10/8/11

Useful Idiots

What do we want? We don't know!
When do we want it? Now!


The way the protestors on Wall Street and around the country are acting, that's pretty much what they're chanting. They're organizing via Facebook and social networks. They're antagonizing the cops and filming themselves getting beaten with their iPhones. They're drinking Starbucks coffee and smoking cigarettes made by Big Tobacco. --All while they're complaining about corporate greed.

In San Francisco protestors aren't really sure why they're protesting:

Organizer Anthony Bondi said he has what he referred to as a “message team” working on the primary goals of the local protests, which he admitted “was kind of vague.”
“That message team will reveal that tomorrow [Friday] morning,” Bondi said.
“So you guys are in the process of forming the reasons why you are here?” asked CBS13 reporter Tony Lopez.
“Exactly correct,” Bondi said.
 In Washington DC people are getting paid to protest, and also don't know what they're protesting because they don't know how to speak English.

Meanwhile Obama, unions, Moveon.org and lots of other liberal fat cats like Michael Moore are attempting to take over. (Oh the irony! The protests, if they are funded by anyone, are funded by Wall Street through the many organizations like Moveon.org attempting to elicit support for Obama and other politicians.) They say it's all the Republicans' fault. It is the Republicans' fault. But it's also the Democrats' fault. It's also the voters' fault for putting these clowns into office for the last half century.

The people legitimately protesting (i.e., those who aren't getting paid to be there) have every right to be angry. But they should also take a look at themselves. Instead of calling for a redistribution of wealth. Instead of crying for the government to clothe, feed, and house them. Instead of trying to break everything to the ground, why don't they create something?

Protestors, out of the thousands of you gathered in anger surely there is someone with a good idea. Maybe there are two or three good ideas, and perhaps dozens. Instead of planning on how to best break a barricade so that the cops can mace and beat you, how about you make a business plan? Sell shares to everyone there. They can forgo a cup of coffee or can of Coke or Pepsi, can't they? Raise some money and start your business. Hire people. Produce things. Use the media that's already there for promotion. It's a golden opportunity. Don't rely on a government that thinks saving money is spending $2 trillion more than it earns rather than $2.01 trillion. And don't keep voting the same liars into office that blame others for their own failed policies.

And please, for the love of individuality, don't turn into mindless zombies: