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Friday, October 07, 2011

More Tea Party solidarity

by digby

Here's the latest email from Judson Phillips of Tea Party Nation:

Occupy Wall Street and other places where Real Americans have jobs, is now into its third week. The clueless revolt continues and it is painfully obvious those who are showing up to “protest” do not have a job. In most cases, it is painfully obvious why they don’t have a job. To paraphrase the Jimmy Buffett song “Margaretville,” it’s your own damn fault.

Why are the protesters so funny to look at?

The most ironic moment of the “protest” came two nights ago as word Steve Jobs had died. Protesters pulled out their Iphones and Ipads to get the latest word.

They protest corporations and their profits, yet who do they revere? Steve Jobs and Apple. Apple is one of the largest and most profitable corporations in the world and Steve Jobs was one of the wealthiest men in the world.

As these people scream about the evils of capitalism and how terrible it is that these corporations put “profits above people,” perhaps they should take a look around. A majority of the protestors seem to be under 30.

The all have cell phones. Where do they think those came from? Here’s a hint: a profit-making corporation. What about their laptops, IPads and tablet PCs? Ditto. What about Facebook and Twitter that they are using to spread the word about the “revolution”? More of those evil profit making corporations at work.

What about the video cameras they have been using? Ditto. For those camping out, what about their nice sleeping bags and clothes? Those also came from those evil profit-making corporations.

Something else the protestors missed. You know those other people in downtown. The one’s walking past the protestors. The one’s who took a shower this morning, are called employees. Those evil profit-making corporations hire those people. But protestors cannot be bothered trivial details.

The demands of the so-called protestors are pretty funny, if not totally incoherent. They demand single payer healthcare. They have that system in the UK, where people are pulling their own teeth because it takes so long to get see a Dentist and where there is an eighteen-month wait to see a medical specialist.

The demands include debt forgiveness of every debt in the world. Literally. Wait, can I go and run up my Amex before we do this? And do you think this will also apply to Louie the loan shark?

They also demand a “living wage” whether you work or not. Hey that would be great. I’d like a wage for not working. So would they. They could then spend all day in front of the TV, playing on their Xbox, updating their Facebook status, smoking some Marijuana and heading down to McDonalds when they get the munchies.

Of course, if you get the same pay whether you work or not, who is going to work?


This has been tried before. It did not work. Socialism never works.

The protestors are demanding we adopt socialism. The problem with socialism is the end result of socialism is always poverty, tyranny and most of the time, mass murder.

We can laugh that these protests get these 26-year-old kids off their parents couch and gives their parents a break from the sound of their kids video games and the smell of marijuana.

What we cannot laugh about is that there are people behind this push who want to bring down American society. The backers want to destroy American liberty and freedom.

That is nothing to laugh about.

Your right wing "populist" movement, ladies and gentlemen. Same as it ever was.