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Op-Ed: The Wall Street Hate Machine — OWS forums, TV full of it

Posted Oct 15, 2011 by Paul Wallis
The propaganda machine aka mainstream media has been quick to start spouting the gospel of right wing abuse we’ve been seeing for years on FOX and other outlets. All this is coming from the nice people destroying the US and global economy 24/7.
New York City: Occupy Wall Street
New York City: Occupy Wall Street
Phillip Stearns
The Occupy Wall Street.org forum is getting some hate mail, including these little gems:
You people are the scum of the earth. I am a millionaire and I would burn my money before I gave you all a dime. You all are nothing but lazy pieces of shit that want something for nothng. If you all want a battle go start a business. I tell you want all these people on here talking violence piss of the 1% and see what happens. We will put you off our streets in front our business and tell the police to arrest you. I pay taxes on my business in Time Square who do you think the cops will listen too... Thought so... Go get jobs you pieces of shit...
Even Freegans put in the effort - EARN - whatever they find. Too difficult a concept for OWS worshippers.
You'll notice that these guys have to include some allusion to their own importance and correctness in some form. Typical psychological profile of nobodies desperately hanging on to their view of themselves in the pecking order. Bright stuff, isn’t it? Get jobs in the middle of the biggest recession since the Great Depression. “Earn a living” like Wall Street, which is basically a money shuffling machine using other people’s money, very badly.
Then there’s the CBC video, courtesy of Toronto’s own “Heil everyone in a suit” brigade which referred to a Pulitzer Prize winning professor Chris Hedges as a “left wing nutbar”. (Thanks to DJ's own Hans Smedbol for finding it, good illustration of talkback technique masquerading as journalism)
This is the Tea Party approach- If people have problems, abuse the people and ignore the problems. If the economy’s going down the sewer, blame the people that can’t find jobs and praise the people refusing to create jobs or generate new business. It’s also McCarthyism, remodelled as a PR agency for the total human failures now running the US corporate sector.
The New York Times article “In private Wall Street bankers dismiss protestors as unsophisticated” includes this:
“Who do you think pays the taxes?” said one longtime money manager. “Financial services are one of the last things we do in this country and do it well. Let’s embrace it. If you want to keep having jobs outsourced, keep attacking financial services. This is just disgruntled people.”
He added that he was disappointed that members of Congress from New York, especially Senator Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, had not come out swinging for an industry that donates heavily to their campaigns. “They need to understand who their constituency is,” he said.
So dance to the tune, kiddies. This is how Wall Street sees democracy- Buy a rep, live well, and continue to cause major economic disasters every day and trash future generations. Impressive, isn’t it?
Financial institutions pay taxes they’re legally obliged to pay? Wow. How sweet. This is a common theme in all the right wing stuff- “We pay taxes”. No you damn well don’t. Who supports the tax evasion industry, the rich or the poor? Who’s got the GOP acting like a political skank doing everything it can to shield the rich from paying taxes?
What’s really fascinating is that you really can fool some of the people very easily, if it’s all about pandering to their self-image. This is the sort of infantile tantrum thrown by two year olds denied some sugar. America is turning in to a sort of self-righteous Mexico day by day, and that can be overlooked in the interests of pandering to a few do-nothing, know-nothing stooges of brattish billionaires.
Goebbels would have loved it. No substance, just assertions and squeaks about socialism, communism and other things America has never experienced in any form. Wall Street has something to learn here. This society will be gone in 10 years. It’s out of date, irrelevant and way too expensive. Failed societies get replaced by societies that can function properly. The end is very close, it’s really just a matter of whether they can see it or not.
Wall Street, typically, has no vision. Nothing will ever change, according to Mammon. Everybody just goes and plays with their accounts forever. Like communal masturbation, but not as classy. Someone’s gullible all right, but it’s not the OWS protestors or their colleagues around the world.