Saturday, November 12, 2011
- The OWS Kitchen Get's Occupied
Charles C. W. Cooke has been doing the dirtier dirty work of patrolling the OWS protest for signs of intelligence on behalf of National Review, and his Friday piece about it's fracturing consensus contains this priceless gem:
A fistfight broke out yesterday on the testy northeastern side of the camp, when one protester fashioned and displayed a cardboard sign that read, "Food is for OWS only!"
This, said some of those camped nearby, was "fascism."
"No, no," came the rejoinder, "it’s only fair! We paid for it; it’s for us! You can’t just walk in and take our stuff!"
As you by now must certainly know... the delicious irony was missed completely.
These people are losers. Not because they're 'damaged goods' in some way, but because they have chosen to be losers. In their worldview, where winning is considered proof of malfeasance, it's the only way they believe they can act morally. And they will keep being losers, until the abandon the post-deconstructionist nonsense and begin to admit that the lessons learned from a few millenia of human history, might indeed have had a point after all.
I learned at a dinner this week that not all 25 year old's in America have had their brains successfully rotted out by this useless palaver. I saw first hand evidence that it's possible to be fully drenched in post-deconstructionsm and thoroughly ensconced in the cult of good intentions, and still come out of it with your brain in tact.
So take heart. In spite of the OWS claims to be the representatives of virtually everyone, they don't even really represent the bulk of their own peer group. And in a few years when their peers have moved on and learned how little intentions matter when compared to results, these people will still be losers.
Just as the aging hippies long for the 60's, when the world has recovered, these imbeciles will be longing for the brave days of standing up to the man down in Zucotti park. Maybe with luck their TB will have cleared up by then.