A recent celebrity cipher in the paper features LL Cool J saying:
I try to do the right thing with money ...clip some coupons ...buy four summer homes instead of eight.
OK, I have no clue the context. More than likely his shot at some humor.
What is clear, though, is that he is effectively saying, "I have money and you don't. You little people might have to struggle along and barely make it, but I've got mine and can still kick back even if I have to cut back."
Isn't this the kind of arrogance and opulence the hypoccupiers have gotten all worked up about? Yet if LL Cool J (estimated net worth of $80 million) showed up at one of the hypoccupier pep rallies and did his rap thing, they would go bananas over him. He would be a "brother." To which I say, "Oh, brother."
In some respects, I would like to take occupiers seriously. But they have demonstrated that they have no intent to protest against the mind-boggling wealth held by their liberal idols. All they want to do is to replace Wall Street greed with liberal greed.