I’m sure a lot of you are following this Occupy Wall Street to some degree. I’ve been listening to my share of right wing radio and it’s being played down by the right. Initially it was looked at as just a few pockets and not a big deal, then it was Billionaire John Sorrows pulling puppet strings to orchestrate a calamity. Now it’s turned into just smelly hippies with no sense of what they are protesting and nothing to worry about. It’s all that conservative outlets seem to be discussing and attempting to dumb down as nothing to worry about.
Are they right? Yeah, somewhat. They are looking pretty disorganized as a movement. Of course when they pick the ideal whack jobs to interview that supposedly speak for the whole, then it looks ridiculous. The tea party seems to have established itself but didn’t they get off to this kind of start? It’s not a big deal but it seems to be the to do on all the conservative media outlets as nothing.
The list of demands are laughable but the protest from the legit is admirable. They are being branded as socialist but answer me this: is there one country that is purely capitalist or socialist? Can we consider both forms of governing slippery slopes that can get out of hand? I don’t believe everyone should have equal regardless of effort nor do I believe everyone in this country can be millionaires.
Then there is the Tea Party. Where did they come from? Wasn’t this originally a Ron Paul idea that grew into it’s own thing? Where were they prior to Obama? Yes, I know it’s political. I have no allegiance to any of these people.
Actually, throughout all this and the GOP debates, I saw one thing alone that was inspiring. The GOP candidates are taking their shots at Occupy Wall Street. Herman Cain’s response to the Occupy Wall Street movement was passionate, loud, and angry in response. With a raised voice he told them to take the movement to the white house if they wanted jobs. It was quite refreshing to see for the first time a candidate regardless of political affiliation demonstrate an “angry as hell and not gonna take it anymore” attitude and display it so openly.
What are your thoughts? Is this Occupy “movement” going anywhere? I would say no but then it’s the #1 talking point on conservative radio right now over anything so who knows.