Is Ann Coulter Right? Is " Occupy Wall Street " A Mob?
I have seen many protests my friends, considering having been reared in San Francisco in the 60's, among other events I observed. I can't recall a protest lasting as long as the current event, witness NYC. Most recently watching "Tea Party" events come nearest to mind. By all accounts peaceful and a clear call for smaller government then home the same night. Fair enough.
To NYC today. We are now in month two and the most coherent reasoning I have heard is "we are against capitalism, it is unfair" Fair enough. Let us recall the words of a wiser man from a wiser era, Sir Winston Churchill, when he was quoted thusly "Capitalism is the worst system, excepting for all the others". I believe he was on to something. I also know that history has proven we do not have a better system. Where capitalism is truly utilized absent political/government meddling ie.. Singapore among others, well it is a thing of beauty. Where Marxism/Socialism rules the day, well you have problems. The trick is finding the proper balance. Therein lies our problem. We don't have the balance.
Back to NYC. They chant "forgive our student loans". Ok then should you not protest at your college for being so damned expensive that you needed a loan? And wherefrom does the blatant antisemitism come in and what does it have to do with capitalism except for being shear and ugly behavior. How about scaring the children of the Bankers whose homes where marched on? Even gangsters keep kids out of harms way. Why not these "protestors" as Nancy Pelosi asked God's blessings on them. Why scare children? They cheered Rep. Rangel and last I checked he voted for the Bank bailout. Hypocrisy or naivete? I say both. How about Russell Simmons in his half mil Maybach? More than welcome. Now I am truly confused. I suppose it is OK to be rich but just for some people or the enlightened.Continued on the next page