29 March 2012

Occupy this!

Of course, the Occupy ... movement is primarily an American business and as such I felt tongue-tied on the subject for quite some time, not feeling that it's my business to opine on. However, since receiving an e-mail with the link to Gateway Pundit's post #Occupy Midwest Vandals Deface Historic St. Louis Landmarks & Leave Threats – “Only Blood of Rich Will Stop Occupy”, I have decided to say a few words. You see, I spent three quite enjoyable years working in St. Louis and consider self having kind of a vested interest in the place, not to mention in some wonderful people I worked with.

Of course, the following picture causes some distress to a person who has some personal memories from a birthplace of world communism (in addition to St. Louis, but this is part of my published bio):

The style is painfully familiar, although the language is different. Killing the rich seems to be the pastime that from time to time becomes an obsession - all over the relatively short history of humankind. Of course, killing, as destroying, defacing and robbing, is much easier than creating.

Anyway, look at that post I linked above: there are more pictures of that genre, unfortunately. The tendency of the kind of people who, as far as I understand, left their signatures in St. Louse, to vandalize instead of creating, is of course not any kind of revelation. In this regard hardly anyone said it better than one of the greatest Russian writers, Mikhail Bulgakov, in The Heart of a Dog:
A dull mutter of voices in chorus, muffled by the ceiling and carpets, was heard coming from above and to one side.

Philip Philipovich rang for Zina. 'Zina my dear, what's that noise?'

'They're [the Bolshevik cell of the apartment house where the scene takes place] having another general meeting, Philip Philipovich,' replied Zina.

'What, again?' exclaimed Philip Philipovich mournfully. 'Well, this is the end of this house. I'll have to go away -but where to? I can see exactly what'll happen. First of all there'll be community singing in the evening, then the pipes will freeze in the lavatories, then the central heating boiler will blow up and so on. This is the end.'
I wish the OWS (and everyone else) would read this book - not that I have a hope that OWS will. And, since lavatories were mentioned in the above quote, I cannot avoid mentioning another "revolutionary" act of the OWS, this time in NYC. Skip the clip and read the text following it if you are too squeamish.

Police said Occupy Wall Street protesters were captured on surveillance video dragging a large receptacle of human urine and feces to an open-air plaza at the corner of Nassau and Cedar streets last Wednesday evening, just before 8 p.m.

They then poured the waste down a set of stairs there, police said.

About 20 minutes later, one of the protesters entered a Chase ATM vestibule on Water Street and poured human waste inside there, police said.
My understanding is that OWS movement consists of all kinds of people. Some of them, I guess, have some justified grudges to nurse. Many of them, however, confirm that Freud's conclusion about the link between money and "human waste" (excrement, to avoid gratuitous use of euphemisms).

Since money is not to be blamed for their behavior, these folks are simply full of shit.


the sad red earth said...

I figure it's time for me to thank whichever one of you upstarts it is who has recommended me several times now for that Watchers Council thing you got going on. Given the political boundaries being crossed sans visa, I'd say it's pretty open-minded, nay even liberal of you all. Of course, it's only because of our common commitment to that place that invented hummus. Israel, the great uniter - who'd a thunk it? Anyway, I have nothing whatsoever to say about this post. I'm simply commenting rather than emailing because that's what you recommend and I'm a very obedient person when I'm of a mind to be. I hope this is okay. If not, you can refer me to number 2 in your charter. And since I'm from New York, you can imagine what my response to number 2 would be. Thank you very much.
the sad red earth

SnoopyTheGoon said...

"I figure it's time for me to thank whichever one of you upstarts it is who has recommended..."

De nada.

"Of course, it's only because of our common commitment to that place that invented hummus."

Nope, wrong guess. More could be explained offline.