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Sunday, November 27, 2011

'Occupy' Is On To Something

Most of those fools who are camped out in Zucotti Park in Manhattan are there protesting evil corporations.  A bit silly since the bleary-headed malcontents owe their very lives to them.  But nobody's going to convince them of that, so why try?

(Okay, I'll try: Imagine this.  China is lacking in a lot of raw materials necessary for manufacturing.  It has to import most of those materials from the outside world in order to make the goods it does.  What China has an abundance of is manpower.  Cheap labor.  That's why it is the industrial monster it is.

Here's where the marvel that is the corporation comes in.  Raw materials are drawn from the earth in countries hither and yon and shipped to China, where all sorts of products are hammered out and shipped back to those same countries and set on the retail shelf for sale to hungry and eager consumers.  Consumers - and stupid "occupiers" - who take such things for granted.

Get this: You can buy a "Fashion Sporty Silicone Quartz Wrist Watch - White" today, on line - for $3.60.


$3.60.

And the shipping is free.

From the mines of North America to manufacturing plants in Zhejiang to a Wal-Mart shelf near you. For three freaking dollars and sixty cents.

That's why we should be proud of - and marvel at - what corporations do.)

But there is a strain of "occupy" protest that should gain traction in this country.  It's that segment of the "occupy" movement that is going after college and university - public and private - tuition costs.  An outrage of the worst kind.

See "Pepper-Spraying Taxpayers."

And wonder when the rest of the "occupy" protesters will get a clue as to who their real enemy ought to be.