I quite often speak out of my ass. I’ll own that, not a problem. Whatsoever. But…..I do tend to read a lot of asinine shit, and once I’ve spoken out of my ass, whether I was right or wrong, I usually feel the need to devote a large amount of reading to whether I was right or wrong…and well, the other night I did a lot of butt-talking….since then, I’ve been doing a bunch of reading…and well, I wasn’t entirely wrong. Perhaps babbly, a bit angry and emo…but not wrong.
I’ve decided to just compile a list of random thoughts/links/blurbs as…well, there just isn’t a whole lot of “complete thought” to any of this insanity, but maybe I can point you to some of the more relevant points.
Occupy Wall Street is the brainchild of a Canadian group called Adbusters. Not for nothing, but CANADIANS?!? Srsly, guys, like “Blame Canada”-type Canadians? For realzies?!? Yes, realzies. Maybe this isn’t as mind-blowing to others as it is to me, but I was a bit taken a back. Consider me a Nationicist……IDFK, Whatever, I was shocked. Anywho, they at least had a goal in mind when they started this, and a demand–
Adbusters’ website said that from their “one simple demand—a presidential commission to separate money from politics” they would “start setting the agenda for a new America.”
What we have all heard that the point of this is over:
The locations chosen for the occupations are
Yesterday, I took to Twitter pissed off about a look at a Police Horse’s face shield, where a rock had been thrown at it and an obvious indentation was visible…that rock was thrown pretty damn hard..
And the smart money would be on if one rock happened to have hit his face shield, that horse felt far worse being pelted at its rather delicate skin under that thin layer of rough hair. Rocks fucking hurt. That’s how these used to kill sinners in the Bible, yo. Atheist or not, quite a lot of that shit actually happened. Not cool to throw something painful at a creature that didn’t exactly sign a contract with the Portland PD.
Then that was followed by this today…..
About 41 seconds into that video, is yes, a man punching a horse in the face. NOTMOTHERFUCKINGCOOLATALL.
If this shit is really about college debt, protest the colleges that are essentially becoming degree-mills. At least 40% of students getting into college every year really shouldn’t be there. College shouldn’t be “some milestone/right of passage/expectation”. It’s not a given, and it also really isn’t all that necessary for most of the jobs that now require it…
which brings me to….protest the corporations for the hiring policies that require that entry level positions to have some form of college degree. Off the top of my head, GE and Village Voice Media both have policies in play that one must have a college degree in order to be hired for a positions that I have held in other companies without the degree. Wasn’t even fired in either case. Just got bored. Not the point. Fuck I’m getting bored with this blog post.
If this is about unemployment–Protest Wal-Mart. A large majority of what they sell isn’t made in this country, and I once watched this documentary that basically boiled down to “So goes Wal-Mart, so goes commerce of America”….so if Wal-Mart made a larger push to bring “Made in America” back into the lexicon, it would be logical to assume that the rest of the retail world would follow suit. America’s middle-class came into existence because of blue collar, manufacturing employees….and well, shit being made here creates those jobs!
I would keep going with this….but I really think I’ve made my point….and I really would like to get out of this blog post before the Zuccotti Lung sets in, so I’ll close with this–
If this protest is about the President creating a commission, then make it about that, but for fuck’s sake, will you leave the goddamn horses alone?