09 December, 2011

It's Friday: Let's Piss Off Frank Miller!

It was a month ago that Frank Miller posted on his website a happy little adjective-laden screed full of name-calling and unfounded accusations against the Occupy movement. You can read it here if you've not read it yet. It generated an awful lot of heat I guess, enough heat that even David Brin weighed in on it.
And I know that I, as Daddy Charlie Jazz Hands, should've picked up on this one sooner - hell, it was a month ago. But at the time, if I reacted to Frank Miller's unsympathetic and ignorant ramblings, it would have been nothing but a bilious rant of my own. I kind of needed time to formulate exactly how I would react to this schmuck.
I think I found it.
Everybody’s been too damn polite about this nonsense: Really? Seems like it took them forever to even acknowledge it was happening. When the media flat out ignores something, that's a refusal of acknowledgement. Can't get much ruder than that.

The “Occupy” movement, whether displaying itself on Wall Street or in the streets of Oakland (which has, with unspeakable cowardice, embraced it) Oakland's participation is cowardice? How so? If you're talking about the city of Oakland, uh, they were actually - as far as memory serves - the first city to try to shut Occupy down with coordinated police procedures (in NYC, police were still operating under the guise of trying to "keep things orderly", of course, this is the news I receive in the midwest, so if anyone cares to correct me, please do), that's not exactly an embrace. If you're talking about the citizens of Oakland, they were out there, daily facing armed officers who were firing flash bangs and tear gas at them. Just look at what the Oakland PD were doing to them. And they kept going back out. They shut down the fucking port. That doesn't look like cowardice, especially when you consider that they were unarmed. is anything but an exercise of our blessed First Amendment. Freedoms of speech and assembly mean that anyone can speak anything they want and assemble with their like-minded colleagues, so, yeah, it's exactly that exercise. “Occupy” is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, RRRiiiggghhhttt. an unruly mob, SSSuuurrreee. fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America. Harm America? Did you just say that? How can they harm America? Explain to me, in detail - not hubris, detail - exactly how Occupy will harm America. No adjectives, no name calling, I want you to cite facts and extrapolate upon those facts in a rational manner without flying off the handle on some Glenn Beck flight of fancy.

“Occupy” is nothing short of a clumsy, How many millions of anonymous people have been brought together in a unified fashion since Occupy was seemingly co-organized by Adbusters and Anonymous? Clumsy? Sure, Frank, whatever. poorly-expressed No, it's the reporting of the message that's painted them as poorly-expressed. Long and short of the message is that Occupiers want corporate interests out of our government and want the top income earners to pay their fair share. (Not an equal share as the Reps are trying to compromise with the American people, a fair share. You make millions more in wages than I do? You should pay thousands more in taxes than I do.) attempt at anarchy, It's hardly anarchy to level the playing field. to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached You were about to type "lol", weren't you? - 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. Where are the fucking jobs, Frank? Have you seen the unemployment numbers, you know, over the past five years? Have you seen how long this country's been hovering around ten percent unemployment stats? That's one in every ten people. You seriously think that ten percent of this country is too lazy to get a job? That's really what you think? The jobs aren't there, Frankie. The corporations sent all the manufacturing and call center jobs (two of the easiest jobs to acquire) overseas. Where we can't get them.

This is no popular uprising. From Webster's...
Definition of POPULAR

: of or relating to the general public
: suitable to the majority: as
a : adapted to or indicative of the understanding and taste of the majority (a popular history of the war)
b : suited to the means of the majority : inexpensive (sold at popular prices)
: frequently encountered or widely accepted (a popular theory)
: commonly liked or approved (a very popular girl)
Definition of UPRISING

: an act or instance of rising up; especially : a usually localized act of popular violence in defiance usually of an established government
But, hey, thanks for playing, Frank.
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. Here we go.

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. OK, exactly what do al-Qaeda and Islam (which are not the same thing) have to do with Occupy?

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. Somebody's gone off the deep end.

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. Just like you didn't. Maybe our military could whip some of you into shape. And you would know, what with having not ever served in the military.

They might not let you babies keep your iPhones, though. Try to soldier on.

Schmucks. Cunt.

FM aka The guy that wrote RoboCop 3.*
So there it is, my little illiterati. That was my reaction. That's what you were waiting with baited breath for. So now you can all go about your day and remember, no matter what Frank Miller says, he's still the guy that wrote RoboCop 3.* The one where RoboCop flies to make up for the fact that Peter Weller was not returning to the role. Again:

* OK, so he only co-wrote it but I can take a little artistic license, can't I?


  1. I really hope Miller finds this, just for the sure-to-be-idiotic response that would follow.

  2. I really don't want to get into a flame war with the guy who wrote RoboCop 3.

  3. But you'd have the upper hand. He wrote RoboCop 3. His opinions on pretty much anything are rendered void!

  4. Nah, M. I can think of no more a boring prospect than getting into a prolonged internet argument.


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