A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Unrestrained greed sows class warfare and unrest

So Representative Ryan is criticizing those who are protesting the excesses of Wall Street?

Not nearly as surprising as Sarah Palin criticizing "crony capitalism." In the words of Inigo Montoya in one of my favorite movies of all time, "I dunna think that word means what you THINK it means."

But back to the criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Rep. Ryan stated in the link above, "We shouldn’t be picking winners and losers in Washington either through spending or the tax code."

Amazing. What does he think happens under the unrestrained, excessive business atmosphere of which he is such a fervent acolyte? With no regulation, with government geared to protect the wealthy against the needs of the many, with democracy subverted in the name of wealthy oligarchs who graciously invest in campaign coffers as a easy means to secure their privilege at the expense of the wellbeing of the great mass of citizenry, Rep. Ryan, you policies promote nothing BUT class warfare. When you decry the protesters as "pitting American against American," well, that what your vision of capitalism is, after all.

In unrestrained capitalism, there must always be winners and losers. When are politicians are enlisted in promoting the good of the wealthy rather than the good of the country, there will be millions of "losers" in the name of protecting the handful of "winners."

You keep talking about "job creation," yet under the policies of you and your ilk we have seen job LOSS even with the financially irresponsible promotion of insanely low tax rates which were supposed to produce job growth. You cannot reasonably make a case that all the corporate welfare you and your cronies have promoted has "promoted the general welfare."

Apparently, it's completely acceptable for corporations, who may be persons but are in no way CITIZENS, to exercise free speech, but completely unpatriotic and dangerous for CITIZENS, who are not corporations, to do likewise in the dusty corners of your mind, Representative Ryan.

Interesting. And Orwellian.

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At 10/11/11, 10:16 AM, Anonymous WiseFather said...

One of the flaws of the "Occupy Wall Street" protest is that corporations pay more attention to consumer activity than citizen activity. In an era when money equal speech, it was only a matter of time before someone developed the idea of using shopping as a form of protest. A buy-mob combines the principle of a computer hacker's Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack with the social media-sparked, mass participation of a flash mob. Instead of trying to disrupt normal business activities, participate in them. The buy-mob is the consumer's filibuster of the shopping experience.

I explain more on how "Occupy Wall Street" could occupy Main Street in a recent blog post at http://www.ragingwisdom.com/?p=352.

 
At 10/15/11, 6:20 AM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

Here in NY, billionaire tycoon/Mayor Bloomberg opened his mouth and announced the Occupy Wall Street crowd was driving jobs from the city. On the same day, he fired 700 low-paid workers from DC37. Apparently, when he personally puts people out of work, it's a good thing. After all, if he didn't know better than the rest of us, why would he have all that money?

 
At 12/6/11, 10:59 AM, Anonymous www.valladolid-3d.com said...

This won't work in reality, that is what I suppose.

 
At 3/31/16, 11:20 AM, Anonymous Helen Jhon said...

There are many greedy people in the society and they want to get everything that is belonging to other. My little sister is always demanding me to write my essay easy as she does not understand the one that is published in her book. We should take away from these people.

 
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