Occupy America (October 10, 2011)
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A “Commentators are having a hard time because there isn’t one spokesperson to interview nor one manifesto to mine.”
a “Most commentators don’t understand what has happened in America over the last decade, so I don’t expect them to understand what is going on today. I am aware enough to know that something’s clearly wrong, yet it is hard to describe. What I do know is that I don’t have a future.”
A “It’s simple and obvious. The ruling class is strip mining the middle class. And then accusing those who dare to point out the obvious truth that the astute observer is instigating class warfare.”
a “They are clearcutting the kids. They are not allowing a college grad let alone the ordinary Joe to immanentize the eschaton, although they are immanentizing the eschaton in a big way at my expense. I really don’t have much hope of improvement or advancement.”
A “Listen carefully. That may be the big difference this time – an underlying absence of hope and a more pronounced sense of desperation.”
a “Hope died a few years ago. Hope is so 2008. Yet what do you have if you don’t have hope.”
A “When hope totally disappears, an individual who can’t take it often takes one of three paths. At the extreme, he takes his life, takes someone else’s life, or takes someone else’s life and then takes his life.”
a “Someone sure took the life of the American Dream.”
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[See the “e-ssay” titled “Boycott Big Banks (February 1, 2010).”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Occupy Wall Street; Occupy Our America
You don’t need a sportscaster to know which way the ball bounces.