Excellent: “Daily Show” on class divisions at Occupy Wall Street

posted at 6:00 pm on November 17, 2011 by Allahpundit

In case you didn’t watch this already on one of the thousand other blogs where it was posted today, here you go — a postmortem on utopia, which died in infancy but lived long enough to evolve a familiar proto-hierarchy. Congrats to the TDS writing staff for showing restraint and not making an overt “Animal Farm” reference at the sight of the revolutionary vanguard plotting strategy inside the Deutsche Bank lobby. The temptation must have been enormous. My favorite scene: The chat with the guy who draws a sharp distinction between private property and personal property. In that genius insight lies the seed for a new economic order.

Speaking of some occupiers being more equal than others, how come the movement’s patron saint hasn’t signed the “Occupy Harvard” petition yet? Surely some terrible polling isn’t enough to dissuade her from solidarity.

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The Deutsche Bank reveal was the cherry on top.

The Ugly American on November 17, 2011 at 6:04 PM

OT: Philadelphia police moving in on OWS protesters at 30th Street.

fogw on November 17, 2011 at 6:07 PM

Have those bums over there come up with any good ideas?

Yes. Even ones they didn’t realize were good ideas at the time.

Can you name one?

No.

LOL

lorien1973 on November 17, 2011 at 6:10 PM

bahahaha private property versus personal property ???

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Q: Do you defecate on the police cars?

A: No, I sponsor a downtrodden iPadless occupier to do that for me.

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Have they determined which parts of the occupation have properly embraced the green movement?

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2011 at 6:12 PM

Again, I note how lovely the foliage is on Zucotti Park’s locust trees this time of year!

radjah shelduck on November 17, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Animal farm indeed. Creepy.

clement on November 17, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Wasnt that our favorite trust funder at 5:40?

firepilot on November 17, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Wow, just wow. Probably the best piece yet about this “movement”.

ButterflyDragon on November 17, 2011 at 6:16 PM

What does the dog think?

idesign on November 17, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Is my nose bleeding..?

d1carter on November 17, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Wow…that’s a smack down if ever I saw one, and they did it to themselves! Priceless.

scalleywag on November 17, 2011 at 6:21 PM

I fell really bad for our public servants, having to deal with this crowd on a daily basis. What a waste.

scalleywag on November 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM

Good for Stewart and company. Thought I’d never say that.

TXUS on November 17, 2011 at 6:28 PM

“Would you share your iPad with those shiftless hobos down in bumtown?”

“No,” he says, without missing a beat. “But I think everybody should have access to technology.” He then goes on to clarify: “This is a personal possession. I’m against private property. This is personal property.”

A thing of beauty.

sharrukin on November 17, 2011 at 6:28 PM

I thought Triumph the Insult Dog’s takedown was funnier.

rrpjr on November 17, 2011 at 6:29 PM

“We just finished our first semester at college. Our professors really opened our eyes.”

Good Lt on November 17, 2011 at 6:29 PM

The Obama Campaign in tandem with SEIU has orchestrated this bowel movement. They thought they were strong enough to orchestrate the community organizing based on 4 corners, and based their agenda on the 4 corners occupying the middle. They have failed, miserably. As has Obama’s false campaign.

The Obama Campaign will own this national leftist bowel movement. And all of its 20 something year old basement dwellers who come out of the basement to eat free food, wander around, skip a class, crap on the sidewalk, hold up a sign.

Obama is the author of Community Organizing. I guess he’s failed. Again.

ABO. Save the Nation. ABO.

Key West Reader on November 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM

I pity the fool that wears a Mohawk.

Oil Can on November 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Is there a single guy involved in this historic movement, or are they all card-carrying members of the New Castrati? You’d have thought this would’ve been a piece on Occupy San Francisco.

Limp-wristed down twinkles.

TXUS on November 17, 2011 at 6:31 PM

“How many hours of work did you put in today?”

“Ah…I’m not sure yet.”

Moochers indeed!

RedRobin145 on November 17, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Every one of those douches in that lobby have already updated their resumes to say that they worked at Deutsche Bank.

pedestrian on November 17, 2011 at 6:34 PM

This is the strongest march ever.

Limp wristed spoiled 1990′s born ClintonCrats. Upset that the Dems manipulated Wall Street and made loans to losers who couldn’t pass crayon in Kindergarten.

Obama! You Own It.

Now fix it you stupid leftard.

/Oh wait. You’re wearing a flowery bracelet in Hawaii. Yeth. Yeth, you Can!

Key West Reader on November 17, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Favorite quote:

“I’m not against personal property, I’m against private property.”

OK Skippy.

angryed on November 17, 2011 at 6:35 PM

Damn… just when I don’t like Jon Stewart he does something funny.

princetrumpet on November 17, 2011 at 6:43 PM

“Well I mean” sums it up for me.There wasn’t two sides to that place.The entire thing was ghetto.

docflash on November 17, 2011 at 6:47 PM

Wow. The stupid is thick with these heroic class warriors, eh?

hillbillyjim on November 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Jon Stewart says he reads Hot Air. HI Jon! I promise we conservatives aren’t so bad ;-)

terryannonline on November 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM

“How many hours of work did you put in today?”

“Ah…I’m not sure yet.”

Moochers indeed!

RedRobin145 on November 17, 2011 at 6:32 PM

Question should have been: “Have you ever worked?”

I have a feeling the answer would have been the same.

The more we tolerate these loosers, the bolder they become…

Dirty, smelly brain dead hippies….period.

BigWyo on November 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Is there a single guy involved in this historic movement, or are they all card-carrying members of the New Castrati? You’d have thought this would’ve been a piece on Occupy San Francisco.

Limp-wristed down twinkles.

TXUS on November 17, 2011 at 6:31 PM

Glad I’m not the only one thinking this…

Gang-of-One on November 17, 2011 at 6:54 PM

Dirty, smelly brain dead hippies….period.

BigWyo on November 17, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Hey, am I the only that could smell the stench from the video? Feel sorry, in a way, from the “reporter” who actually had to mingle down there. Bet she took a long bath afterward.

TXUS on November 17, 2011 at 6:59 PM

But this is Obama to a T. He wants to do so much for the little people (with your $) while he flies around the world. This is community organization – the ‘elites’ (who are way so much more intelligent) organize the poor stupid people to do what the elites want. “My Ipad? Pulleeeezzz”. There’s private property and personal property. This is a whole new school of economic theory!

mph on November 17, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Just goes to show that you can’t fix stupid!

GarandFan on November 17, 2011 at 7:19 PM

bahahaha private property versus personal property ???

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

That struck me too. I guess he means, Let’s all share OUR stuff but none of MY stuff…

CA_Conservative on November 17, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Samantha Bee can be pretty freakin funny!

bernzright777 on November 17, 2011 at 7:37 PM

bahahaha private property versus personal property ???

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

Pure gold!

Personal property = his ipad 2
Private property = other people’s personal property that should belong to him

Chuck Schick on November 17, 2011 at 7:59 PM

The Obama Campaign in tandem with SEIU has orchestrated this bowel movement

1969: Sit-in
2011: Shit-in

NNtrancer on November 17, 2011 at 8:05 PM

“So you’ve been here 8 weeks and you already have….. a ghetto.”

But no middle class.

Priceless.

Always Right on November 17, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Just goes to show that you can’t fix stupid!

GarandFan on November 17, 2011 at 7:19 PM

“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”
- John Wayne

GrannyDee on November 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Sign of A wasted edumakation I’m against private property not personal property ???

DSchoen on November 17, 2011 at 8:59 PM

“Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid.”
- John Wayne
GrannyDee on November 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM

“Life is hard; as opposed to what?
My father

DSchoen on November 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM

bahahaha private property versus personal property ???
MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

That struck me too. I guess he means, Let’s all share OUR stuff but none of MY stuff…
CA_Conservative on November 17, 2011 at 7:33 PM

That’s the reason Communist propaganda always has to become violent: There is no way to express the fundamental thesis of their belief system in a way that doesn’t sound both criminally insane and congenitally idiotic.

logis on November 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM

“Life is hard; as opposed to what? My father
DSchoen on November 17, 2011 at 9:01 PM

It’s like my father always used to say: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you…. Cry, and I’ll give you something to cry ABOUT you little bastard!”

logis on November 17, 2011 at 9:20 PM

princetrumpet on November 17, 2011 at 6:43 PM

Yes, but I wonder if he realises these are the same class of morons who attended his rally in D.C.

celtnik on November 17, 2011 at 9:50 PM

This is a prime example of community organizing and every Republican should campaign on this point. This is what the democrats of today are. Users and manipulators.

Vince on November 17, 2011 at 10:25 PM

That struck me too. I guess he means, Let’s all share OUR stuff but none of MY stuff…
CA_Conservative on November 17, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Actually, I think he means, let’s all share ( as in redistribute) YOUR stuff and none of MY stuff.

marybel on November 17, 2011 at 10:28 PM

naw….too easy.

Tim_CA on November 17, 2011 at 10:36 PM

My favorite scene: The chat with the guy who draws a sharp distinction between private property and personal property. In that genius insight lies the seed for a new economic order.

It’s even worse than that. What this poor guy doesn’t even realize is that with public ownership of the means of production, he’d never see “personal property” like an iPad 2 ever again. When the State owns the means of production, the only resource-using plans that matter are the State’s. Anyone who thinks they have a better idea for how to move resources from lower- to higher-valued uses is simply out of luck, because the only resource valuation that counts is that of the Big Dumb System.

DrSteve on November 17, 2011 at 10:44 PM

That struck me too. I guess he means, Let’s all share OUR stuff but none of MY stuff…

CA_Conservative on November 17, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Quite like the millionaires in yesterday’s clip who wouldn’t volunteer an online contribution to the Treasury.

Shy Guy on November 18, 2011 at 12:24 AM

Hehe…

“I’m more against private property than personal property,” says one of the “Upper Class” Occupiers.

Lourdes on November 18, 2011 at 7:33 AM

My favorite scene: The chat with the guy who draws a sharp distinction between private property and personal property. In that genius insight lies the seed for a new economic order.

Yes, and that well typifies your average, run-of-the-mill Leftist. Especially the wealthier ones.

Lourdes on November 18, 2011 at 7:34 AM

“I’m more against private property than personal property,” says one of the “Upper Class” Occupiers.

And that really sounds like something quoted from the teleprompters of Barack and/or Michelle Obama, not to mention the Kennedys, Tim Geitner, Obama’s mother (and Geitner’s father), the Ford Foundation, TIDES, John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and their Hollywood bigwhigs.

Lourdes on November 18, 2011 at 7:37 AM

It’s like my father always used to say: “Laugh, and the world laughs with you…. Cry, and I’ll give you something to cry ABOUT you little bastard!”

logis on November 17, 2011 at 9:20 PM

Reminds me of MY daddy. (sigh!)

manwithblackhat on November 18, 2011 at 8:20 AM

bahahaha private property versus personal property ???

MeatHeadinCA on November 17, 2011 at 6:11 PM

What I have is mine, what you have is public. :)

LarryD on November 18, 2011 at 11:05 AM

That struck me too. I guess he means, Let’s all share OUR stuff but none of MY stuff…

CA_Conservative on November 17, 2011 at 7:33 PM

And that my friend is the pure, unadulterated definition of liberal thinking in a nut shell.

scituate_tgr on November 18, 2011 at 1:42 PM

That was surprisingly funny and informative.

I liked the ‘Class in Condescension’ question asked by the reporter visiting Uptown.

Well, it was fun while it lasted. A proverbial fart in a snowstorm.

Jack Deth on November 18, 2011 at 2:38 PM