You would almost have to be. New York magazine asked 50 “occupiers” a series of questions about public issues. As you might expect, the results were appalling. One of the occupiers’ principal demands, I take it, is for more government regulation of financial institutions. So you might expect them to have some idea what the current regulatory regime is. Nope: when asked to identify Dodd-Frank–not to give a detailed description of its provisions, but only to say generally what it relates to–more than 80% had no idea, and many of the rest were wrong:
I take it that the occupiers also want the wealthy to pay more in taxes. Of course, if you are going to advance that position, you should at least know how much they are paying now, right? Do the occupiers have any idea what current marginal tax rates are? Nope:
How about government spending? No doubt the occupiers would like to redirect it. Once again, though, you need to start by knowing how it is currently spent. As usual, the occupiers strike out:
It goes on and on. To be blunt, people this dumb should be ashamed to show their faces in public, let alone try to tell the rest of us how to run the country.
And, of course, it goes without saying that the occupiers don’t know anything about history, as Michael Ramirez notes: