Monday, 3 October 2011

"Occupy Wall Street" has the Pirate Party beat for outrageous free stuff. Canada next, 2012 Agitprop.

I thought the Pirate Party in Berlin had a goofy free-stuff platform.  That was before "Occupy Wall Street" came up with something big to believe in.  Version One has thirteen demands:

$20/hour minimum wage,
but a guaranteed income even if you don't work.
Free college education
and cancellation of all debts everywhere, starting with student loans,  
credit card balances and home mortgages and going to all international debt too.
Single payer healthcare and outlaw all private healthgivers.
Block free trade, make it way easier to unionize.
Forget about the border fence.  In fact, forget about borders too.  Just open things up.
No more credit reports.

And so on.

One little ray of light:  Honest counting of secret paper ballots.

And another:  Like spaghetti being flung at a wall to see what sticks, the platform hasn't actually been adopted.

h/t Gateway Pundit

h/t Small Dead Animals which links 2 stories for planned protests in Toronto and Montreal.

h/t Instpundit, quoting Professor Jacobson:
 “#OccupyWallStreet is organized agitprop designed to deflect attention from the Obama administration’s failings onto ‘Wall Street,’ although many of the participants don’t understand how they are being used. The Washington Post now is fully aboard Team Obama, doing its best to take down Rick Perry this week, next week someone else. AxelPlouffe messaging is all class warfare all the time, and will be for the next 13 months.”
Added:  "The movement has at least one major obstacle to becoming a political force — the administration it would protest is on its side".  Hot Air.
My favorite comment at Small Dead Animals: "It seems to me this is all about canceling student debt for people who chose the wrong majors".

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