Class envy underscores demands of inane malcontents
Occupy Wall Street has moved across the country and is going global thanks to the Internet. Tens of thousands calling themselves “The Indignant” marched in major cities across Europe, demonstrating against capitalism and the implementation of necessary austerity measures in response to the economic downturn.
Masked protesters rampaged through Rome yesterday, in some of the worst violence the Italian capital has experienced, torching cars and shattering windows during a protest against “elites” they blamed for their economic woes.
Demonstrators have protested in front of banks and stock exchanges in Frankfurt, Germany and in Amsterdam. In Sydney and Melbourne thousands of people, including representatives of Aboriginal groups, communists and trade unionists, protested outside the Central Reserve Bank of Australia.
In London protestors, long-reliant on governmental largess railed against cutbacks in benefits and what they referred to as “corporate greed.” Last March mammoth crowds estimated at near 500,000 teachers, nurses, firefighters, National Health Service workers, other public sector employees, students and pensioners from across the UK took to the streets in violent demonstrations as union officials condemned “brutal” cuts in benefits and services. The mob ransacked and destroyed businesses in the process.
We recently wrote about the abysmal lack of historical or economic knowledge displayed by Obama-supporting anarchists in DC longing for Marxism and decrying capitalism. The accompanying video tells the pathetic story. Watch the bizarre behavior of radicals in Atlanta as they expose their yearning for being controlled.
Even Phoenix is not immune to the contagion, based in ignorance of the capitalistic system that undergirds growth and the free market. Many of the protesters in Cesar Chavez Park yesterday tied their malcontent to their support of global warming, Barack Obama, unions and loathing of risk-taking business owners who create jobs. The marchers instead accuse them of lacking “compassion” for the “lower 99 percent” of the population. One young man, obviously not an overburdened taxpayer working for a living, held aloft a placard demanding an end to the Bush tax cuts.
It’s clear our schools are not teaching the basics of Economics or American and World History.