Sunday, November 20, 2011

OWS: A Reader's perspective.

Yesterday, posted regarding OWS. I linked to a blogger who described similarities between OWS and the Tea Party. I'm trying to be not-like the people who found every reason to vilify the Tea Party even when their points were inaccurate or didn't make any sense. I'm trying to be more open-minded and tolerant of those with whom I disagree. I'm trying to see the other side of things in the hopes that through understanding their arguments, I can help come up with a solution.

Unfortunately, this isn't a fairy tale and my name isn't Alice so that doesn't seem particularly likely to happen.

John Thomas (a frequent commenter on this blog) provided some insight that I'd like to bring to the forefront of this blog because unlike the anti-Tea Party crowd, he has made some legitimate, realistic and accurate points about OWS. Here it is in its entirety. Keep in mind that it was written as a comment on a post and not an actual post so its off-the-cuff construction is perfectly acceptable.

I completely disagree. There is virtually no common ground between the TEA Party and these dregs of society. The TEA Party's "Platform" envelopes the entire graph above. The TEA Party types (not politicians trying to capitalize on it) could sum up their beliefs with: "Less government, no hand-outs, more accountability equals more freedom and opportunity". The Occu-tards aren't angry that "Corporations have too much power", they're angry that they don't get cradle to grave entitlements (free stuff on the backs of the producing class) or 100K a year to do whatever job they "Choose to take" from these corporations. They want (and openly call for) a Communist style state that will magically take everything away from people they don't like and give it to them. It's simply a lust for "Revenge". They're so stupid that they believe under Communist control, they'll be "Free" and "Equal". Their "Education" has failed them. They are complete, useful idiots. They are America's lost and worthless generation. They are mostly filthy, face-tattooed, stoned, mis-educated white trash that has never had to actually struggle for anything in their life. They grew up thinking that they could look and act anyway they want and simply cry and stamp their feet if they didn't get it. It worked with Mommy, Daddy and school teacher, why won't it work outside of the school and home? Everything has been provided to them, but it's just not enough, they want your stuff too.

I would like to point out though that he likely meant "They are complete, useless idiots." rather than what he wrote but I left it unchanged in the quote above. Either way, keep the comments coming. Your words are heard and welcome here- even if you express opinions with which we disagree.

Addendum:  

I stand corrected by Klown: The term "useful idiot" has been around for a long time.

It is said that this is the term that Lenin gave to people who supported him but didn't really understand him (although this has never really been substantiated.)

1 comment:

Evil_Klown said...

The term "useful idiot" has been around for a long time.

It is said that this is the term that Lenin gave to people who supported him but didn't really understand him (although this has never really been substantiated.)

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