First World Problems. (Ironically, he doesn't get that being in the US makes us part of the 99% worldwide.) The article is wrong on so many levels. The leaders are there - but the masses of the movement are too niave and gullible to notice it has already been usurped by unions. It is run by 'the mob' and you are the tools they are using. The movement, as it's "This is what democracy looks like" chant, is rooted in the philosophy of him behind a the documentary of the same name. In the end, it will be worse than what we have now, because we will sacrifice our individuality and freedom for the greater good. And, as happens in all these revolutions, the smarterer (sic) ones than us will live better than kings, while the rest live on scraps. "Everyone is created equal, but some are more equal than others." (Read "Animal Farm"). I followed our local Occupy movement, and watched it evolve into exactly what it was fighting against. It had immigration rules (no parolees, drugs, etc.), voting rules (have to be there enough, not just show up incase you were just joking around). You couldn't even stay at the camp if you didn't sign up for work duty and do it. Oh, and it became a 'corporation' so it could open a bank (not credit union) account. And, I assure you, the guy with the $ had more power on decisions than those not in the obviously governing group. It is the nature of man. What about the government regulations that hold back innovation? We bailed out 'the big three' - and put regulations in place to ensure there isn't a 4th. The regulations are what has caused gasoline, and therefore food, to skyrocket. And 'oil' isn't just for gas. If you are reading this, it is on something made from oil. You are likely sitting on something made from oil while your feet are on something made from oil. Do you really want to go back to a world without heating and indoor toilets? If this is worldwide, we would all go to a $7K annual standard of living. (No free healthcare with that either, folks.) A true activist isn't the one who complains the river is dirty, it's the one who cleans it.
Friday, March 2, 2012 - 15:32