Open Letter To Occupy Wall Street

by Justen Charters

To Occupy Wall Street: You are so consumed with political correctness, you don’t even know what the truth is anymore.

There is a big difference between a peaceful protest and one that is associated with violence, vandalism, registered sex offenders, rapists, drug addicts and housing and feeding wanted felons. The fact that you do not have the spine to kick these individuals out of your poorly kept and unsanitary shantytowns, shows how much resolve you actually have. Your will is weak and your morals are grounded in moral relativism.

You support political ideas that have been tried time and time again, only to result in more death, famine and poverty.

You blame others for your misfortune because you are envious of their lifestyle and you lack the motivation to follow your dreams. Are you afraid of being successful? Do you truly believe that the letters C.E.O. are akin to the number 666?

You claim your movement is here to create a better world, a utopian society. But what you do not realize is that a perfect world is not just impractical but impossible. History tells us whenever mankind has called to build heaven on earth, what mankind unfortunately ends up building is a place for the devil and his minions to roost. And mark my words regardless of you how good you think you are intentions at this moment, if you get your way (I HOPE YOU DON’T) but that is exactly what will happen. And like all tyrants on record you will justify it by saying its for the good of the cause.

Speaking of which. What is your cause? Do you really seek to bring down capitalism? The free market system has made this country the number one economy in the world. The system allows individuals with even the most meager income to still have all their basic needs met and even a few luxuries that people in poorer countries would kill for. No other country has what we have.

And for those of you that want to be more like the Democratic Socialist countries in Europe: Norway has a 25% national sales tax. Sweden’s income tax is among the highest in the world. Denmark has the highest income tax globally and are now proposing a tax on fatty foods. If those kind of policies suit you, you should relocate.

And for those who desire anarchy: Being accountable and responsible is part of of life. And if you don’t want anymore secrets why are you covering your face with a cowboy bandanna?

And for those who think the solution is to redistribute the wealth: Who gave you the right to take hard earned money out of other people’s pockets? And if sharing the pie was the answer, why are you having so much trouble redistributing the wealth in donations that you raised with in your Occupy encampments?

Oh, and why are you protesting corporate greed but using a Iphone, wearing name brand clothes and using items that generate revenue for big business?

Again this just two cents from a diehard capitalist. If you are intending to reply, do not link me to this or that. Prove to me that you think for yourself and you are not some drone who repeats everyone in unison like you belong to some cult.

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  • ninety nine

    “Oh, and why are you protesting corporate greed but using a Iphone,
    wearing name brand clothes and using items that generate revenue for big
    business?” …. that is a really lame talking point. If apple is doing something wrong, then report on that. We are not protesting companies that create value for Americans were protesting against the companies that are sucking the value out of America and breaking the law. It is not about a “utopian society” It is about good economic and social policy… Stop acting like you don’t agree.

  • BodybyFischer

    These unemployed protestors are the backbone of our country.

  • Ardbeg

    Why hate on Norway and Sweden? Norway has one of the highest GDP’s per-capita, an outstanding education and health care system.  It’s ranked as one of the best places to live and it’s citizens are ranked as some of the happiest. Low crime (recent events excluded), excellent services, yea; sounds like a crummy place to live.  Norway’s economy grew 3% last year despite the condition of the global economy. I think your the one who needs to ‘prove’ you can think.  Is all you know about Norway is their tax rate, it seem to work for them.

    • Bite It Loser Boy

      If Norway is so geat why don’t you move there and find out what it’s like to freeze your ass off for 8 months of the year?

      • Ardbeg

        Loser Boy-don’t have to: Raised in Alaska.  There are a lot of places that are “great” as you say.  That doesn’t mean everyone (or I) should move there. My point was don’t criticize a whole country for one factor (sales tax).  It works very well for them.  Key word “them”.  The author made it sound like Norway was a terrible place, just trying to point out his ignorance.

  • valley person

    Interesting rant. Try paying better attention to what the protesters are actually saying, and who they actually are. Digest that and write something coherent next time.  Or Catalyst should find someone who can.

  • HBguy

    Justen. Keep educating yourself. Read opposing viewpoints with an open mind. Don’t presume evil intentions by others who disagree with you. If there were easy answers to difficult problems, there would be very little debate in this world.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    An open letter is good but open laughter is what the streeters are really getting.

    Let’s face it, if someone could develop the tiniest bit of evidence this entire thing was a plot by the Republican party to make the left seem completely ridiculous, it wouldn’t be hard to believe.

    I do have sympathy for store owners or residents near these events. Its inconvenient for them, and they likely will suffer property damage at some point. That aside this is the absolute best thing for Republican election chances next year.

    • valley person

      Since a large majority of Americans agree with  the OWS protesters, including many 1 percenters, I wouldn’t laugh too loudly or get too confident about what effect this all may have on the next election. Having said that, if the OWS organizers let the anarchists use them as cover for mayhem, the protest will become counter productive to their stated goals.

      Defending the 1%, particularly the faction that created and profited from this mess,  is increasingly making the Republican party the ridiculous one here.  

  • Bob Clark

    I would invite the Occupy XXXrs to form their own third party U.S. presidential candidacy for this next year’s election.  Occupy XXXrs obviously didn’t get the “hope and change” they supported with Obama’s presidential bid nearly three years ago.

  • Lulz

    “…one that is associated with violence, vandalism, registered sex offenders, rapists, drug addicts and housing and feeding wanted felons.”

    Are they poaching the leadership from the DNC and RNC?

  • LC

    Feel free to throw anyone who “broke the law” during the housing mess into jail. The problem is, everything they did was perfectly legal courtesy of our federal government. To make matters worse, the government then throws our tax-payer money at them to try and rectify the situation. Everybody can agree that this isn’t right, but if you want to change the laws, you need to march on Capital Hill and the White House.

  • just doing the math

    https://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=14b38206-6ce4-4da3-896e-485ec7e337a6&_blg=2

    “In just a few paragraphs, the CBO showed definitively that the rich are getting richer at the expense of everyone else”

    Maybe, this is why the 99’s are so bugged. And the census has reported that the middle class has shrunk at an alarming rate with povery levels escalating more quickly in middle class suburbs than in the cities. I don’t believe the 99’s are attacking capitalism; it could be their perception that education and hard work may never be enough to achieve a middle class standard of living.

    • just doing the math

      poverty levels

  • Anonymous

    “And for those of you that want to be more like the Democratic Socialist countries in Europe: Norway has a 25% national sales tax. Sweden’s income tax is among the highest in the world. Denmark has the highest income tax globally and are now proposing a tax on fatty foods. If those kind of policies suit you, you should relocate.”

    I think those are great policies. Norway, Sweden and Denmark consistently rate highest in studies of countries with the best quality of life. Those high taxes you mention are true, and they pay for things transportation infrastructure and universal healthcare among many other things. And that’s the whole point of the Occupy movement – getting everyone to pay their fair share.

    • Paying their fare share doesn’t mean to end capitalism and become a socialist country, it means just that, paying their fare share.

  • No links, just observation, from a 1% to an arrogant, unthinking person who spouts nothing but conservative ideals you have heard all your life.  Nothing original here.