We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The Occupy Wall Street encampments in public spaces are a hodge-podge of activists, malcontents, crazies, homeless, and paid attendants from some leftist-directed unions and ACORN fronts.
The Occupy Wall Street encampments in major media are a coterie of self-referential, Internet connected, liberal and leftist journalists and columnists.
The incoherence of the public campers, and violence by some, is increasingly clear to the wider public. This is despite the best efforts of the other journo-campers pitching tents upon the ground of the public campers. The journo-campers excuse and avoid examination of the real facts in the parks and streets. Instead, they use it as their launch-pad to repeat their leftist defenses of the direction that President Obama has taken the US into more European style socialism, or to bemoan that he hasn’t taken us further.
That’s good for several – already too many -- news cycles, but runs up against, again, facts on the ground, the most telling being that everything President Obama has promised or done has been an abject failure, indeed too often only enriching bureaucrats and cronies on Wall Street or in industry.
The kids will mostly wake up as they grow older and gain experience. Their parents already are waking up, as exhibited in polls showing an increased tilt against the romantic facades on the public campers erected by those in the major media.
Major media has further reduced its public esteem and influence. The prospects for President Obama’s re-election are further reduced, by the journo pimps declining impact on most Americans’ opinions, and by President Obama’s own embrace of the public campers and his own shallow and strident demagoguery.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Wait a minute...
They are the incoherent, they are the crappers on police cars, they are the rapist and moochers consuming each other, and they complain when the professional homeless gobble up their organic chicken and sheep cheese dinners. They are the free sh*t army, recording their hatred of corportations on their smart phones. They are the paid shills of metastasized government unions and vicious hypocrite communists.
They are the destroyers, the looters, the whiners. They don't want to limit the power of corrupt government protecting and bailing out corrupt corporations, they want more government, more power given to the jackboot state, as long as they see short-term gain for themselves. They think they will be the nomenklatura of the new order.
They accumulate in their Obamavilles like plaque in an artery, and think they will bring the country to health.