Monday, October 3, 2011

Protesting Capitalism?

I guess that I am confused as to what exactly the protesters in New York are actually protesting about. I did the Google search and came across this article, here is a sample -

"Protests against Wall Street spread across the country Monday as demonstrators marched on Federal Reserve banks and camped out in parks from Los Angeles to Portland, Maine, in a show of anger over the wobbly economy and what they see as corporate greed."

So let me see if I have this straight, they are angry that the economy is not doing well and that people are making money while the economy is doing badly. Ok, hold on, let me see if I can say it with a straight face.........they are angry that the economy is not doing well and that people are making money while the economy is doing badly. No still can't say it without laughing.

People, Stupid people, what hole did you crawl out of? This is America, Land of the free and home of the brave. The same rights that alot of brave soldiers died to make sure you have not only allow you to protest without government intervention but those folks in Wall Street can make money without government regulation (oh wait well kinda).

If you really want to make a statement....Stop doing business with any company that trades on wall street. If it is a public company refuse to do business with that company. They are adding to the corporate greed that you are protesting. 

For those of you that shop at walmart. Here are some interesting facts:
According to this webpage:

1. Walmart is bigger than Norway.

2. If you put all of Walmart's more than 8,500 far-flung stores in one place, they would take up more than 880 million square feet. That's the equivalent of 135 Pentagons, 158 Vatican Cities, 45 Monacos -- or half the country of Lichtenstein.

3. If Walmart's 2.1 million full-time employees were an army, the retailer would have the second-largest active military in the world, just behind China (2.3 million). Not only would Walmart outnumber the U.S. military, it would have almost as many active-duty personnel as Russia and North Korea combined.

So stop shopping at Walmart.  No you say.  Where did you get that sleeping bag that you are using to sleep in the park with?  Where did you buy that underwear?  They have the lowest prices you say.  Guess what....That's capitalism working.  That is what all those soldiers died for.  So you, that lowly protester in NY, could yell at people and call them greedy pigs or whatever your lame slogan happens to be.

I protest you!  That's right, I am now protesting your stupidity!