There was a march on Wall Street last week sponsored by the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement has basically been a four-week downtown Manhattan live-in that has spread to cities all across the country, causing the media to move its coverage dial from "blackout" to "circus." It's really too bad that's the only two settings it has.
There was a march on Wall Street last week sponsored by the Occupy Wall Street movement. The movement has basically been a four-week downtown Manhattan live-in that has spread to cities all across the country, causing the media to move its coverage dial from “blackout” to “circus.” It’s really too bad that’s the only two settings it has.
Intrepid reporters from all of the major networks and CNN went down to talk with the protestors and find out why they are there.
The best answer was this: “After 30 years of having our living standards decrease while the wealthiest 1 percent have had it better than ever, I think it’s time for maybe, I don’t know, some participation in our democracy.”
That motherf---er brought game! So those are the protestors, or to put it another way:
“I think if you put every single left wing cause into a blender and hit ‘power,’ this is the sludge you get,” said a Fox News analyst.
And Ann Coulter responded to the movement’s ethos of “If we learn to share, we can all live in prosperity,” with “That could have been said in 1789 in France before the French Revolution, or the Russian Revolution, or with only slight modification when the Nazis were coming to power. This is always the beginning of totalitarianism.”
So Fox basically sees the protestors as a laughable gang of disorganized, confused Nazis. Or an ill-disciplined, highly trained, weed-smoking fascist organization.
It’s a little contradictory, Fox. But at least Sean Hannity, who has voiced support for the Tea Party, doesn’t mince words.
“They hate corporations, they hate capitalism and in the end they want statism over free markets. So they really don’t like freedom,” Hannity said.
I don’t get it. Here’s a group of Americans disenchanted, railing against big government bailouts and angry because they played by the rules, worked hard and now they’re in debt from student loans and are unemployed.
Look, if this thing turns into throwing trash cans into Starbucks windows, nobody’s going to be down with that — we all love Starbucks. But how are these protestors not like the Tea Party?
All right, some of them smoke and have pants made out of pot. So call them the THC party. Aren’t these folks real citizens with real problems? Aren’t they also speaking for America?
“These folks aren’t speaking for America. That’s not Tea Party behavior; that’s not America loving behavior,” said Mark Meckler, Tea Party Patriots co-founder.
They probably don’t even masturbate to the Constitution. Why are the Occupy people unworthy of Tea Party respect and ideals?
“They’re not law-abiding citizens. They’re camping in a park where camping isn’t allowed. They’re breaking the laws … that’s not Tea Party behavior,” Meckler said.
Everything he described there is a misdemeanor — the actual Tea Party was a damn felony. Do you know what the Tea Party actually was?
The Tea Party is named after the most celebrated act of theft and vandalism in our nation’s history! And you can’t stomach a little park camping?