Skip to comments.Elite Berkeley Students Upset They’re in the 1%, Throw Occupy Tantrum [ZOMBIETIME post]
Posted on 11/10/2011 4:01:23 PM PST by MeNeFrego
A clique of privileged U.C. Berkeley students, upset that theyre the top 1% of elite students in the state and thus disqualified from participating in the Occupy movement, could no longer contain their frustration on Wednesday and threw an Occutantrum, attempting to occupy a few square yards of the 1,200-acre campus. The police dutifully played their roles in the street theater performance, showing up in riot gear and looking scary so the privileged students could shout at them and feel properly revolutionary, as instructed by their professors. Following the script, the police repeatedly removed the handful of occupation tents so that the students could feel sufficiently wronged by authority figures and thereby earn their Berkeley protest stripes, which have been a requirement for graduation since 1964.
The group tantrum also gave the students a chance to test their fluency in Occupese, a new language which they have all been studying since the semester began on September 17....
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an absolute must-read, and so on-point in so many ways.
The picture of the wannabe Lenin is priceless.
I was curious about the "Refund Education -- Make Banks Pay" sign, so I looked for more information. This is the leftist "Make Banks Pay" website:
And here is their ridiculous spiel:
Good lord. Where to start?
Tired of the never-ending cycle of funding cuts and tuition hikes? Tuition has doubled since 2008, yet students and workers face $2.5 billion more in cuts to public education. BUT we can stop them.
Theres an alternative: Make the big banks, corporations and millionaires in our state pay their fair share. We didnt cause the economic crisisthey did. Its time for them to take responsibility and pay their shareto stop cuts to higher education, restore needed state revenue and improve the economy for all Californians. Thats why we asking the 50 corporate elite that sit on the boards of California's public colleges and universities to sign the ReFund California pledge to make Wall Street pay for refunding public education.
We hear it every day. Theres no more money. No money to keep college affordable, keep our senior centers open, pay our teachers, or help struggling communities. But there is an alternative: Make Wall Street corporations and super-rich pay, including those who sit on our schools and universities boards.
Thats why on 16th we demand Californias education leaders pledge to support to fund public education by supporting taxes on Wall Street banks and Californias super-rich in 2012. On Nov 16th, tell banks and UC and CSU leaders: We already paid!
When I went to Berkeley, it was not the students who were demonstrating, but out-of-town punks.
Sarcasm, I'd bet. Don't think anyone declared them to be in the top 1% nor anyone disqualified them from anything.
The geography and details of these events have a familiar ring from the sixties!
I'd say the Penn State students demonstrating against Coach Paterno's firing have a more valid gripe than this Berkeley bunch.
This is the cumulative result of fifty years of public school education. Taught by Marxists and socialists, these idiots have been conditioned to feel they’re entitled to someone else’s wealth/property and possessions simply by the virtue of demanding it in the name of ‘’social and economic justice’’.
A simple solution. Let them send all their money to me, and then they can join all their friends, defecating on cop cars, copulating in public, and shouting anti-Semitic slogans at anyone who walks past in a kaftan. We’ll all be happier.
You heard the TV horse. Go buy quailudes and scarf them like M&Ms. Earn your bonafides where it really counts, in the ICU.
Thanks justiceseeker93. :’)
Thanks Vintage Freeper for posting this: