Occupy Nation

The protestors need a new name, something short and spiffy; Occupy Wall Street won’t work in the other cities under attack. Perhaps ‘Occupy Nation” would work?

What is this, you ask; a Conservative trying to help out the ‘occupiers”? You bet! The best of all options with these folks is to simply stand aside and let the ‘occupiers’ speak for themselves. They may eventually say something comprehensible, unlikely but possible. The universe of Leftist discontent, real and imagined, has gathered: banks, corporations, the rich, farmers, capitalists, capitalism, equal justice, racial justice, environmental justice. Save yourself some time, just pick a ‘justice’ or an alleged target of discontent and you’ll find a devotee of narrow ideology on the streets of New York or wherever next the carnival stop may be. It’s likely that the ‘discontent’ has something to do with the last course they took or the last book they read.

To make a point about the Left, it is best left to the Left. Ask a few leading questions, queue them up, stand back and let them go. If you detect the hint of philosophical discontinuity, that would be due to the fact that it’s absent. What we do have is a cafeteria menu of issues: injustice issues, fairness issues.

It is difficult to ignore the fact that there was no violence until the Unions and the ‘organizers’ showed up. You may have noticed, signs in English could not actually be read by those carrying them, oops. Perhaps ‘Occupy Nation’ thinks it a good idea to adopt the appearance of a Greek protest; selfishly fiddling while Athens burns. It is predictable that the ‘occupiers’ will, turn on the organizers and the unions at some point, realizing they have been, in their ignorance, co-opted. “Hey man, it’s all about purity.”

This is reminiscent of the 60’s. I attended protests in Boston back in the day. I had, in hindsight, not a clue. But, heck, everyone else was going and that’s where the girls were. Had I been interviewed on TV at the time, I would have eliminated any vague perception that I may actually have known what the hell I was talking about, or why I was there (except or the girls); just like today! It’s Déjà Vu all over again there Yogi.

Memo to ‘Occupy Nation’, we grew out of the 60’s, well, most of us did; you will grow out of this as well. Many of us 60’s refugees carry regrets about our behaviors back in the day; so will you. So when you scream “kill the cops” in New Orleans we’ve got a pretty good idea where this is all going and who has infiltrated your ‘movement’; been there, done that, have the tee shirt! You will discover that two courses each in political science, women’s studies and sociology is really not preparation enough to generate the insight that you are convinced eludes the rest of us!

You will, eventually, discover that the Professors, Union Gurus and ‘organizers, failed to expose you to the entire range of ideas present out here in the real world. You’ll discover that volume and passion are no substitute for logic and knowledge. Dude, they call it an Ivory Tower for a reason!

Enjoy it while you can; reality will, eventually, find you!

  • Very good subjective blog thanks for posting

  • Bones

    Some might call this article smug. But personally, I admire your ability to hold such an incredibly high opinion of yourself.

  • Bill Hedges

    Here, here, Landreaux. Maybe as hard as getting a long time doper off his illegal drugs. It won’t end easily even when they go home. Especially with the PUSHER still the President holding out hope. Oh yeah, cleanup after Tea protesters little, After liberals B I G.

    I remember the AZ shooting and attempt to blame us. No connection found. Wonder how they will try to blame us if violence happens now.

    I give credit when due. Bill Clinton said raising taxes on rich is not the answer. Newt, you taught Bill well…

  • D.D.Mao

    “Democracy will soon degenerate into an arnarchy,such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure,and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities,all the powers of wealth,beauty,wit and science,to the wanton pleasures,the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.” ……….John Adams, An Essay on Man’s Lust for Power

    As Victor Davis Hanson said in an article recently “Class warfare today is not the poverty Dickens wrote about. It has to do with envy of not having what someone else has” and political opportunity which is a staple of the Liberal left. No…to many peole are comparing the Tea Party which believes as the founders did in “Constitutional limited government” with this mob which resembles more the French Revolution where class warfare was the object with no other purpose than going after the rich.

    The “Occupy Wall Street” anarchist is a desparate ploy by the current administration to deflect the failures of “Hope and Change” to the Republicans through association with the Tea Party.When Jimmy Hoffa referred to the Tea Party recently about “taking out those son of a B******” he was followed by Vice President Biden who fired up the union members with “This is a fight for the existence of organized labor. You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate!” Sponsored and supported by the unions this fuzzy revolution involves every self involved issue from the war,college tuition,animal rights, to you name it.They demand free speech except when it involves candidates they don’t approve of and issues they don’t aggree on.Of course they disapprove of bailouts except when it involves “green companies”. Occupy Wall Street protesters would be more likely to fight for a new tax as being against one.The Tea Party on the other hand has had no arrest made nor was the purpose to shut down the cities,businesses and government.

    As Jonah Goldberg said in an article we can only hope that “Occupy Wall Street” makes a primary challenge to President Obama possible and if every Republican has to answer for the Tea Party every Democrat should be made to answer for Occupy Wall Street.

  • D.D.Mao

    Landreaux……While I supported the war and DID NOT ATTEND any of the protest of the 60’s the goal of those protesters while having self serving interest(avoiding the draft)at least had a single goal of ending the war.This current pack of anarchist are nothing more than paid mercenaries used by any faction to disrupt cities and businesses for the sole purpose of causing chaos under the guise of social justice and free speech.When Progressives legislate and subsidize any number of programs which makes citizens beholding to endless government handouts it has a ready supply of malcontents at their beck and call to cause havoc.Meanwhile unions and the MSM are only to happy to provide financial and visual support.

    Having never held a job nor ran a company the President hasn’t a clue on how to revive the economy.As you so often pointed out in your columns the current administrations poll ratings are sinking and they need to deflect the American publics attention or they will not only lose the House(see 2010 election)but the Senate and the White House.Money being “Mothers milk” to elections he can however try to pass crony legislation which will benifit Democratic supporters(Enviromental)and pander to unions.Will this help the economy? By looking at his record while President he doesn’t care……..community organizers only rely on government intervention and you can’t do that without Mothers milk.

  • D.D.Mao

    Landreaux…….Glad to see someone was getting the girls.They wouldn’t even talk to G.I.’s

  • Landreaux


    I never said I got them, I just knew where they were.

  • D.D.Mao

    “Dr.King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing them.”…… Barack Obama during the dedication of the Dr. King memorial in Washington

    Well this certainly gives us some insight on how the President can support the “Occupy Wall Street” mob and take re-election contributions from Wall Street at the same time.

  • Bones
  • Bill Smith

    I thought that the name of the movement was changed already from “Occupy Wall Street” to simply “the Occupy movement”.