Protesting Wall Street, Part II
Reader No. 1 sends in a batch of right-wing/libertarian analysis pieces about the Occupy Wall Street protests. They run from the excellent (Nicole Gelinas
) to so-so with a strong ending (Ron Radosh
) to downright pathetic (Ben Stein
, who plays the cranky old-man character again, complaining about the weather and a Hispanic parking garage attendant who speaks Spanish and ends up embracing Herman Cain's idea that the unemployed are unemployed because they won't get a job). ... Peggy Noonan
also has a good piece about all the discontent out there, though it's not necessarily about Occupy Wall Street. ...
I haven't budged much from my own initial reaction
to the protesters. I know that most of them are your standard lefties out to get their latest Protest Merit Badges. Personally, my favorite blast-from-the-past protesters are the "anarchists" running around with bandanas covering their faces. Oooooh. They're so fearsome!
... Anyway, where was I? Oh, yeah, the protesters. I still generally support them, until they get too rowdy and disruptive. They're reaching that tipping point. But until then, I'm glad they're drawing attention to Wall Street. The financial system in this country is broken. It's anti-free enterprise. It's not capitalism. Wall Street's "associates" have become a protected class. It's un-American. ... Hub Blog's Manhattan WMD Spy was supposed to be attending yesterday's NYC rally and was due back with a secret undercover report. Maybe the evil anarchists got him. I don't know. But I'll report back when he reports in.