|The art in the J.P. Morgan Library conversing among themselves.|
Robber barons are so un-stylish these days.
Anonymous money always finds it’s way into politics – always has, and probably always will. That’s not what our founding father’s had in mind, but it is what we’ve deteriorated into thanks to ‘Citizen’s United’ – which is not to be confused with citizens united (lower-case.) Switching gears, large groups of people crammed into small spaces equal hygiene issues. Mayor Bloomberg wants to clear-out Zuccotti Park for health reasons to clean-out and disinfect the space.
On one hand, admirable…
…on the other, those people he wants to clear away don’t have health care any way which is part of the reason they’re they’re protesting. Even if those folks did have health care, they couldn’t afford the co-pays. I’m being continually clobbered by bogus invoices from an historic Philadelphia hospital for a copay following an ER visit. It’s a large copay. Bear in mind, they would not treat me until after I’d given them my COBRA card AND subtracted money from my debit card. (Never give cash to a hospital or doctor’s office.) No matter what you pay or HOW – they still charge you again any way.
|J. Peirpont Duck, robber-baron.|
But back to issues at hand. No one I know has any money – that said, fashionable restaurants and sidewalk bistro’s are booming. So is Tiffanys. Luxury items are flying off the shelves at chic-shops… so WHAT the hell is going ON…?!!!
It seems to me there are two kinds of people in this world – and I’m not referring to the rich and the poor – but rather to those with or without a conscience – or if you prefer – those with our without social awareness. Conscience and awareness, or a lack thereof has nothing to do with wealth – that’s a mere stereotype – good character is not so easily pigeonholed – that’s why people across the social spectrum, both rich and poor support the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement.
Mayor Bloomberg, (generally speaking not a bad man) is, nevertheless either frightened or pressured into dispersing the protestors in Zuccotti Park. Protestors are “assured” they can return once the park is disinfected and made pretty for the shiny-shoed executives who have to look-down on those lowly serfs – but once protestors are allowed to return, they will not be permitted to pitch a tent, let alone lay down. Everyone is ordered to remain standing at all times. Obviously this is an attempt to circumvent the courage of the protestors – the very same technique Wisconsin governor, Scott Walker tried in order to reclaim the state capital building in which he currently squats (for the moment.)
|J. Winifred Harjes, J.P.’s partner in crime.|
Legitimately angry people, repeatedly wronged reach a breaking-point. This protest represents a genuine breaking-point – a breaking point which would be in the best interests of wealthy Wall Street tycoons to pay to respectful attention-to. The middle-class is the buffer-zone between the wealthy and the despair of the impoverished. Shrink the middle-class and the comfortable upper-crust enjoys a far more fragile margin of safety. Civilized society is what is at stake – personal greed be damned. Besides, pay attention: Both “Christians” and “Jews” alike – charity and generosity-of-spirit are the foundations of your linked faiths…
…unless the almighty financial powers that be, have lost sight of such minor details in their pursuit of greed – and “faith” is merely a quaint tool used purely for the purpose of distraction. Beware, people are hungry.