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There is the fable of the North Wind and the Sun:
The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger, when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak.
They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other.
Then the North Wind blew as hard as he could, but the more he blew the more closely did the traveler fold his cloak around him; and at last the North Wind gave up the attempt. Then the Sun shined out warmly, and immediately the traveler took off his cloak.
And so the North Wind was obliged to confess that the Sun was the stronger of the two.
While those on Wall Street are not directly competing with the Occupy movement, it is notable that the Occupiers are just like the North Wind, blustering as they go to try to get us all to appeal to their cause in much the same way as how all the protests from the Tea Party movement have worked to bolster the conservative cause. However, another foe is about to enter the fray that will really begin to test the resolve of the Occupiers, who is taking the Sun’s position:
Old man winter.
Turns out as the temperatures fall and the nights get colder, fewer and fewer Occupiers are seen in their places of protest. Disallowed from using tents in public places (a move with which I agree), the Occupy group is beginning to have to decide if their cause is so important that they are willing to risk exposure to inclement weather to continue a tirade that, for the most part, is losing national attention. It’s not like the “evil lovers of filthy corporate lucre” are really saying to themselves, “oh, look at these poor people, let me hate my own achievement and success, because after all, surely they wouldn’t be as greedy as I am if put in the same position, right”?
Of course not. (lol)
So the winds will blow and the snows will fall. And maybe the Occupiers will give up their pointless socialistic, redistribute-the-wealth nonsense before they freeze to death.
The only protesters who are ready for Old Man Winter – snowmen protesting global warming.