Originally Posted by Mumbo Jumbo
Yes, we've established now that the Tea Party people in the USA are all principled dissenters, but all these many many thousands of people protesting in every western capital have just been misled. Because no one anywhere has a legitimate grievance with corruption, austerity, inequality, unemployment and the influence of corporations.
You have no idea how absurd you sound.
The Tea Party centred their complaints around balancing government budgets, opposition to higher taxes and reduction of the national debt.
Whether you agree or not, those are actionable items.
On the other hand, OWS is centred around the idea that the "99%" should impose some kind of solution over the wealthiest 1%, which is vague at best, and mob rule over a minority at worst.
This is, of course, when they can agree on why they are protesting. Which isn't very often.
If they are protesting bailouts, they should have joined the fight three years ago. If they are protesting corruption, they should check Obama's stimulus bill. Austerity is going to be a fact of life from this point on, because no government has any money left.
And if these clowns can't get jobs under capitalism, wait till they see what the job market's like under the alternative.