Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Progressivism, Statism, Taxes | Tags: It Never Never Works, Occupy Wall Street, Redistribution of Wealth
photo: Melanie Stetson Freeman
The Occupy Wall Street crowd, Zuccotti Park chapter, are indignant! Their wealth is getting redistributed. Somebody is stealing their stuff, and they don’t like it one bit! Their iPods and iPads and iPhones are getting ripped off by thieves in the night. Snort. I find this endlessly amusing.
Gosh, here they are demanding that “the rich” give them their wealth so they don’t have to pay for their college loans and work at jobs they don’t like, and when their own wealth gets redistributed, they don’t grasp the hypocrisy at all.
They talk idealistically about their feeling of belonging, being part of a community— but don’t recognize that in the vast array of human nature, people aren’t perfect and some are real lemons. “Community” in the idealistic sense, where you all agree, is a fantasy and communitarian societies end up executing those who don’t toe the line. There are lots of examples— the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, Cuba, North Korea and more. Proof? More than One Hundred Million mass graves.
Well, the revolution is not arriving fast enough. They are not getting enough attention. They’re wondering if they should take on the World Series, streak on the field and demonstrate at the gates. There’s a reason why people find the Occupy “movement” pathetic, rather than inspiring. Life is hard, and we are incredibly fortunate to live in a country where freedom and opportunity are so readily available.
Sorry folks, there is no such thing as social justice. They lied about that too.
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