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Monday, October 3, 2011
else find it funny that these people protesting in New York are
tweeting and facebooking about it? I mean, they're using smart phones
and laptops and cell service ALL purchased from publicly traded companies.
They're paying money -directly to- the companies they're accusing of
making too much money. Kind of like protesting lack of health insurance
by exposing yourself to a disease...
To truly protest a thing, you
kind of have to not use it or risk being called a hypocrite. For
example, if I'm going to protest that liquor companies get rich off an
addictive substance, it would sort of be wrong for me to camp outside a
brewery with a case of beer and a few bottles of whiskey and drink the
whole time, eh? I'd need to get sober first. The protesters in the 60s
didn't have social networking, but they did what they felt needed to be
done, and they were able to make themselves heard.
Why criticize those who make
money when you're one of those who paid them? The gain was the
incentive for creating. If it weren't for the potential gain, people
wouldn't quit their jobs and live on Cheetos for a year while inventing
the next generation computer/motorcycle/cell phone/gizmo for us to
enjoy. They'd stick with punching their time clock and getting a nice,
safe, guaranteed, hourly wage, and we'd still be writing letters with
fountain pens, using rotary phones (the operator would have to dial long
distance for us), and listening to radio shows instead of watching 300
This isn't so much a statement for or against the protestors or their cause, as it is a snarky observation of the irony of the situation and their methods.