I can’t tell for the life of me how Aaron Gell of the New York Observer was appalled by the level of sophistication, awareness, and/or revolutionary consciousness being shown by those goofy kids up there protesting Wall Street:
“What are you doing here?” we asked.
“Oh, we’re just here, like, you know, protesting what’s going on,” she replied.
“Cool, what specifically?” we asked.
“Everything going on, I mean. Take your pick!”
Her name was Jenna. We secretly hoped she was from Portland.
I mean, you can read it equally easily as being an appalled These kids are making a mockery of our country’s desperate need to put everybody on Wall Street into a giant wicker man and set it on fire in order to appease the incomprehensible Money Demons** or an amused appalled Wow, so this is what it’s like to think “these damn dirty hippies need to go find a real job. Either way works for me, and while I wouldn’t wish the mindset of the former interpretation on my worst enemy I also have zero sympathy for anybody who embraces such a strange and frankly self-destructive worldview on their own***. So, really, win for me either way.
Via Hot Air Headlines, which found the same quote hilarious.
*Classical reference. One not for the easily-broken; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
**That would be bad, by the way.
***Actually, I perfectly described their basic attitude. It’s not my fault that your average Lefty antiglobo idiot isn’t creative enough to properly articulate their True Vision of Utopia…