October 4, 2011

Does Anyone Else Find It Ironic, Or Possibly Redundant, That They've Come to Occupy the Most Anti-Corporate State in the Country?

Monique Chartier

A contingent from "Occupy Wall Street" is now gearing up to "Occupy Providence". Earlier this evening, WPRO's Matt Allen interviewed Bob Plain. He is covering the Occupiers' Rhode Island campaign, which is currently in the planning stage. (Hey, Bob, when you get a minute, can we hear more about the hand signals employed at their meetings?)

From the beginning, the Occupiers' principles and goals have been passionate but somewhat diffuse, not to say vague. Even The Daily Show professed to being a little unclear on the point. But since then, the original "Occupy Wall Street" chapter has penned a Declaration. From it and from statements by Occupiers themselves, they seem pretty down on corporations and capitalism and business.

Well, go-o-o-o-lly, Occupiers, welcome to Rhode Island!!! Your principles were implemented here long ago. Accordingly, we now have the worst business climate in the country, with the corresponding economy, (non)employment rate and shriveled tax base to show for it. With the state having been corporately pre-trashed before your arrival, you should feel right at home!

By all means, stay and "occupy". But you don't need to go all out. Rest up for the next state. Patronize our coffee shops. Be sure to make your way over to Thayer Street at some point (you'll love it).

In terms of the mission, your work here is done.

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I'm mainly fascinated by the choices in themes that folks on the left and the right choose.

Right: tea party, taxed enough already, don't tread on me.

Left: Occupy!, by any means necessary.

In a way, they're perfect themes to put in opposition, but it's amazing that anybody would want to be an occupier.

Posted by: Justin Katz at October 4, 2011 11:17 PM

I particularly enjoyed the chanting of "this is what democracy looks like" while they were in the process of shutting down a busy public bridge in New York.

Posted by: Dan at October 4, 2011 11:26 PM

You will find that Soros and Hussein Obama are behind this. Would not be surprised if taxpayer money is being laundered to support these goons. This is the ultra left's Tea Party. Take the tea and trash the place. Yeah man...the revolution lives...pass the joint.

Posted by: ANTHONY at October 6, 2011 3:17 PM
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