My brother thinks I'm being too tough on these idiots. He says that he thinks it's just a few communist organizers manipulating gobs of stupid kids - many of whom are just hanging around the protest in an effort to get laid. But this kid is the best they could come up with in a format (MSNBC) that's doing it's level best not to make them look like a bunch of psychotics and loons, and he still seems like someone I'd never hire for anything.
He probably has a point - my brother I mean. P.J. O'Rourke famously said that the desire to sleep with hippie chicks fueled 90% of the anti Vietnam war movement. but I think that thesis fails in this case on somewhat closer inspection. I jogged past the "occupy Minneapolis" crowd when I was traveling last week, and I smelled them before I saw them. And when I got up close enough to see, they looked like the roughest girls in a generally rough town. I think they're all really just as dumb as this kid. All of them.
Anyway, dismantling Capitalism is this dopey kid's priority. Well bravo for him. But he better not let capitalism find out what he's up to or it may get angry at him for it. And as you know from your vast reading of history, nothing is more dangerous than a free market system with it's "A" game on. It's all a conspiracy after all right? Or to put it in terms even this kid can relate to, it's a Buddhist philosophical tenet about the virtues of community which loosely translated from the original Sanskrit reads:
"Don't start none... won't be none."
What this kid should really do is take his free MSNBC haircut and his free MSNBC tie and go apply for a job making cappuccinos or something. It's a job he's intellectually suited to, and if it turns out that my brother is right about him and his brethren, he'll probably also get more girls. Chicks really dig a guy who can afford to buy his own weed. And it's tough to get a girl alone when you're sleeping in your parent's basement.