What to make of the so-called "Wall Street Occupiers," those people in the streets protesting capitalism and big banks and the wealthy?
Admittedly, the big banks got bailed out but individuals didn't. Corporations got bailed out, but no one contributed to our falling investment accounts. But anger is not policy.
We have seen the like of these demonstrators in the 60s and other decades. They are the unsuccessful, rootless, envious of the success of others, and the enemies of capitalism. They should have been voted least likely to succeed in their schools because they have no plan for building themselves up, only tearing down the successful. They are as greedy as the ones they are criticizing.
Such an attitude is at the heart of the economic system known as socialism, and the political system that enforces it, known as Communism. Equally shared poverty and mediocrity are the result.
Is that what they want for America? Is it what the rest of us want? Let's hope not.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: October 11, 2011