A curious article appeared in the L.A. Times this week. The true symbol of the occupests which pocked our national landscape this autumn may very well be the hazmat suit. As it happens, our next to become adults generation is not only emotionally vacuous, intellectually stunted, more than a little messy, but we who raised them could have done much better in the area of potty training as well.
The sheer volume of personal belongings left behind after the early morning Los Angeles Police Department raid has astonished city workers: books and CDs, luggage and boom boxes, mattresses and dining chairs, cellphones, electric razors, a small red guitar with its neck snapped –- all surrounded by dozens of collapsed and empty tents.
A steady flow of people stopped by the park Wednesday to take photos and video and watch workers in white hazmat suits rake trash into neat piles.
As workers broke down tents and placed them in trash cans, Ramir Delgado, 25, snapped photos out of curiosity.
“It’s a shame how I see all trash around here,” he said. He pointed to his head. “People don’t understand that the freedom starts here in your mind.”
Delgado said he was disappointed in Occupy L.A.
”You know why this is filthy and not clean is there isn’t leadership,” he said.
A few feet away, crews in the hazmat suits raked trash of discarded protest signs, nail polish and jars of peanut butter.
For those of you who have not caught on to what the L.A. Times is clearly attempting to gloss over here, hazmat suits are not worn by people merely picking up a little harmless trash. These suits are worn by people who wish to avoid the sickness involved with cleaning up some of the nastier bio hazards. In short, there must have been a hell of a lot of human waste in the down town L.A. park. Compare the coverage of the Tea Parties to what is going on with the occupests. Also compare the police blotters, and the aftermath. Zero arrests at the Tea Party Rallies, all rallies purchased permits from the local municipalities and left their protests in cleaner condition than when they started. The occupests on the other hand, thousands of arrests, squatting on public, and in some instances private property, and left behind tons of trash, human waste and had to have people in protective suits clean up after them. The Tea Partiers were denigrated as hate mongering racist thugs on the verge of violent behavior. The occupests were covered as being representative of 99% of all Americans and the mainstream of American thought.
Throughout all of this, I have been reading fluff pieces from many different sources. What staggers the imagination is the realization that very few ever took the time to critically consider what these self entitled little punks were actually demanding. Quite simply, they wish to be taken care of by others whom they do not know. After borrowing a couple of hundred grand to go to college to study some worthless field, they were shocked to learn that being a counter clerk pouring coffee to self righteous former hippies at Starbucks would not generate an income sufficient to repay the loans used to purchase their feel good fields of study. Rather than get mad at the people who lied to them in the first place, by telling them that it would be a good idea to go and get a degree in Sociology, they got mad at the folks who funded their 4 years of binge drinking, projectile vomiting, and waking to freshly manicured lawns, never once actually gaining any useful understanding to the very real world they would some day inhabit. As for their list of demands, which I have linked to here, once again, they can only be characterized as asinine. But that description does not really do justice as to how vacuous these societal parasites really are. Consider that they did not even have a list of demands nor an actual reason for their protests when they actually started all of this, in August. It was a full 2 months of this nonsense before they told us what got their panties in a bunch in the first place. For serious people who are productive members of society, public protests are the last resort to garner the attention of an unresponsive and unaccountable government. For the spoiled children generation, protesting was the first impulsive action of a generation asked to support themselves. Blaming the banks for their plight merely tells me that these brats either were not taught basic economics from a qualified teacher, at any time in their lives, or they slept through the classes. The fact that they found toileting such a challenge makes me think the latter may be the case. Either way it matters not to me. Hose the brats off, force them to bathe, and allow them to either starve or support themselves.