-By Warner Todd Huston
There are a few major reasons that this Occupy-Whatever “movement” is as hollow as a Halloween pumpkin. One is that they are employing the sort of rhetoric with their “we are the 99%” claim that they complained about from Tea Partiers and two that some of their spokesmen are not what they claim to be.
A particular hypocrisy from these leftists has been repeatedly seen over the last two years when Tea Partiers would say what “America wants” or couched their rhetoric in terms of the country as a whole should do as if all real Americans wanted what the Tea Party was working for. Liberals would immediately scold the Tea Partiers saying that Tea Party folks do not represent the left so they shouldn’t act as if “Americans” wanted what the Tea Party wanted.
Yet, here come these leftists to claim that they represent “99% of America”! Sorry, Occupiers, but you do not represent me or anyone I side with, so don’t claim you represent “99% of America.” In fact, you don’t even represent half the voting base as liberals consistently poll at less than 20% of the Democrat Party these days.
Heck, you Occupiers don’t even represent 99% of your own side of the aisle!
Secondly, a recent Internet star for the far left was one Edward T. Hall III (yes, that’s really his name) and he seems to typify many of the most visible Occupiers. He was an Internet sensation for wallowing in hysterics about how he wanted to take his country back from the eeevil rich people, bankers, and that rotten ol’ “1%” that had stolen it from him and his Occupyin’ buddies.
He was the poster boy for these hippy wannabes. In his video he sported a stringy mop of unkempt hair stuffed into a colorful ball cap, wacky clothing, with full raft of left-wing bromides and rhetoric. He seemed just like one of the oppressed “99%” that was struggling to get by like so many of them are.
Even The New York Times presented this kid as a spokesman for the Occupy-Whatevers.
But this young man’s real life situation is anything but the ideal representation of these so-called “normal Americans” in the Occupy “movement.” It turns out that young Mr. Hall the third is a trust fund baby that doesn’t have to work for a living. He IS part of the one percent!
The guy is a faker. He is a poor, little rich kid that does not face the troubles his royal “we” are facing.
This is typical of many of these leftists. They claim to be “of the people,” yet they are very much the “one percent” they claim to hate.
These hypocrites really take the cake.
Of course, we also understand that anywhere there is money for these Occupiers, that money is coming from hardcore left-wing groups like unions, and George Soros controlled NGOs.
Not much “common folks” in that left-wing cabal, for sure.
The essential core of these occupy-whatever events are hollow of “real people,” and average Americans. It is all a false front. An empty shell.