Frank Miller's Vitriolic Anti-Occupy Wall Street Rant Not Well-Received By Fans

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Maybe the Sin City graphic novelist was just pissed that Anonymous took rival Alan Moore‘s V for Vendetta Guy Fawkes mask as their logo instead of one his images, but Frank Miller‘s rant on his website regarding Occupy Wall Street was as brutal as it was poorly-timed. (Mr. Miller wrote his rant exactly one week before the raids on Zuccotti Park.) Turns out The Dark Knight isn’t on the side of 99% after all.

“In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft,” wrote the comic book legend, apparently unaware that he was talking directly to his fan base. “Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape,” he writes, before concluding, “They might not let you babies keep your iPhones, though. Try to soldier on.”

The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.

“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached – is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.

This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find.

Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy.

Maybe, between bouts of self-pity and all the other tasty tidbits of narcissism you’ve been served up in your sheltered, comfy little worlds, you’ve heard terms like al-Qaeda and Islamicism.

Obviously, this has not gone over well with his readership or colleagues. Bleeding Cool has assembled reactions from both sets, whose responses range from “Yikes” to “I’m pretty sure Frank Miller will soon become too crazy to be able to type, and then we won’t have to read his bullshit anymore.”

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kind of disappointing that Frank Miller is just blindly parroting the misinformation being spread by the political opponents of the movement, rather than actually trying to find out what it’s about by speaking to the people involved.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I also noticed that apparently he feels that Islam itself is a threat to this nation. I didn’t realize he practiced religious prejudice.

  3. Jon Hook says:

    You shouldn’t be upset that the man thinks for himself, that doesn’t suddenly make you a 1% Nazi. There are many highly intelligent truly dissident people who disagree with how this “movement” is being run. He doesn’t have to fit into your hip youth culture to be an excellent author. 

  4. Daddacool says:

    Frank Miller, like Alan Moore, is just a bloke who writes comics at the end of the day. He might do it better than most but it doesn’t make him a genius that we should put on a pedestal. In the end, he’s just a man and capable of being wrong.

    1. Aol says:

      Maybe I’m old, I agree with evergthing he said. If you dont like what u see, fix it, dont go out and disrupt the lives of the rest of us, your parents, who still have to pay the bills.

      1. bonkerslite says:

        You’re right. You’re old.

      2. bonkerslite says:

        You’re right. You’re old.

  5. Frank Miller may have done
    some great work in the 80s and 90s, but the creator of the movie 300 is
    clearly no standard bearer of what constitutes “garbage.” That rant was
    totally out of line and his attempts to sound clever (eg, “bowel
    movement”) totally embarrassing. Miller’s agent needs to step in and
    forbid him from blogging without editorial approval. One of the cool
    things about The Dark Knight (the graphic novel, not the film) was how
    it critiqued liberal as well as conservative sensibilities. This
    anti-occupy diatribe, on the other hand, could just as easily have come
    from Rush Limbaugh. WTF does al-Qaeda even have to do with anything?

  6. WHAT A DUMB-ASS. It is ironic that he disparaged the 99% by saying they should get jobs but faisl to remember that unemploymenmt is 10% in general,  and 24% for returning military vets and young workers…. there are no jobs dummy…. that is one reason why they are protesting. There are doctors lawyers nurses and many other professionals active within the 99% and many many people active before and after work. Your assumptions are wrong.

    We are are not against all business, small business, tent makers grocery stores etc, we are against business that pollute the environment, insider trading involving profiteering by government officials when markets fail, and the fact that the super-rich pay less tax than a working class family.

    Those who call protesters names are the unwitting pawns of the 1% and who are in emotional denial that 100′s of thousands, perhaps millions of people in 900 cities world wide — whom are all protesting the same issues already know what you have yet to understand.

  7. Honestly you can have all the talent in the world , but it never seems to be able to stop a person from being a complete DICK.

  8. DavidB5 says:

    Well, anybody that didn’t realize that Frank was a bit to the right politically obviously hasn’t been reading his stuff.

  9. Sdsh says:

    Well, I just shreded my copy of Sin City. 

    1. Jack says:

      While I don’t agree with everything Miller said, or the way he said, it is refreshing to hear someone of some celebrity status not parrot the “politically correct” line for a change.  I’m tired of limousine liberals telling the rest of us how to think and live while they lead lives of complete debauchery and make money off of the very system they pretend to loathe.  I applaud the Wall Street occupiers who booed Alec Baldwin due to his Capital One association.  I also applaud Miller for making a statement that isn’t popular.  The sad thing is that both Miller and the genuine Occupiers have legitimate issues that get lost in the unfortunate language and behavior used to express the issues.  As so often happens, the message is lost due to the delivery.