Yeah, that will show them

Occupy Colleges plans national walk-out Wednesday

Occupy Colleges — a movement that stemmed from Occupy Wall Street — is calling for a national campus walkout Wednesday at 12 p.m. to protest rising college debt and a lack of jobs for graduates.

“Do not go to school. Go fight for yours and everybody elses rights at Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Los Angeles or your nearest Occupation. The time is now to join our fellow %99!” stated Occupy College on its Facebook page.

Hey kids, you REALLY want to teach those greedy capitalists a lesson?

Drop out of school.

Show the bourgeoisie that you stand in solidarity with the proletariat! That will bring them to their knees.

Plus, you’ll have more time to get high and stuff.

Your parents will be so proud.

Damn, those Tea Partiers are white:

Though a few representatives of minority groups have appeared among the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City, photos and videos of the left-wing mini-throngs indicate they suffer from a serious lack of diversity. And the protesters themselves told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that they are conscious of the issue, if not the inconsistency it demonstrates.

A 40-photo Washington Post slideshow showing hundreds of angry protesters in New York and other cities includes no more than 15 clearly identifiable minority protesters, and just six African-Americans. The rest of the protesters shown are white, and most are male.

In 26 photos from San Francisco and Chicago gatherings posted on, only one person from a minority group is clearly visible, and it’s unclear whether he is a protester or a bystander.

Minority groups are similarly underrepresented in photos and videos posted on, the self-described “unofficial de facto online resource for the ongoing protests happening on Wall Street.”

At least the Nutroots is fully integrated.

Netroots 2011

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28 Responses to Yeah, that will show them

  1. DeniseVB says:


  2. bandit08 says:

    Maybe if they hadn’t been liberal arts majors they would have learned they would need a job to live in Manhattan?

  3. WMCB says:

    Yeah, it’s National Review. So sue me. He’s mostly correct.

    The Left’s tea party is a juvenile rabble, a woolly-headed horde that has been laboring to come up with one concrete demand on the basis of its — in the words of one sympathetic writer — “horizontal, autonomous, leaderless, modified-consensus-based system with roots in anarchist thought.”

    The Right’s tea party had its signature event at a rally at the Lincoln Memorial where everyone listened politely to patriotic exhortations and picked up their trash and went home. The Left’s tea party closed down a major thoroughfare in New York City — the Brooklyn Bridge — and saw its members arrested in the hundreds.

    On the cusp of the confrontation, the protesters chanted “This is what democracy looks like,” betraying an elemental confusion between lawbreaking for the hell of it and free discussion. They flatter themselves that, in contrast to the wealthiest 1 percent, they represent “the 99 percent.” It might be true if the entire country consisted of stereotypically aging hippies and young kids who could have just left a Phish concert.

    What was remarkable about the Right’s tea party is that it depended on solid burghers who typically don’t have the time or inclination to protest anything. Occupy Wall Street is a project of people who do little besides protest. It’s all down to a standard operating procedure: the guitars, the drums, the street theater, the age-old chants. If the perpetual rallying cry of demonstrators is to be believed, “the whole world” does little else than “watch” activists stage protests.

    The New York Times quoted one Occupy Wall Street veteran telling a newcomer: “It doesn’t matter what you’re protesting. Just protest.” That captures the coherence of the exercise, which is a giant, ideologically charged, post-adolescent sleepover complete with face paint and pizza deliveries.

  4. DandyTiger says:

    Stupid should hurt.

  5. WMCB says:

    And BTW, the public is getting pretty tired of the whole “getting arrested for no apparent reason” thing.

    Civil disobedience used to have a purpose. People didn’t get arrested just to make a scene for the cameras, they deliberately and calmly broke a specific unjust law, in order to make the point that they would not obey that unjust law. Riding on that bus, sitting at that forbidden lunch counter.

    Refusing to get permits for large gatherings, asking thousands to come without arranging for things like trash and porta-potties, clogging thoroughfares and roads, blocking businesses that have NOTHING to do with what you are “protesting” (whatever that is), is not civil disobedience. What unjust law are you breaking, fully expecting to get arrested?

    It is entirely possible to have rallies and protests without getting arrested, or causing big problems for the community in which you are doing it. The teaparty did it for 2 years, in huge numbers.

    Getting arrested has over the years morphed from a brave act aimed at a specific goal to nothing more than a stunt, with arrest deliberately invited, just because it’s all radical and cool or something.

  6. yttik says:

    “It doesn’t matter what you’re protesting. Just protest.”

    One old guy at the coffee shop yesterday told me, be sure to protest the fact that you’re young and healthy and your bones don’t hurt.

    A lot of older people around here have trouble identifying with some of these kids. These are kids that live in a country that has free speech, a higher standard of living, and access to education. Many of our now retired people locally had to drop out of school to work to help support their families. Later they saved everything they had to send their own kids to college. Many of them grew up without electricity or indoor plumbing, didn’t even get a TV set until the 1980’s.

  7. myiq2xu says:

    Via legal Insurrection:

  8. angienc says:

    The minorities are probably out working or looking for a job. Hell, so is everyone over 35 in this country. Only people who are young, white & spoiled have the luxury of having nothing better to do than this bullshit.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I like what Herman Cain told them…..

      Cain To “Occupy Wall Street” Protesters : “Don’t Blame Wall Street, If You Don’t Have a Job And You’re Not Rich, Blame Yourself”

      • Monster from the Id says:

        Is there any other Western more-or-less democracy in which the jobless are blamed for not having jobs, even if there are no jobs at which they can actually make a living, assuming there are any jobs at all?

        I mostly like Cain, but having endured unemployment for quite some time before I landed my current job (which I’ll have done for 19 years at the turn of the year), and so knowing how hard it can be to find work, I think he blew this call. 😛

      • WMCB says:

        Ugh. Not good.

  9. WMCB says:

    Another contrast with the teaparties: The teaparties gathered to show solidarity and to urge their members to work within and uphold our system of govt, by voting in people who would share their goals, by primarying politicians who did not, and by going home and talking with their neighbors. They wanted to get involved in the process of representative govt, not hold the govt hostage with civil unrest. They had speakers talking about what their goals were, and what they wanted to accomplish, and they listened. They didn’t all agree on everything, but they found common ground in addressing their grievances to their elected representatives, and making an effort (which still continues) to go to the ballot box and achieve their goals. They never tried to just make vague demands to thin air: “You will do this, or we will continue to disrupt and try to shut things down until you do.” They said: “We will vote you out if you continue to spend too much money and exert too much control over our lives.” They were pretty clear about what they wanted, and what THEIR portion of responsibility as citizens for making it happen was.

    Whether you agree with the teaprty’s goals or not, THAT is what democracy looks like – not banging a drum while basically yelling “Everything sucks, and all you people in power ought to do….something or other! Down with tha Man!” That’s not a movement, that’s cheap nihilism and self-indulgent whining dressed up in a word fog of trendy-cause-sounding nothing.

  10. ralphb says:

    They never tried to just make vague demands to thin air: “You will do this, or we will continue to disrupt and try to shut things down until you do.”

    Apparently you missed them shouting down and disrupting the district meetings of congressmen. I remember those cogent and responsible demands like “Keep government’s hands off my Medicare”. 🙂

    • WMCB says:

      I do remember them getting very angry at townhall meetings. With very few exceptions, they did at least allow the person to speak. Even if they booed him or her down for some statement, you see in later footage that the meeting did proceed, and various views were heard. And they were addressing their concerns to the person who represented them, trying to get them to VOTE a particular way. They were not blocking the roadways and sidewalks and restaurants of people who have nothing whatsoever to do with whatever they are chanting about.

      I’m not saying the OWS folks are bad. I’m saying they have no idea what action they want taken, or even over what issues. Whether or not you agree with the reasons for the teaparty’s opposition to Obamacare, their demand was directed TO their congressperson, with a very specific plan of action: vote it down.

  11. Monster from the Id says:

    Uh, before we sing too many hosannas to the teabaggers, what about the open carrying of guns by some of them?

    As obnoxious as the OWS gang can be, I haven’t heard of any of them doing THAT.

    • WMCB says:

      There were a few (VERY few) – in states where it is legal to do so, and they were making a point of drawing attention to the fact that they were exercising their right as a citizen. How many incidents of this did you actually see? Because I only remember two individuals.

      Some of the reports that tagged the “teabaggers” as carrying guns were actually coverage of some 2nd amendment rights conventions and gatherings, not actual teaparty rallies. At a specific 2nd amendment gathering, it would be perfectly logical for a lot of the participants to have guns.

      Did any teapartier ever threaten anyone with a gun? Ever? Even a hint of a whiff of a threat? If not, what’s the issue?

      • votermom says:

        Well, there was the TP rally in Iowa where the guy whipped out his gun – so that Sarah could autograph it. She didn’t even blink. LOL.

  12. pompmommjr says:

    doesnt anyone here remember how much fun demonstrations were in the 70’s? run away! run away! being chased with tear gas and locked up in a stadium in washington? everyone was in the same age range, no one was working, you were supposed to be at your college, but you went to washington for the moratorium. yeah, we had high minded(hehe) goals. bomb threats called into b u when you had a midterm, so you played soccer on the grass. when you have nothing, you have nothing to lose. we were kids, an we accomplished a lot, but don’t put these kids down, it makes you sound like grumpy old men talking about cloty days.

  13. pompmommjr says:

    that is glory days

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