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Old November 27 2011, 04:54 PM   #112
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, Alan Moore, whose V for Vendetta mask has been appropriated by many protestors, and who is no fan of Miller, looks on the Occupy movement more favourably:
And what he says is laughable as he lives in the UK and the Occupy people there have no clear idea, at all, as to why they are doing it. ask 10 of them and you get 10 different answers.

Though it is not a surprise it's from the Guardian, a very leftist paper, that got so excited when those riots broke out a while ago, thinking it was "the revolution", only to be disappointed when most of the people involved when asked by reporters were only too happy to say they rioted because they could get free stuff.
Why is it laughable that someone in the UK should have an opinion on it? Don't we live in an information age?

It is equally laughable when Americans support uprisings in Libya or Egypt or have a view on anti-government agitators in Iran or China?

I'm sure you'll disregard this, it coming from the Guardian (obviously we should only trust Fox News and the Wall Street Journal) but as regards the idea that OWS don't know what they're protesting about:

The No 1 agenda item: get the money out of politics. Most often cited was legislation to blunt the effect of the Citizens United ruling, which lets boundless sums enter the campaign process. No 2: reform the banking system to prevent fraud and manipulation, with the most frequent item being to restore the Glass-Steagall Act the Depression-era law, done away with by President Clinton, that separates investment banks from commercial banks. This law would correct the conditions for the recent crisis, as investment banks could not take risks for profit that create kale derivatives out of thin air, and wipe out the commercial and savings banks.
No 3 was the most clarifying: draft laws against the little-known loophole that currently allows members of Congress to pass legislation affecting Delaware-based corporations in which they themselves are investors.
Now, personally, I can't see how anyone who is interested in clean, honest politics, be they right or left wing, could possibly be against 1 and 3 of those answers. But as I live in Ireland, I guess my opinion is merely laughable.
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