Harper on “Occupy” protests: “I don’t know that I want to get into commenting on that”

Harpie speaks! about the “Occupy” protests taking place in Canada today!

Or maybe not so much — Mr.H doesn’t seem very interested in discussing the “Occupy” phenomenon.  If he thinks the protests are all about how the economy went off a cliff in the wake of 2008’s Exploding Shit House Of Dumbness & Greed, he’s got a point: other than what a doctor might call “sympathetic pain”, Canada didn’t endure the enormous gaping economic head wound that was suffered south of the border.  Somehow we managed to neatly sidestep the flaming bag of pecuniary dogshit the Banksters left at America’s front door before ringing the bell and running off with all the money 3 years ago.

Other than as an act of solidarity with Wall Street protesters, I admit to being somewhat puzzled by the protests in Canada myself.  But maybe Canada’s protests are about more than the Financial Crisis and how its ugly ripples somehow stopped just short of the Corridors of Corporate Power where they originated in the first place.   Maybe our protests are better understood distilled to their most basic form as the sounding of an alarm, like the ominous warning given by Fight Club‘s Tyler Durden:

Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not… fuck with us.

And if that’s what our protests are about, little wonder Harpie is less than enthusiastic about commenting on them.

10 Responses to “Harper on “Occupy” protests: “I don’t know that I want to get into commenting on that””


  1. 2 JJ Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Why thank you!!!
    I’ve been so busy that my return to blogging has been a little unstable, but I’m working on hitting my stride again 😛

  2. 3 hemmingforddogblog Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 11:32 am

    The Governor of The Bank of Canada does not have a problem with Occupy Wall Street.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/bank-of-canada-head-calls-occupy-protests-entirely-constructive/article2202064/

    I think the protests here are about lack of accountability by corporations. There seems to be one standard for CEO’s (why aren’t the Nortel guys in jail, for example) and another for the little guy.

  3. 4 JJ Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the link, good to see some honesty in the higher levels of banking. I was watching Bernanke’s Q&A session with Congress a couple of weeks ago, and I almost fell off my chair at what he said about the protesters being angry “not without justification”. Ha! Good on him!

    It would certainly be nice to see a few perp walks by some of the jerks who started this mess. It was fraud on a massive scale, yet nobody’s held accountable. Unlike the little guy, who makes a bad move and owns it.

  4. 5 Peter Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:50 am

    It would certainly be nice to see a few perp walks by some of the jerks who started this mess.

    I can’t imagine why that hasn’t happened.

  5. 6 hemmingforddogblog Monday, October 17, 2011 at 6:00 am

    Seems the New York police is also bought and paid for by the banksters.

    http://stopforeclosurefraud.com/2011/10/07/jpmc-isnt-alone-donating-to-nypd-bank-of-america-barklays-capital-goldman-sachs-others-did-also-occupywallstreet-ows/

    This, for some reason, reminds me of a joke of which the punchline is, “We know what you are dear, we are just negotiating price.”

  6. 7 JJ Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Of course. Goldman Sachs was O’s biggest campaign contributor in 2008 — nothing to do with ideology, the banksters just wanted to be on the winning side and I guess they could read the writing on the wall. They are chartists after all 😉

    Things will probably be different this time around, unless Obama decides to extort it out of them with threats of investigations and possible jail time. Ha! What a gang of nefarious reprobates they all are, each and every one.

  7. 8 JJ Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Shockah!!! 😯 😉

    Unreal. Thanks for the link — I think I posted about JPMC’s “donation” but I wasn’t aware that the whole rotten gang of them were buying cops with both hands.

  8. 9 JKG Friday, October 21, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Actually, according to opensecrets.org, the top contributor was the University of California, second being Goldman Sachs however. By the way, a summary has shown that in the 2011-2012 cycle, Goldman has been contributing to Mitt Romney by a wide margin . It is neat little handy reference actually, and it pretty much provides proof of your thesis. In fact, when the crisis happened and The Republican Robotic Talking Point Brigade started to viral video the crap out of trying to lay stuff on the Democrats, what was conveniently left out was that the financials, including Fannie and Freddie, were lobbying BOTH Democrats and Republicans even when the Republicans controlled Congress, which is why despite supposed “regulation” having survived a committee vote, it never got tabled in the house. Funny how those details get a little washed out.

  9. 10 JJ Monday, October 24, 2011 at 5:58 am

    Interesting! Thanks for that.

    Obama still has some Goldman guys working for him (ie. Geithner, although he’s returning to the private sector soon), so he may get a few bucks out of them but nothing like he got last time around. They are pissed about Dodd-Frank, and pissed about how they’ve been (deservingly) demonized by the administration, called “fat cats” etc. 😆 Truth hurts.


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