Maybe instead of Occupy Wall Street they should Occupy Your Life
Is this the most epic (and accurate) rant against the millennial generation and specifically the Occupy Wall Street protesters ever? Glenn certainly thinks so. The audio is currently setting The Blaze on fire (get it?), as its one of the most popular stories on that page ever! And who would have thought that Adam Carolla of all people would be the one to deliver such a critique of the ‘Occupy’ movement?
Listen to the epic rant, courtesy of The Blaze, below. Warning for graphic language (the edited version is at the bottom of this post)
Carolla focused on the sense of entitlement that millennials have, as well as their aggressive blaming of people who have success.
The Blaze reports:
Reflecting on how things used to be “back in the day,” Carolla states:
“You took guys who built something, and you said ‘there’s a guy who accomplished something.‘ You didn’t say, ‘that guy didn’t pay his fair share.’ That guy paid millions of dollars last year, and you paid shi*t and you’re pissed at him?”
Regarding the “envy” of Occupiers, the media personality notes that people used to look up to those who “accomplished” something and built businesses.
“It’s this envy and shame, and there’s gonna be a lot more of it,” he warns. “It used to be back in the day, a father was walking his son and they’d see a guy go buy in his Rolls Royce. There goes Mr. Jenkins. Look up to him.’ What do we do now? Oooh, look at him. Does he need that car? Why does he need to drive that car? Let’s throw a rock at it.”
“It's common sense. All he's saying are the things that we all know are true. But he's saying them, but he's saying them. That should tell you something about this society. That saying something like this is now the biggest story (on The Blaze),” Glenn said.
“This should be heard in every college campus,” Glenn added.
“I beg you, take the participation trophies and go burn them in your backyard. For Christmas give your kids a great gift. Fill their stockings with all their broken trophies that you took into the garage on Christmas Eve and you broke them apart with a hammer and a hacksaw and then you put all those broken pieces into the stockings and you say to your kids, ‘Merry Christmas, kids. Here you go. You are a loser... unless you choose to excel. I'm giving you the greatest gift I can possibly give you. No more worthless trophies in this house. No more telling you are the most special.’”
“Today's kids are not raised the way we were. They're just not. Our kids, our neighbors' kids,” Pat added. “It's no wonder that these idiot Occupiers go down to Zuccotti Park and think it's theirs now. They have no respect for other people's property. To them it is theirs, and they tear through it. They left 30 tons of garbage in Los Angeles. Because they just thought it was theirs and they were... it was their right to do whatever they wanted with it.”
Glenn said that one of the greatest aids in being a parent has been the Gospel, and that prayer and faith can help in teaching kids.
“If we don't change our behavior and change, if we're not down on our knees praying with our kids, we are in trouble. We are in deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep trouble. And I don't mean just as a society. I mean we are going to be held responsible. What you're seeing are the sins of the fathers and the sins of the grandfathers and mothers being passed along now. We are really reaping the fruits of how we were raised and how we've raised our kids, telling them all these lies, all these lies throughout their lives.”
“Adam Carolla is right about the whole idea of the trophies and all these ads that say you're special and you're unique. You are. But that doesn't give you a right to do anything. That doesn't that doesn't give you a right to be anything except alive. You are unique. Now, what are you going to do with it? What are you going to do with that uniqueness?” Glenn said.
Below is the edited version of this rant: