Sunday, October 16, 2011

OWS Shows Up In Milwaukee - A Photo Gallery

The usual suspects doing the usual stuff, Courtesy MJS.

So, let's start with the first photo:  $1 trillion in student loan debt.  Carried by none other than the oddly named "One Wisconsin Now" (OWN).  See, they only want One Wisconsin if it is in their image that is, a highly "Progressive"-to-Socialist state, run by those sympathetic to public sector unions and having no private-sector employment to speak of.  Obviously, they do not want any financial institutions and their support for onerous government regulation indicates they have no interest in manufacturing, either.  Public utilities?  Yeah, no.  Evil coal and all that.  "Wind!"  "Solar!"  Of course, if they knew what went into the manufacture of those technologies, they wouldn't like them.  But I digress.  $1 trillion in student loans, eh?  Why is this the fault of the banks?  First, no  one put a gun to anyone's head, forcing them to take loans for college.  A couple years of people who can't afford college not going to college will drive costs down significantly.  Dry up the funding.  I worked my way through college.  Saved up the money, then went.

"People Over Profits".  Just WTF does that mean?  It means the person who believes that sign has not even a basic understanding of modern economics and how business expands and employs more people.

UWM Student Taylor Bour clearly has not read Robin Hood.  In fact, she hasn't even seen the Errol Flynn/Olivia DeHavilland version of the movie (which, BTW is easily the best of the genre).  Robin Hood took excessive taxes back from the government and returned it to those from whom it was taken at the point of....well....I guess an arrow.  But, in college these days one seems to parrot what the prof says and that's about it.  No ability to think critically.

Oh...Hey,Taylor....that "corporate greed"-thingy?  Yeah, well that's where that sweet SLR camera came from.

"Social Justice"  "Make the Rich Pay Their Fair Share".  WTF is a "Fair Share"?  Is the 40-or-so percent of federal income taxes paid by the top 10% of wage earners not adequate?  Is it "fair" that some (47%) pay nothing at all?  What we are seeing here is a tipping point where those who "take" have targeted those who pay and it is open season.

The photo with the two people holding the signs regarding Walker's budget is absurd.  What was cut?  What essential services are no longer available?  No one is dying in the streets.  No one is being denied medical care.  Schools are still opening and functioning as well as ever.  (BTW, these are also OWN signs - saw similar in Madison in February.)

The absurdity of people who routinely use technology, drive cars, turn lights on and expect jobs attacking the very people who provide those things is stunning.  But this is the last gasp of the Left.  Not just here in the US, but world-wide.  They know if they can create enough chaos and use their "friends" in the press to make it look otherwise, they can still win.  We are on the cusp of either losing the Liberty of Capitalism or banishing "collectivist" thought from the United States (and the world) forever.


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A Pissed Off Irishman said...

No surprises here, this is what the Fleabag party does when their backs are up against the wall.