#OccupyWallStreet – Alan Grayson schools P.J. O’Rourke

Grayson superbly summarizes the #OWS grievances. And O’Rourke summarizes what has become the mainstream criticism, from both Left and Right:

19 responses to “#OccupyWallStreet – Alan Grayson schools P.J. O’Rourke

  1. Pure demagoguery, and that’s being kind and generous.


  2. I think it’s funny that someone outside of OWS has to interpret, articulate, and explain their grievances. I have yet to see those guys on the ground in the interviews actually do it themselves.


    • I have yet to see those guys on the ground in the interviews actually do it themselves.

      For your convenience.


      • I don’t think that’s such a great example. Although the guy in the video sounds like an intelligent guy, he was basically blabbing generalities about media fairness – hardly “Crushing it” as the title of the video stated. Grayson still said it better, and actually quoted some numbers to back up his point.

        Also, to your point about why people would supposedly need “it” explained to them, “it” isn’t wondering about OWS’s motivations, it’s wondering about their plan or course of action to resolve their stated frustrations. Screaming “Fair share” says nothing – it’s too vague and is therefore a useless demand. Sitting on one’s ass crying, “We want change!” is just as useless. No different than someone banging a bongo and chanting for “World Peace”. Sounds great, achieves nothing.


  3. Whew …. it the nail on the head … then again, is that what we were supposed to forget?


  4. I don’t understand what part of it they need to have explained to them. People are unhappy enough about the rich hijacking our government that they’ve poured out into the streets of every city in this nation. Don’t understand it? See a surgeon about an emergency cranio-rectal inversion removal.

    Moe, I wrote possibly the best thing I’ve ever written in my life about the grievances, and have submitted it for publication to a Very Big Deal magazine. It’s a longshot, but I had a transformative experience while writing it. I think you would like to read it, and I won’t be able to post it on my blog indefinitely, email me at xavieronassis at earthlink dot net if you’d like to check it out.

    Two songs that I listened to over and over again while writing it – Teardrop by Massive Attack (if you don’t know that song YouTube it – amazing)
    and the incredible Cheryl Barnes doing Easy To Be Hard from Hair.


  5. The Right is going nuts trying to explain this away as “dirty hippies” and “mobs” and “organized to deflect attention from Obama” and all such drivel. It looks like a real movement that is arises and I can but hope that it continues to grow. I wanna dust off my tie-dye shirts and sandals and my peace signs. All hail to tear-gas and the good old days of righteous anger!


  6. Anyone I know, Sherry, “on the right” — other than those inconvenienced by traffic, noise, smell, etc. — hopes that the Obama-endorsed “Occupy ____” movement keeps on rolling through November 2012. It makes Obama look even-less presidential and even-more like the “community organizer” he is.


  7. Ouch, burn! And all PJ had was the bongo drums defense — weak!


  8. thedrpete,

    You have it correct . Isn’t it appropriate that the demonstrators have called themselves Occupy Wall Street, or Occupy Philadelphia ? They really are an occupying army . Like the Red Army occupying eastern Europe .


    • Don’t worry Alan, after a few weeks in the re-education camp you’ll have a whole new outlook on things ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Or like Lech Walensa and the Solidarity Union uprising chasing the Red Army out of Poland and beginning the dismantling of the USSR.


      • Awwww Moe, thanks for the nice Poland reference ๐Ÿ˜‰ I appreciate whenever anybody remembers about us. Yep, my parents were in Solidarity during that time and that’s what these protests remind us of. The righties sound more like the Commies did back then….which seems strange, but maybe isn’t….


  9. Grayson has always been a clear thinker with a passion for championing the average person.


  10. ojmo,

    ” Donโ€™t worry Alan, after a few weeks in the re-education camp youโ€™ll have a whole new outlook on things ๐Ÿ™‚ ”

    Sign me up . My mind needs a good cloroxing.


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