1%. And we’re not talking ‘apples and oranges’ here. We’re talking more taxes. I hate to be negative on Herman (because he definitely would be better than Romney) but he really needs to get his message together.

    Sorry to be a little off topic, but I’m sure you’re gonna post something on the debate.