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October 02, 2011

The Lack of a Coherent Message ..ummm.... Is the Message! [wiserbud]

Bless their little non-biased hearts over at AP. They do try so hard to turn failure into success for their little empty-headed ideological sisters and brothers.

Case in point, Colleen Long has written this little bit of fluff wherein she clearly points out how easy it is to find a silver lining in every dark cloud if you just look hard enough.

Of course, first you need to define the dark cloud:

It all has the feel of a classic street protest with one exception: It's unclear exactly what the demonstrators want.

"When all the bailout money was spent on bonuses and stuff everyone was outraged, but no one did anything because no one feels like they can," protester Jesse Wilson, 22, said this week when asked to take articulate the cause. "It's time for us to come together to realize we are the masses, and we can make things happen."

But he couldn't say what, exactly, he wanted to happen. Handmade signs carried by some of the demonstrators — "Less is More" and "Capitalism is evil" — hardly make it clearer.

I wonder how Jesse and his SEIU enablers feel about state employees getting their retention "bonuses" for doing nothing more than showing up for work every day? (well, most days, anyway. Don't want to stress the poor dears...)

Of course, the really funny part about the "Capitalism is Evil" mantra is found in the paragraph that precedes the one above:

They sleep on air mattresses, use Mac laptops and play drums. They go to the bathroom at the local McDonald's.

I'm sure those air mattresses were hand-made by Quadriplegic Native American Lesbians with sustainable growth hemp products. As well as the Macs. As for using McDonalds bathrooms, McDonald's being one of the biggest corporations on the planet, hey, dude, they have awesome fries!


But the real point that Ms. Long is trying to get across here is not the rank hypocrisy or the rank stupidity or even the rank odor of these attention-whores. It's the power of their message.

But he [Jesse (Starchild Rainbow Moonbeam Nike) Wilson] couldn't say what, exactly, he wanted to happen. Handmade signs carried by some of the demonstrators — "Less is More" and "Capitalism is evil" — hardly make it clearer.

See? Can you see the power of the message now??!?!

What? You are not quite getting it yet, you silly wingnut?

Okay, let's let Colleen spell it out for you:

Enter "Bill Dobbs, an activist involved in the 2004 demonstrations at the Republican National Convention, and many others."

Dobbs and others say the group's lack of specificity serves a purpose because it invites outrage over a full spectrum of societal grievances. Indeed, some demonstrators say they are against Wall Street greed, others say they are protesting global warming and still others say they are protesting "the man."

See, stupid? It's the lack of a message that is the message! You can get angry and outraged about anything at all and we are going to be right here by your side. It's like the Obama Guide to Protesting! As long as we're vague enough, we can be anything you want us to be!

What a new and exciting concept!!!

POWER TO THE VAGUE BUT OUTRAGED PEOPLE!!!!

(hold on, I gotta go take a leak and maybe grab some McNuggets......)

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