As Living In Their Own Filth Fades, Occupy Turns To Specifics

Now that so many liberal mayors in liberal cities have kicked the liberals out of the parks, at least in terms of sleeping overnight in tents, Occupy is supposedly getting specific, according to ABC News

For more than two months, they were open-air communes where people came to rebuild society and start a nationwide discussion on how to close the wide gap between the rich and the poor. But as Occupy Wall Street tent cities fade away, a growing number of protesters are pushing to put a clear message ahead of the movement.

Now imagine how that loving paragraph would have been written by the AP’s Amy Westfeldt had it been about the Tea Party.

Alan Collinge has his list ready — return bankruptcy protection to student loans. Bring back regulations that were removed from the Glass-Steagall Act. End corporate personhood.

“They should come up with a short term list of no brainer agenda items,” said Collinge, wearing a huge sign in the rain at New York’s Zuccotti Park calling for student loan reforms.

The problem with that is that the movement is simply an amalgam of lefties with different gripes, from “someone needs to give me free money” to “legalize crack!” The only thing they have in common is that they enjoyed squatting in their own filth. And sexual assault. Well, not everyone enjoyed that.

Asking Occupy protesters what, exactly, they would do to reform government and the financial system is a loaded question and a source of internal conflict. Collinge, 41, of Tacoma, Wash., said he has unsuccessfully lobbied Occupy’s general assembly meetings in New York to develop a strong platform, but has been rebuffed.

Notice that first sentence and the way Ms. Westfeldt blows right by it: Occupiers have no specifics on how to get their ideas through. After two months of living in filth, they failed to create any sort of policy plans to get their gripes into legislation, and are left only with memories of living in urine and feces in tents made by Big Corporations. And sexual assault.

Other cities’ movements have held meetings of committees with titles like “cohesive messaging” to discuss strategy, but haven’t agreed on listing specifics as a movement. The greater purpose isn’t to influence the government or the financial system through classic demands, but to foster broad cultural changes that will gradually empower people to stop depending on big corporations and Wall Street money.

So, the same old “spreading awareness” crap? And people are supposed to listen to people who slept in their own filth and told other Occupiers to not report sexual assault to the authorities?

A number have called for limiting campaign donations and getting big money out of politics. Some Occupy members want to limit the amount of money a person is allowed to give a politician. Others want to ban corporate donations specifically, or the number of campaign ads.

Well, that would seriously hurt Democrats, who get a lot of money from corporations and Big Money individuals. Hence the reason some Occupiers protested an Obama fundraising event in NYC. They never seem to understand that the problem is not those who donate and seek redress of grievance, as allowed by the Constitution, but the politicians of all Parties who take the money.

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4 Responses to “As Living In Their Own Filth Fades, Occupy Turns To Specifics”

  1. gitarcarver says:

    Student loans are always a tricky situation for those who wish to be able to wipe the debt away.

    While they want to end their debts, they can’t seem to understand that if they are allowed to walk away from the debt, there will be no money to loan new students looking to attend college.

    It is selfish.

    They aren’t looking out for anyone other than themselves. They don’t care about keeping money available so others can have the same opportunity they enjoyed.

    As for “ending corporation personhood,” corporations are, by definition, a group of people coming together for a common cause or action.

    Isn’t that what they have just done? Why does an individual lose their voice simple because they have joined a chorus of other voices?

  2. Adobe Walls says:

    “They never seem to understand” really does say it.

  3. Trish says:

    The list of specifics would be fairly simple “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme”. And later on, Gimme some more.

    What if, you decided you weren’t all that special and had no clue what you would do with your college education, so instead you had gotten a job out of high school? What if you had worked for several years, then decided to get your degree piecemeal without Mummy & Daddy’s help, and actually kept your job and took courses at night to get a degree in something you now knew you would like to do/or would be very capable of doing and capable of paying for at a community college? Hmmm, that would work. But then you’d miss out on all of the fun throughout the college years, all of the partying and spring breaks and hanging out with the frat/sorority members while your debt was building up.
    So yes, I can see why you would expect us to bail you out. I can see where you would think that somehow Wall Street should bail you and all of your little friends out. I can see it clearly. It’s called GREED. It’s called lack of responsibility. And it’s called Un-American.

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