I started thinking about this after a FaceBook friend posted a question;
“Welcome to #OccupyWallStreet, and you say __________!“,
“Toilets Are CASH ONLY and include a 5% transaction and disposal fee!“
This might be it…, Opportunity Plus Instinct Equals Profit. Once again, the capitalist in me went for the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition #9. These people hate capitalism, don’t they?
As this protestor demonstrated in New York, they don’t want or need toilets. 😈
So I asked myself, self, who could these people be? As it turns out, a lot of them are privileged under/over students. Others are union thug members. Many are hippies. Some are anarchist. A Professional class of protesters, they have a life coach’s, a life style of protesting, for pay! But predominantly, they are socialists.
This movement (no pun intended) has oozed to other cities where crowds of people gather to express their hatred of anything corporate. As they whip out their smartphones and iPads to pass the time playing games, taking pictures, and calling friends. So when you get rid of all the banks, the corporations, the money, the property, then what do you do? Live like Hobbits?
What do they want? Is it possible they never thought that far? Somebody in this group released a list of demands that sounded like something Dr. Evil wrote up!
On an episode of Evil Fox News Bill O’Reilly, a discussion on the wall street protestors and tea party comparisons, where Erica Payne of The Agenda Group tried to explain the protestors lack of a coherent message with expected results. Payne would blame the financial crisis on Wall Street. “Don’t blame congress”, Erica says, “Blame the Tea Party”. That’s your answer…
Unions have moved into the protests. To organize, perhaps, but this #OccupyWallStreet is not spontaneity.
There doesn’t seem to be a common beef? Professional occupiers are there being paid by union groups and other organization like the George Soros Acorn group. Killing business and spreading uncertainty.
With great amusement, I’ve been spending days absorbing the news feeds and blogs since my last post. My interest peaked when Rosanne Barr went on some news show to say that she supports a $100 million limit on individual salaries, and if you don’t give up your money, we’ll chop off your head. She has a show on LifeTime for losers called Rosanne’s Nutz which is filmed on the Big Island of Hawai’i. It’s as nutty as you would expect.
Remember how it all got started? READ THE BILL! The people that called themselves “Tea Party Patriots”! They didn’t agree with Obama’s socialist policies. Congress’s out of control spending. So they wrote, phoned, emailed and visited their elected officials. We made our voices heard at townhall meetings. It wasn’t just the democrats the Tea Party demonstrated against, it was also Republicans. Arlen Specter(D-PA) switched parties to save his hide, but he eventually lost. For all the same reasons, they were not listening to the people, and they were voted out of office.
So the Tea Party was immediately called racists by democrats, socialists, unions and left wing loons. They called the Tea Party a bunch of White People that hate a Black Man as President of the United States. I have a question for you lefties: “Who is Herman Cain?”
#OccupyWallStreet protestors brought out some interesting comparison to the Tea Party. In fact, they have Tea Party Envy! They want to be seen as legitimate, grass-roots and taken seriously! Yet, the corporations they so vehemently despise as evil, money grubbing and controlling all the worlds’ wealth. Here they are using the products the hated corporations produce. Of course, the news media is making sure the #OccupyWallStreet protestors are getting the same fair and balance treatment as did the Tea Partiers.
Since then, several spin-off groups have popped up. #OccupyWallStreet quickly lock onto the “We’re the 99%”, meaning the 1% are the extraordinarily wealthy evil capitalist that steal all the money from the 99%. This was meant to project that “Pitchforks and Torches” are storming the castle walls. Indeed, the calls for invading the homes of the residents these 99% call the “Rich”!
So to counter the 99%, or dare I say, flaunt it in the face of the 99%’ers. A group calling itself the 1%’ers that stand with the 99%’ers. Sounds kooky, it gets better! On this website you can see the open letters of “Hey, I got my money, and I’m a 1%’er, but I still support you 99%’ers”
When the realization that 53% of Americans pay their taxes, a group calling itself the 53%’ers has countered the 99%’ers. Click on the picture below see who pays taxes.
They accused the Tea Party of committing violent acts, but we’re still waiting for anyone in the Tea Party to get charged with any crime. They accused the Tea Party of spitting on members of Congress, and Andrew Breitbart offered a $100,000 reward for anyone that could prove it. To date, no one has brought any physical evidence, recorded or otherwise, to prove those charges. But hey, did you hear about the Senator that called for a run on a bank? His law caused the bank to raise their rates, and he wants everybody to leave the bank. Just take your money and go somewhere else. Senator Chuck Schumer did the same thing. He intervened with information on a bank in California which caused a run and the eventual collapse of the bank.
Socialist members of congress have come out publicly to denounce the Tea Party. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said the Tea Party should go to hell. Harsh words from a congresswoman whose still awaiting ethics charges for helping her husband bank. Yep, Maxine Waters husband is one of those evil bankers that the #OccupyWallStreet hate. Some congresspersons have accused the Tea Party of using the “N”-Word and wanting to hang blacks.
These two are not the only members of congress that have said disparaging remarks about the Tea Party. The examples I’ve provided might seem extreme, but they are not. The Tea Party has been demonized by the news media also. Reporters have accused the Tea Party of being violent, terrorists, and hostage takers.
The Tea Party is organized. We put up and elected our candidates. Who are the candidates for the #OccupyWallStreet people? If they want legitimacy, then shouldn’t they organize and choose someone to represent them? That’s what the Tea Party did and will continue to do so!!!
Now let’s repeat the non-conformists’ oath:
I promise to be different! I promise to be unique!
I promise not to repeat things other people say!
Now if this were to turn violent, it would look bad for the democrat party.
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