Maybe these guys were separated at birth or just maybe they’re both ticked off they were schooled by someone half their age or more. Not just schooled, but completely outclassed and out matched in both logic and civility.
To the 26-year-old about to graduate college, you’d think that you’d have developed a bit more of a vocabulary, some self-restraint and perhaps even the ability to think rationally while at college. Alas, no. Resorting to a profanity laced tirade against a 13-year-old who produced a rather well written and, quite frankly, a correct assessment of the majority of OWS squatters is your solution. You wonder why none of us are taking you seriously? You just made a case study of it with that reply. Bravo!
This little tidbit made my fingers itch:
“Then they were laid off in November of 2008 because banks, in a desire for quick and dirty profit, played fast and loose with the financial system and scammed a hell of a lot of people and businesses out of everything they had. (How they did that is extremely complex – I’m taking an entire graduate-level course on how and why we got into the mess we’re in now – and this probably isn’t the right venue, but if you really want me to explain it to you, I’ll try in another email.)”
A lot of people were laid off. You don’t even say from where, but I’m guessing not all of them were employed by a bank, strained as you did to make that connection – you failed. In fact, it’s unclear who the Hell they worked for if at all. You called the 13-year-old ignorant, well sir, I submit to you that it is you and not her that is the ignorant one.
How is it the banks fault your friends were laid off exactly? Did they force them to get a school loan? Buy a car? Rent an apartment? Nope. They did that themselves.
How is it banks all over ‘scammed people and businesses out of everything they had’? I see you built-in a cop-out for having to actually back up that statement. You’re taking an entire graduate level course on it now? Wow really? Graduate level too? So you’re racking up more debt via taking another class eh? Nice! I know it’s “extremely complex”, but I’m gonna go ahead and call that bluff. Yes, I would like you to elaborate and you can email me at email@example.com with your enlightening answer!
By the way, you were wrong — it was totally the right venue to post your complex answer on that blog. If it was the right place to unleash the f-bomb on a 13-year-old, then why not actually explain your verbal abuse of her with ohh.. I don’t know a logical, factual argument.
Some of you kids seem to think history began with you and that you couldn’t possibly be wrong. Well, you are. You accused the young lady of lacking perspective, but it is you who has a lack of perspective. The banks and Wall street didn’t do this to any of you. You did most of what is wrong with your situations to yourselves. The folks with the legitimate gripe out there can beat on their own drums without your help.
Here’s a pro-tip: Life isn’t fair and when you are young you are SUPPOSED to struggle and be poor.
Consider this a second time you’ve been owned and not by a 13-year-old. I’m 40 and I remember the Carter days CLEARLY. You wouldn’t know about that though, you weren’t even born. Perspective, kid. Perspective.