Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BIV, Sep 17, 2012.
Did anyone think this thing would end any other way other than powdering out the way it did? Most of the people protesting appeared to be the type of people who think they're capable of great things but always find a reason to give up on anything that isn't easy or doesn't have an immediate payoff. They all think they're going to have some great story to tell their kids some day as if this "movement" is comparable to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, but the response they're most likely to get from their kids is the same one they get from people now: rolling eyeballs and mockery.
Also, "We are Students, Not Customers" is a stupid sign. First of all, if you have a student loan, yes you are a customer of whoever gave you those loans. Sallie Mae or whatever bank issued the loan doesn't owe you a free education so stop asking for them to forgive your debt. Second of all, if these people weren't so self-centered they'd see that asking Sallie Mae to give out loans without expecting repayment would force them out of business and put thousands of people out of work.
Their problem was created by the student loan system. So their solution (as much as they have one) to their problem is doing the exact same thing, just bigger?
Shit, this is the same retard thinking that has us spending twice as much on education for nearly the same results.
When you ignore market forces, market forces work against you. When you intelligently plan for and manipulate market forces, they work for you. Not perfectly, no, but it generally works to your benefit if you take into account enough greed. putting together programs trusting people to be nice and cuddly is why we're where we fucking are.
No it won't.... silly pulitzer
Delusional belief in the success and message of OWS? Check. Use of buzwords like "the corporate state?" Check. The only thing his sentence was missing was a "Maaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnn!" at the end.
What a bash that must have been.
You must be new here. I remember some conservards predicting major cities would be burned to the ground by Christmas.
Oh, I fully expected violence (and was not disappointed). I just also knew that cold weather and the lack of ability to stick with something for any meaningful length of time would result in the crowds getting smaller and smaller until nobody cared about them anymore.
Well, let's see: multiple rapes, drug busts, the Cleveland bomb plot losers, etc.
Has anyone yet realized that OWS started in a private park? Owned by a member of the "1%"? Has the irony of the fact that OWS could not start on public land owned by the 99% but had more freedom of expression and more rights when on private land (open to the public, but privately owned land) owned by a very rich person struck anyone yet?
Not to mention all the people there using iPhones, Macbooks, etc. Yeah, you're really suffering when you have a laptop that costs about $1,000-$1,500 and the latest iPhone. Then they cried when the police took down the tents (after giving them plenty of warning and time to take the tents down themselves and remove any of their possessions before the police did it) and their precious laptops were damaged. As a general rule, someone who works hard for something nice takes care of that thing. Someone who is handed things over and over doesn't take care of their things because they know they'll be handed a replacement soon enough anyway. If you don't even care enough about your damn laptop to make sure you grab it before the tents get taken down, then you don't take care of your possessions and that leads me to believe that most of those protesters were spoiled little assholes who have been handed everything and still want more. You can't cry that you don't have enough when you have the latest, most-expensive technology and think nothing of letting it get damaged when you were fully capable of preventing it from happening.