Oct 23 2011
I have to laugh at the Occupy “fill in the blank” silliness transpiring across America. Talk about your political tone deafness. Unlike The Who’s Tommy, these folks are truly deaf, dumb and blind. And I mean dumb in the intellectual sense, since they clearly can chant and spew nonsense.
While the liberal left drools over these ‘protests’ through rose-colored, nostalgic hindsight they fail to see this circus through the eyes of middle America. These protests are trying to take sovereign public land, occupy it and set up new forms of government – much like young children role playing in the tree house fort.
Take me for instance. I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s and relished the dying days of the protest movement of those times. I grew up with protest rock, the generation of defiance, etc. But in the end my generation learned that while it was great to have and experience fantasies, reality was very, very different. We immersed ourselves in the near-perfect future human society of Star Trek, to the militaristic oppressive world of Star Wars, from Tolkein’s Lord battle against industrialization found in the the Rings trilogy, to the communist/marxist/progressive world run amok in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four and Bradberry’s Fahrenheit 451.
We were one of the post World War II generations that had to sort out the evil of humankind from its potential promise. Imagine the dichotomy established between the Holocaust and the Moon Walk.We have seen a lot. We know the full spectrum of optimistic to pessimistic predictions. All of which were wrong. What survived all this predictive gyration? Family, neighbors, hard work and self respect that turned into respect from others.
One thing we learned is fantasy is interesting, but completely useless as a life lesson. We worked hard, carved out our lives, established our families and discovered that success is not evil, competition is not that bad and sitting on your arse stoned out of your mind is a complete waste of time. Actually, stoned is not all that fun, not compared to taking on and living life. Those who got stuck in the 60’s failed, those who moved on found the American dream.
So when I watch a tent city culture play government and cry for equality I see if for what it really is. Look at these people living in tents, calling one a kitchen and another a council center, fighting law enforcement while crime runs rampant amongst them. It’s a sad joke!
What, am I supposed to trade in my upper middle class home I worked a life time to obtain, turn in my cars and motorcycle, give up all I have to go play communist commune in a park somewhere?
Are they nuts? Herman Cain wants to change the tax code and is getting nervous ninnies taking shots at him from all sides. These silly people in these occupy zones want to replace our entire society!
Good luck with that one.
What we see in Occupy “fill in the blank” is pathetic. If this is their vision of America’s future then I say thanks for sharing, now go back into the closet. If there ever was a better reason to just move on from the left’s childish temper tantrums, these examples of political pouting are it.
The reason protests like this are not going to work is there are too many voters like me who are neither intimidated nor impressed by these actions. Having tasted this kind silliness in our youth, and discovered the lies these leftists claim against the family, hard work, corporate competition, etc just makes it a bunch of marginally interesting nonsense.
I mean truly laughable nonsense. If I was worried about a new left arising from the ashes of Obama, Reid and Pelosi I am now quite relaxed and confident. I worry more about the desperation in the Obama White House, which is going to rue the day it surrendered Iraq in a lame attempt to hold its ever shrinking base. Even if Obama got 100% of the lunatic left vote, it represents less than 20% of the sane America Main Street.
Whenever these people decide to stop their silly role playing, the one thing they will have achieved is cementing the total mockery of the far left. I mean really kids – this is all you got?
Update: Talk about timing. Checkout the infighting by the haves (1% leadership of the OWS movement) and the have nots (the 99% of the protestors):
“The other day, I took in $2,000. I kept $650 for my group, and gave the rest to Finance. Then I went to them with a request — so many people need things, and they should not be going without basic comfort items — and I was told to fill out paperwork. Paperwork! Are they the government now?” Smith fumed, even as he cajoled the passing crowd for more cash.
The Finance Committee dives on whatever dollars are raised by all the OWS working groups, said Smith, and doesn’t give it back.
The Comfort group has an allowance of $150 a day, while larger working groups, like the Kitchen group, get up to $2,000.
“What can I do with $150?” said Smith. “We have three tons of wet laundry here from the rainstorm — how do I get that done? We need winter gear, shoes, socks. I could spend $10,000 alone for backpacks people need. We raise all this money. Where is it?”
Like I said, what a joke.