Howard Stern's Richard and Sal talk to Occupy Wall Street 'protesters'.
'Abolish money... ration sh*t out'
I do know people who think like that and you just can't debate with them, they rarely have the mental tools to do so.
The BBC are reporting the OWS and its British offshoot with the uncritical line that they reserve for the protests of the usual lefty suspects. Elsewhere on the web there are more intellectually critical or analytical offerings:
At the rsk of inciting my 'Glenn Beck's a moron' commenters, here are some questions that Glenn Beck would like answered about the OWS movement:
'WHO STARTED OCCUPY WALL STREET?
>> WHO IS THE FATHER OF OWS?
>> HOW DID THIS MOVEMENT START?
>> WHO PLANNED THIS EVENT?
>> WHO IS PAYING FOR THE MADISON AVENUE MARKETING FIRM? THE NEWSPAPERS? THE FLYERS?
>> WHAT ROLE DID SEIU PLAY IN THE PLANNING OF THIS EVENT?
>> WHO IS STEPHEN LEARNER?
>> WHO IS VAN JONES?
>> WHAT IS THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS?
>> WHO IS GEORGE SOROS?
>> WHAT IS HIS RELATIONSHIP TO CAP?
>> IS HE A CRONY CAPITALIST?
>> DOES HE PAY HIS FAIR SHARE?
>> IS HE GETTING RICH OFF OF THE CORRUPT SYSTEM OF WALL STREET SPECULATION?
>> HOW DOES HE MAKE HIS MONEY?
>> HE MADE $7 BILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR PERSONALLY THROUGH HIS HEDGE FUND AND INVESTMENTS — IS THAT OKAY? IF YES, WHY? IF NO, WHY?'
Meanwhile WSJ has polled the OWS 'protesters' and discovered that they are not as cuddly as the BBC and other left-wing media would like you to believe (my emphasis):
'Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn't represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda. '
31% would support violence, here's someone who wants to go further:
'Radical labor organizer Stephen Lerner of SEIU intends to terrorize the families of bank executives in their homes.Thank heavens there are no followers of Saul Alinsky in positions of power in the USA... What do you say? What about Barack Obama?
Lerner, a prime architect of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, said this to Marxists at the left-wing Taking the American Dream Back conference in Washington, D.C., on October 3, 2011.
Like any good Alinskyite organizer Lerner poses as a mere liberal instead of as an anti-American radical.
If Lerner gets his way, more labor and leftist-inspired violence and mayhem are on their way.'
Thanks to Biased BBC for the video spot.