I think it is high time I addressed the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the related movements that are sweeping the world.
I'd first like to say that I admire that people are out there protesting greed, corruption, and the gross manipulation of the financial markets that caused them to collapse in the first place. The world has suffered greatly because of it. People lost their homes and their jobs. They lost their savings, and their dignity. The OWS movement is a brave outcry against an obviously broken system, and I applaud the world for standing in unity with the domestic movements.
But I cannot help but notice the hypocrisy in the response from the right on this issue. Tea Partiers were heroes for holding rallies with heavily-armed rednecks waving grossly misspelled and racist signs; but the OWS movement represents only the pot-smoking hippies? It is called the 99% movement for a reason! They represent the interests of the less-than-obscenely-wealthy. I wish those teabaggers would get it through their thick skulls that voting for people who favor the rich only helps the rich, not them!
But surely because they don't agree with us they are socialists? And apparently that makes it OK for the police to beat and mace unarmed, peaceful demonstrators, and to deny these people their First Amendment guarantee to Freedom of Assembly. But the armed Tea Party rallies were perfectly legitimate. In other words, It's OK If You're A Republican!
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