Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Wall Street Rogered

Roger Kimball doesn't think much of the Occupy Wall Street movement and he makes good fun of intellectuals and old hippies who do.
The columnist Nicholas Kristof, for example, took one look at the spoiled children and social misfits cluttering up Zuccotti Park and declared that it was “reminiscent of Cairo’s Tahrir Square.” Here’s a question: How many things had to go wrong in Mr. Kristof’s brain for him to make that comparison with a straight face? “Reminiscent of” implies “analogous to.” In what sense is an aggregation of permanent adolescents in a park in downtown Manhattan analogous to the regime-changing tumult that exploded in Egypt last winter? In no sense. Mr. Kristof’s heady tweet was nonsense.
There's more where that came from.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's easy to pick on the hipsters that are "Occupy Wall Street," but the numerical data that shows the increasing gap in incomes is not debatable. The rich are getting significantly wealthier and due to tax loopholes the burden is on the middle/working class. Making fun of the protesters is avoiding the real problem.

October 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM 
Blogger Bob Bohne said...

You still plan on getting together tomorrow night?

October 20, 2011 at 11:35 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

No. Next Friday.

October 20, 2011 at 3:02 PM 

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