Daily Kos has posted an Open Letter to that 53 Percent Guy.
I wanted to respond to you as a liberal. Because, although I think you’ve made yourself clear and I think I understand you, you don’t seem to understand me at all. I hope you will read this and understand me better, and maybe understand the Occupy Wall Street movement better.
First, let me say that I think it’s great that you have such a strong work ethic and I agree with you that you have much to be proud of. You seem like a good, hard-working, strong kid. I admire your dedication and determination. I worked my way through college too, mostly working graveyard shifts at hotels as a “night auditor.” For a time I worked at two hotels at once, but I don’t think I ever worked 60 hours in a week, and certainly not 70. I think I maxed out at 56. And that wasn’t something I could sustain for long, not while going to school. The problem was that I never got much sleep, and sleep deprivation would take its toll. I can’t imagine putting in 70 hours in a week while going to college at the same time. That’s impressive. ...
I think anyone who makes his argument in a fashion this civil deserves an absolutely sincere and civil response. Would Ricochet care to lead the way? I'll forward your responses to the author and I'll ask if he'd like to consider them. I don't know who he really is--it's the Internet, after all--but I'm certain there are many decent people who feel this way, whether or not they're typical of the Occupy Wall Street protesters.