OWS in a nutshell
Jim Geraghty’s “Morning Jolt” (besides a quote from one of my posts – thank you) had this from blogger Brady Cremeens . It sums up OWS, as I’ve watched it over the weeks, pretty well. And, as usual the irony impaired left has missed it completely.
Cremeen’s discussion is spot on:
In a hilariously idiotic display of irony, Occupy Wall Street is experiencing firsthand the failure of the system they are clamoring for. They squabbled over how to properly distribute the over half a million dollars in donations they received. Some people felt they deserved more because they were doing more activist work, versus those who spent their occupying days playing drum circles or doing, well, nothing. What’s incredible is that the same people arguing over how to redistribute the wealth given them are pushing for a complete American system of wealth redistribution. They see no correlation between their own inability to “fairly” distribute money and that government mandated wealth distribution would just assuredly fail as well, but on a massive, nation-shaking economic scale.
Similarly, the kitchen staff at Occupy Wall Street ran into problems when they felt they shouldn’t have to prepare food for the “homeless and free loaders”. In summary, the group fighting for a socialist nation where everyone is equal regardless of output refuses to serve those who aren’t doing their share. Apparently, hypocrisy and irony are foreign concepts to the Occupy crowd.
What is perhaps most disconcerting is not that a few college kids and hippies are upset about student loans and mortgages, but that this clearly sordid movement has the complete support of major players in the American political system and media. Elizabeth Warren claims to be the “brains behind Occupy Wall Street” (insert joke here), Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, and the President himself have all spoken in support of the protests.
It’s the apparent discovery that their system doesn’t work right in the middle of demanding that system be imposed which has me laughing and shaking my head.
The metaphor he uses is perfect:
Asking “Where did the Occupy movement go wrong?” is akin to musing “Where did Michael Moore’s fitness regime fall apart?” The answer: early, often, all over the place.
Yet for some reason, the left, Democrats and the media are embracing it.
The big question is “why”? Why do they consider this a valuable movement to which they want to attach their political credibility? What happens when, and it will, it all goes sour.
Consider (from Ace of Spades):
Verum Serum has been on this doggedly. For reporting the truth, of course, Mother Jones and left-wing blogs like Alternet implied he was part of a right-wing "smear campaign."
Girls are getting raped at these events. That is not particularly the Occupiers’ fault. In any group, there will be some criminals.
What is their fault is discouraging the girls from reporting the rapes, in the interest of PR for the movement. Apparently talking the position that girls should just close their eyes and think of England.
The ABC report John partially praises fails to mention that fact about Occupy.
In a video by Lee Stranahan and Brandon Darby, one disgruntled Occupier is leaving, because someone on the Sanitation Team (???) took a swing at him, and then the Public Relations Praetorian Guard immediately swept in and began telling him no one took a swing at him.
These droids? What droids? Oh these droids.
These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.
Again, if the charges weren’t so serious, the situation would be entirely laughable. What’s also apparent is the movement is degenerating into what critics predicted it would even while the press continues to give it an overall shine. One can’t help but think of a rotting fish on the beach with glittery scales.
They are creating a society within their encampment that they’re discovering doesn’t work even while demanding that society be imposed on the whole. How the press manages to miss that is beyond me. Well not really. And it certainly isn’t at all surprising that the left misses it.
But my guess is, when this all degenerates to the state of chaos and violence that the Democrats will end up holding the proverbial political bag of dog poo and trying to explain their way out of supporting this mess.
Should be fun to watch.