I don’t even know where to start on this, I’m so indignant. I just can’t understand how can people be more moronic?
Just to clarify, This topic is about the national protest called “Occupy Wall Street.” A band of angry people… and that is about it. There isn’t any consistent message beyond the element that everyone is upset about something.
OWS also refer themselves as the “99%”. Now this isn’t a direct quote I don’t believe, but this is the only unified message that is being preached: “1% of our population is composed of CEOs and bankers who have buying power over the rest. They get rich off the backs of the poor. We are the 99%, and we want to give power back to the people!”
Wow, there is so much to say on this topic that I may have to come back later to express the rest of my thoughts, but I’ll just throw out some ways to understand this absurdity.
Like I said, at least one thing is clear is who OWS claims is the antagonist: Corporate America. How can these CEOs be given these golden parachutes and make millions of dollars a year when there is a family who can’t even climb out of poverty?
Seriously? That is your rationale? That there is this black coat society that hold all the keys to life and they just appeared in power like royalty and they are using $100 bills that was supposed to go to you and just using it for tissue? You ignorant fool! Just because you don’t see what they do it must be evil right? What about your idols huh? Lets replace that antagonist with one of these options: Lady Gaga, the free spirit rebel. She is worth $110 Million! or how about Harry Potter himself: Daniel Radcliffe is worth $80 Million & currently making $25 million this year! Even Denzel Washington is worth $120 Million. Probably the biggest is Jay-Z with almost a half a billion with $450 million.
Where is Occupy Hollywood? Why can’t they all realize they don’t need all that money? They should all be limited to $2 million dollars since they are already on tv and everyone loves them. Because they are the worst offenders! They go spend all that money and rub in our faces all the cool stuff we can never have!
What about how OWS took time to mourn for the death of former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs who rarely gave to charity, and exported many jobs to China. But just because they felt connected to him, they separated him from those evil rich people.
So put your anger into a proper perspective! These people only provide a service just as a broker does. Neither one picked up a shovel or put a hard hat on.
You know what I personally believe the problem is? We live in a country the boasts about the abundance of opportunity. As children we are told we can be the president of the US. So we expect that to just happen, since we see other people who are successful and so it must be part of the natural order of life that we get the call to play in the NFL.
But when we take our graduation cap off and walk onto the street, life hits us right in the face! We get knocked down and say “where did that come from?” “How am I supposed to pay $75,000 student loan when people say I need experience in order to get that position?”
Hey guess what? LIFE IS HARD!!!! America is great because it was built by hard workers who broke through barriers to provide opportunity! They didn’t want class to limit their kids, that if they were willing to pay the cost, they had the opportunity to reach their potential!
YOU FOOL! YOU THINK LIFE IS SERVED ON A SILVER PLATTER! You have to earn your success! Nobody took it from you! But you are too LAZY to find work you’d rather sit around in a park and demand it is your right to have what others worked for!
YOU IGNORANT FOOL! You believe that money is set to
zero-sum (in order to gain money, someone else has to lose it). These people worked to get their money, and resulted in many people beneath them to benefit as well!
So what is your solution OWS??? Remove the capitalist power and give it all to the public appointed officials? That is your claim?
Lets say you are right, you say 1% is in control of our country. So your solutions is to what now would be a socialist government that is leaning more towards the communist spectrum! Doesn’t that now give control to 0.001% of the population? Even if you are right, YOU’RE STILL WRONG!
Also, if you feel you’re being taken advantage of, why do you give keys to the government? at least you have a fighting chance against beating the house, but instead you lock yourself in, with absolute no control and hope the government passes a law that is in your favor.
The way I see it is that you may be the Florida Marlins in the economy. Everything you have to your name is just the annual salary of a corporate executive. (for those who need to see it in baseball terms: A-Rod makes more money than all the Marlins players combined). Yes the odds are stacked in your favor, but you at least have a chance!
Instead, you rather play in NCAA Football, where even Boise State has outplayed their competitors for over 4 years, and they still don’t have a shot to making it to a national championship, because a group of people decided they don’t think they deserve it.
This generation can be summarized by Gillian Anderson’s character in the tv show Community, since she plays a hippy girl who is desperately looking for any conflict that she could protest against. She dreams of being on national tv, being tear gassed & thrown into jail. Just because that gives her a sense of accomplishment. It wasn’t that there was a specific cause that she was so passionate about that the only way to make people stop and recognize the problem was to protest. That was just her method of obtaining recognition. That is almost exactly what I believe what lies the motivation of 99%.
This generation has been degraded to 15 minutes of fame, and finding the easiest route to leisure, even if it is by dragging another down.
OWS is compiled with pathetic human beings, you’d rather sit outside waiting for your handout then finding a JOB or developing a skill to get a JOB!
I’m not rich, not even close. But I know one day I will, and it will be because I’m will to sacrifice the pleasures of youth to discipline and educate myself for the tasks and challenges that await me.
My passion is to help people, I believe that is my calling in life. So it just infuriates me when I see people suffering, and they are not willing to make the changes necessary to save themselves. For those in this category, I have no pity for you. Get out of my way as I help the hurting people who really have been deprived of the opportunity to follow the calling that God gave them!