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Frank Miller, Losing His Mind, Occupy Wall Street and My Thoughts

Comic book legend Frank Miller went to his website to rant about Occupy Wall Street.  The conservative writer is on a roll after his release of the racist and over the top anti-Muslim graphic novel Holy Terror.  The graphic novel has sold well at the distribution level as expected but retailers have informed me that copies sit on their shelves.  Maybe Miller is smarting from the poor reviews?

But, to get on track, Miller has decided to post his thoughts about the Occupy Movement entitled “Anarchy“.  Here’s them in full:

Everybody’s been too damn polite about this nonsense:

The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.

“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached – is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.

This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find.

Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy.

Maybe, between bouts of self-pity and all the other tasty tidbits of narcissism you’ve been served up in your sheltered, comfy little worlds, you’ve heard terms like al-Qaeda and Islamicism.

And this enemy of mine — not of yours, apparently – must be getting a dark chuckle, if not an outright horselaugh – out of your vain, childish, self-destructive spectacle.

In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft.

Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.

They might not let you babies keep your iPhones, though. Try to soldier on.

Schmucks.

FM

Where do I even begin taking down this just random and factually so off post by an industry legend?  Well, lets get back to form and dissect it part by part.

Everybody’s been too damn polite about this nonsense:

From the start Miller shows his lack of understanding or clue of what’s going on.  The police have beaten and fired on protestors.  I’m not delusional and know there has been law breaking, but even with, crack downs have been bloody.  I think this video speaks for itself:

The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America.

First, not quite sure how this is anything but an exercise in the First Amendment.  Methinks Miller needs to go back and reread that.  And, where was his decrying the Tea Partiers as they actually advocated violence?  My favorite part is the “thieves, and rapists” line.  No idea where that is even coming from.

“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached – is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves.

The bowel part is funny and I’ll admit I have issues with the organization or lack of (see Stephen Colbert’s interviews of members for some of the sillier sides of it all) but to lump everyone together saying they’re iPhone users is just false.  I’m sure many have Droids.

This is no popular uprising. This is garbage. And goodness knows they’re spewing their garbage – both politically and physically – every which way they can find.

How do you spew garbage physically?  Seriously the Democratic establishment doesn’t like these people as opposed to the Republican fronted Tea Party movement.  The last I checked the support of the movement was growing.  Add in the fact in there’s really no singular thought as to what the movement actually believes in it’s a bit hard to nail down exactly what it stands for – both politically and physically.

Wake up, pond scum. America is at war against a ruthless enemy.

Um, Wall Street?

Maybe, between bouts of self-pity and all the other tasty tidbits of narcissism you’ve been served up in your sheltered, comfy little worlds, you’ve heard terms like al-Qaeda and Islamicism.

And this enemy of mine — not of yours, apparently – must be getting a dark chuckle, if not an outright horselaugh – out of your vain, childish, self-destructive spectacle.

What does this have to do with al-Qaeda?  Miller does realize this has nothing to do with the war on terror, right?  Comic book writer Erik Larsen sums up the movement really well.

In the name of decency, go home to your parents, you losers. Go back to your mommas’ basements and play with your Lords Of Warcraft.

“Lords of Warcraft”?  Frank, go back to your drinking… Seriously, why the insult?  What does one have to do with the other?  This stereotype fits comic book fans more than those participating in the Occupy Movement.  He’s mixed up his insults, the proper one here is “dirty fucking hippie.”

Or better yet, enlist for the real thing. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape.

They might not let you babies keep your iPhones, though. Try to soldier on.

First, make up your mind, do you want these people to join the military or go back to their parents basement?  Please make up your mind.  Second, I fully back our armed forces.  They, the police, EMTs and firemen are real life heroes.  But, I wonder, when did Frank Miller serve?  His hero Will Eisner did I found this interesting Eisner quote:

Memory is a very amorphous thing. It is selective and shaped by emotion . . . people are constantly in pursuit of the details of their past because it is from that they determine their own identity upon which they can base their strategy of survival.

It would seem that Miller is stuck in the past and has forged his current mindset squarely from the events of 9/11.  It was a horrible day and wars rage on today in an attempt to defeat those who attacked us, but not everything in the world today revolves around that horror.  The fact he can’t distinguish that is amazing and sad.  Miller was one of the greats.  Now, he’s a cranky old man who wants the damn kids of his lawn.

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