Originally, I decided to write a blog post about all of the angry, unhinged liberals that have been “occupying” cities all over the country. Unfortunately, I can’t stop there. After going through video after video of these “protests,” I decided to put together one about the clueless individuals present as well.
Reason TV reported:
On October 4, 2011, Reason.tv visited the Occupy Wall Street protests at Liberty Square in Lower Manhattan, on Day 18 of the ongoing demonstration.
The crowd was relatively small at about 300, and included educated but unemployed workers, college students and recent graduates, homeless drifters, performance artists, 9/11 truthers, and a not-insignificant number of journalists.
Do you think their message is quite incoherent? Don’t worry… There’s more:
Seriously… Did anyone come prepared to answer the most obvious question: “Why are you here?”
To be fair to the “protesters”, not even a former high school teacher of mine – who supports the Occupy Wall Street movement – could answer the simple question of what the central message was.
Perhaps this video will explain their central message:
No? Well this kid has to have all the answers we’re looking for, right?:
Sadly, this kid just makes me shake my head in embarrassment that he’s from my home state. Why? Because he’s wrong on almost everything he says! Let’s break it down:
Misinformed Kid: “Like, I just moved out here from Michigan and we had a governor named Rick Snyder and he was a businessman previously and he just started so much f***ed up s*** in my town there. “
- Fact Check: I realize I’m starting off by being picky, but the last I checked Governor Rick Snyder was still the governor of Michigan.
Misinformed Kid: “He made it so that … uh … he could like hire an emergency financial-like-adviser who could takeover and be our governor without us even voting for him. And… That way – mumble – our town could have been taken over by like big corporations such as Walmart.”
- Fact Check: First of all, there can only be one governor of Michigan at a time. Second, the legislation he is referring to just simply gives emergency financial managers more authority to keep cities and school districts out of bankruptcy. In the end, no one – especially Walmart CEOs – is going to takeover any cities in Michigan. Also, let’s just be honest here… If this kid’s accusation was even the least bit true, what company would ever want to takeover a Detroit school district, Benton Harbor, Ecorse or Pontiac? Answer: No one with a head on their shoulders.
- Fact Check: Where do I start with this one? Personally, Michiganders would be a lot better off if they never saw this garbage. As for his claim that Michiganders get their news from Fox News, I would remind him that Michigan has been quite the blue-state over the past couple decades. If they were consistently watching Fox News, I would hope the message would get through a little easier, no?
- Fact Check: Does he mean people who voted for John McCain who just so happened to have Sarah Palin as his running mate? To be fair, maybe the kid has a couple older friends from Alaska who voted for her as governor, but I highly doubt it. Also, no one has had the opportunity to vote for Sarah Palin since her television show aired on TLC. Perhaps the kid’s timeline of events is a little off, because that show came after the 2008 election. Haha.
You get the point.
In conclusion, I will leave you with this image from the Occupy Wall Street event that showed up in an overseas publication:
*UPDATE* – October 18, 2011 – 11:50 PM
This is just weird and creepy:
You have got to be kidding me…
Don’t worry folks, it gets even better (h/t The Right Scoop):
*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:11 AM
This Occupy Wall Street protester wants college paid for because that’s what he wants. If that logic or complaining sounds familiar, it should. It’s just like a five year-old’s reasoning for throwing a temper tantrum because they don’t get what they want (h/t National Review):
*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:15 AM
Great, here comes the Marxist idiots:
Tea Party TV went to Occupy Oakland and I don’t think there is a better representation of Marxism in our country than in their video. Warning: it may make you want to hit your head on your desk multiple times. I recommend using a pillow instead. Just remember to breath.
Wow… This group’s outlook and logic on life is extremely baffling.
*UPDATE* – October 19, 2011 – 12:20 AM
Video commentary by The Right Scoop:
This is classic OWS stupidity. One of several protesters complains to Citibank about loans that she voluntarily took out for college, loans that amount to over $100k, and now that she’s going to have a $1600 payment every month and doesn’t have a job, she blames Citibank. But how is this Citibank’s fault? She even said her parents allowed her to take out these big loans because they wanted her to have a great education. But now that she’s jobless, instead of showing up at the White House to protest, she shows up at the bank to blame them. How ridiculous!
Now I don’t know this one girl’s story, but I’m betting that she wanted to go to a college of her choosing and after months of whining about it, her parents finally yielded to her choice since she was all growed up. And now look at her. What a fine ignoramus she has become. Obama would be so proud.
Typical entitlement mindset. In all honesty, it’s sad to watch.