Skip to comments.Occupy Wall Street: The new Populists?
Posted on 10/06/2011 5:20:04 AM PDT by OldeconomybuyerEdited on 10/06/2011 5:24:22 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
They call themselves the 99 Percenters. "We are occupying Wall Street," they say, encamped by the hundreds in a park dubbed Liberty Square in Lower Manhattan's financial district.
US history teaches us that the politics of peaceful disruption has been an effective way to prod the establishment toward greater social and economic justice.
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Populists = PARASITES
99% = The Flea Party
I couldn’t make up the lists these people made of their demands. “Two time felon needs money”, “Can’t work, need to stay in someones basement”. Unbelievable!
Occupy Wall Street: The new Commies and their useful idiots.
These people make some points, but their anger is directed in the wrong direction, which will be their downfall. With the way our country was raped with TARP and all of the bailouts and the way the Federal Reserve has trashed the dollar and urinated on the middle and upper-middle class with our own tax dollars and debt, they have a right to be angry with Wall Street. Heck, I am angry. Where they lose America (aside from their ridiculous set of demands) is where they paint the “rich” with a broad brush. I am from Newport News, Virginia. The “rich” around here are the doctors, lawyers, and successfull small business executives that work their asses off 80 plus hours per week to ensure they produce their goods and services to the greatest number of people for the lowest possible cost. Granted, their annual income would probably be an insult of a Christmas bonus to a Wall Street executive, but they are still well over Obama’s “rich” threshhold and they still create a vast majority of local, non military jobs. Hosing these local “rich” people isn’t going to help anyone. The problem is, and in large part because Wall Street has its tenticles all over government, we don’t have free market capitalism. We need more capitalism and less regulations and bureaucracy, not socialism.
.......of the countries socialists, communist, union thugs, and freeloaders. They're 99% of the nations lowest.
Yeah. I agree. The protests have managed scrounge up about about 99% of them.
Did I read correctly yesterday that some of these idiots planned to “walk out” of their college classes that they pay a hefty sum of money to attend? Brilliant!
1. E Pluribus Unum?
2. Thou shalt not covet.....
3. Mediocrity vs. Diligence.
4. Same old hippies.
5. Get another hobby.
...these "youts" who have nothing better to do will start smashing windows and burning cars in a couple of days when they figure out that living in the streets is becoming more uncomfortable by the day. The nights in NYC are cold, and what if the rains come?
These people are vengeful, nasty people and will trash everything in sight when they are forced to leave by the "authorities", by the weather, or they just get bored and go home to mommie and their comfortable, warm bed...which, BTW, was worked for by the very thing that they protest....
The cops aren't wearing riot gear.
You're really a loser when you have a riot and the cops don't think you're a threat!
I am curious. Do these “college students” realize that their OBSCENELY costly colleges are taking their money for a course of study so useless that they do NOT have to even bother going to class? I doubt it.
How many MEDICAL students, ENGINEERING students, SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY students are able to ignore class schedules to “do their thing”.
Bernie Maddof was tossed into jail for scamming his investors. The colleges and universities are scamming millions of students, demanding and getting HUGE tuitions as they indoctrinate those students in fields that “HAVE NO ECONOMIC FUTURE”.
Then the “UTES” protest they cannot find jobs that will enable them to repay the HUGE LOANS they peed down the drain at good old USELESS U.
I’d like to go down to city hall in Austin and be a counter protester here today, but I have a JOB.
American Spring, anybody...???
I have pointed out many times here on FR that the democrat party have always had a strong Populist contingency since their days as the Confederate democrats. It was the Populist (Peoples Party) of the Confederate South that had combined with the Progressive movement and merged into the democrat party.
If you look at the platforms of the populist movements of the Confederate South they are not much different than platforms of the democrat party today or the positions of their base. Anti-Wall Street, pro-Union (workers not army) and anti-corporate.
“Populism not corporate fascism.”
This slogan is listed in the article as being from the Wall Street protesters but it is not accurate as to the stance of the protesters. The protesters only are against certain aspects of fascism (bail outs to banks and corporations) but not against bail outs for workers, or a host of other means whereas government and business may get into bed with one another. Most of these protesters would love to have government running the majority of businesses being they feel individual owners are too greedy. Thus they fully support fascism or all out socialism or communism even.
Sorry. I meant for that last post I made to be a response to the OP. It was not directly intended for you.
This country has historically experienced an outburst of anti-banker populism on a fairly regular basis. (Andrew Jackson, William Jennings Bryan, FDR’s New Deal banking reforms, etc.)
We are long overdue for the next one.
They are tapping into the same anger that gave rise to the Tea Party (bailouts with taxpayer money to Wall Street firms and large banks). However they have a totally different solution.
“Those institutions now owe ME, and it’s time to collect MY bailout!”
Do not underestimate how seductive that line of reasoning will be to tens of millions of voters. Particularly when the banks are stone-dumb enough to keep picking at the scabs with stuff like a $5 ATM card fee and forged signatures on foreclosure documents.
This could become really, really serious.