Liberal hypocrisy: trust fund babies protesting the capitalist systems which helped their parents and grandparents earn the money, and the financiers who grew the money on which they live.

From Tina Korbe:

Video: Borderline insane — or totally facetious — meltdown from OWS protester

posted at 5:33 pm on October 14, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Really not sure what to make of this. I have a hard time believing this kid is serious — and his periodic smirk makes me wonder if his rant might not be a — to borrow a word from Rachel Maddow — “genius,” ironic, satiric, mocking, obnoxious, somewhat schizophrenic and absolutely over-the-top parody of the real protesters. Right? Surely?

OK, before you play this video, be warned: the language used by the fine gentleman in this inetrnet-viral youtube wouldn’t exactly get past the editors on anyone who had to worry about a broadcasting license.

At the same time that I’m posting this, I’m thinking this is why the Flea Party (h/t Ann Coulter) is still out there protesting. The rest of us can’t tear our eyes away from the wreck, and all the coverage makes them feel important. Maybe it’s time to quit rubbernecking …

I have to admit: I love Ann Coulter’s term, Flea Party — and fleabaggers, I would suppose — more than my Overly Wet Snuggies label for them. I just wish I had thought of it myself.

But there’s more to the story. It seems that the gentleman starring in the video is a Columbia University graduate student who doesn’t exactly have to worry about from where he’ll get his next meal, because as Ed Morrissey noted, he is a trust fund baby!

Yup, that’s right, he’s out there, protesting against the capitalist system under which his grandfather earned the money and the financiers who grew the money and possibly still administer the trust fund which enables him to stay in college without having to work, or worry about having to cut his hair and get a job when he gets out.

Of course, Edward T. Hall III, the trust fund baby in the viral video, isn’t exactly the only trust fund baby supporting the fleabaggers.

I guess that it’s real easy to rail about those evil ol’ corporations when you don’t have to actually work for one to put food on the table.

27 Comments

  1. Looks like he’s toked a few too many. Sustainable stars? Unhinged would be about right. I can’t help but wonder who their parents are, and what they really think.

  2. File this thread under: Gullible Conservatives Wasting Bandwidth.

    It’s all part of their desperate attempt to ignore that the majority of Americans support OWS and think the country has indeed become too unequal and the financial sector in particular too unaccountable.

    Besides, if they had any consistency, they’d be kissing this guy’s ass. he’s a Trust Fund Baby – and therefore their obvious superior in teh game of life.

  3. The Phoenician wrote:

    It’s all part of their desperate attempt to ignore that the majority of Americans support OWS and think the country has indeed become too unequal and the financial sector in particular too unaccountable.

    I guess that we’ll see if the majority of Americans support the fleabaggers 12½ months from now, in the only poll that really counts for anything.

  4. I guess that we’ll see if the majority of Americans support the fleabaggers 12½ months from now, in the only poll that really counts for anything.

    Dana, dear chap, OWS isn’t a political party, and it isn’t running any candidates.

    You’re not very smart, are you?

  5. And let’s bring a few more of those hated things, facts, to the table, shall we?

    * Occupy Chicago
    * Occupy Cincinnati
    * Occupy Cleveland
    * Occupy Columbus
    * Occupy Indiana
    * Occupy Indianapolis
    * Occupy Kansas City
    * Occupy Michigan
    * Occupy Minnesota
    * Occupy OKC
    * Occupy Omaha
    * Occupy OSU (Stillwater)
    * Occupy St. Louis
    * Occupy Tulsa
    * Occupy Wisconsin
    * Occupy Youngstown

    NORTHEAST

    * Occupy Albany
    * Occupy Binghamton
    * Occupy Boston
    * Occupy D.C.
    * Occupy Hartford, CT
    * Occupy Maine
    * Occupy New Haven
    * Occupy New Jersey
    * Occupy Philadelphia
    * Occupy Pittsburgh
    * Occupy Providence, RI
    * Occupy Rochester
    * Occupy Vermont

    SOUTHEAST

    * Occupy Arkansas
    * Occupy Asheville
    * Occupy Atlanta
    * Occupy Birmingham, AL
    * Occupy Charlotte
    * Occupy Clarksville, TN
    * Occupy Columbus, GA
    * Occupy Daytona Beach
    * Occupy Durham
    * Occupy Florence, SC
    * Occupy Greensboro
    * Occupy Jacksonville, FL
    * Occupy Knoxville
    * Occupy Lexington, KY
    * Occupy Louisville
    * Occupy Memphis
    * Occupy Miami
    * Occupy Mississippi
    * Occupy Nashville
    * Occupy New Orleans
    * Occupy Orlando
    * Occupy Richmond, VA
    * Occupy Tallahassee
    * Occupy Tampa
    * Occupy Winston Salem

    SOUTHWEST

    * Occupy Albuquerque
    * Occupy Austin
    * Occupy Dallas
    * Occupy Houston
    * Occupy Phoenix
    * Occupy San Antonio
    * Occupy Tucson

    WEST

    * Occupy Boise
    * Occupy Colorado Springs
    * Occupy Denver
    * Occupy Eugene
    * Occupy Las Vegas
    * Occupy Los Angeles
    * Occupy Olympia
    * Occupy Portland
    * Occupy Sacramento
    * Occupy Salt Lake City
    * Occupy San Diego
    * Occupy San Francisco
    * Occupy San Jose
    * Occupy Santa Cruz
    * Occupy Seattle
    * Occupy Spokane

    INTERNATIONAL

    * Occupy Brisbane
    * OCCUPY DEN HAAG (NL)
    * Occupy Finland
    * Occupy Frankfurt Germany
    * Occupy Hamburg Germany
    * Occupy Manchester | March on the Tory Party Conference
    * Occupy Melbourne Australia
    * Occupy Montreal
    * Occupy Perth
    * Occupy the London Stock Exchange
    * Occupy Toronto Market Exchange
    * Occupy Vancouver

    Boy, those trust fund babies do get around, don’t they?…

  6. The Phoenician wrote:

    I guess that we’ll see if the majority of Americans support the fleabaggers 12½ months from now, in the only poll that really counts for anything.

    Dana, dear chap, OWS isn’t a political party, and it isn’t running any candidates.

    You’re not very smart, are you?

    Kind of like the TEA Party isn’t really a political party, but still managed to make its influence felt on the GOP, and managed to help the GOP take control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections.

    But, if you insist that the fleabaggers aren’t far more supportive of one party, the Democrats, than the other, well, go right ahead. But since virtually every elected official in this country is either a Republican or a Democrat, if they don’t back one of those parties, then the fleabaggers are really nothing at all: all of their hot air will produce no actual political gain or change for them, unless, of course, you think that they are going to somehow lead a revolution.

    Someone as smart as you seem to think you are ought to have figured that out.

  7. all of their hot air will produce no actual political gain or change for them, unless, of course, you think that they are going to somehow lead a revolution.

    Ya know, I’ve heard rumblings of that sort, along with the usual Leftist “we’re coming to murder you where you live and where you work” terroristic threatening mail that’s being sent out. But those quacks forgot one majorly important thing: The most armed populace in the world has the Conservatives with the guns and the Liberals with the rocks and vandalism and lawbreaking and total lack of self-restraint or self-responsibility. Liberals don’t want to try a French Revolution here if they’re smart. Conservatives don’t just reload. They reload their own brass.

  8. Marine Sergeant Shamar Thomas stands up to 30 NYPD cops.

    Shamar pointed out to the mob of police officers who were intimidating the protesters that there was “No honour” in their actions and said “It takes a coward to harm an unarmed civilian” he went on to say “This is not a war zone, these are unarmed people, it does not make you tough to hurt these people.”

    “If you want to go fight, go to Iraq and Afghanistan, Leave these people alone, they are US citizens, why are you doing this to our people?” said Seargent Thomas who then asked where in their (The NYPD officers present) contract does it justify hurting US citizens.

    “I’ve been to Iraq 14 months for my people and you come here to hurt them, they don’t have guns, it doesn’t make any sense, how do you sleep at night? there is no honour in this, your here to protect them, protect us.”

    Why do w1ngnuts hate Marine veterans?

  9. Why are so many of the OWSers outrageous anti-Semites?

    Uh-huh – so a Palestinain objecting to Israel’s policies is “anti-Semetism”?

    Get a life, Hubey-Wubey. And stop sh1tting on your fellow Americans, including Marine vets.

  10. Uh-huh – so a Palestinain objecting to Israel’s policies is “anti-Semetism”?

    Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Check out the middle of this vid. I’m sure she’s just “objecting to Israel’s policies.”

    Get a life, Kiwi Pussy. And stop sugar-coating your fellow Jew haters’ remarks.

  11. First of all, this is an allegation, no more.

    Secondly, there is no perp identified yet.

    Third, this is anecdotal, so even if proven true does not condemn the movement..

    The demonization by the wingnuts goes on, as expected, because this movement really has them worried, otherwise they would ignore it. They can’t and it won’t go away!

  12. Perry errs:

    First of all, this is an allegation, no more.

    Perry, you can just turn in your feminist credentials right now; don’t you know that women never lie about being raped?1
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    1. The exception being Juannita Broadrick, of course. [back]
  13. You forgot Occupy Raleigh, Phoe ;-)

    Anyway, John, I seem to recall you speaking out – with good reason – against the nutpicking my liberal colleagues did to the Tea Party. I would hope you’d recognize that individuals aren’t a good barometer of what a movement is really made of.

  14. Hey Jeff, check this out. It’s link-tastic. You might be interested in the schmucks over at “Occupy Denver”. You might be interested in the mob count. You might be interested in who are endorsing the “Occupy” crazies. You might also be interested in this Occupy Boston stuff where the crazies prevented a food drive but Conservative bloggers rode to the rescue. Or you could be interested in one of many different sources of astroturf involved in the “Occupy” mobbery. You could be interested in their Socialist pretzel logic. Or you could be interested in the hilarious list of demands from the Moron Mob From Mars.

    So no, Jeff, I’m not “nutpicking” like your “Liberal colleagues did to the TEA Party,” but rather showing representative samples of the “Occupy” crazies.

    (Yup, a link-tastic comment linking to link-tastic articles. Lots of food for thought for anyone willing to look and research. Or you could be like Perry and hand-wave anything that shows him to be the fool he is.)

  15. Hey Jeff, check this out. It’s link-tastic.

    It’s a link to a site run by a doscumented l1ar. Why on earth would anyone bother?

  16. Actually, no it isn’t. There’s not a single link to “Walking With Ghosts” in any of the primary, secondary, tertiary links or beyond, so there are no links to the documented serial liar. There are no links to the site owned by the person CSPT’s proprietor basically called an idiot on multiple occasions.

  17. You see, New Zealand Socialist book putter backer, there’s a reason I respect Jeff. He disagrees with me 80 to 95 percent of the time, oft-times vehemently. If you check out his blog, which I visited sporadically when he was more active with it (before he got his “piled higher and deeper” degree), he is nearly completely in line with the Liberal agenda on fiscal and social matters (I have a dearth of information in my mind on his Defense positions). And most of his articles are written in a flame-worthy attitude, when considering the thoughts of Conservatives such as me. For example, he is very much down with homosexuals and their cause (while not being one himself) and I believe the Bible when it says homosexuality is an abomination and when it says homosexuality is unnatural and a sin and when it says people are in bondage to their sin. So, his positions are nearly all polar opposites of mine. Note: aphrael, who used to comment here weekly or more (to my mind’s remembrance), is most definitely a Liberal. He’s also most definitely homosexual and has a “husband” (that he doesn’t use scare quotes for). I disagree with him on nearly everything as well, but I also respect him as a foil.

    So, Jeff and I are almost completely polar opposites. Jeff and Conservatives are almost completely polar opposites. Yet the long-term Conservatives and Libertarians here who have experienced the more blog-active Jeff will tell you they all respect Jeff, despite his being wrong on nearly everything. And there’s a reason for that. Unlike you, New Zealand Socialist book putter backer, and unlike the race-baiter, memory-loss champion of CSPT Perry, Jeff actually takes the time to try to understand the Conservative position and to research what Conservatives say. While Jeff disagrees with nearly everything Conservative, he does so honestly and with the intent of debating honestly and with understanding. Which is more than I can say for “The Two Ps in a Pod” (a phrase Dana coined).

    A couple of examples of Jeff being honest and/or working to understand positions contrary to his own: I believe it was John Adams, however it may have been a different Founder/Framer, but Jeff thought he was a Theocracy advocate. I said he was absolutely not. Jeff researched and found out I was right and retracted his position regarding the Founder/Framer. But the bigger example is an article from his own decidedly and absolutely Liberal site, an article he wrote in January, 2010. It is that article where Jeff, being Jewish, states with clarity he understands millenarian Christian theology which in itself enrages a great many in the Jewish community. The fact Jeff is not Christian (and I have no idea whether he is a religiously practicing Jew or merely an ethnic Jew, nor is it all that important) would strongly suggest he disagrees with millenarian Christian theology. But he took the time to understand it, and understand the mentality of those who believe it.

    Aphrael (who is blame fool enough to not capitalize his moniker) is much the same, but in a different vein. Both aphrael and Jeff are dead wrong on just about everything. But both aphrael and Jeff take the time to actually understand the Conservative position — while vehemently disagreeing with it — and debate honestly with that understanding they have acquired. That is why I have much respect for both aphrael and Jeff when it comes down to debating. That is also why I have absolutely zero tolerance or respect for Perry, mike g, Jeromy, that csbc or whatever it is clown, or the absolute worst of them: the downright liar and most blog-destroying of radical Leftist trolls: the New Zealand Socialist book putter backer.

    Jeff and aphrael will likely never (short of a Saul of Tarsus miracle) come around to the Conservative position. But unlike those Leftists I mentioned above, Jeff and aphrael debate with integrity. And that is why Conservatives like me wish for more Jeffs and aphraels on Conservative sites and less trolls like “The Two Ps in a Pod”.

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