Friday, October 7, 2011

Occupying Wall Street

Daniel Nichols posts a "flyer addressed to the young protesters on Wall Street" — “Some Of You Are Already Distributists And Don’t Even Know It” — and later reports that its distributor "was warmly, even enthusiastically received, that there was much interest in the third way- neither capitalist nor communist- that he was proposing" — The Distributist Moment.

"A vibrant, non-ideological movement, critical of capitalism and corporate rule, decentralist and democratic in its instincts?" Mr. Nichols ponders. "Could this be, at long last, the Distributist Moment?"

However good to it is to see distributivists doing something other than bashing their potential libertarian allies, David Gordon is right to say to the protesters and "their hypocrite Marxist Millionaire supporters like Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon" that "if they really want to fight the cause of our economic problems, they should be fighting the 'Federal' Reserve" — Down With Left-Wing Hypocrites of OWS.

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Blogger Pints in NYC said...

I was wondering how long it'd be before you posted something about all this. Now I'll weigh in.

I'm finding the entire thing to be quite interesting. Fortunately it hasn't interfered with my commute. I've been skirting around it during lunchtime, too. Except for those couple of major headline-catching marches they did, it's pretty much cordoned off. I regularly lunch a block away from their campsite, and don't even see much buzz. A friend who does live on Wall Street, though, is fed up with their noise at night. Life is going on as usual everywhere else in the city, though.

The only thing I can really say at this point about all of it is that Matthew 9:36 comes readily to mind.

October 7, 2011 at 11:42 PM  
Blogger love the girls said...

I liked the flyer because the marchers are even more out of touch with reality than the distributists are, so for once the distributists were actually doing something useful and practical.

As for the occupy wall street, the distributists and marchers are for all practical purposes more dangerous than the those they march against because they're ideologs who will force their ideology down the throats of the working class.

Those they march against suppress and crush for greed, but like tyrants they use suppression as a means to an end, while the ideologs will also suppress us and worse they will suppress us in the name of charity.

October 8, 2011 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Pints in NYC said...

The other thing that comes to mind is Phil Och's "Ringing of Revolution."

October 9, 2011 at 1:42 PM  

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