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So far I haven't written anything about the Occupy whatever crowd, not because I didn't have an opinion on it, I just didn't think I could add anything new to what was being said by others. I'm breaking my self-imposed silence on it now and offer up my two-cents worth of thoughts on what has become, after two months, a national disgrace.
Thankfully it appears that authorities are finally beginning to crack down on these protesters. According to the AP, hundreds of police officers in riot gear raided the Occupy Wall Street encampment in New York City just before daybreak last Tuesday, evicting hundreds of demonstrators and demolishing the tent city. It's about time.
Concerns about health and safety issues at Occupy Wall Street camps around the country have intensified, and protesters in several cities have been ordered to take down their shelters, adhere to curfews and relocate so that parks can be cleaned. Disinfected and deloused is more like it. Occupy encampments have come under fire around the country and even overseas as local officials and residents have complained about possible health hazards and ongoing inhabitation of parks and other public spaces.
Up until now politicians have been afraid of inciting the protesters for fear that wide spread violence might occur, so the attitude around the country has been to just let them squat, rant, and do whatever. Well, they did whatever all right. They defecated in doorways and on police cars, they disrupted local businesses, they smoked dope, did drugs, they destroyed private property and trashed the surrounding areas, they stole, they raped, and a few people were even killed. Yeah, I'd say it was long past time for the cops to break it up.
The "rights" of these few troublemakers cost taxpayers and small businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars, not to mention keeping valuable police resources from their normal duties in order to monitor the demonstrators. The media was complicit in giving aid and comfort to the street mob by attempting to paint them as "just average young folks" who make up the "99% of America." Just "college kids who want a chance at the American dream and other hard working Americans who can't find jobs." What a pile of crapola.
For anyone who takes the time to do a little Google investigating, you'll find that the real people behind the Occupy movement are socialist and communist front groups and labor unions mixed with professional rabble-rousers. These are anti-capitalist, anti-America anarchists who know how to use the social networking sites on the internet to draw large crowds of stupid young people who haven't a clue why they are gathering, but want to gather anyway because they have nothing better to do. Useful idiots.
If you really want to get a good job, you go to school and learn a trade or occupation. If you really want to work you go out and look for a job. You don't pitch a tent in the park, scream profanities at authority figures, defecate in public, smoke dope and then cry about corporate greed and economic inequality.
Occupy Wall Street is actually a worldwide revolution against American style capitalism and Western civilization. It's nothing new; it is simply a continuation of leftist revolutions of the last century but with a new name. Now they shout "We are the 99" and "Liberate America from Wall Street rule," whereas once they were chanting, "Workers of the world unite!" Although many would like to equate this movement with the American Revolution, in actuality it owes its roots to the bloody French Revolution which sought to tear down the institutions of society and behead the rich and powerful.
The Occupy crowd wants larger and more government entitlements, income redistribution, and higher taxes for the people who actually work for a living. Remember, almost 50% of all Americans in this country do not pay any income tax at all. Zero. And these are the people who want the other 50% to pay higher taxes to support them. Hey, is this a great country or what?
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