From 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.