Saturday, October 15, 2011

Parsing 99%

It's becoming increasingly common to discuss the 99%/Occupy movement in terms of economics; I don't think this gets to the point of the nub's gist. Ask everyone you know and all of those you meet what they think of this:

Ann Coulter
99% of them will deplore the remark. Or send these same folks to the 99% tumblr and then have them read this:

99% will find the implied "they are all a bunch of liars" appalling.

Or take this, Obama sends 100 soldiers to battle or train to battle troops against the Lord's Resistance Army. Right or wrong, 99% of the people, who know what and who the LRA is, will find this from Rush Limbough appalling:

"So that's a new war, a hundred troops to wipe out Christians in Sudan, Uganda," Limbaugh said. "No, I'm not kidding." 
Or the stories of stock brokers, jobbers, and related con men who see a reduction of their salaries from 500k to 300k as "demoralizing." Again 99% of the world would be appalled.

The 99% aren't protesting economic  policies per se, they, we, want a world that reflects the values, desires, and needs of 99% of society instead of the 1% of profound dickheads who either have more money than sense and the sociopaths who support them.

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