Update: The collectivists are selling old Hopium in new bottles. “But if you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao… you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow.” The “collectivists” and “non-hierarchical” bull-s*it artists are just that – bull-s*it artists. They always say the decisions are arrived at democratically, but there is always someone behind the curtain pulling strings and duping puppets. Watch out!
Just ’cause you want a movement doesn’t mean you get a movement. It’s a fake. For Friday fun Reason.tv visited Occupy Wall Street. The reason.tv video shows that the anti-Semite from a now notorious youtube has climbed the ranks and is now “information man.”
In the video there are even some who express problems with Barack Obama. But make no mistake, the people pulling the strings, the puppet masters of the dupes are there to support Barack Obama. The puppet masters do not blame Obama, they blame the people “President Obama didn’t fail us. We failed President Obama.” The Fuehrer is never wrong, never to blame.
Meanwhile the Solyndra bombshells keep exploding on late Friday’s and not a crony capitalism peep from Occupy Wall Street. Rahm and Obama pushed to give Solyndra money amid financial warnings and an Obama appointee pushed the Solyndra loan despite a conflict of interest but this does not stir the anti-capitalists who Occupy Wall Street.
The puppet masters are pulling the strings and duping the willing dupes – just like in 2008. But then the puppet masters tell us there are no leaders, there are no spoons. There is only the “collective” – led by the nose to the shiny new bottles of Hopium The Cygnet Committee lives!
The Cygnet Committee lives in Zucotti Park… and yeah, yeah, yeah… We’d all love to see the plan.
That little boy long ago put up for adoption
did good and made this society and planet a better place to live in and have fun in and communicate in grew up to be a super rich capitalist pig. They must be celebrating the death of Steve Jobs at the Occupy Wall Street raves. Steve Jobs dead at 56 has to be good news, right?
The company Steve Jobs founded is monster big. Surely it exploits the workers. Surely Apple destroys the environment. Surely Apple has massive capital reserves it is holding instead of immediately putting it into the economy, as Obama demands. Surely Apple is evil. And Steve Jobs surely was the worm in the Apple, right? So Occupy Wall Street must be celebrating, right?
If Occupy Wall Street is not celebrating the death of capitalist pigs then something is very wrong with Occupy Wall Street. Or are we being unfair to Occupy Wall Street?
Right from the beginning we defended the Tea Party movement as a genuine grass roots phenomenon. Right from the start we stated the Tea Party was “inchoate” in its demands (“keep government hands off my Social Security”) but that their aim was true. We defended Tea Party activists for the colonial costumes often seen at their rallies. We defended Tea Party activists from the charge that there were crackpots at their rallies by noting that any large group will have a few crackpots. We defended Tea Party activists and warned them that the Republican establishment would try to co-opt them and eventually take them over. We defended the Tea Party – so why the Hell aren’t we defending Occupy Wall Street?
Why don’t we defend Occupy Wall Street? First of all there is a whiff of cheap imitation to the entire enterprise. It’s like sophomore kids with pimples upset that there is a prom for the upperclassmen/women. We recall the jealousy from the Obama left when the first Tea Party protest was first announced. Haiku leftists such as Chris Bowers (now with the DailyKooks) tried to organize a pre-Tea Party protest and failed miserably. Riverdaughter chronicled the stupidity:
“As many know this April 15th there will be nationwide “tea parties” to protest Obama policies. A preemptive disinformation and counter programming strike was launched by Obama supporters and self-described Obama “dupes” under the banner of “A New Way Forward“. These Obama “dupes” and cheerleaders got themselves a website and proceeded to make chatter.
We wanted to know how massive these mostly PINO Big Blogs would organize their massive April 11 protests and we set out to find out. Our research project left us paralyzed with laughter. Riverdaughter has the funny details about the Saturday boobery:
I hoped I wasn’t too late for the speeches, the burning efigies, the crowds “marching and shouting slogans”, as they say in NPR speak. I hurried to Union Square from the subway station looking for the throng. Alas, I didn’t find a throng. I found a little crowd. Well, crowd wasn’t exactly the word. Group is more like it. A small group. My heart sank. Here was one of the most important issues of the day, the debate over whether the banks should be nationalized, and it was going largely unprotested.
The Obama Nothing Left has been trying to stir things up for a while now and nothing worked. But thank the leftist gods for outsourcing. In came the Canadians. Yup, things are so bad even protests have to be outsourced. The entire Occupy Wall Street raves are “Made In Canada.”
Here’s the mission statement for Adbusters, the import/export protestors:
“We are a global network of culture jammers and creatives working to change the way information flows, the way corporations wield power, and the way meaning is produced in our society.”
Uh, oh, its the “creative class”. If that is not a red flag….
If “creative class” is not enough of a warning, Keith Olbermann read the “first collective statement” from the anti-consumerist group:
Occupy Wall Street is an Obama protection bund. Occupy Wall Street is not protesting the “hostile workplace for women” which is the Obama White House. Occupy Wall Street is not protesting the entire stinking corruption which is Obama and Big Pharma and the Health Scam. Occupy Wall Street is not protesting the Big Media product Barack Obama. No – Occupy Wall Street absolves Barack Obama and calls for his re-election.
Any collective that drones “Blame the banks, not Obama!” is a phony.
Something stinks. Any “movement” purportedly from the left that protects Barack Obama is a phony. The phony Black Congressional Caucus won’t “march on the White House” because they have abandoned African-Americans in order to protect Barack Obama. Gloria Steinem who used to care about women now fund raises for the Emperor of the “hostile workplace for women.” Mainline women’s groups are equally guilty – protect Obama and abandon women. Gay groups protect Obama and abandon Gay-Americans. Something stinks.
Move-On, financed with millions and millions by capitalist super-rich George Soros, has joined the phony Occupy Wall Street in the same way that Dick Armey joined the Tea Party.
A second and silly problem we have with Occupy Wall Street is the timing. What kind of idiots start street protests in the fall? It’s the strategy for political parties not “movements”.
The Tea Party began its protests on April 15 – Tax Day. That had meaning. The Tea Party built itself up and broke like rushing waters in the summer of 2009. In 2010 the Tea Party continued to protest and by summer of 2010 Obama was again on the run. In the fall of 2010 the Tea Party activities culminated in candidates the Republican establishment loathed and in victories the Republican establishment fears.
But Occupy Wall Street? They began their raves in the fall and as soon as it gets cold they will either be disappeared or frozen out by the unions and corrupt left organizations whose sole goal is to protect Barack Obama. Not that there was ever much hope they would protest
Wall Street friend and Obama Chief of Staff Bill Daley (is Occupy Wall Street protesting that irony?) is queasy regarding Occupy Wall Street and is not sure they will in the end help Obama. Obama lovin’ Michael Tomasky has a lot of worries he wants to solve with phony messaging:
“Tea Party Lessons for the Left
With the Wall Street protests gaining momentum, the left is feeling giddy. But Michael Tomasky argues that the movement won’t get very far if it antagonizes middle America.
For two-and-a-half long—and believe me, they’ve been loooong—years now, people on the left have been wondering: How on earth is it that we were hit with the greatest financial crisis since the Depression, very obviously caused by deregulation and adherence to other conservative nostra, and yet the only protest movement to arise from these ashes is one … of the right? It has been, to put it mildly, exasperating. But now comes Occupy Wall Street. Is the cosmic score about to be evened? Maybe. But paradoxically, only if this new left protest movement embraces some crucial lessons from the Tea Party movement—and if it outgrows certain impulses from 1968 that continue to loom large in the left’s imagination.
I want to stipulate up front that I am firmly on OWS’s side. I don’t really know who its leaders are, and I don’t especially care. I don’t know its exact goals—a subject on which the movement has been roundly, and in my view pointlessly, criticized. But it is desperately needed. It needs to succeed. And I fear it won’t. To succeed, it would have to model itself on 1963, not 1968. And I’m not confident that any left-wing protest movement today can understand that.”
That sure to be denounced as “hippie punching” advice is smart advice. When Martin Luther King marched he put on his “coffin clothes.” By dressing conservatively the movement of 1963 was much less threatening than if they let it “all hang out” as happened in 1968. Tomasky:
“In 1963, we had the March on Washington. No one threw anything. There were no drum circles. The protesters of 1963 said to America, “We are like you; in fact, we are you.” There’s very little arguing that it worked. The protesters of 1968 said to America, “We are not like you; in fact, we hate you.”
The “creative class” hates America and particularly hates working class America. The “creative class” and people like Chris Bowers really truly hate the white working class more than anything. The protect Barack Obama bund is doomed to failure:
“What changed, between 1963 and 1968? This: In 1963, protest was undertaken for the purpose of winning. By 1968, protest became a carnival of self-expression. Winning was the stated goal, but deep down, emotionally, it wasn’t really the goal: sticking it to the man was. [snip]
And this is where today’s protesters need to steal a page from the Tea Party activists. I beg, plead, implore, importune: Get some spokespeople out there for the cause who are just regular Americans. Don’t send Van Jones out there to be the public face of this movement. I happen to have a high opinion of Van Jones personally. He’s dedicated his life to justice in a higher-stakes way than I have. But any movement that is led by someone who was forced to resign from the White House and who signed a 9/11 truther petition will be dismissed by the mainstream media as left-wing and elitist in three seconds. You may like that or not like that, but it’s true.”
Tomasky wants the phony Occupy Wall Street raves to be even more phony. The “creative class” Occupy Wall Street phonies hate the working class but Tomasky wants them to pretend, to deceive, Americans into thinking that they are “normal Americans.” Occupy Wall Street is not normal Americans – they are Obama lovin’ Hopium ingesting freaks. Tomasky wants lies and more phony:
“The genius of the Tea Party movement lies entirely in the fact that its public faces were, by and large, regular Americans. How many stories did we all read about the homemaker from Wilkes-Barre and the IT guy from Dubuque who’d never been involved in politics in their lives and never thought they would be until the Tea Party came along? These people resonate with other Americans: “She’s my neighbor; he’s just like me.” That gave the Tea Party movement incredible force and made the media take it seriously, and making the media take you seriously is, alas, at least half the battle in our age.
The OWS movement is part of the way there. The “We Are the 99 Percent” trope is powerful. It is true. But the movement has to prove that it really is the 99 percent. It has to win middle America, and the way to win middle America is to be middle America. For all the Seattle-ish longhairs down in Zucotti Park—whom the mainstream media and the right wing will undoubtedly highlight—there are, to be sure, homemakers in Wilkes-Barre and IT guys in Dubuque who sympathize. Find them. Put them out there. Get them on cable.
And finally, don’t fight the man. Maybe in 1968 in Grant Park, the cops were pigs. Today, the cops aren’t pigs. They aren’t the man. They’re working stiffs, and they’re part of the 99 percent. They have underwater mortgages in Ronkonkoma and Orangeburg. Don’t make them arrest you. Make them part of the 99 percent. And don’t mess with traffic. That just pisses people off.”
“Don’t mess with traffic” – too late.
When the Tea Party movement started we said that if the left had any decency or honesty it would move on to embrace the movement. The Tea Party had a lot of anger in an age when a lot of anger was required. The left was busy cheering and defending Barack Obama.
The Tea Party had anger in abundance and the Tea Party did not like the bail outs of Wall Street. But the Obama left knew the Tea Party was not an Obama protection racket so the Obama left created it’s own Obama protection phony “movement”. It’s called Occupy Wall Street.
“She described a “permanent political class,” one that is hypocritical and devoted to personally profiting off of government. (“Seven of the 10 wealthiest counties are suburbs of Washington, D.C.,” she noted.) She spoke of “the collusion of big government and big business and big finance.” And she took aim at both parties for governing in service of their big campaign contributors.
This sounded to us like Nader. And Nader agreed.”
Those in the Obama left never listened to the Tea Party or Sarah Palin. But Sarah Palin has some very smart things to say, things that need to be said, and the New York Times was shocked, shocked:
“But something curious happened when Ms. Palin strode onto the stage last weekend at a Tea Party event in Indianola, Iowa. Along with her familiar and predictable swipes at President Barack Obama and the “far left,” she delivered a devastating indictment of the entire U.S. political establishment — left, right and center — and pointed toward a way of transcending the presently unbridgeable political divide. [snip]
She made three interlocking points. First, that the United States is now governed by a “permanent political class,” drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people. Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called “corporate crony capitalism.” Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).”
The “creative class” beat up Sarah Palin (as well as Bill and Hillary Clinton), banged the drum and smoked the spliffs. But the “creative class” will always lose to the working class. That is what happened in 1968 when the “silent majority” went to the polls. That is what happened in 2011 during the debt ceiling kabuki:
“…some 66% of Republicans and Tea Partiers contacted an elected official during the standoff while only 5% of the rest did the same. This despite a direct appeal from President Obama to do exactly that.
As was the case in the midterm election, age was a crucial factor. Only 19% of 18-29 year-olds followed the story closely and 1% contacted an official versus 54% of those over 50 who followed the debate and 16% who contacted an official.”
Today Barack Obama held a publicity stunt jobs press conference. Where are the jobs?, and we don’t mean Steve. Steve Jobs is gone along with all the other jobs. Why doesn’t Occupy Wall Street condemn and damn Obama and the Solyndra scam? Solyndra is an overt case of crony capitalism but Occupy Wall Street is otherwise occupied to protest.
Today the surprise is that the head of the Energy Department’s loan program stepped down amid the Solyndra probe. Occupy Wall Street did not bother to bang a drum.
Herman Cain said to Wall Street protesters to blame themselves if they are not rich. Cain was more lucid when he said “These demonstrations are planned and orchestrated to distract from the failed policies of the Obama administration.”
While the otherwise occupied Occupy Wall Street banged drums, Trust Jake Tapper to ask the tough question:
“As you’re watching the Solyndra and Fast and Furious controversies play out, I wonder if it gives you any pause about any of the decision-making going on in your administration,” Tapper said. “Are you worried at all about how your administration is running?”
Barack Obama is a corrupt treacherous boob, but Occupy Wall Street protects corrupt treacherous boobs – birds of a feather and all.
A genuine protest group or genuine movement has been needed at least since September 2008 – but all we get is fake in the age of fake.
Occupy Wall Street is a phony “movement” of “creative class” thugs. Their problem is they are not particularly tough thugs and their haiku poetry stinks – just like their idol – Barack Obama.