As a follow up to the last post (so this makes, what...two this year so far?), I had the opportunity to witness yet another OWS event today. Well, technically it wasn't Occupy Wall Street, since we were not on Wall Street. But that really doesn't matter, since "Occupy" is the important part of the equation. The whole Occupy "movement" has expanded well beyond Wall Street. Now it's Occupy <insert geographical location>. But here's basically how the whole thing shook out...
The Occupiers did thier little march down the streets, and eventually ended up at the Legislature building. True to form, they were representing the 99%...all thirty of them. It was the usual mish-mash of liberal parasites and juvenile miscreants. Some prefered to express themselves as fashionable radicals...anarchy signs, V for Vendetta masks, mohawks...the sort of stuff that respectable protesters wear these days.
The universally chanted theme of solidarity seemed to once again be lost in any effort to cobble together a coherent message or theme. It was a litany of groaning and whining about various bad guys who are the cause of all woes for us ninety-nine percenters...big oil, corporate fat-cats, conservative politicians...you know, the usual whipping boys for these sort of folks.
One guy went on and on about how we are all connected, that everything was energy at its base, and that we had the power to change the focus of our own energy. From a neo-Wiccan point of view, I was surprised to hear quite a bit that I agreed with. But the conclusion was a spectacular fail. While tooling around the fringes of saying that we each individually have the power to change our own lot in life, instead we arrive at the not-so-surprising and anti-climatic conclusion that we should be using this personal energy in solidarity with the purpose of taking other peoples stuff. And this is the true base message, where there is any, of the whole Occupy thing...greed and envy. Somebody else has, therefore I am entitled.
Here's a real neat angle, offered up by one of the speakers: allegedly in unison with other women, and by extension representing all women (natch), there is apparently now a "right" to supply a wage for stay-at-home mothers. That's right...spread your legs, and Pow!...you are now entitled to a paycheck for the next 18 years. Never mind that somebody else has to take responsibility for providing that lifestyle for you.
This, folks, is exactly how a pro-life guy like me becomes an advocate for retroactive abortion. Listening to all of the hippies, neo-hippies, college "educated" morons, and various riff-raff drone on and on about how somebody else owes them something, and how it somehow at some point magically morphs into a "right"...well, it is sometimes about all a fella can do to keep from going postal (not literally...the last thing I need is some liberal retard calling the cops becuase he/she feels threatened with a blog post). But back to the point...yeah, I say that if after a couple decades a person still thinks like this...abort 'em. They are not viable. They are a parasite. Fancy that...we slaughter...er, I mean terminate the innocent ones, and the rotten ones we give rights to. Wow...
Well, there you have it...my venting is now complete. Once again the forces of self-righteous greed have shown themselves as the pathetic would-be mob in search of a socialist utopia that they are. Here's a novel idea...how about you losers try occupying a job? And if things are tight, occupy two. Thats what the grown ups do...and usually it leaves them little time for nonsense, or greed.