Occupy L.A. – A First-Hand Account

Lately, I’ve been taking a different route to work in the mornings – one that forces me to drive through downtown and take in the spectacle of the Occupy L.A. movement.  This dirty shanty town, with row after row of shoddy tents, is stationed on the lawn of City Hall and is composed of the usual “Occupy” crowd – the misfits, homeless, uneducated, unemployed, and deranged.  Their list of grievances is similar to that of other Occupy movements – a disorderly, incoherent rant on what they view as a gross inequality in the national distribution of wealth, yet void of any meaningful, substantive solutions or alternatives to the current system.

Recently, the Occupy L.A. movement sought to incorporate its Hispanic element by making a public declaration that it sought to make the county of Los Angeles a “sanctuary for illegal aliens.”  Here I was, thinking L.A. already was one.  This declaration was made citing the fact that LAPD cooperates with federal officials in the deportation of convicted illegal aliens.  So… what are you trying to argue here, Occupiers?  That we shouldn’t deport dangerous criminal elements of society because doing so might be considered “racist?”  Our prisons are already impacted as it is.  The last thing we need is to have taxpayer dollars clothe, shelter, and feed illegal aliens when they don’t belong in this country in the first place.  Deport them all, I say.

You can read their “Declaration of Occupation” here.  Each point is grounded in far-left liberal ideologies, like their belief that healthcare is a universal right, or absent any economic merit, like their assertion that we can support a lavish welfare state and corporations should bear the brunt of all costs without outsourcing or reducing their workforce.  Other arguments simply lack any logic in proven science, such as their claim that alternative forms of energy are not developed more fully because corporations wish to keep us dependent on oil, and not because of the more simplistic fact that alternative forms of energy are much more costly and far less cost-effective than the burning of fossil fuels.  You can literally go through each point and refute it with common knowledge you learn from a high school civics class.  Then again, I guess most of the Occupiers didn’t finish high school.

LAPD was supposed to evict the Occupy L.A. mob yesterday, but they failed to do so.  They’ll try again tonight, and I hope they find the balls to bash in every single Occupier‘s skull.  Maybe use some tear gas, rubber bullets, swift blows to the head.  We need to push these lunatics out of the center stage of politics and into the margins where they belong.  The political landscape is crazy enough with the usual Congressional Democrats and the Obama administration.  We can’t entertain these far-left extremists who think Obama’s betrayed them all by not giving them more handouts. They honestly sit in their shanty town tents and moan about being unfairly foreclosed upon when they don’t want to work in the first place.

Clear them out.  Purify downtown.  Liquidate the ghetto of Occupy L.A.

  1. #1 by Dan on November 30, 2011 - 10:51 am

    The Occupy movements as a whole are grossly disorganized, there’s no doubt about that. They have 50 different viewpoints coming from 50 different sources, many not well versed in politics or economics. The viewpoints that you, and the conservative media as a whole, have seemed to latch on to are the ones that “you can literally go through each point and refute it with common knowledge.” That’s the easiest way to discredit the whole movement.

    The crux of their movement, and a feeling that is resonated throughout our nation, is a dissatisfaction that a minority of people grew enormously wealthy making bad bets that the public now has to pay off, not just with our tax dollars, but with the generally shitty economy we have endured for the last few years and will likely endure for the next few – hence the name “Occupy WALL STREET”. Surely you cannot refute that, can you?

    Perhaps better to not address it, it’s a lot easier to cherry pick the ill thought out peripheral points

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