Occupy Wall Street-steal from the rich and give to the poor, Re: Occupy Wall Streets Descent From Utopia To “Lord Of The Flies”, New York Post, October 30, 2011

Like any brand that wants to be successful Occupy Wall Street needs a good tag line, especially now that its descending into chaos and crime and ordinary people are getting fed up with it.

How about ‘Occupy Wall Street-steal from the rich and give to the poor’?

Except that most of the rich people protesters are talking about stealing from aren’t really rich at all and most of the poor people protesters are talking about giving to aren’t really poor at all, except in relative terms of course.

Except that most of the protesters don’t recognize or understand that and never have.

Except that most of the tent camps are filled with misfits and ne’er-do-wells who are there to cadge free meals and accommodation and aren’t really protesting anything at all.

Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. That’s sure to solve our economic and social problems isn’t it?

Steal from the rich and give to the poor. Nothing points out the protesters economic illiteracy, ignorance of history and lazy or non-existent thinking more than that. It really is a very apt tag line. Most of the protesters are whiners, complainers and takers with a false sense of entitlement and victimhood who thinks the world owes them a living and refuse to take any personal responsibility for whatever predicament they’re in. They’re not interested in income redistribution unless its someone else’s income being redistributed to them. They’re useful idiots for the fanatics and ideologues out there, religious and otherwise, who are manipulating and using them for their own ends and are no more interested in the plight of the real poor than I am in flying to the moon. No one can take them seriously because their simpleminded solutions aren’t really solutions at all. They are very trite and one big cliche’, nothing more.

A big cliche’ that’s fouling our streets and bringing garbage dumps and rats to our public spaces. A big cliche’ that’s a mockery of democracy and the rule of law. A big cliche’ that’s costing taxpayers a fortune in policing and sanitation costs, among other things.

Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor…it fits on all kinds of levels.


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