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Sunday, November 06, 2011

This about sums it up

Venture capitalist and Home Depot founder Ken Langone gives definition to "Occupy Wall Street":

These kids downtown, I define them as babies in adults’ bodies. I don’t think they know what they want to be when they grow up.”

In fact, it goes deeper than that. These kids don't even want to grow up and have to go out into the real world. They want Mommy and Daddy to be there - in the physical form of a government social worker - to feed and shelter them.

A more pathetic bunch of losers you'll never find.

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Or, as Mark Steyn defines the movement:
At first glance, an alliance of anarchists and government might appear to be somewhat paradoxical. But the formal convergence in Oakland makes explicit the movement’s aims: They’re anarchists for statism, wild free-spirited youth demanding more and more total government control of every aspect of life — just so long as it respects the fundamental human right to sloth. What’s happening in Oakland is a logical exercise in class solidarity: The government class enthusiastically backing the breakdown of civil order is making common cause with the leisured varsity class, the thuggish union class, and the criminal class in order to stick it to what’s left of the beleaguered productive class. It’s a grand alliance of all those societal interests that wish to enjoy in perpetuity a lifestyle they are not willing to earn. Only the criminal class is reasonably upfront about this. The rest — the lifetime legislators, the unions defending lavish and unsustainable benefits, the “scholars” whiling away a somnolent half decade at Complacency U — are obliged to dress it up a little with some hooey about “social justice” and whatnot.
Hooey being the operative word.