This past weekend was the “Day of Rage” where Leftists stormed Wall Street (when the very people they were protesting weren't there)
It's a multi-day, camp-out protest, and you knew that. Isn't that why people are still there? Isn't that why it's still going on?
That's actually one of the benefits of starting on Saturday. If you set up your tent on Saturday and they let you camp Saturday night, then Sunday night, but evict you Monday because it bothers some traders, you've got a media win if you spin it right.
Yet again, Lindaman lies by omission.
and talked about “economic justice.” Of course, when pressed on it, these same seemingly intelligent people couldn't describe what economic justice is.
That's because economic justice is a slogan, not an actual plan. From what I understand of it, it's where everybody would be at the same economic level. The rich would become poorer, the poor would become richer, and the middle class would become...well, more middle class.
Guess which group made up the majority of the fans of economic justice during the “Day of Rage.”
You may have noticed this, but people have different abilities and skills. Naturally, that will make them better suited for certain tasks, which can put them in great demand. By the same token, they may have shortcomings where their skills wouldn't be desirable. You may want to pay an NBA superstar millions to dunk a basketball, but you wouldn't pay him to perform brain surgery. (Not to mention, the NBA star-come-brain surgeon might try to slam dunk a patient's brain back into the skull, which opens up a LOT of malpractice suits.)
Funny, you have no problem forming your opinion on man made global warming from statisticians and economists instead of fucking climatologists.
But then, I'm dealing with a right-wing blogger that uses confirmation bias from places like The Samuel Adams Committee, who spews proven bullshit like Margaret Sanger being a racist. Bullshit like the right-wing whisper campaign stating she was for black extermination. Never mind that she was against false rumors of black extermination. Again: MLK supported Sanger and that holds more water than freepers with an agenda. The Samuel Adams Committee obviously thinks MLK was some dumb negro that got duped all that time.
What I'm saying in short is people are different and, thus, their ability to make money will also be different. When there are differences, equality can only come from two sources: by agreement, or by force. The former requires all parties to agree to an outcome. The latter requires at least one party to agree to an outcome and the subjugation of those who disagree. Right now, those who push for economic justice are trying to persuade. When that fails, and we know it will, it will require force to create a system of equality.
Of course, that's already been tried. Remember the former Soviet Union? Yeah, that didn't work out too well.
The Soviet Union learned the hard way the problems with forcing economic justice. The people involved with the “Day of Rage” on Wall Street haven't.
These events bring people together even if they don't produce direct results.
They bolster the feeling of community and show people that are working towards a similar cause that they are not alone.
Also, you guys let Occam run all over you instead of challenging the basic underpinnings of a system that is working against the benefit of the majority over the minority. I believe the phrase at Nuremberg was, "The banality of evil." Everyone can't be an engineer or a CEO, there is a spectrum to human intelligence and all people should be taken care of in a first world society. Both for the benefit of the poor in the short run and the rich in the long run.
Business is supposed to be a tool that is used to benefit all the citizens of a country. Instead, it has become a way to funnel capital to a scarce few who tilt a corrupt political system in their favor to prevent themselves from being held accountable or even regulated to any significant degree. And it's kind of hard to get the needed skills if you're in a class of people that lack the ability to get the proper education (which isn't a problem in other civilized countries).
When there is no real left in the political discourse, don't be surprised when they turn to protests, and in fact it is a necessary function of political discourse. If you can continually exploit a group of people and have no fear of retaliation then what reason, other than your "good will", would you ever have for listening to the poor's voice?
The poor are the people who suffer the consequences of your ability to construct increasingly complicated financial schemes to enrich yourselves and avoid oversight.
If it's "every man for himself" then we don't even have the most basic underpinnings of a society, and you deserve everything you have coming to you. Someday the resistance won't just be protesting. Hint: It won't be so peaceful.