Posts Tagged ‘Class Warfare’

From the Jawa Report and the excellent photos at Ringos Pictures:

This is perhaps the easiest of these idiots’ “thoughts” to break down.  John Galt was in hell when moochers and looters used the power of government to seize the property of producers.  The moochers and looters self-imposed their own hell for all mankind because they denied their own productive class from improving society.  The moochers and looters self-perpetuated a caste of vehement haters of ability, demonizing self-reliant self-made people at any level, preventing people from improving their own lot without pulling someone else down.  In Rand’s work, rejection of self-reliant producers and responsibility is exaggerated to make the point.  Here, it’s made by real people, who are real fools.

Okay, let’s do that.  Death to capitalism.

So now you should make your art for the glory of the people and the workers.  You shouldn’t sell your art – Death to capitalism! – you should work for free and give it away and have your needs taken care of by others who work for free.  Your life will be adequate, you will not be allowed to be famous or renowned.  You will produce the art that the state demands in equal amounts.  Death to capitalism!

Or you could try to change the market for your art, or the medium you use.  Or you could be producing art rather than protesting against people who do buy your art.

Heck, I don’t know what kind of art you make.  You should’ve brought some with (or maybe you did and it’s out of the picture) – you could’ve sold some.  More power to you – you’re a producer!  Except the guys in the first pic want you to go to hell, and the second wants to destroy your means of livelihood.

Nowhere.  That’s where.  The only bailouts were given by the government to their union buddies at GM and Chrysler and bank donors of… Obama.  It’s not like this info is hard to find.  It was a corrupt move by a corrupt guy who was playing corrupt politics.  Bet you voted for him, though.

And if you have $100,000 in grad school debt, why can’t you find a job – did you acquire no skills?  Were you just going to school to go to school?  Were you just wasting money with no clear career path in mind?  Were you going to school without seeking a job, without preparing to enter the workforce?  Are you not adaptable enough to take a cruddy degree and turn it into something that an employer might find useful, even if non-traditional?  Or is it better for you to just whine about your own piss-poor decisionmaking?

From RingosPictures again (I highly recommend visiting – there are dozens and dozens of pictures of the protest):

*Sigh*  These assholes again.  From the wordy Wobbly preamble:

The working class and the employing class have nothing in common. There can be no peace so long as hunger and want are found among millions of the working people and the few, who make up the employing class, have all the good things of life. Between these two classes a struggle must go on until the workers of the world organize as a class, take possession of the means of production, abolish the wage system, and live in harmony with the Earth. We find that the centering of the management of industries into fewer and fewer hands makes the trade unions unable to cope with the ever growing power of the employing class. The trade unions foster a state of affairs which allows one set of workers to be pitted against another set of workers in the same industry, thereby helping defeat one another in wage wars. Moreover, the trade unions aid the employing class to mislead the workers into the belief that the working class have interests in common with their employers. These conditions can be changed and the interest of the working class upheld only by an organization formed in such a way that all its members in any one industry, or in all industries if necessary, cease work whenever a strike or lockout is on in any department thereof, thus making an injury to one an injury to all. Instead of the conservative motto, “A fair day’s wage for a fair day’s work,” we must inscribe on our banner the revolutionary watchword, “Abolition of the wage system.” It is the historic mission of the working class to do away with capitalism. The army of production must be organized, not only for everyday struggle with capitalists, but also to carry on production when capitalism shall have been overthrown. By organizing industrially we are forming the structure of the new society within the shell of the old.

Communists who want to seize other’s property and take possession of the means of production.  So the artist above?  He or she will have his/her studio seized by the Wobblies because any artists assistants would be workers against the artists’ employer status.  The means of production will be seized… by the workers… who once they own the means of production… will employ workers.

This murderous idiocy failed spectacularly to the tune of 94 million dead.  It’s nice to know there are still imbeciles who buy into politics of envy and hatred, rather than bettering themselves.

Of course, the real Industrial Workers of the World supports the Occupy Wall Street movement.

When 1% of the ruling class holds the wealth created by the other 99%, it is clear that the watchwords found in our union’s preamble, “the working class and the employing class have nothing in common”, ring true more than ever.?The IWW does not follow a business union model. We believe that the working class and the employing class have nothing in common and we don’t foster illusions to the contrary.

Throughout the world, from Egypt to Greece, from China to Madison, Wisconsin, working class people are starting to rise up. The IWW welcomes this. We see the occupation of Wall Street as another step – no matter how large or small – in this process.

Feel your anger!

While we’re at it, Jawa Report highlights this one from RingosPictures in particular:

This is almost indistinguishable from parody.  Some Tea Partiers may dress up in period costumes and may be inarticulate or unable to communicate what’s brought them to their protest effectively, but this kind of maniacal quackery pretty much resides on the far left.  Or it’s parody.  It’s difficult to tell.  Given that it’s two signs and not one, I’m willing to go with “not parody”.  Funny how the National Socialists (the left) and the international socialist leftists all start to sound the same.

Resistance to what, exactly?  Resistance to the consequences of your own poor financial decisions?  Resistance to the shogun or the samurai hunting you down?  You suck as a ninja, too.

Furthermore, since when do people screaming “resistance” and “death to _____” while wearing masks mean a thing?  Since when do people who act like thugs and celebrate murderers and regimes that killed millions amount to crap?  Guess what – they don’t.

Nice.  Destroy the economic system and the state.  You’ll even be thrown out of Bartertown.  Wez will have a seat ready for you on the back of his bike.


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Over at the Todd Kinsey blog:

Many more examples here.

But all it takes is a google search to find a few more – this is one of the first results for Tea Party movement:

Versus this:

The first is critical of governmental policies that harm all who are on their way up, regardless of where they are, while the other is a demand to harm those who have done well.  One criticizes the Crab in the Bucket, while the other is the angry crab that is jealous someone else is doing well.

The People’s Cube sums much of it up well.

The basic argument of the Occupy Wall Street crowd is “we’re mad because we’re poor and you’re not, you’re greedy and we want your stuff”.

Scrolling down through a few pages of the “we are the 99%” site illustrates this:

The immediate question is “why go to college to accumulate $50K in debt?”  Then, “how are high tuition rates the fault of Wall Street?”

Thomas Sowell did a three-part series explaining why education costs so much.  First part herePart 2Part 3.

From Part 3:

Why does college cost so much?

There are two basic reasons. The first is that people will pay what the colleges charge. The second is that there is little incentive for colleges to reduce the tuition they charge.

Those who want the government to provide subsidies to help meet the high cost of college seem not to consider whether government subsidies might have contributed to the high cost of college in the first place.

In any kind of economic transaction, it seldom makes sense to charge prices so high that very few people can afford to pay them. But, with the government ready to step in and help whenever tuition is “unaffordable,” why not charge more than the traffic will bear and bring in Uncle Sam to make up the difference?

The president of a small college once told me that, if he charged tuition that was affordable, even an institution the size of his would lose millions of dollars of government money every year.

In a normal market situation, each competing enterprise has an incentive to lower prices if that would attract business away from competitors and increase its profits.

Unfortunately, the academic world is not a normal market situation.

So why are you mad at Wall Street again?  The Tea Party was mad at high taxation.  The Wall Street people are just angry leftists.

So let’s see… you spent enough money on your college degrees to acquire a job that can barely pay your self-imposed bills.  Guess what, ma’am?  You made your bed.  Wall Street is not to blame  for your problems.  You incurred your college debt yourself.  You choose where to live.  Those bills are yours to bear – you chose them.  Since you lose a third of your income to taxes… why are you mad at Wall Street exactly?  They don’t tax you.  Government does.  Sounds like you’re… Taxed Enough Already?

And then, there’s this unemployed printer repairman:

This guy’s story went so far as to be read on Glenn Beck’s radio show.

$87,000 in student loans isn’t at all out of line with the kinds of pics that people put up.  There are plenty of folks with more in loans.  I can’t imagine how bad it must be to have to clean the bathrooms at Ryan’s Steak House.  It must be terrible to be a basement dweller with a bunch of cats you can’t afford to feed.  It probably limits the time he gets to spend on GD upping his post count.

Sharp folks were mad that someone living in his mom’s basement could afford gear from Larue Tactical (that’s where the hat is from).  Very sharp folks recognized that symbol in the Arizona outline as being the bolt face of an AR.

Really sharp folks knew this.

The Occupy Wall Street people are folks who’ve made poor decisions and are looking for a scapegoat for their own poor decisions.  They’re mad, and they’re being used by leftists (or are leftists) who want to wreck the system.  They’re Cloward and Piven peons.  They’re so absurd in some cases that they’re indistinguishable from parody, as the “printer repairman” evidences.  He probably has to put beans in his chili he’s so poor.  He probably can’t afford to get both.

Now consider this:

I spent $100,000 of someone else’s money, didn’t plan well enough to finish! Waaaah!  I spent $100,000 and can’t pay bills and can’t get a job… but I still spent $100,000!  My mom is bankrupt and I didn’t learn from her lesson!  I spent $100,000 on nothing!  It’s someone else’s fault!  Waaah!  They Fxxxxx this whole world up to their necks in debt!  I spent $100,000 and it’s their fault!  I’m the epitomy of everything that’s wrong because it’s their fault!  Waaaah!

Now, this whining, petulant snot who wasted $100,000 in college is so absurd that it could well be parody.  That someone would spend $100,000 and achieve nothing, and yet complain that his own failings are someone else’s fault and that someone should be held accountable for his own errors – when he had a ready example in what not to do from his bankrupt single mother – well, I can’t tell if it’s a joke.  This almost looks like parody, but it’s so heartfelt that it must be real.  This idiot must really think he’s owed by someone else for his own failures.

You burn 100 grand and you whine you need more money?  What are you, government?

According to Teamster Union boss Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters are now a part of an army that is in a direct position to give war to the Tea Party. My question is for what reason? For what purpose? Hear is a video with Mr. Hoffa’s exact words:

Ok, there you go, pretty straight forward I would think. An army, for Obama, against the Tea Party. Als,o for a very nice rundown and op-ed of Mr. Hoffa’s words I would direct you to The Conservative Crusader Blog. Are normal Americans ready for what is coming? The Leftist in the United States are poised for a final showdown. They want to collapse the system and put in place a “fundamentally changed” America, one where wealth redistribution, segregation by voting block, a command economy, cradle to grave welfare, and perpetual serfdom, for those of us who do work, will be the norm. Is that the type of country anyone is ready to live in?

Mr. Williams from the Conservation Crusader certainly believes that we are headed towards civil war. Taxpayers, Veterans, entrepreneurs versus, Unions, illegal aliens, class warfare indoctrinated minorities, as well as representatives of the federal government itself. Are you ready? They sure seems to be….

For the record, I belong to a private sector union, at least as private as can one be I suppose. Since democrats have been in power I can attest to the increase in Union power and all forms of social justice that the leftist preach. For instance a “safety” bill was signed into law in 2008 which prohibits a man from working for then 6 days at a time for “safety reasons.” In practice it forced my industry to hire more workers they wouldn’t other wise need to cover shortfalls in manpower, it also forces me to miss two days of work without any type of compensation. So in turn, the union receives more dues for more workers because the industry is forced to hire more people, at the same time it makes me two, possibly 3 days less pay in any given pay period. So this is another example of how elements of the leftist movement in the United States work. Legislative efforts made to force business to comply with law and regulation that is deemed necessary for safety reasons, but in practice reduces the actual pay of individuals, usually the lower level workers, while the union’s treasury feasts off the law. Which the union in turn gives some of that money back to Democrat election coffers.

It’s a never-ending cycle, wait a second it might be ending sooner than we all think if the policies in place today are allowed to continue too much farther into the future. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I’ll be on the side of those who stand for the Constitution.