But as usual, the media again has it wrong.
The comparison doesn't hold true and the whole movement may back fire for many reasons. First, this is just another leftwing hate America movement taking to the streets. The fact they're angry, that people are being unfairly forced to cover the costs of other's mistakes (and bailed out by taxpayers) may hold true, as it is for the TEA party. But the TEA party's focus is having to support, through higher taxation, a deadbeat unskilled socialist welfare state being called for in the streets today.
The media machine trying to give the an impression of a TEA Party like movement, never understood the movement from the beginning. They've been so blinded by their hatred of all opposition of their views that they're incapable of rationally examining their TP's tactics and strategy.
The OWS crowd believe the TEA Party is a corporate sponsored movement, so they're creating an opposing union sponsored movement without realizing that they're outnumbered by a true grassroots movement with wide support from average taxpaying Americans. What corporation could hire a million people to go to thousands of rallies nationwide on a single day, and keep it completely hidden from the press.
OWS allying themselves with labor unions is playing with fire, to say the least. The movement is a mixed bag of differing ideas and philosophies; calls for more government spending which can only be funded by huge increases in debt, some calling for getting rid of all debt, some for massive taxation and eating the rich.
You've got factions calling for attacks on the banking structure, factions fighting for greedy unions, factions fighting for Obama, and others wanting his head, factions fighting for a more socialistic governance, factions calling for anarchy and the end of Western Civilization, all with no real, coherent game plan. What happens if something like the pro-Obama forces, the unions and the college students and their vision of a socialist Utopia, get the upper hand and try to turn the movement into a pillar of support for the corrupt and inept Obama administration? The true anarchists aren't going to fall in line with the union goons. They really want the destruction of the existing social order, not the growth of an already malfeasant organization which has used its power and force, more than any other group, to place our nation and civilization in such a precarious position. Infighting will drag this movement apart and possibly lead to violence.
Top this all off with high ranking Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, who's fortune was made in part on WALL STREET, not mention voting to bail out the Banks, and Wall Street, announcing publicly support for the protesters.
And America's favorite multi-millionaire Eco-Capitalist Pig, Al Gore, posted statements of support on his web site yesterday.
“The message — and the solutions — should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention since the economy went into a recession that continues to sock the middle class while the rich have recovered and prospered. The problem is that no one in Washington has been listening.”So far, there isn't any coherent lists of “demands”, just sophomoric rants, conflicting and often irrational demands (worthy of Ted Kaczynski) for what this one group, or that group whines for. Basically, the same crap we've heard for years, just turned up a notch.
So in reality, what we have here is basically a loose confederation of disenchanted old hippies and revolutionist trying to relive the 1960's, brainwashed, tragic hipsters with expensive educations bought with money borrowed from BANKS, or the money earned by their parents from the very EVIL CORPORATIONS they protest, opportunity seeking anarchist and filth troublemakers who probably can't hold a job when they find one anyway.
So for now, if your going to march through the streets, occupy parks and disrupt the everyday lives of people trying to make their way in this society, just put on clown suits and makeup, and at least make it entertaining to us.
Caution: Strong Language and Diminished Mental Capacity