So mayors around the country are clearing out the Occupy Wall Street camps and starting the cleanup. Some of the camps were pretty squalid, and it’s getting colder, so I’m not sure how much it upsets the occupiers to be forced out. Maybe a committed (or paid) core will keep it going over the winter; maybe it will reform in the summer.
I still haven’t completely decided what I think about OWS. On one hand, I don’t really care what a bunch of effete vegetarians say about whatever it is they’re chanting about. On the other hand, large corporations do lobby pols for favorable treatment and pols do extort money from businessmen with the threat of regulation. To condemn that isn’t to oppose capitalism. But to call for more regulation as the solution is idiocy.
It’s difficult for me to support OWS, because the people at OWS hate people like me – middle-aged middle-class Christian white men. I don’t think much of them either, because so many of them seem to be anti-semites, goons, multi-culti idiots, and dirty.
The Washington Post favors OWS just like they hate the Tea Party. The media favors everything I oppose, and opposes everything I favor. So except for agreeing about no more bail-outs, I should oppose OWS, and I do oppose them, to the extent they support anything coherent. But, the Tea Party isn’t my primary vehicle for political expression. I generally agree with the Tea Party about the need to shrink the Federal government and cut taxes, but respect for human life is the most pressing issue of our time. Most tea-partiers are probably pro-life, and most of those occupying Wall Street are probably pro-abortion, but it isn’t the main thing for either group.
On the other hand, I haven’t been to an OWS camp. Which of my perceptions are accurate and which result from the media manipulating the story, or from me reading carelessly?
Finally I’ve run out of hands. I agree with one or two of OWS’s points, but they act like fools, they threaten public health and safety, they have nothing but disdain for people like me, and most of them are pro-abortion. So I guess they’re on their own.