Like a bad hemorrhoid, the “Occupy” movement flared up again yesterday.
It was “Mayday” of course. The first day of May, which commies the world over have set aside as the official day to celebrate their particular brand of evil.
You can’t really talk to the Occupy ‘tards. Twelve years of government mis-education along with another 4 years of more specialized induced brain wasting in college has left most of them not merely ignorant, but incapable of basic reason. Thus we find ourselves in the insane situation of having people who couldn’t balance their own check book or tell you the difference between a stock or bond, trying to lecture the rest of us on financial and economic policy (they want free stuff).
This by the way, as financial muckraker Michael Lewis points out, makes them perfectly qualified for most Wall Street jobs, but I digress…
There are two basic tribes of collectivists in America these days.
The first tribe, best known, is represented (albeit not exclusively) by college professors, newspaper whorelings, college campus “activists” and of course, the Occupy ‘tards themselves.
Yes I know there are some, how shall I say it, “NOT-Commies” amongst the Occupy ‘tards? But whatever occasional misfit amongst the misfits there may be, most of their collective collects itself directly under the Commie Mean.
But while this noisy group of idiot-children form the backbone of collectivist street agit-prop in America, they are no where near the most powerful or important of the two major brands.
The other major brand of collectivism in America: Big Business.
Large corporation hate free market capitalism. If you are a typical Republican, you are probably confused right now. If you are a typical Democrat you were already confused, but now even more so.
“Wait!” I can hear you saying, “aren’t corporations what free market capitalism is all about?”
OK, it was me saying that, but you can read along if you like, and no, corporations are NOT what free market capitalism is all about.
Free market capitalism is about individual choice.
When people are free to choose, they will work to their own advantage as they see it at the moment. They may (in hindsight) choose poorly, or wisely or they may invent a choice that doesn’t even exist at the time and create a new market which totally disrupts the other choices. This “Wisdom of Crowds” as author James Surowiecki calls it, is why free markets work and command and control economies don’t. Read the book if you want to know more, it’s truly enlightening.
But large corporations hate this freedom.
They don’t want a wild and untamed customer base that they have to justify themselves to everyday. What the typical large corporation wants in a customer is a nice little domesticated farm cow that they can milk, day in and day out, without much effort. They want you captive and locked in on the farm. No choice, no innovation, no opting out. The one thing they absolutely DON’T want is a disruptive innovation that comes along and knocks them off their market perch. That’s competition, and we can’t have that!
As it turns out, there is another group of people that feels the same way, that would be the first group of collectivists.
They grow up, the get jobs (no, really!) and they love the government because they think the government will make all the Bad Things go away (and give them some free stuff). Sometimes they even work FOR the government, which must seem like a double scoop of awesome sauce to them, and then they get to go around force a bunch of “social justice” on all those evil choosers out there.
Hey! You got your chocolate in my peanut butter!
So what do you get when you put these two groups together? You get modern fascist America.
Large corporations work hand in hand with the government to shut down their competition and lock in a captive customer base. They get sweetheart deals on land purchases, tax breaks, and zoning and regulation dispensations that smaller (non favored) business can’t get. McDonalds, for example is exempt from ObamaCare. How sweet is that if you are a McDonalds exec or shareholder? I guess if you don’t have a politically favored hamburger joint, then it sucks to be you. Better start saving your pennies.
And it doesn’t stop there. GM recently just announced that they are going to start building truck plants in China. So wait, tell me again, why did we bail them out? Something about “saving American jobs” I think.
The worst of course, is the financial and banking sectors. They basically run the government. Don’t believe me? Just ask yourself this: Why is John Corzine still walking around, livin’ large and in charge? Here is a guy who STOLE 1.2 billion dollars of customer accounts as CEO of MF Global, and gave it to his friends over at JP Morgan-Chase. Corzine then lied to Congress under oath about it. I guess when you are a former member of the Goldman-Sachs mafia, you can get away with anything.
Speaking of which…
There is the growing realization that Goldman-Sachs, which refers to its customers as stupid “muppets,” has been involved for years in schemes that ultimately defraud just about everyone that deals with them. In his book, “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine,” Michael Lewis details a scheme whereby Goldman convinced credit reporting agencies that bundles of subprime loans were in fact AAA rated bonds. They then convinced AIG to insure those bonds against default (Credit Default Swaps), based on that bogus rating. When those bonds defaulted, AIG was on the hook for 14 billion dollars. Not to worry though. Hank Paulson, another Goldman alumni, just happened to be Treasury Secretary at the time (2008 banking crisis) and he threatened Congress with blood in the street scenarios if they didn’t pass the 700 billion TARP program, part of which went to bail out AIG.
So apparently Goldman-Sachs can lie about its product (mortgage bonds), can get AIG to insure that lie, then get the government to pony up a bailout at 100 cents on the dollar to make sure that the lie pays off, and no one goes to jail over this.
Commit crime like a BOSS When you control the government!
So where are the Occupy ‘tards in all this? Well, You wont find them in front of the NY Fed demanding a return to debt free money and you wont find them over at McDonalds demanding that they stop pushing regulations that they themselves are exempt from, and you wont find themselves demanding that MF global make good on its customer accounts.
Instead they are out screaming about something called the “1%,” which is just another stand-in for that old socialist bugaboo, “the rich.” You can be sure though, if history is any guide, that if the Occupy ‘tards ever get to exact their revenge on the “1%” that it will include just about everyone except those who are truly rich, and especially those large corporations that have been pushing and funding Occupy all along.
What? Large corporations and rich patrons funding the Occupy ‘tards? That doesn’t compute!
Yep, in November of last year, the Occupy Walls Street group deposited $20,000 dollars in Wells Fargo bank. How does a rag tag band of , communist, neo-hippies and assorted losers, afford to come up with 20 grand? Well, the same way that they can afford to run around the country protesting for months at a time, living in urban communes, buying food, medical supplies, tents and clothes, all with out having to get up and go to work like the rest of us.
It turns out George Soros, amongst others, has helped fund them through his group Alliance for Global Justice, and that 20 grand is just the tip of the iceberg. In one case there was at least a $144,000 donation from the Alliance, which we know about because it became news when it was temporarily rejected by the credit card processor. There are other wealthy groups like the billonaires boys club called “Democracy Alliance” which is a group of superwealthy people who fund “progressive” causes like the Occupy ‘tards.
The point of this is that when you peer beneath the facade of the left-right paradigm as offered up by the Republican and Democrat parties, you find that there is about as much real antagonism as in your typical WWE pro wrestling match. These people all know each other. They go to each other’s parties and Bar Mitzvahs, and they have far more in common with each other, than they do with the rest of America.
The whole Occupy movement is nothing but a put-up job by a bunch of economic con men who use popular passions as fodder for their shake down schemes.