Then "The Accelerator" arrived on the scene. President Obama wants to tax the rich, but more, he wants to use some of that tax money to feather the nests of "clean energy" companies that raised him big bucks in his own presidential campaign. President "Spread the Wealth" has spread nothing but fear, resentment and huge government "stimulus" contracts to everyone in his loyal orbit.
But do you think those fools trying to find a place (we hope) to take a shower on the hard pavement of the streets they occupy have a clue that they are being manipulated by labor, moveon.com and others who will sleep soundly in their own mansions while the protestors raise hell in the streets? It's not likely.
We have all been taken for complete suckers. We have a ruling political class, cozy with book deals, foundations, fancy fundraisers, and we have a rotten-to-the-core political electorate. The combination has allowed this to happen.
Even more incredibly, the mainstream media constantly try to portray the tea party as a bunch of nuts, while gingerly referring to the whacky collection of "street protesters" as people fed up with corruption in the business world.
Don't get me wrong. I'd love to give a boot to the behind of many of these "bailout" bluebloods. And yes, I think it is about time that huge corporations start investing in America rather than hiding their cash in case the whole darn free market system collapses. But that doesn't mean that what belongs to someone else should be mine; or, as one lunatic group among the "Occupy" crowd advocates, that it would be the right thing to do to force professionals, like physicians, to take salaries of $30,000 a year. Can't you just see people lining up to attend medical school for that?
Trust me. We are in for one wild ride. All we can hope is that the revolutionaries who carry the folding chairs and sing "God Bless America" can hold on long enough for this other crowd not to totally destroy our country. And please: No more George W. Bushes or Barack Obamas. We can't take another four years of our "ruling political class" and their likes.