Matthew "DJ MattB" Bowman/ Michigan/ DJ
From Facebook: "I have been watching on the news and reading on the internets about the "Occupy" movement. Or protests. Whatever you want to call this nuisance.
I feel this is just another way for Liberal Arts majors to use big words and blame everyone else for the reason they aren't as wealthy as the "1%".
But I'm really glad you recruited your Art School pals to help march in this public bother! They helped make banners and posters, of which cannot be read by passersby, since you tried to include your entire manifesto on a 28"x22" poster or ripped apart shipping box, most likely purchased from a company you are protesting.
The only reason you talked your Art buddies into protesting, is because they failed to go into an Art field that paid as well and it gave them something to do, since they also have no job.
The 1% obviously put their time, effort and schooling, which by the way, cost them money, into something that made them millions, even billions of dollars. How can you protest that? It's not their fault they chose a path that made them wealthy. A path that created companies that are wealthy. Remind me, isn't that the American Dream? If your dream is to look, smell, act, work, live like a hippie, that's your problem. Don't blame others for your short comings.
Oil. Really? The 99% of you either walk or ride a god-awful bike in the street, in my way. You preach green, but bitch about oil you claim not to use. $4 a gallon is not a lot. It should have progressed to this level years ago, but since we had gas for $1 for so long, it seems crazy it jumped so fast. But you don't use it anyway, so quit complaining.
Ok, you'll contest me about the big "bailouts". Well, I'd rather have the government bail out our banks to prevent another 1930's. That just leads to another World War. BUT! Maybe that's what we need! We could have a draft system and draft all you protesters! Then you could fight for something! Or, you'll run to Canada. Problem solved. Either way, you're out of my way and city.
Go ahead, use a credit union. That way you're not in my way at my big bank. I don't have to wait for you to fumble around in your car for your card, check in on yelp, call your mom to see how much you owe for rent and finally inch up towards the ATM, only to find out you made all the wrong life decisions and your account has no money. Should have followed the 1%, huh?
I am by no means in this 1%. I am the 99%. But you know what? I'm not blaming anyone else for the life path I chose. Would I like to be extremely wealthy? Yes. Do I blame them for my problems? No. I don't pay a single fee at my big bank for having my accounts there. I drive a car and I don't complain about the gas prices. The government has not prevented me from doing anything that I've wanted to do. All I know is, this 1% helped build millions of jobs for people around the world. JOBS. Something you should probably have. Then you won't be OCCUPYing my streets. In the way of me trying to go to work.