So, rage against duly elected government is patriotic -- quintessentially American -- whereas rage against multi-national shareholder-accountable corporations is anti-American. OK, gotcha.Or when he applauds Sean Hannity for saying:
The average American taxpayer knows at the end of the day they're going to be on the hook for the trillions and trillions of dollars that we're using to bail out these companies, some of whom have been irresponsible, and they are expessing their frustration, which I think is quintessentially American.Only to be corrected by the voice in his ear bud with the information that that was Hannity in 2009 praising the Tea Party protesters. On October 3, Hannity said the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators hated freedom.
That's what the near future is going to look like.
Some local (and not so local) coverage.
Pittsburgh Business Times:
Occupy Pittsburgh, the grassroots effort inspired by but separate from the massive Wall Street demonstrations, are planning their first big event Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 15.Wall Street Journal:
The Occupy Pittsburgh event is timed to a worldwide event called for that day and could include a large-scale march and rally, said Occupy Pittsburgh organizer Nathaniel Glosser. An estimated 300 people attended Wednesday night's first organizing event at a Pittsburgh Unitarian Universalist church.
Glosser said that what's happening in Pittsburgh isn't formally connected with Occupy Wall Street and the other events around the United States and the world.
As anti-Wall Street protests spread from New York to other U.S. cities, the activists beginning their third week inside a Lower Manhattan park urged participants to dress up as "corporate zombies" on Monday.The P-G:
Organizers told the Associated Press that they would hold an anti-police brutality protest on the steps of City Hall, as well as a rally in support of union workers outside Sotheby's auction house on the Upper East Side. New York police arrested hundreds of demonstrators Saturday after a group blocked traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Over the weekend, budding copycat movements spread across the country, with smaller-scale protests planned via online social-networking sites. Protesters held sizable gatherings in Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles. In other cities, like San Francisco and Pittsburgh, protests were smaller or existed only in a planning stage.
They don't know precisely how they'll protest or what their exact mission is, but nearly 300 people who gathered in a stuffy Shadyside church Wednesday night agreed to protest Downtown on Oct. 15 against what they view as corporate greed.When you get mentioned by the Wall Street frickin Journal, you know you've arrived.
The group, a collection of 20-somethings and gray-haired adults, hopes to become the latest branch of a Wall Street protest that began in New York City and has since spread across the nation to Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities.
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