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Sunday, October 23, 2011

"No, YOU'RE a towel!"

Finally, in his three part OWS special, Lindaman posts this picture.

Basically, after ranting about the rich elite being behind OWS... Lindaman is now saying that OWS are pot-smoking hippies that have no idea what's going on.

So, to sum up the right-wingers' claims: The protesters are trivial hippie peaceniks...that are dangerously violent.  And they are anti-capitalist... backed by the rich elite.  And they don't know what's going on... while being expertly coordinated by shadow organizations.  Got it.

I thought Libertarians supported legalizing pot, Lindaman.  You were a Libertarian once.  Is that why you became an Independent (tm)?

OWS is not lacking a coherent message; instead, its message is multi-issued, politically complex, and systemic: economic inequality, layoffs, house foreclosures, bank bailouts, million dollar bonuses, overpriced health insurance, cuts to social welfare, the student loan industry, tax breaks for the rich, underfunded schools, etc. are all interconnected. None of these occur in a vacuum; instead, each contributes to and affects the others. One of the root causes of this system is the near total corporate dominance of the political system, media, education, prisons, you name it. Corporate dominance is not the only root cause of these interrelated issues, but it is a good place to start. Protesters are occupying Wall Street because it is the epicenter of corporate dominance and condenses all of these issues into one symbolic force.

A right-winger had to create a fake representative of OWS from scratch in order to make a strawman: Towelie.

The right-wingers created their own genuine representative of the Teabaggers: Joe The Plumber.  The "leftists" didn't create Joe The Plumber.

Yet, Towelie still knows more about "what's going on" than Joe The Plumber.

I am amazed at the right-wingers that have no problem defending banks and corporations using federal money (AKA the money you pay in taxes) to make even more money off of you and the ridiculous excuse for right-wing public servants who allow it to happen.

Let's all laugh at the banks' white-knighters like Lindaman. Keep on kissing those asses, they'll still give you nothing.

This is why you, and the rest of the right-wing crowd will always lose. The only way to "beat" a mass protest is to open a dialogue with them. You have no interest in this, or you wouldn't be diverting to discussion about how some of them look like hippies.

We know exactly what's "going on."  The fact that you don't, speaks volumes.   You're the last person on planet earth to be talking about knowing what's going on in the world.

The plutocrats and oligarchs are FREAKING THE fuck OUT.  And why?  Because they're frightened.

OWS is about the 99% protesting against the prevalence of corporate influence over our country and our government and our legislation. It's about the 99% standing up and saying that those with the most money shouldn't have more of a say over government and legislation than the rest of us.   Basically, it's a response to the redistribution of wealth from the middle and upper middle classes to the pockets of super elite class. Occupy Wall Street protesters are targeting financial institutions which are to blame for damaging the economy

The problem we have in this country now are the excesses of corporations sucking the value out of the economy, for their own gain.  The OWS supporters see this.  Corporate interests supported and easily subverted the Teabagger movement, through Koch Bros. money and Fox News propaganda. They now are trying to smear OWS as "Dirty Hippies" when in fact the majority of OWS supporters are clearly in the Middle Class.

I love the right-wing attitude of "I have everything I have only because of me and no one else." Right. Your ability to make money has nothing to do with the infrastructure of the nation around you. Nothing to do with public education. Nothing to do with the national transportation system you, your business, or your customers use (either making you money directly or allowing them to make money to give to you). Nothing to do with public investments in R&D over the decades.  Nothing to do with having a secure nation, secure nations to trade with, and secure global shipping lanes ensured by a military paid for with tax dollars. I could go on.  Right-wingers, as usual, are ignorant beyond comprehension.

Unlike the teahadists, the OWS crowd have a legitimate gripe. They're not complaining about being "overtaxed" at a time when tax revenues are at 50 year lows; nor will they contradict themselves later by then claiming that "not enough" people are paying taxes.  Most of the country is pissed at the Wall Street bankers. That's the difference between a true populist movement, and a fake one like the tea party, which was nothing more than a bunch of useful idiots that were backed by billionaires at the very start (ie astroturfed).

Its the Republicans who racked up most of that debt and gutted a great many programs and safeguards in favor of greedy and unscrupulous millionaires, and now they act like its everyone else's fault but theirs that things are the way they are.

They're angry at the assholes that busted the economy. If these banks were paragons of virtue, they'd have looked at their books and said to themselves "We should stop lending to people who can't afford these mortgages, they aren't paying", but they didn't. And they didn't because they had gamed the system.

What OWS stands for is taking corporate money out of politics, enacting strict regulations on the banks who crashed our economy and making their executives face trial for their crimes, and altering tax policy so that economic growth no longer accrues solely to the upper class. A solid viewpoint which most Americans could get behind - heck, it's already more popular than pretty much any national politician in this country.

It will still be difficult for OWS, as it doesn't have a PAC thanks to the lack of astroturf.  If OWS has an impact, it will be in a positive one. Unlike the teabaggers, whose ideas were just to fuck the whole country in the eye socket and be a GOP mouthpiece.

The teabaggers are rallying against government spending for the needs of the people, especially disadvantaged people. OWS is protesting government spending for the rich profiteers.

The GOP types are shitting their pants in panic.  They have all of their PAC sponsored trope seeders out on the internets trying to spawn negative memes and tropes about the OWS stuff.  But the simple fact is, it's not working for them. Some 70% of American's view the OWS group favorably. And that scares the shit out of the authoritarian fascists.

And when you have people like Mark Cuban saying the same thing as a lot of the OWS people, that doesn't exactly make for an environment where Wall Street could just sit and wait.  This isn't just some random guy, it's a guy who knows about being a CEO firsthand and no one can accuse him of being envious of someone else's money given he's a billionaire several times over himself.

Why do teatards like Lindaman oppose OWS?  Because it won't get Republicans elected, that's why. That's *all* the Tea party types truly care about.

Banks gambled with money that was NOT theirs, and lost, and went down in flames and nearly took the economy, and country, with it. And when the government was nice enough to bail their asses out, they have the GALL to howl bloody murder at the very idea of being regulated? No, fuck you guys. You drove drunk and you need your keys taken away. For good.

No one from the banking crisis of 2008 was held responsible or saw any jail time.

The poor are getting poorer. Unemployment continues to be sky-high. But the major corporations are still reporting massive gains. The CEOs continue to be overpaid. In the meantime, people have to work several jobs to support their families. If they can find several jobs to work. Some people can't even find one job.  Government bails out these corporations but they're not 'bailing out' the people who are poor and suffering? The homeless? The people who get trapped under mountains of debt because they couldn't afford health insurance but got gravely ill and had to go to the hospital?  It's not supposed to work like this. People are willing to work if you give them a decent job for decent pay and benefits. I'm not talking a cushy job, but just something dependable. But corporations across the board are decreasing benefits unless you're with a union.

Both unemployment and corporate profits being unreasonably high at the same time. The USA has a third-world income disparity rating.  And right-wingers have no problem with that at all.

And finally, this is what REALLY pisses Lindaman off: The fact that the OWS and satellite protests have already gone on longer than any single Tea Party rally... and are much larger by a very, very long shot.  Bwahahahaa!

The Republicans have nothing left but their messages that are designed to appeal to hicks.  Don't worry, Conservatives. I'm sure one of your attempts at making OWS seem illegitimate will work, some day. Whatever you do, keep talking about it.

And we're laughing at you for having no real response to the points presented.  You may want to live in a feudal hell hole, but the vast majority DO NOT.

We're witnessing history here.  History for the better.  And it delights me that you won't be a part of it.

But at least Lindaman didn't try to do a sloppy demotivational poster this time.