the biggest joke of a movement America has seen in a long time. made in response to the Great Recession. fueled by the thought that the Great Recession is a big enough excuse not to try to make a living and banks (no pun intended) on the idea that complaining is a great substitute for action. ignores the fact that "life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." a complete kick in the face for those who have worked for everything they have owned. destroys the businesses, cars, public safety, and even lives. a complete disgrace. i grew up out of a liberal family, and I'm not that conservative, but these people make me sick.
Jack, one of the 99%: "Uggh, this economy won't let me get a job! Waaaa! Screw those fat cats upstairs! OCCUPY WALL STREET! Come on, gang, torch that family-owned general store! Stupid capitalists! Capitalism is evil!"
General Store Owners: "I could cry right now. I've worked way too hard and have stretched by budget way too much to have my successful general store go to shambles like this. Sure, this economy has driven down the profit of my store, but I still get by, and my family has loved me for it. How the FUCK am I one of those fat cats, you bastards?!?"
Justin, one of the 99%: "JP Morgan Chase's headquarters! Torch it!"
Jack, one of the 99%: "No, they've got security. And guns. And that building is way too big. One ear of corn at a time, Justin. Lets not work too hard now."
Mother of a dead child to Jack: "You guys killed my son! He was 10 years old!"
Jack, one of the 99%: "Lets put it this way, mam, at least he can't grow up to be an evil fat cat."