Frank Miller is Anti-Occupy
Via: Frank Miller
Well this was certainly a surprise. Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns, 300) apparently doesn't think too highly of the Occupy movement, and he recently voiced this opinion on his website. Let's get to it. Here's the post in its entirety:
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.
Some people are just flat out pissed, one of them remarking "You are now dead to me." There's also a few former fans calling Miller out as he used to be a rather anti-corporate presence in the comic book industry. Regardless, this blog doesn't appear to be very good PR for him, yielding over 5,000 comments (most of them not happy) over the course of a week.
What do you guys think?: Should Miller have kept his mouth shut or do you respect the guy for speaking his mind?
I'm not going to pretend he didn't see this backlash coming, so the post is obviously a pot-stirrer that's going to cost him some fans.
UPDATE: Looks like ole Frankie got his wish. As of 1am this morning, shit has been going down as police attempt to clear Zuccotti Park.
Also, more shameful than the eviction of the protestors is the trashing of the 5,000+ books that made up the "People's Library." I don't mind police handing out a few well needed wood shampoos (have you seen the amount of dreadlocks down there?), but the disposal of perfectly good books is inexcusable.
UPDATE PART II: THE UPDATENING: The books are safe after all. Huzzah! Wood shampoos for everyone!
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