On the recent phenomena that began with the 'Occupy Wall Street' nonsense, and which has now spread nationwide. We are now witnessing the full range of left-wing stupidity manifested within a series of mass-tantrums that would get far more serious attention if they were more truthfully named.
'Occupy Wall Street' would be better served with the more-honest moniker "Come stand in the street like a pretentious doofus Rally", if it's counterpart in Boston were named 'Thumbsuckers and Bedwetters United!", and the completely unhinged bullshit of those who live and die at the welfare trough in New Orleans were to be called by it's proper tag, the "We're Here, We're Stupid, We Wouldn't Even Make an Effort to Save Ourselves From A Hurricane We Watched Cross The Atlantic For A Week on Television, Why Should Anyone Pay Any Attention To Anything We Have To Say?" March.
I was willing to give the kids a break a few days ago, figuring they were just indulging in the time-honored tradition of the earnest young, and exercising their constitutional right to be a an oblivious asshole. I gave them the benefit of the doubt that at some point in the future, these idiots would eventually use the experience gained at this exercise in futility to learn some lesson about politics and reality that would serve them well later in life.
Apparently, I've given them far too much credit in the intelligence department. The protests continue, only now they have been bolstered by the professional protester class, complete with funding, organization, and finally, a fucking theme. You knew that if they worked at it long and hard enough, someone would finally get around to inventing a coherent point around which all this disparate bullshit could orbit. With the arrival of the Union organizers and Soros foundations at these rallies, they are no longer an organic movement of perhaps-confused-but-well-meaning kids; now they're potential riots in the making. The Union Goons and the Anarchists (the Left's muscle) are now on the scene, and when they aren't teaching the dumbass kids how to shout slogans and march in column, they're preparing violence.
It's beginning in Manhattan with attempts to occupy the Brooklyn Bridge, and a few tentative clashes between cops and protesters. It's happening in NOLA where the slogan of the day was "KIll the Police!". There's already been calls in various places for 'the Rich' to be executed and imprisoned. This from a political left that absolutely squealed over Tea Party crosshairs and rhetoric that may have gotten Gabrielle Giffords shot.
Over the entire thing looms The President of the United States.
Every day he takes to his portable podium, teleprompters in hand, pushing policies that border on lunacy, continually attacking his opposition, both political and popular, as racist, obstructionist, ill-informed, retarded, hateful, spiteful, greedy, ill-intentioned. And those who are most susceptible (or who's interests parallel the Obama Administration's stupidity) to this sort of facile, infantile, unfounded pack of lies, are out in the streets shouting for the blood of bankers, and threatening open revolution.
If I were Barack Obama, I'd be very careful here. You don't want to be President of the United States when several thousand teens and young adults gets their heads split wide open on national television because they did something incredibly stupid...and you egged them on.
And yes, Obama has put them up to this, ultimately. His vision of the future appeals to them (it doesn't require them to you know..work). His rhetoric, far from the calm, sober, and reasonable discourse he wanted from republicans and Tea Partiers last year, is just complex enough for these protesters to misconstrue. Confused people are the sea in which democrats (smalll 'd' intentional) swim. The class Warfare rhetoric resonates with the Union Doofuses, another class that doesn't wish to work, and is eaten up as if it had chocolate chips in it by the Professional Recipient and Pretend-Government-Employment Class.
Just look at who is involved here: Your garbageman, certainly no great intellect, or he'd have a job at NASA or Pfizer. The crust of parasites that destroys the Public Schools, lives in public housing, and constitutes the majority of the Professional Criminal Class which is the most-mollycoddled and catered-to constituency in America, outside of Senior Citizens. The Professoriate of the Banal, that is the entire panoply of the Collegiate Waste-Course Catalog: the World Peace instructors, the Race-and-Gender Studies crowd, the Interpretive Dance and Performing Arts groups, The Liberal Arts Detached From Both Liberalism and Arts clique.
The barely-literate Public School Teacher. The Literate-but-perpetually-unemployed-Artistes who find manual labor degrading and for the peasants. The Me-Too Crowd that apparently has nothing better to do. The 60's retreads, the Civil Rights Activists who are only activating the most dangerous elements within their movement. The usual flotsam and jetsom of fringe groups: the Gay Rights brigade, the Constitutional Rights for Household Pets people, the Street Performers, the Homeless who showed up hoping to score big panhandling. The Crack Mothers who left their children chained to radiators in a drafty, covered-in-shit slum so as to protest against the coming destruction of the Welfare State they depend upon for Pop Tarts and clean syringes. And to maybe turn a few tricks for extra cash.
But the greater mass of the people out there is this big blob of teens-to-twenties who couldn't find their own asses with both hands and a flashlight. You know....morons.
Mark my words: twenty years from now, 90% of the kids at these 'Kill Capitalism' conclaves will be making their living selling you razor blades, real estate, Viagra and IPO's. It happens. It's called growing up, and most people manage to do it after going through a phase of severe brain damage and fantasy which we call 'college', in some cases, and simply 'youth' in the majority.
That crowd is choc-full of the most obvious, and selfish, beneficiaries of the capitalist system they want destroyed: the colleges are the direct result of capitalism, the Pubic Sector Union Worker is paid by the fruits of capitalism, the vast majority of the pasty-white faces at these rallies has grown up with a middle-class standard of material wealth and comfort unknown by any other civilization in human history. They use the very tools of capitalism to organize, communicate, and spread their message, and don't even realize it, or when they do, they rationalize it away in the same way as Jihadis crashing airliners into office buildings do: it's perfectly fine and proper to use the weapons of the Enemy against him wherever possible, and no hypocrisy is attached.
Because they're stupid. And they're about to get their asses kicked, methinks, because the tone of some of these rallies and protests is getting entirely out of hand. I would expect that by Monday morning, at least one full-blown riot breaks out,and someone, unfortunately, gets themselves killed.
Barack Obama might have someone's blood on his hands, come Monday Morning. I don't wish it, but it's a foregone conclusion now: the footsoldiers of the Left have gotten their marching orders, figuratively, from their Commander in Chump: The Enemy will not give you the free stuff we're entitled to, expects you to work for a living, and is smarter than we are. Because they disagree with Our Messiah, they are Evil Incarnate. They must be destroyed. Cry "Give me a six-figure job with free healthcare and government-sponsored retirement program, with my useless degree in Eco-friendly Archaeology that took 7 years of Mommy and Daddy's borrowed money to achieve!" and let loose the dogs of an extended hissy fit!
That's what happens when you gather that many stupid people together, fill their heads with nonsense, and then convince them they're operating under some sense of greater moral urgency which is really just the basest of politics.