Friday, October 07, 2011

Occupy Cincinnati: People Make Me Sad

I posted innocuously about Occupy Cincinnati because I'm totally going to go but because I own a business can't say "I'll be there fucking vampire corporations!"

Someone I consider a friend replied:
Socialism is not among the principles that have made this country the leader of the free world for the past 235 years... Life, liberty, property, pursuit of happiness... Socialism has failed everywhere it has been tried. Know history or repeat it.

Note: America has been the leader of the free world (kinda not so much now) because everyone else was either not industrialized enough, spending their money on kicking the shit out of someone else, or getting the shit kicked out of them.

Note: NOTHING about the Occupy movement has anything to do with socialism.

Note: It's about government-sanctioned corporate abuse of the system, lack of regulations on a financial level that - if they existed on the FDA level - would mean you'd be peeing out your ass once a week (or dead) because no one would make sure your Montsanto crops were anything more than leafy botulism.

Note: [person] knows very little about history, very little about the present. I'd guess he has a psychological receptor for anything that comes from the right-wing AM band. I still consider him a friend but mourn him as a casualty in the war of thought.

6 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I really wish Americans would learn what "socialist" means. Most have a completely distorted understanding of what socialism stands for and how many kinds of it there are.

Everyday Goddess said...

Yes! I agree!

I gave you one of my weekly Goddess Awards for your sidebar if you are interested.

In joy,
Elise

Stan said...

The solution dosn't require socialism (although a little more might be helpful). Ethical capitolism is something that seeems to be in mighty short supply, especially at the top of the pyramid.

chiccoreal said...

Dear Cause For Concern: Democracy means for the people of the people by the people. People before Profit! Democracy is the People!

Pearl said...

"I still consider him a friend but mourn him as a casualty in the war of thought."

I have one of these as well...

Pearl

The Cello Strings said...

bravo.

a message well sent.