Mainstream television media paints an interesting picture of the “protestors” staging rallies all around the country — from Wall Street to Washington DC, and now Atlanta…
However, the “unsanitized view” of the Atlanta protestors is much more disturbing. What’s up with this echo chanting of the masses, an inculcation of group think?
While I respect John Lewis for his participation in the Civil Rights movement, I’m not the biggest fan of his work as a Congressman from Georgia.
Nonetheless, I’m shocked that a crowd of his admirers and supporters would refuse to let him speak at their protest. It seems that he wasn’t on their agenda.
Seriously — these people had an agenda?
As we learned from “Occupy DC“, the protestors involved are basically clueless.
Their only common goal seems to be the transformation of America into a Communist society by targeting the only real source of wealth generation, the private sector.
It’s rather telling that one man standing next to Lewis at the occupation in Atlanta wore a t-shirt proudly declaring himself a “union thug”.
These misguided angry people bemoan the salaries of “corporate fat cats” but ignore the real cause of economic turmoil in America — entitlement programs, bloated government salaries and excessive government pensions.
You only have to read the Sunday paper in Savannah to learn the local school superintendent’s annual salary paid from taxpayer coffers is $192,147 and “numerous administrative positions make over $100,000 a year.” (Savannah Morning News 10/9/11 pg 14A, letter to editor from Jean Capozzi and Patricia Zureick.)
Where are the complaints about the government “fat cats?”
Oh yeah — the TEA party rallies.
The corporate bosses being demonized by the occupation rallies are the same people who actually create jobs and grow the economy. The occupier-protestors view private wealth as evil and government the mechanism by which they may extract their fair share from the greedy bankers.
The protestors are mainly disgruntled students worried about their future job prospects and union thugs looking to preserve their privileged status and “fat cat” pensions.
In contrast, the TEA party rallies have been loosely organized protests by ordinary American taxpayers intent on preserving the American dream for future generations.
Their agenda was not motivated by racism or elitism, but the dream of equal opportunity for all, not a guarantee of equal misery.
Their mantra was simple and straight forward — we are Taxed Enough Already. But they occasionally resort to spontaneous shenanigans to incite the crowd, demonstrated in the video below.
The attendees of the TEA party rallies have been grossly misrepresented.
In particular, these men and women specifically involved with project21.org give me some residual hope for America’s future.