The Occupy movement in Oakland has turned violent, as police there tried to move the protesters off the plaza they have occupied. They returned last night, an attempt at showing their resolve.
How about showing some real resolve and actually getting active in the body politic rather than taking over public areas? Your movement cannot achieve its goals by simply sitting somewhere and staying put. Oh, right: you’re calling attention to your aims.
Well, here’s a news flash: Wall Street doesn’t care about you. It’s been business as usual from day one of your charming little protest. Big business isn’t affected by what you think and how you act. Besides, the overwhelming majority of the rich folks you hate so much actually do do a lot for charity. They are a very philanthropic lot. Here in Detroit, for example, I doubt that you could name all the buildings and foundations with Ford attached to them. And Taubman and Adray too; yessiree, them rich Detroiters sure don’t share of their wealth, no way.
But perhaps the best way to rid ourselves of the occupiers is to simply ignore them. They’ll go away, we assure you, without the glare of the media shining upon them, because at the end of the day, that’s all they want: attention. Remove it, turn your eyes elsewhere, and their candle will burn out. With any luck, they’ll take their tie dye with them.