reply to post by TheWalkingFox
The very moment the "OWS" movement adopted as their mantra, "We are the 99%" they willfully invited the attention they've got, and they are
getting this attention from the actual 99%. It never should have come as any surprise at all that criticism would follow. To claim to represent the
vast majority of the population, and then to insist that while many of those claiming to represent the 99% are screaming death to capitalism are just
a part of the 99% and do not represent the 99% in its entirety, while whatever that entirety is remains largely silent, while this supposed minority
continues to scream death to capitalism, is more than a little disingenuous. Such dis-ingenuousness invites sever criticism.
The fact of the matter is that no matter how often I read posts in this site, read articles about the "movement" laced with bias from various sides,
I don't read, see, or hear anyone claiming to represent the 99% defending capitalism, or pointing out that corporatism is not capitalism and that
corporatism is a big part of the problem. Instead, I see a bunch of people pointing towards corporatism and declaring it capitalism while they scream
death to capitalism.
Some, will claim that they are not anti-capitalism and believe in the "free market" but it doesn't take too long for those making such claims to
follow with their caveats and these caveats always became arguments for why we need government regulation. So, from my point of view, I see, hear,
and read a lot of people attempting to explain the movement describe a system that is much like the same system we have any place on with "reforms"
and "better". For a purist like myself, I am not hearing anything but more of the same rhetoric I have always heard, and that rhetoric when put in
practice always translates into benefiting the very corporations that this "movement" claims to be outraged with, while making it even more
difficult for the little guy to enter the market place and compete.
Corporatists love heavily regulated market places as this is what culls the competition and insures that market entry remain strictly pay to play,
which again, is one of the things that many of the protestors keep complaining about, is that capitalism is "pay to play" and "unfair" but the
regulatory schemes imposed upon business by local, state, and federal governments exist in such overwhelming force that only the corporate structure
can survive such a system, and any one who observes that 2nd Law of Thermodynamics relates to much more than just the chemical reactions of heat
systems understands that the closed system of economics in place today has reached its entropic state because it was a closed system. Another word
for entropy is chaos, and the agendless agenda of this so called 99% is evidence of the chaos that has resulted from this closed system of economics
too, too, many of us have called a free market.
Entropy is useless energy, and for the most part, the protestors are just a physical illustration of all this useless energy. Some of those critical
of the "OWS" movement argue that they should be "occupying" Washington D.C., but myself, I would even see that as just another limp wristed
declaration of helplessness. However, were this "Occupy" movement to occupy Delaware and demand that this States Attorney General begin the process
of charter revocation for those corporations clearly engaged in corporate malfeasance, this I could get behind, but any time I make such a suggestion,
it is dismissed as untenable and it becomes clear that those claiming to represent the 99% do not represent me, nor do they seem to have any real
interest in bringing an end to corporatism.
The want their jobs is what they want, and the certainly don't want a life spent for mom and pop, or some other guys mom and pop, working for low pay
and no hopes of advancement, and certainly little to no benefits. No, these really, really, really, angry people want corporate jobs, with paid
vacations, full medical and dental health insurance paid for by their employer, bonuses, and regular pay raises. Such demands require maintaining the
corporate structure, and if that means furthering the destruction of the small business man then so be it, because these really, really, really, angry
people claim to be the 99% and that means the little guy must be the 1% and even if they're not rich, they believe in capitalism so they're the
tools of the 1% and they should fail.
This is what I keep hearing, seeing, and reading. Mom and pop, while remaining the nations largest aggregate employers, are not want this so called
99% want. They want corporate jobs that pay well. They don't want to change the system as it is structured, they want membership in it. It
doesn't seem to matter to most that it remains a closed system and will always be in some form of entropy.