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A Modest Proposal

Houston, we have a problem! Having spent the morning watching videos from various occupied localities around the country I realized its dimensions.

There they are, as other commentators have pointed out, with their iPads, laptops  and digital cameras, cursing corporations. They don’t even comprehend the contradiction. One young man stated that rich capitalists should give their money to the more deserving.  “But what,” asked the reporter, “will you do if they refuse?” The answer, with a laugh and a shrug was, “Kill them.”  The young man intended his answer to be taken as a joke, but his expression and discomfort belied his words.

Many, if not all, the young occupiers graduated from the tax supported public education system. They attended, or are attending, universities on federal loans. Their socialist/Marxist sympathies are the culmination of years of what is loosely called education. When asked to explain their positions, they resort to four letter words or turn away in anger. They have learned the talking points, but not much else.

This is what happens when the producers of the nation’s prosperity cede the institutions that educate their young to leftists. Now the damage is done. These same young people are voters. No doubt, some will eventually realize what they have been taught is false. However, the nation is at a crossroads. There is no time to wait.

So what is to be done? This is not China or North Korea. We cannot send benighted youth to reeducation camps. We can’t round them up and deport them.

Our course of action is restrained by the very system that we struggle to safeguard. The self-described revolutionists behave badly and claim the protection of the Constitution they would destroy.

I have a modest proposal. Let us establish a fund to provide the occupiers with (one-way) tickets to the Communist paradise of their choice. They could take their ipads and their lap tops with them. (Although it is doubtful they would be allowed to keep them.) The only condition would be that if, having experienced the nirvana they so earnestly desire, they yearn to return to the land they cursed and whose flag they trampled, they would have to pay their own way back.

But as to my self, having been wearied out for many Years with offering vain, idle, visionary thoughts, and at length utterly despairing of Success, I fortunately fell upon this Proposal, which as it is wholly new, so it hath something Solid and Real, of no Expence and little Trouble, full in our own Power…


1 Robert { 10.25.11 at 7:59 pm }

The founders would be sickened to learn that the youth of this nation are not being taught any true history of this nation. Revisionist history, yes because the academics that have taken over the colleges and universities in educating our children would rather see this country fail. Fall to the same ideals that has and is bringing Europe to it’s knees. They have the perfect man in the white house for this to happen and they are taking advantage of it. I think the major corporations that these occupiers are protesting should go to the places of occupation and hold a job fair. Oh, that’s right! These people don’t want to contribute, just complain and regurgitate what their professors have fed them.


2 Ivan { 10.27.11 at 7:37 am }

Wall Street is a group of thiefs. They have no loyalty to America as shown by thier sendin gour jobs to China and the wholesale deindustrialization of America. These protestors however are morons even if some of what they say is correct.


Erich Sielaff Reply:

Wall Street is no more a group of thieves than any other street, and to overgeneralize misses the real problem: Crony capitalism, social engineering (ie. the housing bubble) and the concept of “too big to fail”, all of which is interference in the free market and collusion between SOME corporations and government, the results of which have been disastrous. Now we have Dodd-Frank and overregulation to further cripple us. You don’t clean up a toxic river by going downstream. You have to go UP stream to get rid of the pollutants. In this case, that would be Washington DC. If these miscreants who defecate on cars, people’s doorsteps and fornicate in the streets had a whit of knowledge about anything beyond what they have been indoctrinated to believe by their agitprop university professors, they would thank God they live here. I say that one way ticket sounds like a “modest proposal” indeed.


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