Sunday, October 23, 2011

The spectacle on Wall Street

"From one perspective, this spectacle [Occupy Wall Street] of febrile mental paralysis is simply sad: The New York Times, The New Yorker: they’ve always listed left, but not always looney left. What a falling off there’s been!" . . .

"The 53 percent who actually work and pay income taxes represent a large slice of the putative 99-percent the children downtown are skirling about. Not many of those taxpayers, I reckon, are amused by the congeries of anti-American, anti-capitalistic nonsense that is emanating from Zuccotti Park. And it is worth noting that the anxious carnival spirit that has been coursing through the park has a tenuous hold on the proceedings. Already, widespread theft has instilled a certain grumbling wariness into the populace. It’s hard fighting against the evils of private property when some unfranchised redistributionist collars your laptop or makes off with your wallet."

Roger Kimball


Anonymous said...

Murray sez:
I find it amusing that some of the arrests are from complains of others stealing their stuff. I guess that means there are limits to "sharing the wealth" and/or who should be doing the sharing!

Norma said...

The non-professional organizers are going to get a real lesson in life. The strings are being pulled by the union bosses and the communists, and you can only hope that the terminally naive will grow up fast.