This site was called out today as a bunch of whip kissers who are responsible for both the Irish Potato Famine and the deplorable conditions in Equatorial Guinea. Also, we’re a bunch of Tea Partiers.
For those of you still kissing the whip, secure in your job thinking that you somehow “earned” that security because you’re just so damned virtuous, get a clue. There will be no entrepreneurial spirit until the people sitting on the money supply are forced to hand it over to the people who earned it. You can’t start a business without money. This is what will slowly happen to the country you are so proud of and do not hesitate to proudly proclaim for the “In God We Trust” bills that get rushed through Congress while more and more kids get shoved onto food stamps. Of course it could happen here. It *is* happening here. Thereisnospoon reported yesterday that his county is privatizing the libraries. Let that sink in. Where are you supposed to go to borrow books and use the internet when you can’t afford Amazon and Comcast? Don’t your tax dollars pay for that library? I know that mine do. I pay nearly $7000 in property taxes. I will occupy the library if they even think about privatizing it.
This is a pretty righteous rant aimed at the wrong audience. I don’t think this place is really big on eliminating the social safety net. I feel secure in my job, but certainly not that I earned a place forever. I also don’t see OWS pushing the government to do anything. Mostly they are complaining about what creature comforts to buy with donations.
Using Spoony as a source is also pretty dangerous, but if libraries are being privatized, it’s because government, not the corporations are signing over public property. For their part, OWS is privatizing a public park by occupying it. They won’t let the homeless or people with cameras in anymore. Ironically, government forced a private business to build this public park, only to have it overrun with condo campers. I don’t think they’re doing it right.