It is a rare thing when an artist or author rebels against the liberal orthodoxy. But Sin City and 300 creator, Frank Miller does just that in his recent blog post entitled, “Anarchy.”
He begins with the following:
Everybody’s been too damn polite about this nonsense:
The “Occupy”movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.
“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached – is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.
This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find.
Wake up, pond scum…
There’s more here for those who are interested.
Naturally, Mr. Miller is getting tons of flak from the “artistic” community, but I give him full kudos for being among the first creative types to declare that the emperor has no clothes when it comes to the Occupy movement.
Given the recent murder in broad daylight and in close proximity to Oakland’s Occupy camp, Miller’s wake-up call is long overdue.
Frank Miller is a conservative. I bet Mallard Fillmore’s run some anti-OWS strips too…
I had no idea.
I don’t like the way you have implied that the murder was somehow to do with Occupy, the letter doesn’t suggest that at all.
The point is that the murder would have been less likely if local police were free to patrol the city instead of posted at the Occupy event. It is akin to calling 9/11 for a hangnail for thirty days while the rest of the city suffers from diminished police protection.
I don’t know how much I agree with him about the people there. I know plenty of people who are honest Americans that take part in those demonstrations. But, at the same time, I’m glad that influential people (in the entertainment industry) are starting to take a stand either for or against these issues. No one can hide from these issues, and they shouldn’t.
“No one can hide from these issues, and they shouldn’t.”
I think there is a 99% to 1% split — 1% of the bad apples make the 99% who support the occupy movements look bad. That said, I do think that as a movement goes on more extreme folk can become more prevalent because they are motivated to keep protesting. My own view is that they should call for a global day of protest to end the current occupations before winter and before malcontents hijack the movement, and then focus on building a global movement and finding ways to mix protest and political action. Jeffrey Sachs wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times that mirrors my view that OWS is actually symbolic of a cultural/political change that was hinted at with Obama’s election:
“I think there is a 99% to 1% split — 1% of the bad apples make the 99% who support the occupy movements look bad.”
I think the bad apples are closer to at least 30%. The movement just keeps becoming more and more a caricature of itself and its own self-importance. The end is near.
I agree with your assessment that the OWS folks need to declare victory fast. The longer they wait, the worse it will get.
Reality bites, deal. This is priceless!
Frank Miller is now my favorite cartoonist.
I truly love how left wingers throw numbers around . These OWS protesters claim to represent the 99% against the upper 1%. Well I am not in the the 1% and these smelly hippie clowns do not represent me, even though by definition I am in the 99%. I never voted for the OWS to represent me, neither did 99% of the 99% .
And when even the looney toon California Mayors clear the riff raff out of their cities, it is clear America is not embracing the occupation forces.
Yeah, I think this movement jumped the shark when someone got murdered in Oakland near an Occupy site.