This morning, I got up to news that Occupy Wall Street was going to use the day traditionally used by communists to celebrate, well, communism, May 1, to mobilize against ugly capitalism by marching in about 140 cities, shutting down bridges and tunnels, blocking traffic, threatening banks, menacing stores and shoppers, and getting in the face (or worse) of law enforcement. Socialism’s storm troopers are on the march.
Later in the morning, I happened to have the ABC network on. A few things struck me.
First, on the Rachael Ray show, the actress Kate Walsh from ABC’s “Private Practice” was a guest. Ray asked about her new fragrance. Walsh replied, “Yes, I started a business!” That one line provoked big applause from the audience. Ray then asked Walsh for the name of the fragrance. She replied, “Billionaire!” That also got a huge round of applause. She went on to say that since we’d all like to be billionaires, why not smell like one in the meantime? More applause. Ray said that once Walsh became a billionaire, she could pick her up “in her private jet!” Walsh concluded by clapping her hands together and saying that her new business “has been a success!” Even more applause.
“The View” immediately followed the Rachael Ray program. As the ladies tossed to their first commercial (yes, “commercial,” as in “commerce”) break, Whoopi Goldberg said, “We have things to sell, and people to buy them!” The audience clapped wildly.
It appears Occupy Wall Street has its work cut out for itself, what with Whoopi (a Democrat) celebrating consumerism. So does President Obama, what with Rachael Ray (another Democrat) clamoring for billionaires and private planes.
Today, we should “Occupy” Occupy Wall Street by going to work, doing our banking, shopping, thanking a police officer, and aspiring to be billionaires. After all, as Rachael Ray and Whoopi Goldberg indicated today: Viva Capitalism!
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