October 18, 2011 Leave a comment
The Occupy Wall Street protesters want to redistribute wealth from the rich to the so-called 99%. Interestingly they don’t take to kindly to thieves in their ranks who want to redistribute wealth within the protest community. Says one protester:
“Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.
“I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was . . . get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
The poor dear doesn’t understand that within the protesters she’s the top 1%, what with her laptop and kitchen budget. That expensive laptop needed to be redistributed among the 99%.
The protesters whine that “crafty cat burglars” made off with $2,500 in cash from a kitchen (I wonder if it’s up to NYC’s tough code) while so-called volunteers slept. Once again, is this not the same redistribution of wealth that the protesters demand? What’s the difference between government confiscating money and a “crafty cat burglar?” These protesters are whining about the thefts but they don’t see the irony of their whining. It’s funny how private property suddenly becomes important when the property is yours and not someone elses.
In other Occupy Wall Street news, a video of a protester screaming and yelling to the point of nearly crying on camera went viral last weekend. It turns out the little brat, who hates Wall Street so, is actually a Columbia Grad student named Edward T. Hall III. He is a trust fund baby. I wonder if the little fool with his Ivy League education understands that the people running his precious trust fund are associated with, if not in fact working directly on, Wall Street. It makes you wonder how many more of the Occupiers are trust fund babies. The crowd is lily white, full of kids dressed in hobo chic clothes from the Gap, Old Navy and other such places. The kids all seem to have expensive iphones and computers (see above story on thefts). These kids aren’t poor by any means, they’re just playing poor on tv.
While it’s fun to mock the trust fund protesters and the ironic redistribution of wealth among the protesters, there is some very disturbing polling coming out from the protests. A poll was done among the New York Protesters, which found that 31% believe in violence to further their agenda. Around 98% believe in civil disobedience. Only 15% of the protesters are unemployed, so they as a group really don’t represent the downtrodden at all. Around 52% have been involved in a political movement before, which backs up the notion that this is a planned and organized protest event.
The protesters aren’t run of the mill Americans protesting so-called wicked Wall Street. They’re subscribe to leftist viewpoints. Around 65% believe government should, no matter the cost, provide college education, healthcare and retirement for all. Interestingly for all of their attacks on banks, half of them support bank bailouts. This suggests that many of these people have no idea what they’re actually protesting. Many of the protests say they subscribe to left-wing policies but they don’t actually understand them. Free college education sounds great to a bunch of know nothing college students who don’t want to pay for school. But they don’t really understand what that means.
We should be greatly disturbed that 31% believe violence is acceptable to further their political outlook. This is, unfortunately, typical of the far left. It was unheard of for Tea Partiers to advocate violence, anyone who did would have been quickly chased away. At Occupy Wall Street, a third of them believe violence is acceptable. It’s fun to laugh at the trust fund babies and fools who confronted with what wealth redistribution really means when their Apple laptop is stolen. But at the end of the day, we can’t forget that this is a potentially violent group of radical leftists, some of whom don’t even understand what they’re fighting for. We also can’t forget that Obama supports them.