You may have noticed that much of the media have been trying
to cast similarities between the Occupy Wall Street protesters
with their cohorts in several other American cities and the Tea
Party. The media monkeys are trying to make mischief by
portraying the Occupiers as a group of everyday citizens
voicing their frustrations with the banks, the Fed, and the
government, demanding a cleaning of these institutions of their
corruption; basically presenting the protesters as simply
mainstream people with common concerns that are on the minds
of many Americans. Never mind the rag-tag appearance of most
of the participants, or the fact that they camp out in parks
and aren't bathing, and are even openly relieving themselves
there, or that some of them are expressing bigoted sentiments
(i.e. blaming our economic troubles on "Jewish bankers" and
calling for them to be expelled from the country), while others
literally don't know what they are protesting and don't care;
they just came along because they heard that they could score
cheap and plentiful drugs, some willing sex partners, and a
place to crash, even if it's a tent in a park. These hippie-
like hoards have the explicit support of several labor unions,
some media figures (some MSNBC staffers have even offered
advice to the Occupy Wall Street bunch on how to be more
"media savvy" in presenting themselves and their positions!),
some Democrats in Congress, and even President Obama
publicly praised these ripe radicals.
Now, we in the Tea Party voice similar concerns, but the
same media people and the other aforementioned folk
call us "extremists", "terrorists", "racists", and "radicals";
some in their numbers call us even worse than this. So
let's do a comparison of the two movements to see how
much (or little) they have in common, shall we?
The Tea Party: Its members have a clearly outlined and
well-articulated description of its purpose and what it
stands for, calling for adherence to the Constitution
as the underpinning of the solutions to our economic
Occupy Wall Street: Its members have a mish-mash of
grievances against many sectors of our society with
little or no coherence nor cohesion.
TP: Its members either have businesses that they own or
jobs, or are in college preparing for careers doing same.
OWS: Its members are either unemployed, many by choice,
or are in college majoring in one of the "social sciences"
in hopes of careers supporting the service programs of the
federal government. Among the former are vagrants looking
for a place to spend a few nights and enjoy some free food,
free booze, and free drugs (some of them have admitted to
this when interviewed by reporters).
TP: The Tea Partiers are a cleanly-dressed group, looking
neat and tidy. Also, they bathe and use deodorant.
OWS: The Occupiers are, for the most part, clad in grungy
clothes that are either stained, ragged, or both. And while
occupying city parks, they have no place to bathe, nor do
they seem to care. Shades of the '60s.
TP: The Tea crowd has always exercised "quality control"
in their ranks; that is, they have excluded people with
racist viewpoints expressed on signs, shirts, and buttons,
as well as proponents of violent activity, especially toward
law enforcement personnel.
OWS: The Occupy Everything bunch have had incidents
ranging from theft of computers and cash to picking fights
with police; in Baltimore a young woman escaped being
raped by a male bunk mate in a tent at that particular event.
And in New York a woman said that "Jewish bankers"
were responsible for the financial crisis gripping the U.S.,
and that they should be run out of the country while being
interviewed at the Wall Street protest. Furthermore, the
OWS has been endorsed by the American Nazi Party
(it logically follows, doesn't it?) as well as the Communist
Party of the United States (CPUSA).
TP: The Tea Party wants to fix what is broken without
dismantling our system of government nor our capitalist
economy. Economic liberty and individual choice would
be preserved and strengthened.
OWS: The Occupiers want to get rid of both our system
of government and our market-based economy in favor
of an all-encompassing super-state which guarantees all
things to all people but freedom and a safeguard for the
rights of the individual. With their way of life we would
have "free" health care, housing, food, education, etc.,
but the true cost of it all would be the yoke of servitude
to the state, with absolute obedience in word and deed,
never mind the frightening economic cost through even
more confiscatory taxation.
Oh yes, "mainstream" media, the Tea Party and the
Occupy Wall Street movements look like twins separated
at birth! And temperatures here in Wisconsin hit the 80s
in the wintertime.