When the Occupy protesters first appeared on the stage, it was an intuitive thing to dismiss them as angry anarchists and socialist ne’er-do-wells seeking to cause disruption. As more information became known, it became clear that many were spoiled college students who never held down a real job in their lives demanding free stuff on the backs of those who work for a living. A closer look yet reveals a confused, mind-muddled rabble who should demand our sympathies and our reproofs.
In some ways, the Occupy protests themselves are all Americans’ fault. A long time ago, we conservatives ceded control of the culture to a subversive minority, the one-fifth column, as I call them (due to the “liberal” constituency comprising about 20% of the electorate in political self-identification polls). But most people on the left are not leftists, per se; instead they are victims of the hard left’s desire to turn Americans’ minds to mush, so that they can mold them, like silly putty, into one collective, helpless, and non-threatening blob.
Such best describes the “thinking” of many of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Many believe themselves to be anarchists, yet demand state-administered welfare benefits paid for by the productive class. Others speak “truth to power” by saying they will vote again for Barack Obama, who is the highest corporate donations-receiving presidential candidate in American history. One young man gushes he wants a world where people communicate and share, while talking freely on a YouTube video. An attractive, capable, apparently well-off young girl says “we’re suffering and they should take care of us.”
There is an obvious disconnect in much of the Occupy protesters’ thinking, or lack thereof. [Continued on Political Crush]