Saturday, October 08, 2011

Contrasting the Grassroots

CNN, trying to figure out what the Tea Parties were mad about..

CNN, trying to figure out what the Occupy Wall Streeters are mad about..

Okay, CNN yelling at a protesters seen as hostile to Obama while propping up protesters rooted in socialism is a dog bites man. What's interesting is that both videos show some crosscutting bogeymen--mainly big money, ie, Wall St., bankers, etc, except their solutions are 180 degrees apart. And both groups claim they don't have a political side, yet both sides clearly do. At what point will some mainstream media person parrot a cutesy, perversion-related nickname given to the OWS crowd? I'll take never for 100, Alex.

None of this should not be surprising based on history--the same happened during the 30s, and Obama is probably the most liberal president (and administration) since FDR. Fortunately America's free market republic came through that period relatively intact after the war. Will it this time?

BY THE WAY... 10/8/11

CNN may not be able to figure out what they want, but to me this says it all:
Mike Keane, who owns O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub, said that the theft of soap and toilet paper had soared and that one protester had used the bathroom but had failed to properly use the toilet. Both Ms. Tzortzatos, owner of the Panini and Company Cafe, and Mr. Keane said the protesters rarely bought anything, yet hurled curses when they were told that only paying customers could use their bathrooms.
They think they deserve free stuff. It's not hard to imagine how some of these folks might react if a banker came up and took a dump on their tent or their IPad, but they likely wouldn't learn their own lesson. Cussing at small businesspeople who get annoyed by disrespectful behavior equates to a lack of respect for the roots of American liberty itself, which means pursuing happiness through the fruits of one's labor then protecting what has been earned. Perhaps CNN can discover whether it's a theme. Actually, perhaps CNN should be trying to discover who might be trying to capitalize on these crazy idealistic kids. Crisis, go to waste, etc.


Debbie said...

"Occupy" is most definitely not the TEA Party. I've been following the interviews of these folks, the images, the reports from local businesses, it is pathetic.


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LASunsett said...

Funny, ask a TEA Party member what they want and they will tell you it is for Washington to stop spending more than it takes in. They will tell you other things too. But this is where it starts.

A.C. McCloud said...

Inherently there's nothing wrong with making the point about greed. Americans should resist a society run ONLY by capitalism (many of the Founders warned against it, of course their solution to keep it in check was religion).

These protesters are the same old hippy Marxists who were protesting the Iraq war. They can't bring themselves to directly protest Obama so it's Wall St and capitalism. In reality they want what Bill Ayers wanted 30 years ago. Obama was right in there with them.