cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The “Occupy” movements around the country are being touted by the mainstream media as the Left’s version of the Tea Party movement. If that is true, and I suspect that it is, the Left has a big problem. Its latest movement has no defining mission. It leaves behind it the detritus that it has created as it mills about looking for a microphone to talk at or mindless chants to repeat.
It is almost impossible to miss the occasional interview and those are very telling. There may be some within the “Movement” who are capable communicators, but it doesn’t seem that many of those have yet been identified. The interviews have tended to sound like “hippie” sound bites from decades past.
So far, the goal seems to have been to try to embarrass Wall Street and then to carry that “victory” around the country and around the globe. Unions have made significant donations of money and food to those who are camped out in the park in New York. This all seems very much orchestrated and seems also to be something that the current Administration is embracing as useful in the re-election race it has started some time ago.
There does not seem to be spontaneity in this “Movement”. There does not seem to be a theme in this “Movement” except for its need to demonstrate. Maybe there is some grand scheme about which I am ignorant; if that is true it may be that the grand scheme needs be re-thought because I don’t think I am the densest person on the block (although there are those among you who believe I am that person). Is this the 2012 version of the Hope and Change machine? Is this the rallying of the masses?