Right now, idealistic young Americans are gathered together to fight injustice and build a better world.

Sure, they're a little dirty, and maybe some of their language is a bit rough, but they've left behind family and friends, as well as the creature comforts the rest of us take for granted, to make a stand for what they believe in.

It's just too bad that today the mainstream media is focusing on the spoiled, incoherent clowns of Occupy Wall Street and ignoring our young fighting men and women.

The mainstream media's cameras can't get enough of these pierced protesters, with their crudely written signs proclaiming their unfocused discontent and general anger at society's selfishness in failing to satisfy their every want and desire.

Of course, those cameras discreetly turn away when the placards demanding socialist revolution and blaming the Jews come out. The protesters' function is to demonstrate inchoate outrage simply by being there. When they start talking, they start alienating the normals.

These are Potemkin protesters, community organized by government worker unions to allow liberal Democrats a way to triangulate to the center next year. Only the rebel media outfits will actually stick a mic in the protesters' dirty faces and let them talk.

What comes out is a confused hash of gripes about their banks, complaints about their student loans, and whining about the quality of their jobs.

Tragically, graduates of Ivy League universities brandishing master's degrees in minority women's studies are not getting jobs that pay enough to service their $150,000 student loans. Who could have seen that coming?

At least the troops have real jobs, though the monthly paycheck for a private first class of $1,729.80 starts looking even less princely when you figure that the Army is a 24/7 gig, as opposed to a 4-to-8 shift at Starbucks.

And our troops have to worry about staying in one piece while the worst threat a barista faces is a stockbroker outraged that he got a venti half-soy/half-chai latte instead of a grande.

Even as the protesters count down the number of days of their "occupation" of downtown parks and sidewalks, on Oct. 7 our troops marked the 10th anniversary of war on battlefields where their next step could make them triple amputees.

But the troops would not complain to the cameras even if there were any left in the war zones documenting their struggles. They aren't whiners. They may be the same general age as the Occupy Wall Street gang, but they occupy a very different, less frivolous world.

On a windy mountaintop in Kunar province, a tired 22-year-old infantryman on patrol rests and shares a swig of warm water with his buddy. In Manhattan, a 22-year-old from Scarsdale shares a bong-load of killer weed with a guy sporting dreadlocks and a Che T-shirt he got at Hot Topic.

Nearby, a young lady whose TA canceled that afternoon's NYU oppression studies seminar so everyone could head to the protest feverishly types away at a screed about the militaristic inhumanity of American capitalism on her new iPad.

In Afghanistan, a young American soldier with a locked and loaded M4 assures a band of nervous Pashtun mothers that her platoon will make sure the Taliban don't come and butcher their daughters for the sin of attending school.

Across Zuccotti Park, a self-described human rights activist with a sociology degree from Yale screams "Fascist!" at the weary NYPD cop who told him to move along and stop blocking the street.

At the same time, a world away, a first-generation Mexican-American medic from Fresno who a year ago was graduating high school ignores the impact of AK-47 bullets all around him as he desperately tries to stop the bleeding from the sucking gunshot wound in his platoon sergeant's chest.

The Occupy Wall Streeters celebrate with ramped-up bongo drumming, high-fives and "up-twinkles" when they successfully defend the park from its rightful owners' attempt to clean up their filth.

Our exhausted troops quietly remember those maimed and lost liberating millions from unspeakable tyranny in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Our troops likely don't give any thought at all to these spoiled adolescents. But if they did, they might suggest that if these Occupy Wall Street losers really wanted to fight injustice and build a better world, they would get a haircut, head to a recruiting station and occupy a pair of combat boots.

Kurt Schlichter is a trial lawyer, an Army veteran and writer based in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/10/sunday-ref...

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Instead of "Occupy (insert city here)" they should rename themselves "Occupy Space" because that is all these blood sucking parasitic oxygen thieves are doing in our society. Filthy, out of touch with reality, sense of entitlement liberal pigs.
Bring back the draft!!!     Let them really know what life is like!!!

NO! I don;t want those America hating, military hating liberal scumbags on either side of me, hoping they will watch my back when the bullets start flying.


 I would just as soon they stay where the hell they are

Make sure the draft is a bit MORE selective than it used to be; select only those disgruntled with the  US and send them to the front lines for a dose of REAL world; THEN let's see how "compassionate" they want to be to our enemies.
The only life they need to experience is the one that all of the socialist terrorists need to experience - and I'll watch that one fall apart through a scope if need be.  I sure don't want some unpatriotic, anti-America, anti-American, socialist/communist bass turd next to me trying to breath the same air as me - he'll/she'll soon find out there is none available for him/her.  Take care.  Eagle.


1) reinstate the "Glass-Steagall's Act" http://www.housingpredictor.com/2011/reinstate-glass-steagall.html The Glass-Steagall Act was repealed in 1999 by former president Clinton. This gave the banking industry the opportunity to scam investors.

2) Abolish the Federal Reserve and return our currency back to the Congress. 

Yes.  Banks do need that regulation; the rest don't.
All you have to do is look back at history when they did the same thing about Vietnam.. The cowards and druggie an those that watch MSN too much are brain washed thinking that they are right.. But the problem will be when the real union thugs and gangs come in, when the white house orders the riots to begin, then we will look like EUR and their riots which has distroyed the small bussness people, that are just trying to make a living. Oh I forgot the thugs think that small bussness is part of the 1% top of the food chain...
The "unionistas" are already there; just not acting out fully YET!  But the plans have been laid; I expect they're just waiting for the "go" signal.

Not quite like Europe, Pat.  I'd be just a tad cautious if I were a Union thug or gang member.  We've got guns!


Stay lock and loaded and it may save your life when they really begin to riot.... You can bet they will have guns when they do... Thew will belong to the same cult as what is in the white house when they do... Thats part of what Fast and Furious is all about.... wait an we will see....
Just went there - haven't absorbed it all as yet - but will.  Looks like a great site - THANKS!  I spent 6 1/2 yrs active duty in the USAF, 1 in 'Nam (May '69 to May '70), fighting the socialist/communist/mooslum bass turds like we have in power today - I won't stop now.  At 61, I might be classified as "inactive" now - but I never resigned my original oath and I'm as ready as ever to defend it!  Maybe moreso now - back then all I had was just me - now I've got 7 kids and 10 grandchildren that I don't want to see lose the rights, liberties, andf freedoms that all of us vets have fought for through time.  SEMPER FI AMERICA!  Don't piss-off an old man - these gray hairs didn't make it there out of stupidity or laziness.  Take care.  Eagle.



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