Fresh off their spectacular failure of a protest, the “#OccupyWallStreet” crowd decided to up the ante to stage a slightly less spectacular failure on the Brooklyn Bridge. Somewhere around 700 trust fund babies and other self-disenfranchised students with irrelevant majors like “musicology,” a sneeze compared to a respectable-sized tea party rally, showed up on the Brooklyn Bridge to protest for a world where everything is given to everyone without having to do real work for it.
The job market being a swillthy mess thanks to the unending government meddling in the economy, of course young people are angry at not being able to find a job. But they should also take a look in the mirror, and not just to brush their teeth and put on some clean clothes. Spending tens of thousands to study subjects irrelevant to the market, like feminist basket weaving and intoxicated jai alai, probably doesn’t end too well.
Whether beknownst or unbeknownst to these sparkling jewels of intelligence, they are the left’s guinea pigs for the new man of social activism – homo overeducaticus. Self-assured of their misunderstood brilliance and their impeccable ivy league pedigrees, they are soon baffled when prospective employers politely close the door on their futures and opt for candidates who are, on the contrary, hard-working and competent. No wonder these fellows hate corporations – they demand accountability and will not pay lackadaisical people who feel entitled to their incomes and easy-won status.
These “intellectual proletariat,” as Johann Galtung called them, are sure to be a pain in the neck for years to come, as the stagnation of Obamanomics becomes the new normal. They will not be great in number, but they have the potential to drag in those with more acute grievances, like the blacks who are being intentionally ignored by the Obama administration. [Continued on Political Crush]