Well. So. Indeed.
I just simply don’t know what to say. I have bellyached on this blog about the woeful ignorance of the American electorate. I have said we deserve what we get when we throw out our integrity, our sacred honor, our humanity. I have likened people to animals, to robots, to rocks. Never before have I been as disgusted, as horrified, as completely verklemp as I find myself today.
Now I realize that not everyone in this country is a greedy, self centered, narcissistic, lazy, moronic dipstick with the morals of an alley cat. I mean I know people that work everyday, pay their bills, raise their children to be good citizens, most often by example. They pay the taxes that fund welfare, medicare, guaranteed student loans, Fanny and Freddy mortgages and government bailouts. Today however I am about to throw in the towel.
I belong to a religious organization that teaches we MUST love one another. If we don’t, we are not going to progress after this life. As a matter of fact we may have to go somewhere quite unpleasant. I’m on the good ship “going to a bad place” because I can not love those who today abused children as young as 4 in New York city. Why did they do this? Because life is not going the way they wanted it to. Because they’re disappointed. Because they’ve made poor choices in their career choices, their political leaders and they have abdicated their moral compass.
Guess what? Most of us out here who are towing the line are disappointed as well. My spouse after working for a newspaper for 21 years was laid off at 51 years old. I have a degree that won’t get me a job unless I want to move to the east coast. I’ve got to tell you after the behavior I’ve seen this fall I wouldn’t live there if I was guaranteed a job, a free house and free food for the rest of my life. I am now also laid off and can not find a job because as you might be able to guess I am also over 50. I worked for one of those banks that took government money and promptly laid off and closed our whole center, moved our jobs out of state and other jobs overseas. No one want to hire anyone my age at least where I live.
We should have been looking forward to retirement. Now we’ll be lucky if I don’t spend the rest of my life as a greeter at Wal Mart or a cashier at 7-11, if I can even get hired there. And we are some of the luckier ones, my spouse found a job. Once Obama care kicks in I’m probably going to jail because there is no way we can afford $1200 a month for health care. At least then I won’t be a drain on my family (silver lining). So please forgive me if I’m not terribly sensitive to your inability to get a job making six figures right out of college.
I would appeal to the protestors better nature but as we’ve seen there isn’t one. When my parents were raising me they wanted me to have better than they did. The Occupiers don’t give a rats belly what happens to the children or the elderly. They only care about themselves, about their pain, their suffering, their angst. If it were up to me, I would pick up every man-jack of these malcontents and find a nice COLD island, somewhere in the North Atlantic, and deposit them, their tents, heater, drugs, and weapons and let them destroy themselves. I would be doing the world a favor by taking out the trash.
I am so furious that I am glad I don’t live anywhere close to a place that has an Occupy encampment. I think if I did there might be a few rogue skunks making their way into the park . Of course the protestors might not be able to tell the difference. They can’t possibly stink as much as their behavior, can they?