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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Are They The 99%?

Here’s the Nonsense:  The Wall Street protesters say they are “the 99%” - in contrast to the wealthiest 1% of Americans.

Here’s the Horse Sense:  No they’re not the 99%.  They want us to think they represent the views of 99% of the American public, but they don’t.  They are a small portion of the American populace who have a right to their opinion, but their views are not those of 99% of the country.  They are the views of a limited few who do not understand the United States, it’s free market capitalist system, the freedoms America gives us, or where their lives would be without it. 

These protesters are made up of two types of people.  One type are the radical rabble-rousers trying to promote class warfare in our society.  These people have a political agenda and are using the others to achieve their goals.  The other people among the protesters are the feeble-minded, deceived and weak people who don’t understand what this is all about.  If you watch interviews with these people you can see that they want to be part of something.  They want to have meaning in their lives.  They want to feel that what they are doing makes them part of something.  They have no clear understanding of America, its history, its values, its accomplishments, its contribution to the world and to their lives, or the systems in America that have made it great.  These are the pawns being used for other peoples’ dishonest and, frankly, evil ends.  And if you look deep enough I’d bet that the core values of those controlling these people come from an ideology that is anti-American and anti-freedom.

American’s best reaction to these troublemakers on Wall Street is to let the authorities deal with the crowds and the rest of us should simply ignore them and keep working hard to save and rebuild America.  These uninformed, uneducated protesters don’t deserve the attention they are getting.