Coffee, Tea, or Us: How Leaders and "Followers" Feel
MSM is hot with on-the-spot coverage of the soon-to-be-worldwide "Occupy _____" movement.
It's about time we invaded our own space, given this country's propensity to occupy other countries and regions.
Oh, to fill up Wall Street and block so much! Oh, to fill the world, to strip the "emperor" once and for all and share his clothing equitably.
Good old CBS [new to us?], anticipating the one-month anniversary of the Occupation, has forced statements out of expected supporters and detractors. Obama acknowledges the validity of our motives. Bill Clinton quotes protesters indirectly and hopes our efforts will spark a "positive" debate.
Billionaire Bloomberg says we're off target because on Wall Street the employees earn $40 thou to $50 thou, "struggling to make ends meet." I'd add that we're on target opposing his ambiguity--did he order the "cleanup" as mayor or billionaire? Take a guess.
Herman Cain calls us "anti-American" and "jealous," not wanting to achieve the American Dream "the old-fashioned way." Does that mean opening pizza parlors, perhaps a franchise of his, or receiving, gratis, forty acres and a mule?
Eric Cantor is amazed that anyone can support us, Mitt sees our actions as "class warfare," and I believe the sincerest of all reactions among the six is another comment snatched from Obama: "I like being an underdog."
Now what does he mean by that? Trying to represent people who are trying to push through his 2008 campaign agenda?
And get this: among us "plain folks," according to NBC, the movement is "clearly growing," among "dozens of cities across the country."
Tomorrow's globalized leviathan promises to involve "800 cities in 71 countries."
More stats: we have more support than the Tea Party, 37 percent versus 26 percent.
My favorite, in a poll conducted last week by New York magazine, informs us that six protesters among one hundred polled at Zuccotti Park claimed to be "not liberal at all."
My second most favorite is the stat that we have the most support, in the economic realm, among those who earn $75k or more--40 percent.
35 percent of the poorest favor us and 11 percent don't. I reckon they are harder to reach, more communicatively challenged than the rich.
Among the one hundred protesters, New York found that 75 are fed up with the Democratic Party, and among these 34 believe the U.S. is no better than al Qaeda, as Chomsky is said to believe--but he's also said that this is the greatest country in the world and that's why he stays here. Go figure.
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