Say whatever you want about the Occupy Wall Street crowd (I certainly have) but there is one negative name that even I’ll be hard-pressed to slap on them this Black Friday.
There’s overwhelming proof to support claims that they’re lazy, ill-educated, irresponsible, greedy, spoiled brats. But if they really go through with their plans to protest “the businesses that are in the pockets of Wall Street” like they say they will, then cowards they ain’t.
Stupid, yes. Cowards, no.
Occupy Wall Streeters are apparently trying to encourage consumers to just say no to stores that are publicly traded this Black Friday. In other words, they think they have a shot of convincing people to boycott the likes of Target, Wal-Mart, Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Sears, Apple and so many other typical shopping spots that ultra bargain hunters literally kill to hit up the day after Thanksgiving.
Like I said: Stupid, yes. Cowards no.
Cowards wouldn’t put themselves in the middle of intimidating crowds of crazed shoppers looking for their $300 flat screen TVs, whatever-is-up-this-year Elmos and other assorted discounted goodies.
Though stupid people just might waste their time explaining on their website:
“Keep in mind that we are not occupying small businesses or hardworking people – we must make a distinction between the businesses that are in the pockets of Wall Street and the businesses that serve our local communities.
“We are NOT anti-capitalist. Just anti-crapitalist.”
Really though, when it comes down to it, they can call themselves whatever they want to. Come the morning after Thanksgiving, when they face off with hundreds of thousands of Black Friday shoppers, they’re going to be bleeding, broken and crying for their mamas.