Wall Street Renters
Posted by aogThursday, 06 October 2011 at 11:01
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What does OWS [Occupy Wall Street] want? A single term provides the answer: rent. These people are, every last one of them, rent-seekers. They seek nothing other than to be provided with the fruits of other people’s labor, innovation, entrepreneurship and risk-taking.
They do not seek greater liberty to innovate or take risks, nor do they want greater freedom to succeed in enterprise. They do appear to want jobs (some of them), but they seem to believe that jobs are existing, free-floating things that someone can and should be required to give them.
— Danube of Thought
The essence of Modern American Left.
|Annoying Old Guy
Friday, 14 October 2011 at 13:53|
They could hardly be worse than what we’ve got now.
You write some truly bizarre and outrageous things, but that’s a whopper even for you. You think we’re doing worse than, say, Greece? Mexico? Somalia? North Korea? I think it could be far worse. That you can’t imagine things that already exist seems rather parochial.
an NPR report about the new free trade agreements.
NPR, the same place that went called the agreements “stalled” when it was simply that President Obama refused to submit them to a vote? Why should I believe anything they say on the subject? If you read the people who actually support the agreements, you would find they uniformly think they will create jobs and improve the economy in general. I view NPR’s statement as the sort of disinformation typical of the MAL, given the clear disinformation I already noted.
If you are going to chide rent-seekers, it would behoove you to lay about in all directions equally. Otherwise, you look like a defender of the ancien regime.
Yes, that king of thing is typical of the MAL and the OWS types. After all, they’re not protesting the people who created the bail out, are they? And they’ll all vote for the political party that gets far more banker cash than its opposing party. The Tea Parties, by contrast, are following a far more intelligent path of opposing rent seeking in general by starving the beast that creates it.
It took rather a long while, didn’t it, for the free-floating crazies to attach to part of the OWS crowds.
Uh, no. They’ve been there from the start. Check the Breitbart emails for examples. It’s simply that it took a while for their presence to be reported. Even now you’ll find very little about that in Old Media.
there were no silly animal costumes, no breaking of McDonald’s windows etc.
And where in my comments have I mentioned any of those things? When did any of that happen at any Tea Party event? Your logic is “no one did that at a Tea Party event, it’s the kind of thing very typical of a MAL protest, so when it happens at OWS it’s clearly Tea Party refugees”.
The TP, as I say, soaked up the Stormfront crazies
That’s why Herman Cain is a Tea Party favorite, and there is far more open Judenhaas at OWS events that Tea Party events?