Dear Occupy Wall Street, We Are Sorry, It’s Our Fault


I’ve been making fun of the protesters up in New York.  Camping out for days on end, complaining about capitalism on hand held phones, and iPads and Facebooks.  They have laptops and smart phones and tablet PCs.  They can make websites and Twitter.  And they are mad at the people who made those things.  Weird/  The irony of a nation mourning one of the greatest capitalists of his generation while simultaneously protesting his work is fascinating to me.

Stinky hippies.

I firmly believe that they need to make better choices.  I don’t think that they should major in Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Art History specializing in Persian pottery.  I don’t think that they should buy bottled water when they don’t have a job.  I DO think that they should get a job.  I don’t agree that it’s just okay to protest government over reach and then occupy private property when that private property owner wants to clean things up.

Anyway, there’s a ton I don’t get with these protesters.  A ton I DO get, but a ton I don’t. And I wanna blame ’em.  I do.  ‘Cause I’m good like that; assigning responsibility for actions.  So when these kids act like they do, I wanna blame them for their own actions.

But I saw something the other day that made me shake my head and shrug.  We can’t blame them.  Not after this.  Rather than teaching our youth that with hard work comes great success, we are teaching them that failure has no consequence.  That you can do just any ‘ol thing and it’ll be okay, just a-o-k.

We teach it at our Universities:

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

REG 02.20.16 – Undergraduate Grade Exclusion

Authority:  Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

History: First Issued: August 23, 2011.

1.1  Undergraduate students may select up to two NC State courses with posted letter grades of C- or below to be excluded from calculation of their cumulative grade point average.  Unsuccessful audits or credit-only attempts are not eligible for exclusion.

So, to all you misguided youth in NYC and all OVER this great land, I offer you my apology.  It may not be your fault that you are growing up to be Leftists.  I now see that we are actively teaching you to be Leftists.

My bad.

 

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4 comments
  1. I disagree with making the assumption these are all kids out to make trouble. I agree the ones camping out are a majority youth, but unions across the country are now getting involved. This has to do with income inequality and the corruption in our business and political systems and both parties are at fault.

    The fact is college graduates are now forced to move home in droves because they can’t find jobs on top having massive debt from college loans. You see job fairs consisting of college grads and middle aged people standing in lines that stretch as far as the eye can see. They have a reason to want to protest.

    Also, its funny how the racist-tinged Tea Party got praise for their democratic right to rally and protest but Occupy Wall Street is being vilified by the right. When the right critizes we know we’re doing something right. It means they have something to be afraid of…us.

    • pino said:

      I disagree with making the assumption these are all kids out to make trouble

      Oh, I don’t think they’re out to make trouble. I think they think they are doing good. The fact that they don’t know they aren’t is a tragedy and speaks volumes to our colleges.

      The fact is college graduates are now forced to move home in droves because they can’t find jobs on top having massive debt from college loans.

      This is because they’re getting degrees in stuff no one can use. That, or they won’t take jobs that are out there.

      Also, its funny how the racist-tinged Tea Party got praise for their democratic right to rally and protest but Occupy Wall Street is being vilified by the right.

      It’s because:

      A: The left accused the tea party of being racist.
      B: The Left is embracing the #OWS stuff and so the right is striking back.

      No one really thinks that the #OWS folks are racist or don’t have a right to protest. THough it IS interesting that the TeaParty schedules, organizes, cleans up and then leaves. These guys are creating a stinkin’ mess.

  2. Jerry said:

    Damn Right!

    Where was it we taught them that failure’s OK?

    Oh yeah, when we bailed out the banks they’re protesting in front of…
    Wait, if that’s the case, aren’t they really protesting against Citi’s and AGI’s failure
    and having the rest of us pay for it.
    Then they must agree with you, they’re against failure too.

    I’m so glad we all agree!

    • pino said:

      Oh yeah, when we bailed out the banks they’re protesting in front of…
      Wait, if that’s the case, aren’t they really protesting against Citi’s and AGI’s failure
      and having the rest of us pay for it.

      Whoooooaaa Nellie. I agree with you. We should never have bailed out those banks.

      Again, teaching kids it’s okay to fail.

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