Occupy Wall Street: Same as Occupy Marco Island City Hall
Of the many aspects of the world-wide Occupy Wall Street rebellion is its inability to define exactly what it is that they are occupying for. To claim that the civil disobedience is "happening" in order to protest "corporate greed" or "big banks" or "wall street" or of course the mandatory scapegoats – the Jews – does not define much of anything.
So perhaps with an undefined vision or strategy, these mobs are garnering much attention so as to solicit or otherwise extort their pet projects for nothing – such as free student loans (or eliminate their defaulted student loans), eliminate their credit card debts, free medical care and other benefits derived by taxing (read: stealing) from those that actually work for a living.
Kind of like the crew that we have manipulating (as opposed to governing) Marco Island.
Ask yourself this question: when was the last time any Marco Island city councilor (governing) or anyone in the local syndicate (manipulating) came up with a vision for the island? A grand strategy? An all-encompassing macro plan for revitalization?
Never – just like the Occupy Wall Street mobs.
And like the Occupy Wall Street mob, the Occupy Marco Island City Hall kakistocracy wants their pet projects for nothing – such as the STRP, South Collier, the "arts", tennis courts, more this and more that – all by taxing (read: stealing) from those that actually work for a living. The Occupy Wall Street rabble hate the rich (people that work for a living), the Occupy Marco Island City Hall hate those that disagree with them, most notably those that exposed their shenanigans (asbestos crushing/dumping, violating the Clean Water Act by pumping toxic effluent into the waterways, releasing toxic gas, $400 million in debt for a project to benefit the hotels/restaurants/businesses, etc…)
Are these two Occupy Whatever factions identical or what?
Ask the Occupy Wall Street folks how we are to regain economic prominence so that we can have full employment and relieve much of the suffering many endure, and they will tell you that socialism is the answer (just like in Cuba, Venezuela, the USSR, North Korea, and the Eastern Bloc – now most of Europe.) Ask the Occupy Marco Island City Hall gang how we are to regain economic prominence so that we can have healthy real estate and tourism, and they will tell you that raising the millage rate is the answer (just like in Cuba, Venezuela, the USSR, North Korea, and the Eastern Bloc – now most of Europe.)
Ask the Occupy Wall Street mob how to pay for things, and their answer is to tax the rich (whoever they are.) Ask the Occupy Marco Island City Hall syndicate how to pay for things, and their answer is to tax everyone (as in anyone that flushes, or the other genius idea to tax those that own empty lots.) At least the former is not going after everyone for their idiotic ideas and have attractive regalia – unlike the latter that are targeting everyone and their regalia defame the decent man (recall how city hall was named.)
However, the regalia of the Occupy Wall Street crowds are notable. One particular favorite is how the iconic Ernesto "Che" Guevara appears on T-Shirts, books, flyers, flags and banners. Despite the fact that El Che loathed (capitalism, which he equated with imperialism) and hence would have killed (literally) for his image to not be commercialized, the protesters (or partiers) ignore facts and move as mobs do – with a vague definition of who they hate but without the fact-based reason why they hate.
Not too different how facts are ignored here and how our island partiers ignore facts ("there be fecal in them there canals!")
One day the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators will go away, succumbing to the forces of nature (four months of arctic cold) and the rule of law (prison.)
We can only be so lucky that the Occupy Marco Island City Hall governors and manipulators will succumb to the same fate (though it never gets so cold here.)