Citizen of the Week

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

COWS -- this week it stands for Citizens Occupying Wall Street.

This leaderless movement of the 99 percent of the population that does not control, steal, or hoard wealth in order to repress, disenfranchise or enslave others can only be pictured as a group. Beautiful!

People, including a growing number in Eureka Springs, are gathering by the tens of thousands in peaceful, respectful assemblies across this country and around the world. They are unarmed, yet risk arrest for sprouting a second American Revolution -- the predictable response to an unjust system that values greed, misconduct and corruption -- eerily similar to No Taxation Without Representation.

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  • Characterizing anyone with wealth as someone who tries to control, steal, or hoard wealth to disenfranchine or enslave others is absolute B.S. and morally criminal--which should come as a surprise to no one, given the LCC mde that statement. Some of the most generous people in the world are those who are very rich, i.e. Bill Gates and numerous others. I don't read about or hear about George Soros and his ilk giving millions to the needy.....unless you mean needy liberal politicians. Somewhere along the line way too many people have gone haywire in their thinking. Wise up. Just because a person has wealth doesn't mean: a) they didn't EARN it (now there's a radical concept, eh?) and b) that they acquired or use their money to suppress others. I would rather see them burn their money than to give it to no-account "comrades" who do not care to work or be productive members of society, choosing instead to suck on the tit of government handouts. That's wrong and that is NOT what charity towards our fellow human beings is all about. Normally, I can live with the LCC's left leanings, but when they so mis-characterize everyone in a particular group, all they have succeeded in doing is ******* me off. Lest we forget, it is those self same "demon" rich (at least a fair number of them), who pay a whopping percentage of the taxes which is then re-distributed to the "entitled." What a load of crap, LCC. Really, I don't know why, but I expected a tiny bit more fairness out of this paper. What was I thinking? Personal responsibility does not seem to come in to play in the least, replaced instead by bloated, overblown, absurd statements, which, if they were spoken by anyone else about the LCC's pet groups would be met with an unmatched fury. There's a great deal wrong in this country and only by looking at things with at least a grain of realism and fairness will we be able to work together co-operatively to fix it. But, nope, it's business as usual at the LCC--Lenin (allegedly) said it best, when he used the phrase "useful idiots".......or is there no one at the paper who has ever heard of the Potemkin villages, such as "the Paradise Ghetto" in WWII or Giejeong-dong that was built in the northern part of the DMZ in Korea. Frankly, the LCC's ignorance in making their statement above is appalling.

    -- Posted by mrbliss on Wed, Oct 26, 2011, at 6:43 PM
  • Considering that they are the "99%", this was a MASSIVE turnout!!!

    -- Posted by Nephilim Child on Wed, Oct 26, 2011, at 9:19 PM
  • Actually, George Soros is known as one of the more philanthropic billionaires on the planet.

    "Between 1979 and 2011, Soros gave away over $8 billion to human rights, public health, and education causes. He played a significant role in the peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Hungary (1984--89),[7] and provided Europe's largest-ever higher education endowment to Central European University in Budapest.[9] Soros is also the chairman of the Open Society Institute and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations." -Wikipedia

    -- Posted by jetman on Wed, Nov 2, 2011, at 11:49 AM
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