So I'm actually in San Francisco, across the Bay.
I'm having a lovely visit,and greatly enjoying the local reports of the 22% getting hauled away from their occupation.
Of course they vow to return.
The question is why? What are they accomplishing, besides sleeping and shitting in public parks?
Yes, we keep hearing about their intentions to give voice to the unheard.
They keep talking about how it's a reminder of the 60's movement.
Well, I've been thinking about that, as I wander about in the epicenter of the 60's movement - Haight-Ashbury and so on.. and it begs the question - what did the 60's really create?
I'll tell you what they created:
Edward Michael Liddy (born January 28, 1946) - CEO of AIG from 2008 to 2009 and before that, on the board of Goldman Sachs from 2003 to 2008.
Richard Severin "Dick" Fuld, Jr. (born April 26, 1946) is an American investment banker and business executive best known as the final Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lehman Brothers from 1994 until they went under in 2008.
Two former "children of the 60's", both 23 years old when the "Woodstock Generation" was born on Max Yasgur's field.
That's right - both of these sworn enemies of the "occupiers of Wall Street" were children of the so-called "age of Aquarius".
So what the hell happened?
Well.. I'll tell you.
While Timothy Leary and his pals were tuning out on LSD, following up on the same sort of stupidity as Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters driving around in their magic bus - the ground work was laid for greasy weasels like Liddy and Fuld to take control.
And they sure as hell did, and, sadly they still do.
Other 60's children?
Dick Cheney was 28 in 1969.
Karl Rove was 19 in 1969.
And, last, but not least.. their uberfuhrer, George W. Bush, was born in 1946, and was 23 years old when Jimmy Hendrix was lighting his guitar on fire.
Think about THAT for a moment.
And then ask yourself this:
If all these asshole "occupiers" are going to do is sit in a park and make a nuisance of themselves.. If all their supporters like Michael Moore are going to do is bitch and moan, but do little or nothing to pick up a shovel and start doing some heavy lifting..
Who is going to be the Lehman Brothers of 2051?
Who is going to be the power elite in the mid 21st century when the 22% cede control of government today, like they did in 1969?
Time to put on the "big boy pants", and start doing some work to give Government back to everyday people, instead of just shitting in the park like a bunch of ignorant farm animals in Yasgur's field back in '69.