The mess that is the Occupy movement

I would think when starting a movement that the last thing you’d wants is to be so co-opted as to allow the message be muddled. But muddled this one has become.

This morning it dawned on me that as Lech Walesa, the darling of the break from Communism, is headed to Wall Street to join the protest, those doing so in Rome are waving the Hammer and Sickle.

President Obama is lauding the protesters while cashing in on Wall Street donations.

The Tea Party and the Occupiers are unhappy about the bailouts.

The Tea Party and the Occupiers are unhappy about campaign finance.

The Tea Party and the Occupiers want clean one-person, one-vote elections.

The Tea Party and the Occupiers want jobs.

It’s as big a mess as I ever remember watching. But I have to ask, why is no one lauding the common ground? Does it seem to anyone but me that the people should be revolting against the politicians instead of each other?

 

Comments

  1. If they were in front of the Capitol in DC I would join them.

  2. I have a friend from work who’s attending the Milwaukee gig. He’s very liberal, I’m not. Our goal is to find all the common ground we can and use that to discuss the uncommon ground between us. It makes for very good conversation and it stops all name calling.

  3. I thought this article clarified what Occupy Wall St is really about pretty clearly.

    http://www.lp.org/blogs/wayne-allyn-root/why-the-politicians-media-and-experts-are-all-wrong-about-the-%E2%80%9Coccupy-wall-st

    I would further distill it down to the following:

    Both the Tea Party and Occupy Wall St are against “Crony Capitalism”. The difference is that the Tea Party is against the “Crony” part and Occupy Wall St is against the “Capitalism” part.

  4. “…..why is no one lauding the common ground?Does it seem to anyone but me that the people should be revolting against the politicians instead of each other?”

    Hell I’m with you on this one. You won’t get me to wear one of those stupid hats but I’m with ya.

  5. Who needs Lech when you got smokin’ hot babes!

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/20/top-ten-the-sexy-women-of-%E2%80%98occupy-wall-street%E2%80%99-slideshow/

    Who paid them to attend? Covergirl? ­čśë