You're guessing right.
say they are not working hard, and their sacrifices are much the same as some of us made at Woodstock...how noble!
That you see pointless street parades and camping in filth to be "working hard," is pretty telling.
Oh yes, the national conversation is all about wealth disparity!
I can't turn on my TV without seeing someone talking about wealth disparity, and wealth disparity is the number one concern for Iowans who will particpate in the upcoming caucuses. Every Sunday morning news/opinion talk show is concentrating on wealth disparity.
When I pick up my paper in the morning the headlines consistently scream "What about the wealth disparity!"
The national Liberal conversation may very well be about wealth disparity, but everyone else is talking about something else.
The "kids" among OWS don't want to compete, they want to get the same trophy for participating
that they got in peewee soccer.
They were taught that you don't need to excel to be rewarded, you need only show up and make like you're part of the team.
They took out loans to pay for their education and they seem to think that because they actually got a degree (notwithstanding it took 6 to 7 years for many of them) that they deserve the prize of waiving their debt.
This very prominently includes the ones who majored in obscura from which the only jobs possible are the handful that teach numbskull kids the very obscura that is worthless.
I value personal responsibility and so I'm not about to give these kids a free pass simply because their parents failed them, but their parents did
How did they fail them?
By inculcating them with the notion that one only needs to show up for work to succeed in a career.
Why did they fail them?
Because, true to their Baby Boomer heritage, they are all about themselves
They wanted and needed to have their kids succeed in every venture because they saw it as reflecting upon themselves. Obviously every kid is not going to succeed in every venture and so the answer was to jigger the game so that every kid could be said to have succeeded.
The bullshit was that it was about the kids' self-esteem when it was all about the parental ego.
These are same parents that will, reliably, try to sell us the nonsense that they and their kids are more like friends
than parents and children.
Everytime I hear some idiot spout this crap, I know that I am listening to a bad parent.
In this and virtually every other subject it comes down to the L
iberal wanting to be seen as cool