Wall Street protesters produce demands, call for open borders
At last! The Occupy Wall Street protesters, all 10 of them, have posted a proposed list of their demands. My life is now complete. It took them long enough, seeing as the ‘movement’ has been around for a number of months now. And what an amazing entitlement list it is – I’m sure you’re shocked about that! They want a guaranteed living wage (minimum of $20/hr) – which means, that if they don’t work then the government will need to pay them anyways – so why work you ask? They want free everything – naturally. It’s the socialist utopian bucket list. They also want an open border lifestyle, to come and go as they feel the need. Hopefully they’ll just go and stay gone. Personally, I like #11 – who wouldn’t? But, just how do these clowns think that all the debt in the entire world should be forgiven? If I had a sense that this bucket list would be taken seriously, then I would go buy a house now and wait until it’s given to me for free. And this is how stupid they are. They want all debt to be forgiven, so why not just make it a cashless society and everything for free? Why should anyone have to work? We could all laze around in the sun, with food and clothes just magically appearing, transport just waiting for us to hop on to, schools not needed anymore. See, this is what their utopia looks like – a chaotic, regressive society, where everyone is free to come and go and no one in charge of anyone else. No laws, no punishment, no nothing. Everyone standing around the fire (because electricity is evil) holding hands, singing kumbaya, laughing and having free sex (not sure who’ll pay and supply the contraction or condoms, but that is just unnecessary details). Yes, that is the life! Now, if only we could put all these kooks on their own little island somewhere far from us where they can live their utopian dream and where we could look from afar at the Lord of the Flies effect. Yes, that is my wish.
Quite a list of Marxist “demands”, indeed. The real question here is if these demands are not met, then what?
Demand fourteen: Ban all firearms in America except for loyalty proven police and military. Create a 30 day turn in amnesty period, else face life in prison. Confiscate all gunsmithing, manufacturing, reloading, and shooting equipment. Jail firearms manufactures pending trial at the UN for genocide on minorities. Destroy all collections, clubs, social groups, and museum firearms, even if “de-milled”. Put any owner of an assault weapon in re-education camps. We cannot get the capitalists and Christians to do our will until we disarm them. Our weapons are truth and the people, their weapons are guns and racism.
A list of demands is not going to arise from this movement. It’s not about bumper sticker slogans and catchy signs. A real people’s movement is far more complex and filled with nuance than that. What Occupy Wall Street (and now, beyond) is demanding is nothing less than a return of democracy to this country, and the overthrow of Big Money’s stranglehold on our nation’s future.
Everybody has a piece of advice for the protesters at Occupy Wall Street. They should put their clothes on. They should stop raising their fists. They should fact-check their handwritten signs. They should appoint leaders who can give pithy quotes to reporters. They should get with an electoral program. Nicholas Kristof even offered to help them out with a neat list of demands, in case those holding signs saying “We Are the 99 %” just needed to have the unfairness of the carried interest rule explained to them.Indeed, their failure to present demands is the most frequently heard criticism of the OWS protesters, not just in the mainstream press but from veteran leftists as well. What do these wan, angry young people want, anyway?