Skip to comments.We Are the 99 Percent
Posted on 10/04/2011 4:42:43 PM PDT by redreno
We are the 99 percent. We are getting kicked out of our homes. We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution. We are working long hours for little pay and no rights, if we're working at all. We are getting nothing while the other 1 percent is getting everything. We are the 99 percent.
Brought to you by the people who occupy wall street. Why will YOU occupy?
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And now we have people that are complaining that they are not among the top one percent of the people living in this country at this time?
Why will YOU occupy?
I will sit here in the house I bought and paid for!
I will resist anyone who thinks they can come on my property and squat.
I will enjoy the paycheck my hard work earns through my sacrifice of denying myself new cars, and stupid pleasures by working myself through college to attain my career.
I will keep as much of my income as the law allows, and donate money freely to any cause I feel needs the help.
I refuse to buy into the victim class of progressive losers, and gen X, Y or Z crowd who think I some how owe them anything.
I owe my wife, and children and grandchildren my love and loyalty.
They also forgot to mention they live in their mama’s basements and probably havent showered for a year. Look at those idiots who are protesting, just a bunch of “Gimme gimme gimme” kind of morons with their hands out wanting free treats.
I've had to give up some “luxuries” I've enjoyed for so long. So be it. Sucked at first, but now it's just life and I got used to it.
I have a roof over my head, heat and ac, food on the table (not as extravagant as it used to be), and of course feeding and caring for my 2 crazy cats, which comes first since I've taken responsibility for their well being.
I have no rich daddy or mommy to help me out. It's me and just me. You survive or you don't.
I plan on surviving.
Did you see this today? The comments are priceless.
“I demand a new saddle for my unicorn”. LMAO!
Does this mean "The Rich©" can now be categorized as a minority and entitled to protection under the law ... with welfare and food stamps?
somebody needs to submit a photo saying they lost all their $ investing in a solar power firm.
I agree. Revolution is the opiate of the envious.
You are the 30%. You are the morons who understand nothing about economics. You are the pampered who were given most of what you have in life by the State out of other peoples pockets, and are frustrated that soon, the gravy train will end, either at the hands of Conservatives who understand economics, or at the hands of Economics itself, as you bleed the last ounce of money from the Golden Goose and everything falls apart. You are the welldressed whiners who can afford to travel to a nice city, eat well, and stomp your little feet because you are not part of the 70% who have to hold down a job to support the welfare state that supports you.
The really weird thing is—I bet you—if you read Palin’s Indianola, Iowa speech to them without letting them know who it was from, they’d stand around going “yeah, man!” “right on!” “too right!” “damn straight!” or whatever the hell the young’uns say nowadays.
They’re well-meaning, ignorant dupes, mostly. They have a sense that things are really screwed up (wasn’t Hope and Change supposed to give everybody a Unicorn?), but they have never been told the truth about who were the people who actually screwed it up. They’ve been victimized and abused by our educational system—intellectually raped, in fact. They’ve been lied to continuously and repeatedly by people—their teachers, the media—who they’ve been told that they can trust to tell them the truth.
I feel deeply sorry for them, actually.
We have let them down. We, and those who came before us, have failed them, by letting the cancer of “progressivism” spread until it is about to consume this entire country.
We have a LOT of work in front of us, friends . . .
You should make up a bunch of signs
“-——We are the———
-—(Free Shit Army)-—
we want our FREE SHIT !!”
and see how many you can sell to these idiots in the streets. Could be a money-maker !
Yes, that IS the question.
By that logic I suppose you could feel sorry for the entire black community because they've been lied to as well?
I really don't feel sorry for the anti Wall Street mob. What you have, for the most part, is a bunch of intellectually lazy, selfish kids. Have they been fed a bunch of BS? Sure. But when doesn't that happen?
but they have never been told the truth about who were the people who actually screwed it up.
Yes, they have been told the truth. The conservative message is out there. Even on a uber liberal campus echo chamber, the facts are available. These lazy mush heads just don't want to hear it. They are taking the easy way out, demanding other people's money, insisting someone else provide for them and attempting to avoid real life.
Theyve been victimized and abused by our educational systemintellectually raped, in fact.
These kids are no more victims than say, the people of Greece. People who know perfectly well the social welfare state doesn't work, yet refuse to accept that fact as long as there is someone else to blame and the hope they can steal money from the actual producers of society.
We have a LOT of work in front of us, friends . . .
Now THAT, I agree with. People here on FR and elsewhere that think 2012 is going to be some sort of cakewalk are kidding themselves. Almost half of Americans pay no income taxes. The American public, such that it is, is fully addicted to the social welfare state. Obama is going to give people someone to blame - corporations and rich people, and a near majority are going to like that message. Hussein will get no less than 45% of the vote, and he could even win.
Poor babies. They probably should follow Judge Judy’s sage advice: “You are a big baby. Grow up, get a job, support your family and take responsibility. Dismissed .... now get out!”.
Good for them! You have a right to be proud!
I think you generally overestimate how economically sophisticated many Americans are, and underestimate how completely lied-to, misinformed, and kept ignorant many Americans have been.
Yes, the information is out there. No, it isn’t that easy for a lot of Americans to come by. It certainly isn’t pushed into your face every day by the media and the culture kings the way the other side is.
I don’t know what your background is, but I a) grew up in pretty-conservative South Dakota and b) had sisters who read Ayn Rand and Robert Heinlein among others, so I was exposed early and often to an alternate narrative. Lots of Americans aren’t that lucky, unfortunately.
Most Americans don’t read FR, Instapundit, Tyler Cowen, Arnold Kling, Milton Friedman, F.A. Hayek, any newspaper, or really any information outlet anywhere where they’re exposed to basic economic concepts. They get their news from Jon Stewart and ESPN, for heaven’s sake! They have absolutely no idea where wealth comes from. That’s the fundamental problem.
A lot of people really do think wealth comes from the government. Go ask them.
A lot of people really do think that the rich people are rich because they’re taking all the money from the government that’s supposed to go to the people. (This is, in a wildly distorted, funhouse-mirror sort of way, kinda, sorta true, for a certain class of rich person.)
A lot of people really do think that they’re poor because their government isn’t giving them what it owes them. A LOT of people think that.
The linkage between “working harder” and “getting ahead” has, for a lot of people, been almost completely severed by government welfare programs on the one hand, and oppressive government laws and regulations on the other.
That’s the problem we’re facing.
Yelling at these people, making fun of them, and calling them names won’t fix the problem.
(And yes, there are those who are simply lazy “takers” who are simply parasites on the rest of us. They are why we have prisons.)
This occupywallstreet stuff is nothing more than an attempt to change the focus of the debate from government incompetence and debt to "corporate greed". The left loses the debate every time the argument is about debt and out of control government spending. They know this very well, and are trying to create a different target for people's ire. They round up the college mush heads, organize for them, feed them some cash and send them out in the streets.
This is the same old rent-a-mob that show up for all these anti-war, anti-capitalist rallies. A mix of selfish college kids who want life handed to them on a silver platter (and are mostly out of for a good time), aging hippies and sophisticated leftists pulling the strings.
Are a lot of people ignorant? Sure. People have ALWAYS been ignorant. It's not like these sorts of leftist "blame the rich" strategies haven't worked before. FDR got away with it for a very long time. Heck, many conservatives think back to generations ago and imagine that people were somehow smarter. They weren't. The problem now is more folks are dependent on government - exactly what the left in Europe and the US had planned for all along to ensure they remained in power.
I have no sympathy for these protesters. None. I think they are mostly just lazy at heart, out for a fun time, and want to feel they belong to something important. There is more access to information in this world than ever before. It is not even slightly difficult to hear the conservative message. I think directing ridicule at these occupywallstreet idiots is entirely appropriate and highly deserved.
Ironically, the same argument utilized by Lenin; let’s hope Americans have been scooled somewhat by the Russian experience such that this clown act doesn’t lead to the same, tired consequences seen there - as well as in China, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Romania, and on and on and on.
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