Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shut-up Stupid Sunday: Mocking the 99%

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Gandhi.

The Occupy Wall St movement has now gotten past its first phase. It has grown so big that it can't be ignored.

So it is on to the mocking/fighting phase.

Erin Burnett, former CNBC Wall St. correspondent or “Money Honey” used her new show on CNN to mock the 99%, saying, “Seriously” about a million times as she “reported” that the protesters have no specific demands.

Seriously, Erin? The signs saying, “Ban OTC Derivatives Trading” aren't specific enough? As former “Money Honey” do you expect us to believe you are too dumb to know that the OTC Derivatives played a huge part of the financial meltdown and Banning them isn't a specific course of action?

Seriously, Erin? The signs saying, “Restore the Glass-Steagall Act” isn't specific? The people who have been robbed by the banks know that from 1933 to 1980 when the Act was in place the top 1% weren't allowed to rob people with no recourse. While the act was in place the middle class saw its greatest gains, after the Act was repealed the middle class has been losing ground.

Seriously, Erin? You expect us to believe that in all the years you spent covering Wall St as CNBC's “Money Honey” you didn't learn what these financial terms meant? Seriously?

Eric Cantor (R-VA) called the 99%, “mobs” and “Some in this town have actually condoned the pitting of Americans against Americans”. After fighting tooth and nail to try and get the congress to continue DOMA which no lawyer will touch as it is blatantly discriminating against one group of Americans, you have the gall to worry about pitting Americans against Americans?

Herman Cain said the unemployed only have themselves to blame if they are not rich. The fact that for the last decade there has been no net increase in jobs and the financial meltdown in 2008 destroyed millions of jobs has nothing to do with it?

Then there are the political pundits that say the protesters don't know what they are talking about by wanting Wall St to be better regulated, and say that deregulation is the answer. It worked for the middle class so well over the last 30 years by decreasing middle class wages we just need to do more of it.

So to everyone in the Media that mocks us 99% of Americans, I say, “Shut-up Stupid, confronting real anger over reality with fake stupidity and denial shows you aren't doing the wrong thing because you are so stupid, if you were they wouldn't allow you out on the streets, it shows you are bought and paid for by the people who have been stealing from us 99% of Americans. Stop pretending to be stupid and that fair and balanced means the stupidest rantings have a greater say than intelligent discourse.”
By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE


Stephanie Barr said...

I got pretty caustic on my own posts regarding some of the nonsense trotted out as "truth" regarding taxes and job incentives. Someone's bitched at it, saying my tone threw him off.

You know what, we've been far too reticent not pointing out obvious LIES and FALLACIES and calling them out for what they are.

If you spout the self-serving the BS Wall Street and their cronies have been saying, you're either stupid or dishonest. And that's calling it like it is.

Project Savior said...

The thing that really grinds my gears is when people like Erin Burnett, or the CEO of Bank of America purposely act stupid to cover their dishonesty. Stupid is not a valid position in a debate.