Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Letter to the Lazy

President Obama, VP Biden and Nancy Pelosi are on record as encouraging the mobs now demonstrating in various cities against something or other. This makes sense as the main idea of the Democratic Party seems nowadays to be based on “hate”. They hate anyone who has worked hard and been successful – hence the class warfare gambit. They hate anyone who disagrees with them – they never respond with facts and logic, only abuse and attempts to destroy reputations.

What will become of these mobs is anyone’s guess, but I hope voters aren’t thrilled that an American President is encouraging them. This is another page out of Saul Alinsky’s book, and another indication that Dinesh D'Souza was absolutely correct in his conclusion that what drives Obama is an urge to punish America.

A Letter to the Lazy

By Ben Stein on 10.13.11 American Spectator

Don't just whine and beat drums about people and institutions you don't know the first thing about.

Dear Demonstrators,

What a great time you must be having. I used to demonstrate a lot myself. In the 1950s and 1960s we marched and picketed for civil rights for black Americans and we accomplished a lot. In the late '60s and '70s we demonstrated to end the war in Vietnam and "bring it on home to Babylon..." as we often said. The results were a catastrophe for the Cambodians but probably good for the U.S., which was caught in a meat grinder there in Asia.

My wife and I also danced and screamed and sang for the Black Panther Party. That was a bit of a mistake but we were at Yale and we didn't know any better.

But we always had specific goals: voting rights. Equal housing and accommodations. Bringing the troops home.

What are your specific goals? It means zero to be against greed. Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing.

And, what does it mean to be against corporations? Corporate ownership is by far the most efficient, responsible way of organizing industrial production there has ever been. It is a billion times more democratic that the Marxist forms of organization some of your speakers are advocating. Marxism is so much uglier than capitalism it's not even in the same universe. Marxism is just systemized envy, violence, and repression.

Besides, your parents and grandparents are the owners of those corporations through their retirement investments. Do you want to impoverish your own parents and grandparents? Do you want to impoverish yourselves?

I agree that there are some bad apples on Wall Street. I spent about ten years exposing corporate and financial fraud for Barron's magazine and I found a lot to write about.

But the overwhelming majority of the people on Wall Street get up early, work an incredibly long, hard honest day, mostly trying to make money for your parents and grandparents and for the endowments of your universities -- and for a very few wealthy people who often leave their money to your schools.

To tar all of Wall Street with the same brush is outrageously unfair and false.

Look, many of you have educations. If you want to fight the evil you see in finance and industry, get to work reading the corporate filings, see if there has been fraud, and where you find it, report it to the SEC or write about it or blog about it.
But don't just whine and beat drums about people you don't know and don't mock the best political and economic system there has ever been. Do something specific and constructive, and if you are willing to work as hard as the people on Wall Street, you might just accomplish something.

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At 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These "lazy" demonstrators need to get a job, but there are no jobs available because the "hard working" Wall Street types screwed up the economy for their own agrandisement. That's what the demonstrations are all about.

Maybe that's too hard a concept for a true conservative to grasp.

At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

There are no good jobs available right now because of all the uncertainty in this country which is being caused by this president and his administration through big government, Obamacare, Dod/Frank, and all the regulations that were put in place by the Democrats in Congress. Obamacare alone is made up of numerous regulations which are causing employers to hold off from hiring additional workers. Am I implying that Obama and the Democrats are to blame for this rotten economy? You bet your boots I am and I'm not saying that Bush and some of the Republicans don't have their hands dirty in this mess either. Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Chuck Schumer are solely responsible for the housing bubble that started it all, and they were very successful in blocking all the reforms for Fannie and Freddie that could have headed this all off. So there's a "there there" if you want to put aside your foolish loyalty to a political party who has no concern for their own country. I don't know about you Mr., but I love my country and as a true American patriot, I want it to prosper.

As for these demonstrators; a good majority of them don't even know what they are demonstrating about. Some are demonstrating against bail outs and rightfully so, but some are against Global Warming, the wars, Wall Street, rich people, Capitalism and you name it. They're all over the place in what they are against. If they don't like Capitalism, then what are they for? Socialism? Communism? Look at the organizations who are backing them up, Moveon, sponsored by George Soros, SEIU, Trumpka and his thugs, and all the unions. Some of these demonstrators are being payed to be there by the unions.
Then you have that dope who is supposed to be the mayor of the city telling them to demonstrate as long as they like. Now ain't that just ducky. Who the heck is going to pay for it? Who's going to pay for the mess they're making? How about police overtime? Some of these people are defecating in the park. One of them got arrested for groping a woman. Then you have these idiots beating on a drum day and night. How would you like to live near there and have to put up with that Mr. Anonymous? How you like to live in that city and be assessed higher taxes to pay for the overtime that the police are putting in just to play nurse made to a bunch of unruly, unclean hippies who smell like goats? Look at the freak-en mess they're making in that city.
Obama and Pelosi are treading on dangerous ground if they stick up for these people. I assure you that it's going to come back on them and bite them right in the ass. There is no comparison to these "useful idiots" who wouldn't work if you offered them a good job, and Tea Party members.

What these fools need to do is move their operation over to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and do their protesting, drum beating, and defecating right there on the White House Lawn.
I think that all this Wall Street protesting is just a big smoke screen which was organized by Obama's union pals to divert attention away from his poor economy and all his scandals that are now surfacing.
I may be a true Conservative Mr., but I've been around long enough to know what to grasp and when to grasp it! There are no rings on my nose and I don't drink the Kool aid!

At 3:22 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

What a joke, Anonymous, none of the people in these mobs have ever held a job.

At 6:05 AM, Anonymous Joe said...

They have a job now Russ. George Soros, Richard Trumpka, and Andy Stern are paying them to protest.

This is just another page out of Obama's favorite Saul Alinsky book, Rules for Radicals.
Obama's far Left pals didn't have to look to hard to find a bunch of "Useful Idiots." All they had to do is follow the smell of Marijuana in the air.
Hey! Come to think of it, I didn't see too many black people in that group of protesters. Could it be that they are composed of a bunch of racists? :)

At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joe, if you love our country so much, why do you advocate so strongly for policies that would make it look more like Mexico? Mexico has an economic elite that runs the country, a small middle class, and a majority that's so poor it has to leave the country.

Russ, it's a cruel joke. If they haven't held a job, it's because there are none.


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