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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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KEYWORDS: americanautumn; occupywallstreet; protesters; steyn
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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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"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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