Wondering when Occupy will wear out its welcome

I’m noticing signs of “Occupy” ennui.  Even those who were enthusiastic about the movement at first seem to be getting bored.  On the “real me” facebook, there’s been (at a guess) a 75% drop-off in posts from limousine liberals applauding the 1%.

Was it the endless, self-serving demands that the government write off student loans, meaning that the yuppified liberals I know would bear the burden?  Was it the escalating number of rapes?  Was it the rampant drug use?  The feces and vomit?  The crazy people?  The riots?  The hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of dollars in law enforcement overtime, all of which the limousine liberals will ultimately fund?  The formerly supportive local businesses that have been trashed or simply destroyed economically?  The short attention span that characterizes the American people?  I don’t know the reason, but I’m getting the feeling that Occupy is wearing out its welcome.

I’ll certainly be sorry to see Occupy go.  I love the way Occupy exposes people to the core selfishness of the Left.  It’s the Left that has, for years — nay, decades — characterized conservatives as greedy, selfish, racist, violent, etc.  The implication, of course, is that Leftists are the poster children of altruism, selflessness, brotherhood and peace.  It’s been truly inspiring to see the demands for a free ride, the segregation at Occupy encampments, the riots, and so forth.  Few things are more pleasant than seeing a Fifth Column unmasked.

I’m also enjoying what I perceive as the ripple effect.  For example, CrossFit OneWorld is a fitness blog.  Its readership doesn’t go there for politics, it goes there to learn how to maximize strength, stamina and overall fitness.  (All of which are very good things.)  Three days ago, though, the readership got an insight into the glories of Occupy Oakland, because one of the regular bloggers got the opportunity to play backup to Oakland law enforcement as it confronted the product-toting young’uns protesting violently against commercialism.  By way of apologizing for missing out on an exercise update, this same blogger explained to his presumably apolitical readers precisely what kind of foolishness prevented him from getting on with his life.  It’s this kind of trickle-down information, from ordinary people inconvenienced by or exposed to Occupy, that’s going to make disinterested Americans aware of the real ugliness behind the Occupy movement.

One more thing, which is a kind of Darwinian one that makes me look like a nihilistic b***h, but I’ll say it anyway:  I don’t feel compassion for these young people.  Yes, they are certainly misguided and it’s our obeisance to Leftist culture over the past 40 years that has created all these little Frankstein’s monsters.  But knowing that there are root causes, or even feeling somewhat responsible for the root causes, doesn’t mean that we can allow the fruit of the poisonous tree to lie on the ground, spreading the rot ever further.

If you ever watch WWII documentaries, what you’ll see is that, by the end of the war, whether on the Western or Eastern fronts, the Germans were throwing 16 and 17 year old boys into the front lines.  Had today’s Leftists been in charge of the War back then, they would have called an immediate ceasefire, since these youthful products of more than a decade of Nazi indoctrination knew not what they did.  Of course, had that happened, those youthful Nazi enthusiasts would have claimed victory, and gone on their merry way, enslaving and slaughtering ever larger numbers of innocents.  The tragic fact is that, when a culture becomes completely corrupted, there is no more room for compassion.  Compassion is for the time after victory.  You cannot let it prevent you from achieving victory.

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  1. Charles Martel says

    OWS is the bird of unintended consequences coming home to roost. The longer the OWS Bedlams croak and screech, the more word gets out about what a bunch of surly, coarse morons our shiny leftist children are.
     
    Even better, as MSM “reporters” and “journalists” breathlessly tell us that the OWS camps are the start of some wonderful thing, the ones among them who still have consciences and a desire for truth must be seeing through the charade. How can you hold down a responsible (although mendacious) job and not be repulsed by the ugliness and intellectual vacuity of the people Obama, Pelosi and the Communist Party say represent your best aspirations?
     
    I’m not saying there will be a wholesale defection by the media. The ability to be Gollum exists within us all, and most media people are too far gone to come back. But, surely, a few will have their eyes opened.
     
    Drip. Drip. Drip. The water of conservatism on the stone of leftist depravity.

  2. rwturney says

    How can the occupy protest end any other way but in a wimper of ennui? They defined no end point nor clear goal by which they can declare victory and go home. Will they bring an end to “greed”? If so, perhaps they can go after “sloth” or “envy”. Though admittedly, from my view point it would appear that they each can personally strike a blow against those.

  3. Spartacus says

    “Even better, as MSM ‘reporters’ and ‘journalists’ breathlessly tell us that the OWS camps are the start of some wonderful thing, the ones among them who still have consciences and a desire for truth must be seeing through the charade.”
     
    Martel — To the extent that there is a payoff from all of this, I think you’ve nailed it.  We can pray that God will love the huddled masses in their haze-filled tents by smiting them upside the head and knocking some sense into them, but in the larger picture, it is mostly those who are “upstream” in the flow of culture who will make the most difference, not these pawns.  And on that note, a recommendation of a book you might like, if you haven’t already run across it: Dedication & Leadership.
     
    “On March 14, 1948, Douglas Hyde handed in his resignation as the news editor of the London Daily Worker and wrote “the end” to twenty years of his life as a member of the Communist Party. A week later, in a written statement, Hyde announced that he had renounced Communism and, with his wife and children, was joining the Catholic Church.

    The long pilgrimage from Communism to Christ carried Douglas Hyde from complete commitment to Marxism, to a questioning uneasiness about Soviet Russia’s glaring contradictions of ideology and action, to a final rejection of the Party.”
     
    (Yes, he was even Catholic… You’re welcome.)  ;)

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