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Forum Post: Occupy Wall Street: McRevolution

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 5:27 p.m. EST by MODERATOR (0)
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Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?

  • Mr. Blonde, Reservoir Dogs

"This is beginning of a revolution!" "The oligarchs can't stop us!" "The 99% are taking back the country!"

Nonsense. Occupy Wall Street is a dead end movement - a gaudy carnival of confused, frustrated misfits heading for the mother of all heartbreaks.

Not because they're soft-headed hippies, Socialists, or touting a hopelessly un-American message. Because their energy's misspent, misdirected, and they haven't a stitch of the commitment, or the appetite for risk, needed to succeed in flipping the status quo.* No, the fatal flaw in Occupy Wall Street's strategy, if that term can be applied to their efforts, is the fatal flaw in every other protest movement we see in America: All bark, no bite.

The One Percent these Ninety-Nine Percenters attack work in finance, government, and the bare knuckle intersection of industry and politics known as Crony Capitalism. These people are nihilists, predators. People who view life as combat, every interaction a zero sum game. These sorts don't bow to the government, and they sure as hell don't bow to public opinion. They long ago bought off all the regulators, all the Congressmen, and they own the mainstream media. You can scream at them from the sidewalks until your vocal cords are sandpaper and They Won't Hear a Thing. They will, rightly, snicker at you. Because you are weak. Because you are naive. Because you believe you can petition some magical referee for fouls and handicap a rigged game with free throws.

read the rest here: http://www.constitutionaldaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1204:occupy-wall-street-mcrevolution&catid=49:the-philadelphia-lawyer&Itemid=65



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[-] 1 points by BL1Y (1) 12 years ago

Hi all, I'm the editor of the site this was posted at, and I might be able to give a bit of insight:

The author isn't disagreeing with the sentiment (in fact, he's written many things that are well in line with the OWS movement), this is simply a prediction about what will happen. Describing it as a McRevolution isn't a condemnation of the efforts, but an expression of frustration with the fact that such efforts tend to not have greater effect.

[-] 1 points by jamesvapor (221) 12 years ago

im awake ,.....but what the hell is this all about ?

mcrevolution. I could see that in a history book some day. does anyone want to write the story ?

[-] 1 points by riethc (1149) 12 years ago

I think that article is a bit off-base. The idea is to awaken the population at large.