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American Autumn [Mark Steyn]
National Review ^ | 10/8/2011 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 10/09/2011 5:04:12 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

Edited on 10/09/2011 8:31:12 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

The zombie youth “occupying” Wall Street are contemptuous of the world that sustains their comforts.

Michael Oher, offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, was online on Wednesday night when his Twitter feed started filling up with tributes to Steve Jobs. A bewildered Oher tweeted: “Can somebody help me out? Who was Steve Jobs!”


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: americanautumn; occupywallstreet; protesters; steyn
These are most definitely children. Ignorant. Dependent. Selfish. Whiny. Irrepsonsible. Lazy Zombies. Sloths. Practically every anti-virtue.

Steyn nails it - they are anarchists for Big Government - nothing more than Soros pawns in a desparate attempt to create a phony movement. "If this is the best they can do, they’re done for."

1 posted on 10/09/2011 5:04:17 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

Love the Big Sloth comment. They probably resemble their animal counterparts; nasty odor and green coating of algae.


2 posted on 10/09/2011 5:11:44 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Excellent article, which is the usual fare from Steyn.


3 posted on 10/09/2011 5:11:52 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Servant of the Cross

Obama Rabble

WS3
Let the Occupy Wall Streeters rant so America can clearly see progressives as the vapid lunatics they are.

Here's a few to begin: $20 minimum wage regardless of employment, trillions of dollars in new spending on alternative energy and infrastructure, and debt forgiveness -- all debt on the entire planet.

All this looks like Obama's re-distribute wealth conversation with self-employed plumber Joe Wurzelbacher in Toledo, Ohio on October 12, 2008.

''Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn't it?'' Wurzlebacher asked.

Obama explained, ''I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.''

The more they talk economic justice/redistributive change, the worse it is for Zer0.

Liberalism has finally succeeded in creating an entire generation that feels they are entitled to other people's stuff without actually having to work for it.

Only these idiots, who are forever trapped in the entitlement mentality, would want to reconstitute the Soviet Union in modern 21st century America.


4 posted on 10/09/2011 5:16:26 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Servant of the Cross

FYI Michael Oher is the football player in the movie The Blind Side.

How can someone with an iPhone not know who Steve Jobs is ?


5 posted on 10/09/2011 5:27:50 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Servant of the Cross
But it’s also the case that, because it (computer industry) was a virtually non-existent industry until he came along

Come on Mark. The computer industry innovation wasn't a one-man band.

6 posted on 10/09/2011 5:28:14 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
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To: BobP

Ummmm, have you missed something or do you not know that the Bush and Obama administrations allowed the complete theft and robbery of the people in support of the Federal Reserve’s free flow printing of money which went to a select few banks? Ummm, do you not know that a multitude of big businesses use obscure accounting techniques to escape paying the taxes that small business owners must pay? Not everyone on Wall Street occupying that area are leftists. Some are in support of Ron Paul. They want to abolish the Federal Reserve. Furthermore, it is this same Federal Reserve with its fractional reserve banking that is bankrupting and destroying our middle class. These policies it can be shown over time encourage needless wars. Do you really think we need to be deployed all over God’s green earth? The founders did not.


7 posted on 10/09/2011 5:29:58 AM PDT by ventana
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To: Vor Lady

Using animals as derogatory examples of human behavior only illustrates how far the human species has fallen from grace.

Pigs, sloths, snakes, rhinos, rats, termites and vultures all function as God intended. None of them are slaves or victims of government ‘spread the welfare’.

All critters are conservatives!


8 posted on 10/09/2011 5:30:18 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

These kids are the most abrasive, obnoxious people I’ve ever seen. Where do they come from?

My husband and I teach young actors in NYC (all in the same age bracket as these brats) and they work hard and play by the rules! But then, in order to live in NYC and pursue their love, they must pay rent and work at menial jobs. They almost never complain.

When one zombie was told this morning by a reporter that the owner of the privately-owned park was upset with the trashing going on, the brat replied: “Have him get in touch with me.” I could have punched him through the tv screen.


9 posted on 10/09/2011 5:49:05 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: ventana

If they are there in support of Ron Paul, they are leftists.


10 posted on 10/09/2011 5:54:13 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: ventana
At the risk of assisting a potential thread hi-jacking, End the Fed? Ron Paul Is Wrong for All the Right Reasons

Don't confuse poor leadership with a need to abolish a central bank.

Back to "Occupy Wall Street". Is it possible LRon Paul stooges are a part of this pathethic movement? Bussed in by Soros? Hmmmmm.

11 posted on 10/09/2011 5:56:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The October movement is to echo the Bolshevik Revolution which took place in October 1917.

~Like this isn’t coordinated by Van Jones and Moveon


12 posted on 10/09/2011 6:06:26 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: sodpoodle

I wasn’t denigrating animals. We have a Giant Sloth at our Zoo who smells terrible and is coated with algae so he looks green. He is doing what the Lord created him to do. These obnoxious ‘occupiers’ are not doing what they were created to do, but then these ‘occupiers’ wouldn’t accept that there is a God.


13 posted on 10/09/2011 6:09:35 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: expat1000

Steyn is awesome. This whole thing reminds me of Ayn Rand, 40 some years ago, comparing Woodstock to the launch of Apollo 11. “Apollo and Dionysus,” it was called. This OWS, if compared to the Tea Party, would be similar.


14 posted on 10/09/2011 6:11:20 AM PDT by wizardoz
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To: BobP

What I’m impressed by /not/ is the nicely designed, mass produced (arrgggh, by capitalists?) signs that are anything but hand-scrawled. Who did they pay to design those? to print them? WHO paid them?


15 posted on 10/09/2011 6:14:21 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: A'elian' nation

He is a FOOTBALL PLAYER. Sharpest knife in the kitchen? Hardly. He doesn’t have to know much other than the owners check cleared the bank. Pampered and spoiled, they seldom bother to learn anything other than what is required to play their position.


16 posted on 10/09/2011 6:18:38 AM PDT by rustyboots
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To: Vor Lady

Please don’t take that comment as a personal criticism.

We (humans) have always compared animal behavior to our competitors and enemies...even as we assign positive (warm & fuzzy or ferocious) animal mascots to ourselves.


17 posted on 10/09/2011 6:21:59 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you.)
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To: ventana

Classic Marxist tactic. Infiltrate those with valid grievances.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2490938/posts?page=2659#2659

http://alanpetersnewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2011/10/intel-briefing-not-restricted-radical.html


18 posted on 10/09/2011 9:08:37 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: ventana
Ummmm, have you missed something or do you not know that the Bush and Obama administrations allowed the complete theft and robbery of the people in support of the Federal Reserve’s free flow printing of money which went to a select few banks? Ummm, do you not know that a multitude of big businesses use obscure accounting techniques to escape paying the taxes that small business owners must pay? Not everyone on Wall Street occupying that area are leftists. Some are in support of Ron Paul. They want to abolish the Federal Reserve. Furthermore, it is this same Federal Reserve with its fractional reserve banking that is bankrupting and destroying our middle class. These policies it can be shown over time encourage needless wars. Do you really think we need to be deployed all over God’s green earth? The founders did not.

IMHO, many of the original protesters on Wall Street had valid grievances, the same grievances we all have, among them bailouts of international corporations and finance at the expense of the American middle class, and ~ $1/3 trillion in freebies for illegal aliens annually.

The protesters are young, naive, idealistic, have no real world experience, and have been infiltrated and are being used. They confuse free enterprise with crony capitalism. They have been fed the causes of our current state as solutions.

Here we see the classic marxist ploy; infiltrate those with valid grievances.

We have been betrayed by the political elite of both parties.

The enemy within has been very successful in creating a story for the ‘left’ about economic, social, and environmental ‘justice’ and a story for the ‘right’ about ‘free trade’, 'comparative advantage', and 'profits uber alles' with no reference to patriotism or morality. Both stories lead to the same place - destruction of the American economy, security, traditional culture, values and its pesky middle class under the tyranny of global communism.

During unprecedented unemployment/underemployment, the US is DOWN to importing 125,000 new legal workers each MONTH, for a total of 1.5 million per year. Those of us in IT, now compete with offshore workers who can live well on $5 - $10K per year, guest workers who often pay no or partial taxes, and illegal aliens in the form of visa overstay.

One only has to look at what is hidden in the current unemployment stats, and at how the CPI has been manipulated downward (which in turn inflates the GDP) to see how bad things have become.

Here are close approximations of unemployment, CPI, GDP without the 'enhancements':


19 posted on 10/09/2011 9:21:17 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: rustyboots
"He doesn’t have to know much other than the owners check cleared the bank. Pampered and spoiled, they seldom bother to learn anything other than what is required to play their position."

Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with Michael Oher's history before denigrating him.

Michael Oher

20 posted on 10/09/2011 9:46:00 AM PDT by 10mm
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To: BobP
$20 minimum wage regardless of employment

Heck, why not $200? Then we can enjoy $100 loaves of bread. Minimum wage in California is now $8 per hr, in San Francisco, $9.80 while a loaf of whole wheat bread is around $5. Anyone remember what a loaf cost when the min wage was $1.65? IIRC it was about ten cents.

21 posted on 10/09/2011 1:10:18 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Chuckster
The longer I live the less I care about what you think.

True dat!

22 posted on 10/09/2011 3:30:19 PM PDT by itsahoot (Sarah Palin not Chamberlain but definitely not Churchillian)
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To: 10mm

With all due respect: just another dumb jock.


23 posted on 10/09/2011 3:41:54 PM PDT by Shalmaneser
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To: Servant of the Cross
Say what you like about Enron and, er, Solyndra and all those other evil corporations, but they didn’t relieve you of a quarter-mil in exchange for a master’s in Maya Angelou. So why not try occupying the dean’s office at Shakedown U?

Excellent!

24 posted on 10/09/2011 5:41:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: algernonpj

Well said, thank you. At church this evening the pastor was talking about how bad things have gotten and can we have any doubt this is the end times.


25 posted on 10/09/2011 7:03:54 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thanks for the thread & link!


26 posted on 10/09/2011 8:55:20 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: BobP
... the Occupy Wall Streeters rant so America can clearly see progressives as the vapid lunatics they are.

Here's a few to begin: $20 minimum wage regardless of employment...

Elite liberals are PAYING the so called protesters - and wages start at $350 a week. THAT'S LESS than the $20 per hour they're calling for in the protest.

Guess the idiots they're hiring can do math either...

27 posted on 10/09/2011 9:04:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: BobP

The wages link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790347/posts


28 posted on 10/09/2011 9:05:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: GOPJ

I wonder if that ties into some of the training listed here:

http://alanpetersnewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2011/10/intel-briefing-not-restricted-radical.html


29 posted on 10/10/2011 5:59:58 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: 10mm
...Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with Michael Oher's history before denigrating him. ...

Michael Oher's story is amazing. He has done quite well considering his background.
30 posted on 10/10/2011 6:03:23 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj

What a wonderful link - I’m adding it to my group. Nice to know all the stuff “Occupy” has put out is a lie. Looks like this had plenty of planning ... Unions and dems supplying cash and food... I assume funds to pay the fake protesters.

It’s an outrage the press is so corrupt they’re part of this photo-op of lies. THESE ARE NOT CITIZENS PROTESTING. They’re paid shills. Dems are tying to prime the pump - start a revolution that doesn’t exist.

I’ll add your link algernonpj - it’s a great one - thanks.

“Make $350-650 a week “protesting” on Wall Street”
Craig’s List ^ | 10/7/2011 | Craigs List

Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2011 8:11:52 PM by PMAS

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/gov/2618821815.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790347/posts

http://alanpetersnewsbriefs.blogspot.com/2011/10/intel-briefing-not-restricted-radical.html


31 posted on 10/10/2011 9:15:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: GOPJ; FARS
Actually credit for the link goes to FARS who pinged me.

IMHO, many of the original protesters on Wall Street had valid grievances, the same grievances we all have, among them bailouts of international corporations and finance at the expense of the American middle class, and ~ $1/3 trillion in freebies for illegal aliens annually.

The protesters are young, naive, idealistic, have no real world experience, were rapidly infiltrated, and are being used. They confuse free enterprise with crony capitalism. They have been fed the causes of our current state as solutions.

For more read:
Post # 53
32 posted on 10/10/2011 10:16:51 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: 10mm

Everyone knows his history. I’d like to know the answer to the question posed earlier.

“How can someone with an iPhone not know who Steve Jobs is?”


34 posted on 10/10/2011 10:23:48 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: algernonpj

... young... naive ..idealistic .. Nah they’re paid professionals. These people who run this type of operation do research to find out what resonates with the American people. They’ve come up with some stuff all of us can relate to - but you have to remember it’s a scam...

If Nancy and Obama had pushed the same you wouldn’t be as receptive. They have motives - and those motives are NOT good. It’s NOT 1968 - these people are hired to trick you and other Americans into thinking this is a grassroots operation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790347/posts


35 posted on 10/10/2011 11:53:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: GOPJ; Terry Mross
.. young... naive ..idealistic .. Nah they’re paid professionals. These people who run this type of operation do research to find out what resonates with the American people. They’ve come up with some stuff all of us can relate to - but you have to remember it’s a scam...

If Nancy and Obama had pushed the same you wouldn’t be as receptive. They have motives - and those motives are NOT good. It’s NOT 1968 - these people are hired to trick you and other Americans into thinking this is a grassroots operation.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2790347/posts


As I said in my post, many of the original protesters were young idealistic and naive and had valid grievances (among them bailouts of international corporations and finance at the expense of the American middle class, and ~ $1/3 trillion in freebies for illegal aliens annually). Remember there were only 100 or so originally.

Classic marxism = infiltrate a valid protest, take it over, and direct it toward marxist ends. The protest has long been taken over; the original protesters have been used, as in being turned into useful idiots; the protest is no longer grass roots, but run by a well oiled, well financed machine that has been waiting in the wings for such an opportunity.

FReeper Terry Mross had an interesting comment. In essence member of the tea party protests were too savvy to be taken over and used.

FYI there were a lot of Marxists playing the same game in 1968.
36 posted on 10/10/2011 12:33:24 PM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj
FYI there were a lot of Marxists playing the same game in 1968.

You're right, they were. But there were sooooooo many baby boomer students involved that the Marxist lost control.

37 posted on 10/10/2011 2:24:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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To: GOPJ
Re:"FYI there were a lot of Marxists playing the same game in 1968."

You're right, they were. But there were sooooooo many baby boomer students involved that the Marxist lost control.


I'm not so certain. Think in terms of 'cultural marxism', and how many expansions of big government and erosions of our freedoms have grown out of what were worthy causes at that time.

One example is environmentalism. It was originally grass roots designed so that industry did not pass some of the costs of production onto the general public in the form of gross environmental destruction.

Environmentalism has slowly morphed into a quasi religion enforced by the EPA, in conjunction with the CDC, the FDA, and the UN to expand government control of virtually every aspect of our lives using junk science.

All common sense has been thrown out the window. Instead of reasonably clean air, water, soil, the goals are now to have smoke stacks release air better than you would find in a clean room.
38 posted on 10/11/2011 5:11:30 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: algernonpj
One example is environmentalism. It was originally grass roots designed so that industry did not pass some of the costs of production onto the general public in the form of gross environmental destruction.

You're right on every point, algernopj... especially the above... And cultural marxism - absolutely. It happened and is still happening. Nice insights.

39 posted on 10/11/2011 8:15:49 AM PDT by GOPJ (Where is the headline that says: Obama Murders Hundreds of Mexicans! - freeper xzins)
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