The Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99 Percent confessionals that accompany it have been having a growing impact on how our country is discussing economics, the distribution of wealth and the real labor crisis growing day by day.
It also is making conservatives, who are happy with nothing but low wage jobs as long as it keeps their taxes low, very uncomfortable.
Now the right is speaking out in an effort to belittle the movements, trying to change the way Americans are viewing those who are simply asking for the same hand up from the government that banks and brokers have been getting every day.
Alex Cortez of the conservative “Let Freedom Ring” released the following video, to portray the Occupy protesters as ignorant, violent, rude and ridicule worthy.
And conservative blogger and CNN pundit Erik Erickson has been pushing his new project, “We Are the 53 Percent,” referring to those who pay federal income taxes, implying everyone else is lazy and wants something for nothing. Participants up the intelligent discourse even further on the Tumblr site by basically stating over and over again that anyone who wants change is a “whiner,” and they should “suck it up.”
Will these conservative counter strikes be effective at discrediting the original movement? If not, I’m sure there are more in the wings.
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