In The Autumn Of Their Malcontent…

…an international cadre of revolutionaries and their disgruntled marionettes display the contempt they have for Wall Street and, well, just about everybody else. This self-important 1%, erroneously calling themselves the “99” has already garnered the enthusiastic support of the usual rabble-rousing socialists like Barack Obama, the defrocked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DNC dunce Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the mad Marxists of the Congressional Progressive Coalition, the Communist Party USA, wacko global warmist Al Gore, the predictable mixed-nut assortment of left-wing Hollyweirdos like Michael Moore, Roseanne Barr or the tedious Susan Sarandon; now they have earned the dubious blessing of the “88ers”, “88” referring, of course, to the 8th letter of the alphabet doubled, “HH” i.e. “Heil Hitler”–the American Nazi Party.  Well, pass the sauerkraut, crank out the “Down With Judeo-Capitalism” signs, and stock up on your Zyklon-B.  Suddenly Obama’s anti-Israel policies make sense:

[Obama] is a privileged liberal who reflects the values and prejudices of the academic left. The cultural milieu of his intellectual formation was steeped in hatred of America and the West. His father was an anti-colonial socialist determined to destroy European imperialism. His mentor was Frank Marshall Davis, an avowed communist. His pastor was the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a black nationalist known for his Jew-baiting. His seminal intellectual influences were revolutionary Marxists such as Frantz Fanon and Edward Said. They championed the belief – prevalent among college radicals – that Israel symbolizes Western subjugation of Third World peoples. In their view, it is a militaristic, quasi-fascist state based on oppression and Zionist expansion. In other words, for the hard left, Palestine is a continuation of the anti-imperial struggle – a mass movement for liberation from Western occupation. That is why progressives have only two real enemies: the United States and Israel.

Not all the anger directed at Wall Street, however, is anti-semitic, anti-capitalist, misdirected, or undeserved. Pat Slattery (The Free Market Project) puts it well (via Conservatives On Fire).  Emphases mine:

[…] When I am talking about capitalism, the free market system, what is in my mind is entrepreneurs creating good and services and selling them to others and creating wealth for themselves and the economy in general by doing so. That is most definitely NOT what Wall Street has been doing over the course of the last few decades. They have been generating a kind of wealth based on nothing. Actually, it’s based on less than nothing. It’s been based on debt and ways to package that debt that they can sell to others.

[…] This is NOT the capitalism that we who love capitalism love. We love Steve Jobs. We love the people who make things– real things. We love the people who create real services. Real wealth is generated by real goods and services changing hands in a marketplace where the seller knows exactly what he’s selling and the buyer knows exactly what she’s buying and they’ve agreed upon a price for the transaction.

The great wealth that Wall Street has created for itself is NOT that.

Two things are infuriating to me. The first is that people collapse the distinction between what Wall Street has been all about for the last several decades and particularly the last decade, and “corporations” or “business” in general. People are hating businesses, as though they are not providing something real, including jobs, because they’ve collapsed the distinction between the God-only-knows-what paper that Wall Street uses to enrich itself (with a taxpayer backstop when their house of cards collapses) and the backbone of America which is corporations that create something tangible and useful.

The other thing that infuriates me is that government is right in the middle of it, bought and paid for by these Wall Street bankers. This is a bi-partisan failure because both parties love that Wall Street moola. Democrats are completely full of crap when they blame Reagan’s deregulation or the Bush administration because it was a change in regulation under Clinton that paved the way for the mess we’re in now. It’s simple really. What is needed is very simple regulation that creates transparency and responsibility. Instead, what Washington does is enable opacity and irresponsibility (the responsibility is born by the taxpayer, who has no connection to the problem) so that their donors on Wall Street don’t see their bank accounts diminish.

The economy is the people who produce the products that make life better and the people who freely choose to purchase them in an unfettered marketplace.  And that economy has as many enemies in Wall Street as it does in Washington.

See: Obama Uses MLK Dedication To Sell #OccupyWallStreet And Vow He’s Not Done Transforming America Into A Marxist State via Pat Dollard

Global Revolution Becomes All The Rage via Rogue Operator

Occupy Insanity Has Spread Worldwide via Amusing Bunni

Connect the dots…. via LeatherneckM31

Mob Rule via What Would The Founders Think?

Meet the 99′ers, President Obama’s Newest Class Warfare Army via Village of the Banned

“Fringe” The Truth is Here via Grumpy Opinions

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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23 Responses to In The Autumn Of Their Malcontent…

  1. samiam60 says:

    You my friend are a journeyman of words and phrases. This is an excellent picture of the mind set in America today. Unfortunately those who have this mind set have long since lost their minds. I have been writing on this subject for well over a week now. Its importance in what America’s future will be is incalculable. The Obama Administrations involvement in this must not go unnoticed. Keep on keeping on my friend and KYPD!

  2. agree… Jobs, Waltons, Gates, Edison, Ford…. the better mousetrap folks. My guess is that were it not for government manipulating and undercutting the market at all levels, there would be no angles for those who simply move others money back and forth and call it a profession. Good job, Bo

  3. LD Jackson says:

    Well done, Bob.

    The quote you used says something that is very relevant, something that goes a long way towards explaining why our country is in the shape it is in, economically.

    They have been generating a kind of wealth based on nothing. Actually, it’s based on less than nothing. It’s been based on debt and ways to package that debt that they can sell to others.

    We have come to the place in America where we have lost the will and the ability to produce anything of real value.

    • Bob Mack says:

      LD, I quote a portion from an e-mail letter posted on Texas Fred’s blog:

      While tax cuts to 95% of America sounds great on paper, don’t forget the back story: If there is no job, there is no income to tax. A tax cut on zero dollars is zero. So, when you make decision to vote, ask yourself, who understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of saving your job While the media wants to tell you “It’s the economy Stupid” I’m telling you it isn’t.
      If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the economy; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the Constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever. If that happens, you can find me in the South Caribbean sitting on a beach, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

      Signed, Your boss…

  4. Birds of a feather… if these wignuts don’t move the mushy middle to the RIGHT, I don’t know what will.

  5. Bunni says:

    This is all planned by obummer and his commie, anarchist buddies. I have a post up that shows exactly who is behind this crap. I wish people would wake up and see it’s not just hippies, the hippies are the pawns. It’s going to get worse, I think.

  6. Bob Mack says:

    I linked back to your post, BUNNI. Thanks.

  7. Cry and Howl says:

    We have a problem and this is what I’m talking about:
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, during a speech at Values Voter Summit in Washington, blamed the Obama administration for “an assault on many of our nation’s bedrock principles.”
    “I, for one, am increasingly concerned about the growing mobs occupying Wall Street and the other cities across the country,” Cantor said. (Oct. 7 … http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/07/2011-10-07_occupy_wall_street_house_majority_leader_eric_cantor_blames_obama_administration.html)

    Now:

    … just one week after comparing the movement to “angry mobs”. Eric Cantor, the Republican majority leader in the House of Representatives, told Fox News on Sunday that Republicans agreed there was “too much” income disparity in the country. “More important than my use of the word [‘mobs’] is that there is a growing frustration out there across the country and it is warranted. Too many people are out of work,” he said. (http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/052226f8-f80c-11e0-a419-00144feab49a.html#axzz1b2RntqVE)

    Does anyone see the need to completely clear out the Congressional Crime Syndicate?

    • AFVET says:

      Term limits for congress.
      It will take an amendment to the Constitution to do it though.
      Good luck with that.

      • AFVET says:

        An afterthought.
        Keeping a record of how long they have served and then voting them out consistently would effectively be term limits.
        This effort, however, given the intelligence of the general population, would be akin to attempting to herd cats.
        So here we are, caught between a rock and a hard place.
        At this point, from my position, the Tea Party Movement should not be allowed to die.
        The general thrust of the movement is to clean the government of crooks and cronies, and also to prevent any potential ‘Obamas’ from crawling through the cracks in the future.
        A noble cause indeed.
        Franklin replied to a woman when asked, “what have you given us” ?
        He said, “a republic if you can keep it”.

        Therein lies the challenge. Can we keep it ?
        We are being tested at every turn.
        The American Spirit is far from dead, it just allowed itself to take a nap.
        I do believe She is awake now and will respond accordingly.

      • righthook38 says:

        I couldn’t agree more. The worst players in Congress are the ones who have made lifelong careers there. Look at the new guys…they want to actually change things and make a difference. After a few years in, they completely change and become part of the problem instead of part of the solution.

    • Bob Mack says:

      My grandmother had more balls than most of the poltroons in the GOP, and she didn’t have any. Congress has even fewer.

  8. samiam60 says:

    Thank you for the link back Bob 😀

  9. Trestin says:

    Ive been having an interesting Facebook battle with these folks over all of this: http://www.facebook.com/occupywichita/posts/264120323625732?notif_t=feed_comment

  10. martin says:

    Great post, thanks for the link!

  11. Bob Mack says:

    You’re certainly welcome, MARTIN. Thanks.

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