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“Sin City” creator Frank Miller slams the Occupy Movement on blog

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Frank Miller, creator of such comics as Sin City and 300, has some words for the Occupy Wall Street protests and its many spin-offs. These words include: "garbage," "schmucks," "putrid," "rapists," "pond scum," "ugly," and "the." Perhaps you can tell he's not a huge fan? He's so not a huge fan he realized he could be silent no longer and took to his blog for a little ranting action. Frank Miller is going to show you the truth about Occupy Wall Street. Are you ready, sheeple?

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.

This is just the beginning of his tirade, but you can go over to his blog to read the rest. Miller's argument is the one that, oh, almost everyone who's criticized the movement has made: that this is just a group of kids who are too lazy to do any real work, so instead they'll just whine about how unfair life is. (The "get a job, hippie!" school of thought. Very popular right now.) But his argument really hits its stride when he quite seriously includes what became a tired joke by 2004: did you know that if we don't stop OWS, the terrorists have won? It's true:

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.

And he goes on to suggest that, if the protesters weren't such loser babies, they would join the military. So… huh? Crying lazy is one thing, but suggesting that the protesters are somehow undermining the War on Terror sounds like Miller is grasping at straws. But I guess the Occupy folks can't all have the perspective of the hard life Miller has from his years of writing comics. Some of them just have actual service records.