It amazes me that with all we have witnessed these past three years, for that matter these past ten years, there are those who remain perplexed as to why a ragtag coalition of outraged 18-30 something protestors should be targeting Wall Street of all places.
I am further amazed that these protestors stand accused of being socialists, communists and anarchists. Let me remind those who are challenged by these events, that the people who are being cuffed, maced and bullied are not the Wall Street bailout whores who have made a giant clusterfuck of the American economy and turned the country into the hypocritical financial fiasco that has become the laughing stock of rest of the world.
Socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor indeed.
It is too easy to find feeble excuses to arrest these protestors and fling them in the can while mortgage scum like Mozillo are busy sipping daiquiris at the 18th hole, while Dick Fuld pretends he was more than a complete moron when it came to controlling risk at Lehman, while Lloyd Blankfart, for some scientifically inexplicable reason, remains CEO of Goldman, while Jamie Dimon scoffs at financial regulation and fantasizes about a few bad apples and while the entire mortgage securitization, origination and servicing industry stands fairly accused of massive but unpunished civil and criminal fraud.
I find it truly ironic, that this very weekend the Western world is sitting at the edge of yet another financial catastrophe caused by the same financial bailout queens that caused the 2008 episode. Yet again, no one knows what calamity will follow when Asia opens. Nevertheless some see it fit, without any justification, to vilify those who see their future evaporating before their very eyes and those unemployed who would gladly trade their miserable shitty food stamp existence for a decent way to earn a living.
Is it really so difficult to understand why each and everyone of us should be equally outraged?
Finally, it is an absolute disgrace how this is being handled by Bloomberg's army.
Those people are entitled by the Constitution (remember that document?) to assemble and protest. Why should it be so surprising that people who are denied permission to protest at a particular venue (in this case Wall Street), will find a way to move the protest somewhere else?
Paid morons and Wall Street sponsored hooliganism, that's why.