Occupy Socialism Update:
Occupy L.A. Speaker: “One of the speakers said the solution is nonviolent movement. No, my friend. I’ll give you two examples: French Revolution, and Indian so-called Revolution.
Gandhi, Gandhi today is, with respect to all of you, Gandhi today is a tumor that the ruling class is using constantly to mislead us. French Revolution made fundamental transformation. But it was bloody.
India, the result of Gandhi, is 600 million people living in maximum poverty.
So, ultimately, the bourgeoisie won’t go without violent means. Revolution! Yes, revolution that is led by the working class.
Long live revolution! Long live socialism!”
Incredibly, he praises the massacres of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror rather than Gandhi’s nonviolent philosophy.
And the crowd laps it up.
Every single day, more videos emerge from the Occupy movement showing people saying things that, if they had been said by a Tea Partier, would have been front-page news for weeks and discredited the movement forever. But since it’s the Occupy Wall Street movement, darlings of the media and Democratic politicians, they get a pass. (PJM)
Gandi is tool of the elites to keep the masses from revolution (the non-violence is mollifying the masses). Think about that one for a moment. Then, be afraid. Be Very Afraid.
Now imagine someone from the Tea Party even hinting at this and what the “outraged” liberal media would do. After all, we are called “racists” for daring to even disagree with the Spend Even More Crowd so you can imagine this can’t you? 🙂
David Brooks, New York Times: If there is a core theme to the Occupy Wall Street movement, it is that the virtuous 99 percent of society is being cheated by the richest and greediest 1 percent.
This is a theme that allows the people in the 99 percent to think very highly of themselves. All their problems are caused by the nefarious elite.
Unfortunately, almost no problem can be productively conceived in this way. A group that divides the world between the pure 99 percent and the evil 1 percent will have nothing to say about education reform, Medicare reform, tax reform, wage stagnation or polarization. They will have nothing to say about the way Americans have overconsumed and overborrowed. These are problems that implicate a much broader swath of society than the top 1 percent.
They will have no realistic proposal to reduce the debt or sustain the welfare state. Even if you tax away 50 percent of the income of those making between $1 million and $10 million, you only reduce the national debt by 1 percent, according to the Tax Foundation. If you confiscate all the income of those making more than $10 million, you reduce the debt by 2 percent. You would still be nibbling only meekly around the edges.
The 99-versus-1 frame is also extremely self-limiting. If you think all problems flow from a small sliver of American society, then all your solutions are going to be small, too. The policy proposals that have been floating around the Occupy Wall Street movement — a financial transfer tax, forgiveness for student loans — are marginal.
The Occupy Wall Street movement may look radical, but its members’ ideas are less radical than those you might hear at your average Rotary Club. Its members may hate capitalism. A third believe the U.S. is no better than Al Qaeda, according to a New York magazine survey, but since the left no longer believes in the nationalization of industry, these “radicals” really have no systemic reforms to fall back on.
They are not the only small thinkers. President Obama promises not to raise taxes on the bottom 98 percent. The Occupy-types celebrate the bottom 99 percent. Republicans promise not to raise taxes on the bottom 100 percent. Through these and other pledges, leaders of all three movements are hedging themselves in. They are severely limiting the scope of their proposed solutions.
They have no sense of the economic reality in which the world lives; hence their magic solution to everything is “tax the rich.”
The perfect illustration was a sign in the background from a protester that I saw yesterday on TV, “TAX THE RICH UNTIL THEY ARE POOR”.
Doesn’t that sum it up in one sentence. The naivete, the self-limiting,loathing greed for other people’s money. The complete lack of reality. The desire to have everyone else kiss THEIR butts and do everything for them. They deserve it.
You race a generation believing they are entitled and full of narcissism and “fairness”, this is what you get.
“Tax the rich, feed the poor, till there are no rich no more… I’d love to change the world, but I don’t know what to do, so I’ll leave it up to you.”–Apparently from a song-Ten Years After’s I’d Love To Change the World. I’ve never heard of it myself. But then again, I am older and not a leftist zombie either.
Mindless Entitlement. Mindless Narcissism. Mindless Sloth.
This “movement” has no real solutions. Just more mindless Progressive Liberal socialism as pablum for the mindless. It sounds good. It sounds “fair”. The generation raised to be politically correct mindless zombies who found out that the world doesn’t work the way they want it to so they are going to pout and whine until they get their way. After all, you don’t want to be “unfair” now do you!? 🙂
Liberals have gotten it into their heads that the government should be some kind of cosmic Robin Hood that takes money from the rich and distributes it to the poor.
After all, Just this week Obama said you can’t possibly succeed in life without Mama Government. And Elizabeth Warren running for Scott Brown’s seat in Massachusetts said Business can’t possibly succeed without the government.
And Mama is always “fair”. 🙂
What such an idea does is it takes the incentive to make money away from the rich (because they don’t get to keep their money) and it takes the incentive to make money away from the poor (because they can just sit on their couches and collect government checks every month).
The old parable about “Give a man a Fish you fee him for a day. Teach him to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” is true. And the Occupiers and the Liberals want all the Fisherman to give them their fish because they are entitled to them. Period. End of story.
This Week, you ask? Try, February 2011.
Oh, and the left’s latest childish reference to those who disagree with their Socialism, they call them the “Reich Wing”. Godwin’s Law strikes again.
But don’t worry, the Liberal Media is all gaga for these people. And you’re just a heartless, mean, cruel, racist, Reich Winger if you don’t feel the same way as they do.
The fact that they have no actual solutions that in anyway even remotely realistic doesn’t matter. You must be of “The Body” as an old Star Trek episode once said. And if you aren’t of “the body” you must be a foreign parasite that must be crushed. After all, the 99% are the purist of driven snow and above you grubby little greedy elite-loving people. 🙂
You want to tax the rich?
How about General Electric?
They are rich, right?
They are also very, very tight with the Obama administration. Jeffrey Imhelt is the “Job Creation Czar” and his company made $14 Billion Dollars and paid no taxes whatsoever. But you want to see a Liberal stammer, bring this up.
But when you organize a society in such a way that a majority can vote for the wealth of the minority to be transferred into their pockets you are asking for trouble.
If you raise taxes on the rich and give more handouts to the poor is that going to provide them with jobs?
If you raise taxes on the rich and give more handouts to the poor is that going to give them dignity?
If you raise taxes on the rich and give more handouts to the poor is that going to create more businesses and spur more economic activity?
Yes, we always need to help the poor and those that cannot help themselves.
However, what we have created is an “entitlement society” where the majority of Americans now receive direct payments of money from the government.
As millions more Americans climb aboard the “safety net” each year, it is eventually going to get to the point where all of this government welfare is going to destroy this nation financially.
But our politicians love the current tax system.
For one thing, it gives them the ability to exert tremendous social control over the rest of us.
And since most of our politicians are control freaks, they absolutely love to engage in social engineering.
Is there a behavior that they don’t like?
They just tax it.
Is there a behavior that they want to promote?
They just give us a tax break for it.
The rest of us end up running around like chickens with our heads cut off as we attempt to play the little social control games that they have constructed for us. (endofamericandream.com)
Face it, the liberals want your money so they can control you. They want your health care so they can control you. They want your food because they want to control you. They want your car because they want to control you.
Rather than loving each other and working together to rebuild America, the people of this nation are being taught to hate one another and attack one another.
It’s that simple. That Mindless. Like a Zombie coming for you.
“There’s a word for that kind of lie. Hope.”
― Max Brooks, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Hope & Change! 🙂
FEAR IS HOPE