I’m not sure why anyone is paying attention to this Occupy Wall Street “movement” and its franchisees like “Occupy Seattle.” (Really? Anti-corporate hippies in Seattle’s West Lake Center? Isn’t that just a regular day?) What do I care about the opinions of people who place so little value on their time they loiter around all day under the guise of “doing something.”
The one thing they have accomplished is that they have increased my regard of anti-war protestors circa 2003. At least if you asked those people what they wanted you got a straight, concise answer: No Iraq war and some kind of kangaroo court trial for the President of the United States. And their demonstrations usually only lasted a day or two. But that was back in 2003 when the unemployment rate was at a very non-Obama like 6%, and even many filthy hippies had some kind of job.
Speaking of Obama, shouldn’t one of the “movement’s” goals be to remove Obama from office? One of the vague demands I’ve heard a couple times is the “removal of Wall Street money from the political process.” President Obama took significantly more money from Wall Street institutions in 2008 than John McCain. To be fair, I haven’t gotten the impression that the demonstrations are exactly pro-Obama rallies, but the POTUS does seem to be the white elephant in the patchouli oil-soaked crowd.
But again: Whatever.