Divergent Movements

The Lamestream MSM seems to be in a bit of a quandary as to what spin to put on the Occupy Wall St. “movement.” They’re spending near equal time trying to paint them as more acceptable than the TEA Party and trying to play up the similarities between the two groups.

To be fair, the is a slight basis for the comparison. Both groups identified that there was and is a problem with America’s economic systems and “took to the streets” in order to make their voices heard. That’s as far as the similarity goes though. Very quickly the intrinsic natures of the participants showed themselves and the two movements diverged into Americanism vs. Liberalism.

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Tea Party v. Occupy Wall St
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That’s the way of it. The only comparison between the patriots of the TEA Party and the slackers of the OWS mob is that both groups realize that the political-economic “system” in America is broken and needs repairs that nearly amount to a rebuild. They are, however, antithetical to each other when it comes to how the system is broken, why it’s broken, and what a fixed system even looks like.

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NOTE: This only pertains to those OWS insurgents that have an economic agenda and doesn’t apply to- or necessarily include the plethora of other Leftists with unrelated manifestos that have gathered with them in a generalized “emo” tantrum.

Related Reading:

Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century
The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and Overcoming Administered Freedom, Inquisitorial Tolerance, and Equality by Command
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The First Knowledge Economy: Human Capital and the European Economy, 1750-1850
America's Entitlement Society [Champions of Freedom: The Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series - Volume 35]

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