Tuesday, December 13, 2011
OWS: What Was the Point?
The big question that everyone should be asking themselves is: what did this accomplish? Well, it managed to disrupt commerce, which is something one would think is a bad idea during an economic rough patch. It also managed to get some people laid off due to the drop in commerce in some areas. That also seems like something completely counterproductive to what they were trying to accomplish.
Did OWS achieve anything? What was it even meant to achieve? With protesters being removed in Baltimore, business as usual continues. We're still massively in debt with a huge budget deficit, conditions that are not sustainable. Unemployment remains at 8%, which is not surprising considering some people in on the unemployed list spent their time protesting rather than looking for a job. Some corporations still get special treatment from the politicians whose pockets they line.
So I think it's safe to say OWS achieved nothing, so the next question is why? Well, my guess is that the idiots who thought protesting would change something will likely vote for the same people they've been voting for the last 20 years. I could be wrong, but my guess is that a majority of the OWS weirdoes vote Democrat. But you know, it doesn't even matter what party they affiliate themselves with, because both parties are filled with self-serving assholes
OWS achieved nothing because those same assholes are still in office, and they'll probably continue to be in office. Protesting solves nothing. All it does is show to the world how pissed off people are, and what good does that do? Instead of protesting, these asshats should have been getting involved with the upcoming elections. They should have been doing their homework on the candidates, and exposing the bullshitters for what they are.
They should have taken this time to explore 3rd party alternatives. They want change, but they don't seem to realize that it actually requires--gasp--change. So these morons will probably do one of two things: abstain from voting in 2012 because they're disgusted with everything, or continue to vote for whoever they've been voting for all this time.
OWS was a failure because the people involved failed to either recognize or do anything meaningful about the fact that the "1%" is firmly entrenched in our congress. About 45% of the members of congress are millionaires. The top 10 richest members of congress consist of 3 Republicans and 7 Democrats, topped with John Kerry (D) in the #1 spot (I think he's worth about $27 million).
My final word to the OWS people: STOP VOTING FOR THE SAME PEOPLE WHO'VE PUT YOU IN THIS SITUATION!