Obama Supports, Immelt Empathizes with Occupy Wall Street Protesters
And the Occupy Wall Street lunacy continues.
Sunday was a momentous occasion at the National Mall in Washington, DC, as the dedication of a new memorial honoring Martin Luther King finally took place. As would be expected, many dignitaries, President Obama included, attended.
The president, however, took an opportunity during his remarks to tentatively offer support to protesters in New York City and at several other locations around the world when he stated, “Dr. King would want us to challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing those who work there.” According to the Financial Times, “Mr. Obama had previously said the protests ‘express the frustration’ of ordinary Americans with the financial sector.
I won’t even try to pretend that I know what Dr. King’s thoughts would have been on the events of the day; however, as I implied in my last Technorati column, I would challenge the president in that his idea that protesters are speaking out on behalf of ordinary Americans is merely a popular position to take. As I have stated before, I seriously doubt there is one genuinely central theme that will ever emanate from Zuccotti Park, or anywhere else where there are “Occupy (insert city here)” protests.
Case in point, I give you what happened in Chicago on Saturday night despite previous demands from New York to jail greedy CEOs, redistribute the wealth, repudiate the burden of student loans, be provided high paying jobs with practically no experience, or eliminate capitalism in America.
In case you haven’t heard (and you probably haven’t considering journalistic integrity in the mainstream media is pretty much chimerical these days), Rebel Pundit reported that the communist movement made its presence known in the form of Communist Party U.S.A. spokesman John Bachtell. In a video provided by Rebel Pundit, Bachtell declares, “We will be with this movement...til we make all the changes that we know we have to make. This is the next big step of the democratic revolution in this country.”Continued on the next page