This Is Not My America: Protests Are Ruining My Country

I happened upon an interesting depiction of everyday life for OWS protesters in Zuccotti Park called “The 99 Percent: Vanguard” on CurrentTV.  This documentary tries to show that OWS protestors are striving to promote a brotherhood for America of sorts and bring down the rich corporate systems while promoting globalization. To an uninformed person, the Movement seems like an innocent, humanitarian mission. However, the film is subtly promoting an anti-American way of life.

The first flaw in the movement is a failure to recognize actual corruption. The over-regulation and crimes committed by government officials concerning Wall Street and the economy devastate the United States monetarily and ethically. An overly involved government squanders economic success, but this concept is never presented in the documentary. In his book Throw Them All Out, Peter Schweizer tells of the many behind-the-scenes dealings in the government.  He proves that government officials buy certain stocks and trades knowing what legislation will be presented on the floor concerning the specified shares ahead of time to gain personal wealth.  It is not the fault of Wall Street, but that of the elected American officials during the first two years of the Obama administration, the ones the protestors have be trained to want to reelect.

The second, and most grievous flaw of Occupy Wall Street is their desire to make globalization a way of life in America. They demand that large corporations hire people generally, regardless of whether a possible employee meets the necessary qualifications for the job. Bottom line: this equality doctrine hinders innovation and provides no incentive for people to work hard.

One of the many great aspects of America is the ability to be an entrepreneur when the job market is not ideal, and to be able to do so without the fear of government interfering and demanding compliance from the private sector. Our system is set up to allow for creativity during inevitable times of economic downturn. Putting us all on the same playing field does nothing for our fellow man; “equality” weakens competition.

Lastely, the American Dream has been misconstrued by this society. Throughout my childhood, my parents have always taught my sister and I that we will achieve goals in life based on merit and hard work. Getting a much desired toy at the store would only be received by maintaining good behavior; the ability to play beautiful music could only be achieved by daily practice; a college education would only be obtained by good grades and working hard to earn money to pay for it. Hard work is a basic principle America was founded upon.

OWS protestors have quite obviously failed to understand that in no way does this clause in the Declaration of Independence grant every citizen luxuries such as Mac computers, homes, cars, or jobs. It merely ensures the rights of the citizens so they are free to seek such commodities.

The United States of America is not controlled by the U.N. or any other government form. The United States has secured freedom from oppression for its citizens since its founding.  People such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Winston Churchill have understood the individuality that comes with American freedom.  Wars have been fought and lives of Americans, as well as those of our allies, have been lost with the knowledge that America is the last frontier to ensure freedom for the people within its borders.

The United States I stand for is free from Marxism and “globalization.” The Land of the Free, and the Home of the Brave.  The “globalized” utopia the OWS protestors are currently promoting is not the America I know and love, nor should it ever be.

Elissa Roberson :: College of the Desert :: Yucca Valley, California :: @ElissaRoberson



  1. Elissa, good article… Write more…. Don’t give in… You count…Ron

  2. All in all this is an excellent article but lacks the fundamentals lost by the dumbing-down of our citizens. When our young people start to review and understand words such as Responsibility, Duty and Accountability with regards to their own personal direction as a U.S. citizen, then and only then will they each begin to understand hidden values they have been denied in their growth.

    It is these fundamental values that each of us must apply in our excercise(s) in how we go about our daily maintainance of OUR government, beginning with the city councils, county level government and on up through their state and federal representation of OUR voices.

    As outlandish as this all may be to some, it is not surprising that perhaps you just weren’t told that when you become of legal age in this country that it is these most powerful individual values each of you need to apply as your duty, responsibility and accountability as citizens.

  3. The leftists from the SEIU, planned parenthood, Acorn, AFSCAM, community organizers, teacher’s union, trial lawyers, and democrat elected officials are destroying our country. We have got to stop them.

  4. Keep believing! They are the 99%, 99% of the problem….

  5. So many young people now are products of broken homes.The values that make one strong are lost to most of them. It behooves the beast to ensure that the deterioration continues. OWS are our lost sheep. They are free to go to other countries that would suit them better. I would like to see more people encouraging them to leave and go to Cuba, Venezuela or one of those other lovely places where they will find what they seek.

  6. Dawnsearlylight says:

    You are right. That’s not my America either. The OWS think they are promoting something new and inclusive. But as it turns out, there is nothing new about distribution of wealth. My family left Cuba legally when I was a child due to the human rights abuses that necessarily occur if everyone is forced to have equal outcomes. Here in the U.S. our men have been “feminized ” since the 60’s. When you weaken the men, our homes and communities suffer. Many men were taken first during the Holocaust because this minimized resistance. Our new and improved touchy feely guys will need us women to stick up for them. It’s all part of the feel good society. It only leads to ruin. Just look at Cuba. After just a couple of months of OWS, the protestors had a North crowd and South crowd at the park. One quiet and with a library tent… the other loud and with congas. We’re all very good and very bad at something. That’s true diversity. You college conservatives are part of the true hope for America… land of the free, not land of the free things and excuses.

  7. Hmmm,,,,Really? says:

    Your straw men don’t carry water. Your arguments against OWS are based on assertions that don’t exist in reality. Its really easy to argue against a point of view you’ve made up for the purpose of creating a basis for your argument.

    OWS is not asking for equality of results, but a level playing field, fairness in opportunity. By your article is it safe to assume you think the playing field should favor certain people? it is unfair advantage that weakens competition, not a level playing field. Shall we also assume that your idea of a great tennis match would be you playing against a 3 year old?

    And if you think that the OWS America is not yours, you might try going to a stock car race or rodeo in Texas and checking out your conservative brethren.

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