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Utopia – it’s not Burger King

November 4, 2011

My first thought at seeing these pictures & the riots in Oakland as well as Seattle (both linked at Michelle Malkin) was “jeeze. I don’t WANT to live in that kind of society” and then “hmmmm. Utopia looked a lot different in my mind when I envisioned it”

I thought it would be a lot greener, a lot less stinky, fewer piercings, and a lot less angry. Personally, if I were in this for 3 weeks straight, I’d be on the edge myself – I might even stomp a drum or something (especially at 4am with no caffeine available)

Apparently Utopia isn’t like Burger King. You can’t have it your way. 

maybe it’s me, but their version of Utopia looks a lot like the alternative universe the evil bowler hat in “Meet the Robinsons’” by Disney was trying to push. It doesn’t look very much like “Keep moving forward” IMHO. Is this really what the 99% who aren’t protesting want?

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  1. November 4, 2011 10:02 pm

    Keith – you reminded me of a discussion I had with my VERY committed democratic pro union Aunt who told me how horrible it was that we were exporting UNION jobs to other countries when we had “working poor” here.
    When I asked her if she had ever seen a third world country or been to someplace like Nuevo Laredo (where you can see people from the border literally living in cardboard boxes on the cliffs) her response was “oh, no – I’d NEVER want to go there. It’s barbaric”. When I asked her why we deserved to have ‘working poor’ with flatscreens when the rest of the worlds’ poor starving….well, you can imagine the abrupt cutoff to the discussion.
    it’s pretty amazing what a bubble they live in. I was talking to a friend who agreed – the progressives are the neo-Luddites. They are the updated anti-industrialists who want to go back to ‘the good old days’ – except in their version, the good old days are the 1950s. Who’s that living in a reality bubble?

  2. November 4, 2011 8:50 pm

    They are not likely to be mistaken for the Moral Majority.

    It is bemusing to me that they can seriously put forth the notion that 99% of Americans want to destroy free enterprise and replace it with a statist, totalitarian socialism that decides at any moment when anyone has something that they don’t deserve.

    As I commented recently to a friend, those living at the poverty line in the US are almost “the rich 1%” to most of the rest of the world. Should some of their income be taken from them and sent overseas? Apparently yes, as this is the effect of Cap & Trade.[1]

    ===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle

    [1] Well, the theoretical effect. In practice governments, either decide to keep the money (as the UK did a few months ago) or direct it to corrupt targets (such as China, which stands guilty of more than a billion dollars in carbon trading fraud so far).

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