By: Jeff Katz – November, 2011
We’re now more than a month in to the “occupy” movement and there does not seem to be any end in sight. The question is, is that a good or bad thing?
If we are to believe the official narrative crafted by the occupiers they are a homegrown collection of concerned men and women angry at Wall Street. Now before we go any further, I do have to ask how one can be angry at a street? What motivates the anger? Too many pot holes? Lots of red lights? No parking?
Oh, okay they are angry at what Wall Street represents. But what exactly is it that Wall Street represents? Retired cops. firefighters and school teachers getting pensions due to money managers who are based at a building on Wall Street. Gotcha, not that Wall Street it’s the other Wall Street.
The Wall Street which is all about corporate greed. But again, I am forced to ask the occupiers to please define a word, in this case greed.
At this point, the occupy crowd normally moves on to something else.
Student loan debt! Medical Care! Mortgages! The logic, (and yes I am making those annoying air quotes while I type that word) of the occupy gang is that there should be lots of free stuff, like, education through the graduate school level.
Who pays the professors and maintains the buildings, I ask. Free medical care for everyone they demand. Well, alright then but who pays the doctors and nurses and keeps the hospitals up, I’d like to know? People who cannot afford to pay for homes should have their mortgages forgiven. And how about those of us who only took out mortgages for homes we could afford? Do we get that wiped off the books too or are we left to pay for those who intentionally got in over their heads? The silence from the tent dwellers by this point is usually deafening, but they still have some energy left for incessant drumming and a few good chants.
Bankers! Zionists! Jews! Now stop me if you’ve heard this before. Ragtag mobs of uninformed people, angry at their lot in life are told to gather and learn about those who are really responsible for hurting them.
It’s the bankers they are told. The posters of the evil bankers with their hook noses and funny stars. It is the Zionists who are controlling the government proclaim the speakers. Of course, the leaders of these mobs remind the assembled gangs that if it were not for the Jews, everything would be just fine. Come up with a solution for the Jewish problem and all will be right with the world apparently.
I know that the economy is in the tank, unemployment is high and it can be extremely difficult to get by right about now. Want to discuss serious issues of the day?
Sounds good to me. Try to come up with some concrete plans to make positive changes, and I will be right there with you regardless of party affiliation. But what we are seeing from the occupy movement is a handful OF puppet masters off to the side happily pulling the strings of the willingly useful idiots. As one who lost family members the last time that large mobs marched and railed against the Jews, I am a little concerned.
There are good reasons that Occupy Wall Street has now been endorsed by the Communist Party USA, former KKK leader David Duke and the American Nazi Party, don’t ya think?